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Letters to the Editor – Mentors

Submitted by Dr. John B. Cagle, Assistant Principal, Jefferson County High School To the Editor: Every day, nearly every person reading this wakes…

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

On Thursday September 26, 2019 the Martha Dandridge Garden Club convened for their regular meeting and to hear from a representative of the…

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

The Jefferson City Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Sherry Carr as our “Hometown Hero” for her outstanding service to our…

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts has proclaimed September 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Jefferson County. September 17 marks the 232nd anniversary of the…

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The City of Gatlinburg has successfully completed counting scarecrows in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Scarecrows.  Officials documented 4,325 scarecrows displayed…

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2019 semester, indicating an increase of 1,541 students, which is a 0.7%…

Today, October 14th, is Columbus Day! Columbus Day was founded on the ideals of European exploration and the achievements of those explorations that would have a profound impact…

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities…

I was just a young man in the summer of 1973, but I still remember that summer like it was yesterday. It was the summer when I was…

 Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas released the following statements after ARC announced Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)…

Finance & Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced the formation of a Health Care Modernization Task Force, which he will co-chair with Bill Carpenter, former Chairman and CEO…

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Dandridge, Tennessee voted Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019 to make the municipality a Gun Sanctuary Town. Last week, the issue was…

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that he sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for its unlawful distribution of pharmaceutical narcotics and its role in generating and prolonging…

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving more than $200,000 in new funding to improve the response for Tennesseans seeking help through…

An exciting week of homecoming activities came to a close Friday night at halftime of the Jefferson County High School vs Dobyns-Bennett High School football Game. All the…

The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners convened at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Thursday night for the monthly work session and meeting. To begin the meeting, Maury…

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Tennessee Higher Education Increases Enrollment for the Fourth Consecutive Year

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2019 semester, indicating an increase of 1,541 students, which is a 0.7%…

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities…

TN Attorney General Sues Opioid Distributor AmerisourceBergen

TN Attorney General Sues Opioid Distributor AmerisourceBergen

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that he sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for its unlawful distribution of pharmaceutical narcotics and its role in generating and prolonging…

TDMHSAS Receives New Funding for Suicide Prevention Lifeline

TDMHSAS Receives New Funding for Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving more than $200,000 in new funding to improve the response for Tennesseans seeking help through…

Another Record Year for the Number of Students Taking the AP Exam

Another Record Year for the Number of Students Taking the AP Exam

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that more than 33,800 Tennessee public school students took the Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the 2018-19 school year – breaking the…

Dr. Richard Breeden Named By Governor Lee To State Pharmacy Board

Dr. Richard Breeden Named By Governor Lee To State Pharmacy Board

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced more than 100 appointees to a series of state boards and commissions. “I am pleased to appoint these individuals and appreciate their willingness…

Tennessee’s ‘High Quality’ Bonds Generate $40 Million Premium

Tennessee’s ‘High Quality’ Bonds Generate $40 Million Premium

Tennessee’s colleges and universities will benefit from a competitive low interest rate due in part to a $40 million premium generated by the Tennessee State School Bond Authority’s…