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The Parrottsville Ruritan Club recently presented three $1,000 scholarships to local students. Christopher Ball, Kaci Heavner and Max Hammond were the 2020 recipients. Ball was awarded the Build Your Dollar Scholarship, while Hammond received the ROTC Scholarship. From left are Parrottsville…

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State Sen. Rusty Crowe was delighted to purchase several Newport Plain Talk umbrellas Friday, July 17, during his Newport visit. Plain Talk employees, from left, Sandy Freshour, Penny Webb, and, far right, Sharon Bryant, were happy to meet the candidate.

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The Cocke County Sheriff’s Department received a gift of 32 stuffed animals on Tuesday, April 28, from Isaiah 117 House. The animals will be given to small children caught in tragic and/or domestic issues. From left are Martha Newman, Cindy Lowery, Heather McGaha holding Gracelynn, Rebecca C…

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Stephanie Austin, director of Walters State’s surgical technology program, is shown with, from left on scree, student Austin Johnson and Marcia McMahan, assistant professor of surgical technology, during a recent online class. The program has donated 6,500 masks to area health care facilities.

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Mary Louella Moore Burger of Newport celebrated her 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 22. The Del Rio native is shown with her caregiver Norma Stokely Stapleton. She is the widow of Wayne Burger and once worked at Valentine-Shults Hospital in the custodial department.

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Judge Fred G. Morrison, Jr., right, was recently recognized for 50 years of service to the state of North Carolina. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, left, presented him with a gift in honor of his service. Morrison graduated from Cocke County High School in 1957.

 

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