The Hamblen County Board of Education consists of seven members – Dr. Joe Gibson Jr., Roger Greene, Jim Grigsby, Janice Haun, Carolyn Holt Clawson, Clyde Kinder and Shahin Assadnia.

The guidebook is an annual publication of the Citizen Tribune. It’s designed to help newcomers to Hamblen County and Morristown learn something about their new community, while it also provides longtime residents with updates and data about services and recreation opportunities.

There are several parks scattered around the city, with a dozen devoted mostly to sports. The largest of the sports complexes at 142 acres is Frank Lorino Park, which has 12 fields devoted to football, softball, baseball and soccer.

Panther Creek State Park in the western half of Hamblen County is part of Tennessee’s award-winning state park system, which consists of 54 state parks and state historic sites. Panther Creek is a 1,435-acre park located on the Cherokee Reservoir in the historic Holston River Valley.

Morristown Theatre Guild Inc. is the oldest, continually running community theatre in Tennessee. Its first performance was in 1934 and the Guild is now celebrating 82 years of bringing Morristown together as a community.

Davy Crockett was an American hero. As a frontiersman, politician and warrior, he won acclaim and a permanent place in the lore that forms the history of America. He may be best known as a martyr at the Alamo in Texas’ battle independence. Visitors can tour a reconstruction of the 1790s John…

The Thread & Thimble Quilt Guild has unveiled its annual Mountain Makins Quilt. This quilt will be given away in a drawing at the end of the Mountain Makins Festival on Sunday, October 27th.

This year the colors promise to be brighter, the booms promise to be louder and the fireworks celebration, sponsored by the Terry Law Firm, will be bigger than ever.

The “Anatomy of a Deal” presentation during the 2018 Governor’s Conference in Nashville served as a primer for the industry recruiting process, one that is complicated in nature and yet can include decisions that hinge on the most basic of human considerations.


For a 20-year artisan woodcarver, it might be no great surprise to win a Best in Show award. But the prize at this year’s Mountain Makins Festival went to Gordon Fowler of Morristown, for a type of artistry he discovered just a year ago.