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Following his re-assignment to Mississippi, Bishop James Swanson says "farewell" one last time. 
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Carol Wilson & Bishop Taylor 7-26-12           
The Rev. Carol Wilson, executive assistant to the bishop, meets with incoming resident Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor on the morning after her assignment to Holston Conference.
 
First female bishop
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The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference concluded July 20 with an episcopal assignment that Holston's native daughter called "God's wonderful surprise." Also: Bishop James Swanson is assigned as first black bishop to the Mississippi Conference.
         
Bishop election


David Graves withdraws 7-27-12            
 
Graves withdraws,
expresses gratitude
 
Holston Conference's nominee for bishop withdraws from the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference elections after failing to take the lead in 23 ballots.    
            
  
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Mike Smith receives award 7-28-12            
Mike Smith completes presidency with 2 awards    
 

The outgoing leader of Holston Conference United Methodist Men is honored for his four years of service.   

 

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Inky Johnson MCT 7-28-12               
 
Inky Johnson speaks at First Morristown UMC
 

Inky Johnson is not only a former UT football standout. He's also an Emerald Youth Foundation director who has an inspirational story to tell.  

 

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