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INVITATION TO BID – Fingerprint Machine

INVITATION TO BID – Fingerprint Machine

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting bids for a Livescan Fingerprint Machine for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Vendors should have already tested their product and have approval that it meets all specifications by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. For more specific information vendors should contact Ronnie Phipps at the […]

Patriots With Twin Wins Over Chiefs 59-46 / 59-47

Patriots With Twin Wins Over Chiefs 59-46 / 59-47

The Jefferson County Patriots played host to Cherokee Friday evening as the Chiefs came to Dumplin Valley looking to improve their conference record. Patriots took advantage of the energy supplied by a full house of Patriot fans and bested the Chiefs 59-46. With the win the Patriots move to a 14-6 record overall. The Lady […]

Eagles race past Newberry 98-76 behind 27 points from Davis

Eagles race past Newberry 98-76 behind 27 points from Davis

Carson-Newman (10-2, 3-1 South Atlantic Conference) outscored Newberry (5-7, 1-3 SAC) 56-40 in the second half en route to a 98-76 thrashing of the league’s top scoring offense and the nation’s third best. The Eagles held the Wolves 19 points below their 95 points per game scoring average. “I told our guys that I thought […]

James Rollins’ Deep Fathom

James Rollins’ Deep Fathom

After taking a look through my library, I have decided it is time to review some more “cinematic” popular action books, which has led me to James Rollins’ Deep Fathom. Deep Fathom follows a handful of characters as they race to stop the end of the world. Jack Kirkland, ex-Navy SEAL returns from a salvage […]

Reducing Tarnish

I love using my good sliver flatware for special occasions but simply detest cleaning it. Do you know any way to keep the tarnish to a minimum? Experts suggest adding a piece of chalk to your silver storage area. Chalk helps absorb moisture which causes silver to tarnish. Storing pieces in an air tight bag […]

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

It is one of my favorite times of the year… Girl Scout Cookie Time! When my daughter was younger we would spend hours on the phone selling box after box of thin mints and such. I even did a stint as the neighborhood cookie chairman. Meaning, the cookies lined my basement from floor to ceiling […]


Now that the first semester grades have arrived home, are they what you expected from your child? If not, it is time to find some answers. What you can not do, is sit back and wait for things to improve. Although this article was published at an earlier date, I believe it to be timely. […]



Oh what a difference a week makes. Last week the County was still basking in the good will of the holidays and looking forward to the progress of a New Year. This week the good will is in short order and progress has taken on the persona of a four letter word for some in […]

Dining With Democrats, Feb 1

The Jefferson County Democratic Party invites county Democrats to gather for our February First Friday Dining With Democrats Dutch treat lunch. The lunch will be Friday, February 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant in Dandridge. The large room has been reserved for our use. Reservations are needed and can be made by e-mailing […]


GOLDA COX HERRON, age 82, of Jefferson City, TN passed away peacefully January 11, 2013 in Rogers Cottage at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and retired from Phillips Consumer Electronics. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Herron, Jr., parents, Paul and Jessie Cox, and brother, […]


ARCHIE CLARENCE BELL, JR., age 79, of Morristown, TN passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. He was a retired snake truck operator from American Enka. Preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Bonnie Bell; brothers, Floyd Bell, George Bell; sisters, Elizabeth (Lib) Strange, Caroline (Lutie) Brady, Norma Holdway, Margie Nelson, Ruby Keller and Ruth […]


WALTER FRANK CLINE, age 62, of Talbott, TN passed away on Wednesday evening, January 9, 2013 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Kyle (Buck) and Joella Haag Cline; brother, James Dwight. Survived by one brother, Doyle (Barbara) Cline; two sisters, Kylene (Marshall) West and Dorothy (Bill) Samples; several […]


DOYLE EUGENE YINGLING, age 79, of New Market, TN passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home. Preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Yingling. Survivors include his wife, H. Sue Yingling; daughter, Julie Holtsclaw (Dave) of Watervliet, MI; sons, David Yingling of LaGrange, GA and Eugene Roberts (Paula) of Kawkawlin, MI; step daughter, […]


HAL “MOUSIE” SHAFFER, age 73, of Talbott, TN passed away at his home on Monday, January 7, 2013. He was a member of Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife;, Marie Shaffer; step-sons;, Leroy Hutsell and Phillip Parks Hutsell; sisters, Missing and Maxine Wagner; brothers, Carroll, Cornelius and Gomer […]


MARJORIE WELLS WILDER, age 83, of Dandridge, TN passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning, January 13, 2013. Marjorie was born on February 17, 1929. She was a life time member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she was active in every facet of church activities for many years. Marjorie will join […]


MICHAEL LOUIS (MICKEY) PRICE, age 61, of Jefferson City, TN passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home. He was born June 6, 1951 in Paducah, KY. He was of the Baptist faith and was an employee of the Jefferson City Water Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul […]