Local News

A federal judge has ruled that a jail-related lawsuit against the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department will continue - and Sheriff Esco Jarnagin will not be excluded as a party - in litigation that includes irony and lays bare the shortcomings that have existed at the jail for many years.

Local Sports

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JEFFERSON CITY — Facing a three-run deficit in the ninth, Carson-Newman came back to tie the score before overcoming a one-run hole in the 10th for its first walk-off win in three years with a 12-11, 10-inning win over Coker Saturday at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.

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Mike and Cheryl Poff, of Greenback, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Poff, to Tyler Harbin, of Morristown. He is the son of John and Sonya Ricker, of Morristown.

Allen and Janie Ottinger, of Parrottsville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Ottinger, to Eathan Gentry. He is the son of Randy and Cynthia Gentry, of Sevierville.

Steve and Teresa West, of Morristown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie West, to Jason Moore. He is the son of Melinda Moore, of Talbott, and the late Carroll Moore.


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I was talking with some friends yesterday and one of them mentioned that we had it made in Hamblen County. We are close to the interstate and could travel quickly to several large metro areas but still enjoy life in a rural community. We have access to great PK-12 schools, Walters State Comm…

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The Appalachian Regional Commission is accepting applications for the inaugural class of its Appalachian Leadership Institute, according to the newsletter published by the state’s department of economic and community development.


Junior Seal, 79, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, April 20…

Chuck Wayne Sisk, 46, of Newport, passed away Thursday, April …

Arts & Entertainment

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Walters State Community College will celebrate the work of student artists with a reception at the Catron Gallery on the Morristown Campus April 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The exhibit of student works will be on display through April 27.

GREENEVILLE – Niswonger Performing Arts Center presents The Rainbow Fish at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27. The Rainbow Fish wonders why none of the other fish want to talk to him. He won’t share his silver scales with them, but he is still magnificent to look at. Isn’t that enough? The wise ol…