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A Hancock County Criminal Court jury that consisted of Hamblen County residents deliberated for four hours on Thursday before acquitting “Little Rick” Helmick of all homicide charges in the April 2016 execution-style shooting deaths of his father, “Big Rick” Helmick and his father’s girlfrie…

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At Wednesday’s visit by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to the Grainger County Justice Center, the governor took time to answer questions posted by several Grainger County residents.

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A proposal for a 501(c)(3) joint venture between Hawkins County Emergency Medical Service and the Hawkins County Commission is one step closer to going before the county legislative body for a vote.

Local Sports

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JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes announced Wednesday that 6-foot-5 guard Ledarrius Brewer has transferred to ETSU from Southeast Missouri State. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Brewer will have to sit out the 2019-20 season and will have two year…

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KINGSPORT — The Greeneville Reds lost the finale against the Kingsport Mets 11-2 Tuesday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. Kingsport broke the game open with a five-run seventh inning.


James C. and Barbara Lowe Mitchell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 4.

Christie and Brian Jessie, of Greeneville, announce the birth of a daughter, Karlie Joana-Rae Jessie, born May 25, 2019 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz. Karlie is the sister of Daegon Lamb, the granddaughter of Dean and Joan Lamb of Bean Station and Jim an…

Gabrielle Lynn Davis became the bride of Zachary Pell Jamison on Saturday, June 1, 2019, which also commemorated the 61st wedding anniversary of the bride's grandparents, Jim and Madge Davis. The ceremony took place in Windriver Weddings and Events in Lenoir City.


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced that Carson-Newman University is a recipient of a 2019 Educational Fundraising Award.

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A recently signed agreement between Tusculum University and the Pennsylvania College of Technology will enable Penn College graduates to receive a 10% tuition reduction for a master of business administration or a master of arts in talent development at Tusculum. Graduates will also automati…

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Walters State Community College will offer a Performer’s Workshop: Suzuki/Viewpoints Intensive with instructor Ivan Perez. The class meets July 22-25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Morristown Campus. The cost is $100.


TaneJa A. Yeary, 13, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, July 1…

Hubert Masoner, 88, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, July …

Pat Dean Ridley, 87, of Mooresburg passed away Wednesday, July…

Thomas Lee Harris, 70, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, Ju…

Arts & Entertainment

The long journey to “Mamma Mia!” began for director Donna Belisle in January. Over the ensuing six months, others joined with casting in March and rehearsals in April. On Friday, Belisle and the Encore Theatrical team will show the fruits of their labor to the Lakeway Area.