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AEC is Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Broadband Grant from the State of Tennessee

AEC is Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Broadband Grant from the State of Tennessee

The State of Tennessee awarded Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) with a broadband grant for a total $8,631,244.48 as part of the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund-American Rescue Plan (TEBF-ARP). AEC will receive funding throughout and upon completion of the project. AEC General Manager Greg Williams states, “We’re very excited about receiving news from the State of […]

UPDATE – Found Safe – Christina “Dee Dee” Strange Ivy

UPDATE – Found Safe – Christina “Dee Dee” Strange Ivy

UPDATE:  Christina “Dee Dee” Strange Ivy has been located and is safe. Investigators are currently searching for 47-year-old Christina “Dee Dee” Strange Ivy. On Saturday, she notified an acquaintance that her vehicle had broken down in south Morristown. When the individual arrived, Ms. Ivy was gone. Ms. Ivy was seen at a local business on […]

Walter Noe Mendez Mendez -person of interest in the hit-and-run crash that killed an 18-month-old child in south Morristown

Walter Noe Mendez Mendez -person of interest in the hit-and-run crash that killed an 18-month-old child in south Morristown

Morristown Police Department (MPD) investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in the hit-and-run crash that killed an 18-month-old child in south Morristown last night. At approximately 10:40pm Saturday evening, police were called to the scene on Louise Avenue where a white Scion tC had accelerated backwards into a […]

The Power of Partnership Between AEC and MU Fuels Clean Energy and Projected Savings

The Power of Partnership Between AEC and MU Fuels Clean Energy and Projected Savings

White Pine, Tennessee, July 28, 2022 – Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) and Morristown Utilities Commission (MUC) Boards have executed a Power Purchase Agreement with Dancing Horse, LLC (Sunrise Energy Ventures) to purchase solar power from a joint project to be located in White Pine. Both utilities have long-term power contracts with TVA and in exchange, TVA […]

City of Morristown announces partnership with Covenant Sports Medicine for Morristown Landing

City of Morristown announces partnership with Covenant Sports Medicine for Morristown Landing

Covenant Health has been selected as the exclusive health and wellness partner for the upcoming community center, Morristown Landing. This partnership between Morristown Landing and Covenant Health involves a 10-year sponsorship and leasing agreement connecting the two organizations. Covenant Health will open a 3,500 sq ft Cardiac Rehab center at The Landing, located at the […]

Morristown Police Seeks Help In Locating Wanted Individuals in Morristown Auto Thefts

Morristown Police Seeks Help In Locating Wanted Individuals in Morristown Auto Thefts

The Morristown Police Department (MPD) continues to investigate a series of stolen vehicles that have been left running unattended in driveways in the mornings. The MPD is asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals who have outstanding warrants relating to some of these incidents. Aaron Hannah, 29, and Tyler Brice, 30, (photos attached) […]

Canine Distemper Case Confirmed at Area Shelter

Canine Distemper Case Confirmed at Area Shelter

Last weekend a puppy at the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society (MHHS) exhibited symptoms of distemper. On Monday, the mother and rest of the litter were confirmed positive after MHHS director Pam Velder submitted samples to the virology laboratory at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. MHHS staff followed best practices by immediately testing […]

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell has been awarded the Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award.  He was surprised during a ceremony for the Morristown-Hamblen Air Force JROTC on April 29, 2021.  The award is presented to members of the community who have a positive meaningful impact on the program and the community. Sergeant Stansell has served […]

Morristown Police Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Morristown Police Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Morristown Police are asking for help identifying suspects in the armed robbery of Cherokee Market March 15, 2021. Two young males entered the market located at 2710 Cherokee Drive at approximately 9:15 pm and, as one pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money.  The suspects loaded the money into a gray duffel bag and […]

Northeastern Tennessee’s Newest Recreation and Events Megaplex Breaks Ground

Northeastern Tennessee’s Newest Recreation and Events Megaplex Breaks Ground

The City of Morristown celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest recreation and events venue, Morristown Landing. The ceremony took place on March 12 on the site where the event center will be located, adjacent to the Public Works facility on Merchants Greene Boulevard. Construction has begun on the 100,000 square-foot indoor recreation, wellness, and events […]

Human Remains Found In Panther Creek State Park, Identified As Joseph William Ricker

Human Remains Found In Panther Creek State Park, Identified As Joseph William Ricker

The Morristown Police Department has been informed that human remains found last week in Panther Creek State Park have been identified as 28-year-old Joseph William Ricker. MPD investigators have been searching for Mr. Ricker since he was reported missing by his family in late August. The Morristown Police Department sends condolences to Mr. Ricker’s family […]

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two individuals have been charged after being found in possession of counterfeit money and a stolen car on Monday afternoon. The Morristown Police Department (MPD) has seen an increase in reports of counterfeit money, specifically ten- and twenty-dollar bills, being circulated to local businesses in recent weeks. Justin Easton, 35, and Jessica Miller, 23, both […]

Morristown Police Ask Public’s Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Death Investigation

Morristown Police Ask Public’s Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Death Investigation

The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in a death investigation. This individual was the last known person to see a man who was found deceased on May 18, 2020 at Days Inn on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Attached are photos from the hotel cameras on that […]

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic 				Police Academy

Left to Right: Front Row – Bain, Cameron, Second Row – Chief Roger D. Overholt, Third Row – Alexander, Fourth Row – Reed, Fifth Row – Donahoo Walters State Community College’s Police Academy Class 115 graduated on March 24, 2020. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Jason Alexander, Blake Bain, Hunter Donahoo, Michael Cameron and […]

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Photos courtesy of Morristown Police Department The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Papa John’s Pizza. Just before noon, January 5, 2020 a white male in his mid-20’s to early-30’s described as clean-shaven and approximately 6’ tall weighing about 200 pounds robbed […]

Morristown Police Department K-9 Teams Receive Awards

Morristown Police Department K-9 Teams Receive Awards

Two MPD K-9 Teams received top awards at the annual K-9 recertification training hosted by the Sevierville Police Department. Officer Paul Pressley and K-9 Juno competed against six other explosive ordnance teams. The teams were scored on several scenarios throughout the week with the MPD team receiving the highest score and taking top honors. Officer […]

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