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HomeGrown: The Band Perry

From the Grand Ole Opry to a benefit concert in East Tennessee, The Band Perry is one of the hottest country music acts in the world
with the industry's top honors from Grammy nomination to ACM, CMA, even
Teen Choice awards.  

"We're The Band Perry and we're from right here in Greeneville," said Kimberly Perry to the crowd at a United Way fundraiser. "We love, love, love small towns."

"I feel like we have to make conscious efforts to soak in the moments because we're so busy, we're going so fast," said Reid Perry.

Newport takes step to clean up historic building

Newport takes step to clean up historic building

A historic East Tennessee building damaged by the April 27 storms of 2011 may be one step closer to re-opening.

The Tanner Building opened in Newport in 1924. The building, which was first a schoolhouse for the county's black children during the days of segregation, housed eight non-profit groups before it was closed two years ago.

A tornado from the April storms lifted a corner of the building, letting water in, and subsequently creating a mold problem.

Morristown man competes on X-Factor

Morristown man competes on X-Factor

A Morristown man was on a national stage Thursday singing on the X-Factor on FOX.

Freddie Combs was first seen on the TLC channel when he and his wife Kay were featured on a special called "Ton of Love" back in 2011.

The show followed them as they coped with daily life at their sizes.

During the performance on FOX, Freddie got four yeses from the panel of judges.

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park was another success at the beautiful Martin Luther King park overlooking scenic Downtown Morristown.  On a crisp September day, having drawn a larger than expected crowd, with over 30 tents, everyone was pleased with the turnout for the event celebrating all things cultural in our city.   From classical music to jazz, local artists, singers, and dancers filled the day with with music and visual arts that complimented the beautiful scenery at the park.

Welcome to Morristown

Welcome to Morristown

First, let's start with a little history.  Morristown was settled around the late 1780's by Gideon Morris utilizing a land grant from the state of North Carolina.  Morris and his family came to present day Morristown from the Watauga settlement near Elizabethton.  The Morris family graveyard today consists of an acre surrounded by an iron fence in to the south of downtown beside the Little Dutch Restaurant. (thank you Wikipedia and Darrell Williams)