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Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

The Morristown Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 85-year-old Morristown woman. Lula Bell Orrick of North Henry Street was last heard from just before dark on March 13, 2017 by family. Ms. Orrick is a white female 5’2” tall and weighs 165 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She [...]

Three Morristown Juveniles Arrested In Connection With Morristown-Hamblen West High School Handgun Incident

Three Morristown juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with an incident at Morristown-Hamblen West High School yesterday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 pm yesterday the Morristown Police Department School Resource Officer received information that a student had brought a gun to school. After an extensive investigation it was determined that a 14-year-old male freshman [...]

Missing Morristown Juvenile, Christie Renee McGinnis

Missing Morristown Juvenile, Christie Renee McGinnis

Officers are searching for a missing 17-year-old juvenile, Christie Renee McGinnis, who left her grandmother’s residence on Cleveland Avenue by unknown means. Christie is a white female, 5’1” tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to contact police tonight through the [...]

Charges Filed Against Woman In Connection With Hit And Run Of Child Exiting School Bus Monday Evening

Charges Filed Against Woman In Connection With Hit And Run Of Child Exiting School Bus Monday Evening

Charges have been filed against a woman in connection with the Monday evening hit and run of  a child as he exited the school bus. Heather Leanne Williams, 37, was charged this evening with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury, Passing a School Bus Stop Sign, and Texting While Driving. Williams admitted [...]

Former Chairman of the Cocke County Legislative Body, Michael A. McCarter, has officially announced his bid for Republican Nomination for State House of Representative District No 11

Former Chairman of the Cocke County Legislative Body, Michael A. McCarter, has officially announced his bid for Republican Nomination for State House of Representative District No 11

Michael A. McCarter of Morrell Springs Road has officially announced this week he would be seeking the office of State House of Representative District No 11 which includes all of Cocke County and parts of Jefferson and Greene County counties. McCarter is no stranger to public service. McCarter, elected to the Cocke County Commission in [...]

SNAP and AARP Fre$h Savings Program Starts at Morristown Farmers Market

The Morristown Farmers Market located at 130 W. Morris Boulevard in downtown Morristown (corner of W. Morris Blvd. and S. Henry St.) is pleased to announce that it has been approved by USDA to provide tokens to SNAP customers so that they can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, vegetable plants, bread, eggs, and other foods [...]

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Charged

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Charged

On February 4, 2016 a 25 year old Morristown woman was arrested and charged with filing a False Report. On January 31, 2016 Ciara May Holt, Wildflower Court, reported to the Morristown Police Department that she was on Witt Road at approximately 6:00am when she blacked out and 13 hours later woke up in Arden [...]

Social Media Frenzy Surrounds Two Missing Women – Police Say No Connection

Social Media Frenzy Surrounds Two Missing Women – Police Say No Connection

Two local women, Inesha Haygood and Lora Costner, are missing and the circumstances surrounding their disappearances have created an atmosphere of fear in the area. Haygood went missing from Morristown on December 28, 2015. A few weeks later, on the afternoon of January 7, 2016, Costner went missing in Newport, Tennessee. Despite correlations that have [...]

AEC Explores Broadband Partnership

AEC Explores Broadband Partnership

Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) has partnered with Morristown Utilities (MUS) and FiberNet to explore the possibility of bringing high speed broadband service to members of AEC in parts of Hamblen and Jefferson Counties. We have engaged the services of a consultant to conduct a broadband assessment and feasibility study to determine the financial and business [...]

Former Morristown Police Sergeant Indicted for Theft

Former Morristown Police Sergeant Indicted for Theft

A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has found that former Morristown Police Sgt. Michael Hurt failed to promptly turn over at least $6,000 in cash he collected while working for the police department. The investigation was completed in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. During 2014 and 2015, Sgt. Hurt was responsible [...]

WSCC Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

WSCC Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

Walters State Community College has announced new faculty and administrators hired as the 2014-15 academic year begins. Gerald Robert Austin of Greeneville has been named the director of workforce development welding education and training. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy C-1 Welding School and Kingsbury Vocation Center in Memphis. He was previously employed [...]

Haslam Announces Grant For Walters State Community College

Haslam Announces Grant For Walters State Community College

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $337,297 for Walters State Community College to fund needed equipment for an industrial skills and training program and an advanced welding program. The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at [...]

Great Day To Be In The Air – Experimental Aircraft Association Annual Fly In

Great Day To Be In The Air – Experimental Aircraft Association Annual Fly In

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) located in Morristown held their annual Fly In on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The highly anticipated event was located at Moore-Murrell Airport and featured a variety of aircraft for viewing and demonstration. The Civil Air Patrol was available to demonstrate their digital flight simulator and there was a variety of [...]

Traffic Delays Expected in Jefferson City Monday Evening

The shipment of a large generator from Knoxville, TN to Greeneville, TN will impact motorists traveling State Route 168 (John Sevier Hwy.), SR 34 (US 11E), SR 32 (US 25E), and SR 160 beginning Monday evening, August 26th.  Barnhart Crane and Rigging is working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to alert motorists of [...]

TDOT Urged to Expand Hwy 411 Project

TDOT Urged to Expand Hwy 411 Project

  State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) invited a host of local officials and business industry leaders to meet with the Department of Transportation this week. The group urged TDOT to include a 1.5 mile stretch in the initial phase of the Highway 411 project leading into Chestnut Hill. The project phase was currently slated to [...]

Funds Intended to Benefit Homeless and Abused Animals Stolen from Morristown Shelter

Funds Intended to Benefit Homeless and Abused Animals Stolen from Morristown Shelter

An employee of the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society altered receipts to conceal the theft of $51,130 from the organization’s adoption fees and other funds, an audit by the Comptroller’s Division of Investigation has revealed. Receipts in the humane society’s computer system were backdated – up to 11 years before the installation of the computer system – [...]

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