Local News

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The Hamblen County budget committee recommended a 3-cent property tax increase Thursday afternoon in a 10-0 vote that would help pay the debt acquired from building a new jail and renovating Morristown-Hamblen High School West.

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Officials have not ruled out the possibility that fireworks may have caused the fire that destroyed a home on Gilbert Street in Morristown Thursday afternoon, Morristown Fire Chief Clark Taylor said this morning.

Local Sports

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt football player dismissed from the team and expelled for violating the university’s sexual misconduct policy in October 2018 took part in a Pro Day on campus months later, forcing the university to apologize and adjust its procedures.

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(AP) -- Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time.

Announcements

Pete and Amanda Everhart celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on June 14. Happy anniversary to Pete and Amanda with many more to come!

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Jerry Dale and Sharon Ann (Hawkins) Long will celebrate 40 years of marriage on June 28.

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Rosa Caudill and Greg Kerns, of Whitesburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Grace Kerns, born May 1, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. She is the sister of Bryce Caudill, and the granddaughter of Loretta and Buddy Hawk, of Whitesburg, and Nada Ba…

Education

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Walters State Community College’s Division of Workforce Training is offering courses focused on parenting and divorce, OSHA and computer skills in July. To register or for more information on any class, contact Kellie Hendrix at Kellie.Hendrix@ws.edu or 423-798-7988.

Obituaries

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Timothy Wayne Jones, 58, of Jefferson City, passed away peacef…

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Russell M. Reedy, 101, of Morristown, passed away Friday, July…

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Kenneth Ray Shiflet, 92, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, J…

Arts & Entertainment

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name, statue and other likenesses from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments.