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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 – [...]

Hamblen County Driver Services Center Will Close March 28, Relocate to New Facility on April 1

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced today that the Hamblen County Driver Services Center is relocating to a new facility in Morristown. The current driver services center, located at 1901 State St. in Morristown, will permanently close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. The new center, located at 2567 Buffalo Trail, [...]

State Archivists to Visit Morristown and Dandridge in Search of Civil War Memorabilia

State Archivists to Visit Morristown and Dandridge in Search of Civil War Memorabilia

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Morristown on March 26 and Dandridge on March 27 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit. Archivists will be at the Morristown-Hamblen Library in Morristown from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. [...]

TWRA, Students, And Local Manufacturer Team Up For Fisheries

TWRA, Students, And Local Manufacturer Team Up For Fisheries

A global automotive parts manufacturer and the state’s wildlife management agency recently combined resources with the help of two local students to construct fisheries habitat on Cherokee Reservoir, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. JTEKT North America, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive steering systems who has a plant in Morristown, TN recently [...]

Governor Haslam Announces $1.8 Million in Safe Routes to School Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 for 12 municipalities in Tennessee. The funds will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs and safe walking and biking educational activities. The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to [...]

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