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Local News

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The Tennessee Supreme Court’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak has slashed the Hamblen County Jail inmate population to a point below its licensed capacity of 255 for the first time in many years.

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Dr. Jeff Perry, Hamblen County school superintendent, said high school assignments will be temporarily suspended due to the governor’s executive order handed down last week.

Local Sports

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Walters State softball coach Larry Sauceman and baseball coach Dave Shelton were preparing their teams to take on Southwest Tennessee on March 12 when they heard the news that the National Junior College Athletic Association had suspended all play for spring sports due to COVID-19.

Announcements

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Mary Doud of Bulls Gap and Charles Mason of Greeneville announce their marriage. The couple was married Friday, April 3 at Margretta Falls.

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Miriam and Charlie Higgins, of Morristown, announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Reagan Higgins, born March 22, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. Amelia is the granddaughter of Chuck and Laura Higgins of Morristown, and Parks and Amelia Wilson of Ced…

Samantha Taylor and Cory Burton, of Rogersville, announce the birth of a daughter, Kersey Martha Elizabeth Burton, born Feb. 24, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. Kersey is the sister of Coy Taylor, and the granddaughter of Deborah Taylor, Troy Taylor, …

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Obituaries

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Mary N. Wells, 83, passed away Sunday April 5, 2020.

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Wilma Vanderpool, 73, of Talbott, passed away Sunday, April 5,…

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Tracy Edward Horner, 55, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, …

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Toney Green, 63, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his home.

Arts & Entertainment

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KNOXVILLE —The 2020 Dogwood Arts Festival is going virtual after the decision was made to postpone the public event originally scheduled for April 24-26th in Downtown Knoxville due to the spread of COVID-19. The virtual festival launched today at festival.dogwoodarts.com and will showcase 10…

Current times have most experiencing higher-than-normal stress. That, compounded by East Ten… Read more