Local News

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America’s Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural meeting in Chicago.

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Tennessee gas prices have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.33 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations.

Local Sports

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KNOXVILLE — For the Tennessee’s mens basketball team, the 2018-19 season was highlighted by historic accomplishments. They were ranked No.1 in the country for just the second time in program history, they defeated a No.1 team in the nation in Gonzaga, received a No.2 seed in the NCAA Tournam…

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JOHNSON CITY — Morristown West’s inner strength was displayed on the field, if not on the scoreboard, Friday night at Kermit Tipton Stadium. The Trojans fell 42-15 to Science Hill, but continued to battle down to the final whistle.

Announcements

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Hannah and Steven Brock, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Rhett Brock, born Sept. 23, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. Rhett is the brother of Ryder Brock, and the grandson of Paula and Alan Cook, Jeff and Stacy Blanken, and Paula and John Brock.

Chelsea Brooke and Trey Hartsook-Fields, of Rogersville, announce the birth of a son, Afton Jeremiah Fields, born Sept. 9, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. Afton is the grandson of David Hartsook, Kim Hartsook, and Tim and Ronda Fields.

Education

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The Walters State Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, inducted 59 new members during its Oct. 8 induction ceremony.

Obituaries

Gary English, 69, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at Life…

Shirley J. Lawson, 73, of Whitesburg passed away Monday, Octob…

Arts & Entertainment

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Milligan College’s musical theatre program will present “Songs for a New World” on Oct. 24-27 in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24-26, and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at m…

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It’s October and that means it is time for fishnets, big hair, lots of eyeliner, and rowdy fun. All around East Tennessee Rocky Horror fans are pulling out costumes, getting their props together, and calling friends to plan annual pre-show meet-ups.