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Morristown Utilities reporting illegals

According to phone calls to this news room, there have been a series of police arrests at the Morristown Utilities Services located in 440 W. Main St., Morristown, TN Allegedly, Customer service personnel is calling police once they have a person they think is illegally in the country.

More as we and other local media investigate this allegations.

Carlos Nicho, editor

The Morristown Police Department responded:

With regards to your inquiry, Morristown City Police Chief Roger Overholt

“In each of these instances the clerk has called the police after suspecting
that false documents have been presented, which is an illegal activity. Any
time officers are made aware of criminal activity they have a legal
obligation to respond and investigate. If it is determined that a crime has
occurred, the officers have a duty to arrest.”

Bonnie Langdon, CPS
Public Information Team Member
Morristown Police Department

Culture and Arts

Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present the 2008 Tennessee Watercolor Society Biennial Exhibition, the 31st statewide juried exhibition showcasing representational and experimental paintings in watermedia by some of the most prominent artists from across the state.  Sixty paintings from over 200 entries were selected for the exhibit by the juror, internationally known artist Cheng-Khee Chee, including 17 artists from the East Tennessee area.  The Exhibition 2008 Co-chairs are Harriet Howell of Rutledge and Kay Yazdi of Oak Ridge.


The show will be exhibited at the Emporium Center for Arts & Culture in downtown Knoxville from June 6 – July 25.  Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Friday, July 4.  The selected entries are original works in water-based media completed during the past three years.  An opening reception for the public will take place as part of First Friday activities downtown on June 6 from 5:00-9:00 PM.  Other activities surrounding the exhibition include a June 1 watercolor demonstration and June 7 exhibition awards reception. These events are free to the public and will be held at the Emporium Center.


East Tennessee artists represented in the exhibit include Barbara Carter, B. J. Clark, Connie Cliff, Tom Eckert, Francie Entz, Genie Even, Russell Fox, Dot Galloway, Fran Henley, Harriet Howell, Brenda Mills, Mary Secrist, Laurie Szilvagyi, Mary Ann Valvoda, Le Voss, Kay Yazdi, and Nelson Ziegler.  The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of nationally-known University of Tennessee art professor Carl Sublett, who died earlier this year. For more information about the exhibit, and to view images from Knoxville exhibitors, visit