Local News

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An urban forest consisting of 209 trees of 13 species is coming to the 425-foot-diameter loop at the northwest intersection of East Andrew Johnson Highway and Highway 11-E in Morristown, courtesy of an $18,500 state grant, officials announced on Tuesday.

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The Morristown City Council is moving forward deliberately with plans to build a community center south of the Merchants Greene development in West Morristown.

Local Sports

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RUTLEDGE — One week after making an impressive showing in the Hawkins County Kickoff Classic jamboree, the Grainger Grizzlies are hoping to keep that momentum going as the new year on the gridiron dawns on Friday.

Announcements

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Gabbie and Joe Ward, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Harrison Lee Ward, born July 28, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. Harrison is the brother of Braxton and Emma Rose, and the grandson of Victor and Etta Feezell, and G.W. and Debbie Ward.

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Anna Sutton and John Sutton, daughter and son of George “Eddie” and Erin Sutton of Morristown, enjoyed their birthday celebrations during the summer.

Education

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Parrott-Wood Memorial Library, Strawberry Plains, has six openings in new tablet classes to be held 1 – 3 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 19-21. Registration is required. Call 865-933-1311 to register. Above, graduates of earlier computer and tablet classes inclue, front row from left, Carolyn …

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Trojan Nation settles into school year

Obituaries

Charles B. Damron, 71, of Morristown, born on June 2, 1948 in …

Jerry Lynn Taylor, 63, of Morristown passed away Sunday, Augus…

Arts & Entertainment

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The newly-cut jewel in Morristown parks system will be on public display for the first time on Nov. 16, and plans made over recent weeks and bookings finalized on Friday promise a daylong event that bests any show that’s ever rolled into this town.

Businesses have an opportunity and a calling to support community initiatives. Now more than… Read more