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Walters State Community College recognized outstanding students during its annual Honors Night banquet on April 22.

The college’s highest honor, the President’s Outstanding Student award, was given to four students: Bret Coggins of Dandridge, Karly Frye of Chuckey, David…

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hike to Abrams Falls

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hike to Abrams Falls

The Jefferson County Hiking Club enjoyed a pleasant 5 mile hike to Abrams Falls in Cades Cove on Tuesday, April 8. The Falls…

Happy, Happy, Happy! Jaguar Athletics All Star Cheerleaders wrap up successful cheer season at the “happiest place on earth”

Happy, Happy, Happy! Jaguar Athletics All Star Cheerleaders wrap up successful cheer season at the “happiest place on earth”

Members of the Jaguar Athletics Senior squad were named the UCA International Champions at Disney World in Orlando, Fl on March 16th. Front…

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The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Session on Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The meeting was Called to Order by…

It takes all of about one minute. And it might just make a big difference when it comes to your future electric bills. That’s the message Appalachian Electric…

Dandridge attorney Jason Randolph has announced his candidacy for Jefferson County General Sessions Court Judge in the May 6th Republican primary. Randolph is the only veteran running for…

Jefferson County’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 has been released by the State of Tennessee Office of the Treasury. The audit, which was completed…

The Jefferson County Commission Nominating Committee met at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse on April 14th, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tucker, with Commissioners…

Those traveling around the local lakes this weekend may have noticed a significant rise in water levels. Though still short of a full pool, Douglas and Cherokee Lakes…

The League of Women Voters’ Annual Legislative Briefing was held Saturday, April 12th at Perkins Restaurant in Dandridge. The guest speaker was Representative Andrew Farmer of the 17th…

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Faison To Seek Re-Election As State Representative In 11th District

Thank you so much for the responsibility of being your State Representative over the last three and half years.  Functioning as your ear at home and your voice…

State budget passes after attempts to preserve cost-of-living increases

Governor Bill Haslam announced several days ago that he would be eliminating teacher and state employee pay increases from his proposed budget that had been promised in his…

State Library and Archives Receives Papers Detailing Civil War Love Story

State Library and Archives Receives Papers Detailing Civil War Love Story

He lovingly called her “Toad.” She affectionately referred to him as “Oll.” And although they shared political views that were out of step with many of their East…

Multiple Education-Related Bills Pass in General Assembly

Multiple Education-Related Bills Pass in General Assembly

April 7th was a busy day for bills relating to public education in Tennessee. Legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of educators on licensure and salary bills before the…

Representative Faison’s Pro-Hemp, Pro-Jobs Legislation Passes House With Bipartisan Support

Representative Faison’s Pro-Hemp, Pro-Jobs Legislation Passes House With Bipartisan Support

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) which will legalize the growth of industrial hemp in Tennessee passed the full House of Representatives this week with strong bipartisan…

Tennessee Main Street Communities See Big Success In 2013

Tennessee Main Street Communities See Big Success In 2013

House Republicans joined with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development last week to announce the 2013 Economic Impact and Reinvestment Statistics from Tennessee’s 23 Main Street…

“Noah Dean and Nate Act” Approved By House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

“Noah Dean and Nate Act” Approved By House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

Legislation which aimed at preventing electric shock injuries and drowning deaths near marinas and boat docks in Tennessee passed out of this House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee…

Faison (R-Cosby) – House Votes To Protect Tennessee Values In Tennessee Schools

Faison (R-Cosby) – House Votes To Protect Tennessee Values In Tennessee Schools

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) co-sponsored legislation that would protect education in the State of Tennessee. This week, House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation protecting Tennessee educational values…