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Local News

  • Type O negative blood donors needed for emergencies
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 3, 2023 – When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood or platelets during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including […]
  • State Litter Study: More than 88 million pieces of litter still exist on the state’s public roads
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTNB) today released data from its 2022 Tennessee Statewide Litter Study. Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell conducted the study to provide a comprehensive understanding […]
  • Fentanyl Awareness Day provides safety tips for public
    In 2021, over 100,000 people died nationally from drug overdoses driven by fentanyl – and the fastest-growing group is under the age of 19. In Tennessee, there were 2,734 overdose deaths driven by fentanyl and 24 of those were in Hamblen County. Fentanyl is: A potent […]
  • Two arrests made in Morristown fatal shooting
    The Morristown Police Department has charged two individuals with the murder of Julio Toledo and the attempted murder of his co-worker which occurred early last Saturday morning at Five Point Mobile Home Park. Jonathan Ditullio, 19, of West 1st North Street in Morristown […]
  • Strawberry Festival, other events mark springtime in Tennessee
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2023) – From moonshine to MoonPies, from Steeplechase to strawberries, spring in Tennessee is all about getting together with friends and family at festivals that showcase the magic of the state’s culture and cuisine. Read below to discover just […]
  • Newport native onboard missile destroyer in Philippines
    PHILIPPINE SEA (May 1, 2023) U.S. Navy Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Scottie Hicks, from Newport, Tenn., is participating in a combat systems training team evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). Decatur, part of the […]
  • Study Finds Vehicle-Mounted Safety Signs Are Effective at Reducing Roadside Collisions
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — AAA-The Auto Club Group continues its “Move Over for Me” campaign, by sharing a new study that examines the risk of being on the roadside and the effectiveness of various tools designed to alert approaching drivers. AAA’s Research: The AAA […]


Local Sports

  • High School Baseball: District Tournament – Class 4A, District 2
    All games at Sevier County High School 5/3: 1st Round Sevier County 7-2 Morristown East Morristown West 9-1 Jefferson County 5/4: Jefferson County 10-0 Morristown East (Hurricanes eliminated) Sevier County 6-0 Morristown West 5/5: Jefferson County 5-3 Morristown West […]
  • High School Softball: District Tournament – Class 4A, District 2
    5/8: Morristown East 6-2 Jefferson County Morristown West 12-1 Sevier County   5/9: at Morristown West High School Morristown West 4-2 Morristown East Jefferson County 13-3 Sevier County (Bearettes eliminated)   5/10: at Morristown West High School Morristown East […]