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SHANNON RAY LIVESAY, age 49, of Dandridge , TN passed away Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Dandridge and was veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his father, Albert R. Livesay. He survived by his children, Shannon Lynn Livesay, Shana Livesay and Harley Breeden; [...]


WILLIAM R. MILLER, age 71, of Jefferson City, TN passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Jefferson City with 28 years of service, a former assistant chief of the Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire [...]


HALL JACKSON, age 83, of White Pine, TN passed away at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System on Monday, December 3, 2012. He was a member and deacon at Leadvale Baptist Church, and a member of Leadvale Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32 degree mason. He is a retired mechanic from the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Dept. [...]


NORMA WELSH, age 79, of Jefferson City, TN and formerly of Washingtonville, NY, passed away Saturday December 1, 2012 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She is preceded in death by her son, Daniel Welsh and grandson, Eric Jaskiewicz. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Welsh; daughters, Deborah (Thomas) Struble and Sheila Frees; son, Gregory (Ethel) [...]

Business After Hours At Habitat For Humanity

Business After Hours At Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity hosted the community on Thursday for an open house. The event took place at the organization’s store located on Hwy 92 and afforded locals the opportunity to visit the location and see what the charitable organization has to offer in the way of gifts and shopping. A large facility, the Habitat store [...]

Farmers market boot camps to be offered in 2013

For many producers, selling their produce and farm-based products at local farmers markets is, pardon the pun, their bread and butter. To help vendors better understand how to market their produce and how to address certain business issues, the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture are offering farmers [...]

Dr. Bob and Dr. Terry Douglass to deliver Carson-Newman’s fall commencement addresses

Dr. Robert Overholt, known across much of Tennessee as “Dr. Bob,” will deliver Carson-Newman College’s fall commencement address to undergraduates at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, in Holt Field House. Dr. Terry Douglass will address those receiving graduate degrees at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church. “We are certainly [...]

Tennessee Valley Fair Receives International Recognition

The Tennessee Valley Fair has received four Awards of Distinction in the Competitive Exhibit and Communications categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, MO. The fair was recognized in one Competitive Exhibit category: · Category – 1st Place: Outstanding New or Unique Strategy to Increase the Number of Competitive [...]

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a second offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2.25 million to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts, and other similar entities across Tennessee. Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean [...]

Comptroller’s Report Examines Professional Development for State Teachers

Comptroller’s Report Examines Professional Development for State Teachers

There is a lack of research data about teacher professional development in Tennessee, according to a new report released today by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA). The report, titled Teacher Professional Development in Tennessee – Part 2, is part of a series on professional development. Teacher professional development is training that [...]

No Significant Increase in Earthquake Activity In The Area

Some Jefferson County residents felt a seemingly increasingly familiar sensation last week as another minor earthquake shook the region. Though the epicenter of last week’s quake was not centered in Jefferson County, it is the fifth time that local residents have encountered a quake since the November 10th quake in Kentucky. The Jefferson County area [...]

Portable Classrooms To Remain At JCHS, Jefferson Academy, and White Pine School

The Jefferson County School System is in the process of removing portables from some local schools. The relocation of some of the units has been the source of questions in the County. Director of School Facilities and Business Affairs, Michael Phagan, provided information regarding the relocation of County owned units to replace leased units at [...]

EMS / EMA / E911 Receives Patriotic Addition

EMS / EMA / E911 Receives Patriotic Addition

The new Jefferson County Emergency Combination Building received a new Patriotic addition last week, thanks to the generous contribution from Modern Woodmen of America. Two local Modern Woodmen of America chapters joined together to provide a flag pole for the new facility. The 30 ft tall aluminum flag pole is adorned with a 15 inch [...]

Syrian Civil War Spreading

Syrian Civil War Spreading

The Syrian civil war spread into Lebanon on Sunday, December 8. Reports indicate that there were four fatalities from gunfire in clashes that took place in the city of Tripoli. Rebel forces have recently gained influence in Northern Syria, as well as near Damascus. the United Nation’s Special Representative for Syria and the Arab League, [...]

New Carson-Newman online option for high school students “hard to beat”

Carson-Newman is now enrolling for its new Dual Enrollment Online Courses for the spring semester. The new option allows students to earn high school and college credit for the same course, online. The opportunity is open to both high school juniors and seniors. The preferred deadline for spring enrollment is December 17. Melanie Redding, C-N’s [...]

Happy Holiday Children’s Programs at the Morristown-Hamblen Library, Dec 19, 20, & 22, 2012

Happy Holiday Children’s Programs at the Morristown-Hamblen Library Christmas Story Times Dates: December 19 & December 22, 2012 Time: 10:30 a.m. Join us for five great Christmas stories, some carols, and a Christmas Craft! A Visit from Ms. Claus! Date: December 20, 2012 Time: 6 p.m. Ms. Claus is coming to visit the library with [...]