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The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a flood watch for the Lakeway Area from 7 p.m., Tuesday to 7 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of heavy rainfall.

Lester McClain, the first African American to play football at the University of Tennessee, will speak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Walters State Community College.

Walt Cross, chief of the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department, says homeowner’s whose fire insurance is based on the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating and who live in the fire department’s fire district should anticipate decreased home fire insurance rates the first of May.

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Announcements

Aimee and Eric Gilbert, of Morristown, announce the birth of twins, Ava Margaret and Eda Catherine Gilbert, born Feb. 6, 2019 at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Rachel D. and Eric R. Lakins, of Morristown, announce the birth of a daughter, Judah Lea Lakins, born Jan. 17, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 6 lbs. Judah is the granddaughter of Jeff and Krista Crum, and B.J. and Shiela Lakins.

Rev. Charlie Brewer and wife Kim, of Talbott, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Brewer, of Morristown, to Landon Gibson, of Morristown. He is the son of Jimmy Bruce Gibson, of Whitesburg, and Carolyn Jarnagin, of Morristown.

Education

Lester McClain, the first African American to play football at the University of Tennessee, will speak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Walters State Community College.

A state audit of Walters State Community College showed two infractions and both have been addressed since the report was issued, Walters State officials said.

Obituaries

On Monday, February 18, 2019, Doyle Pettit of New Market, lovi…

Arts & Entertainment

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Rose Center Council for the Arts in Morristown has announced the line-up of performers to be featured in “Tennessee Songwriters’ Retrospective: Pickers & Pros,” to be held at 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23 at Rose Center’s Prater Hall.

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for photographic works for its seventh annual Knoxville Photo 2019. The national call for entries is open to all artists. This juried exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale a…

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