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Local 4-H’ers Selected for Academic Conference

Local 4-H’ers Selected for Academic Conference

Five 4-H’ers from Jefferson County will receive intensive training in their project area(s) at the University of Tennessee. Alexa Fanti, Kayleigh Fanti, Sammie Porter, and Hannah Sealock from Dandridge and Beau Larrance from New Market are delegates to the State Junior High 4-H Academic Conference in Knoxville, June 10-13. They will be among 160 youth [...]

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hikes Smokies’ Whiteoak Sink

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hikes Smokies’ Whiteoak Sink

The Jefferson County Hiking Club enjoyed a 5.6 mile hike to Whiteoak Sink in the Smokies on May 13. We saw a beautiful waterfall that disappeared into the ground and a bat cave entrance nearby. Joining in the fun were Archie and Lynn Archambault, Donna Bender, Sylvia Blanc, John and Ann Blomquist, Mark Bockenstette, Frank [...]

Dandridge Garden Club Stops to Smell the Roses

Dandridge Garden Club Stops to Smell the Roses

The Martha Dandridge Garden Club took a field trip to Rosewood Gardens of Sevierville on May 22 and admired the themed gardens of owners Kay and Ed Chapman. Kay gave a detailed tour of the plants and gardens and everyone enjoyed seeing the results of dedicated gardening. After the tour, the club enjoyed a sack [...]

TWRA Investigating a Fatal Boating Accident on Douglas Lake

TWRA Investigating a Fatal Boating Accident on Douglas Lake

The TWRA is investigating a boating related drowning that occurred this morning on Douglas Lake near Inspiration Point Campground on Muddy Creek. Wildlife Officer Wayne Rich reports that around 9:20 a.m. James Edward Arnette the 3rd, age 67, from Knoxville, was launching a 1972 14-foot Alumacraft boat from a trailer when the incident occurred. The [...]

Memorial Day Civil War Mourning Tradition

Memorial Day Civil War Mourning Tradition

Memorial Day is a time honoring our fallen soldiers for their dedication to give the greatest sacrifice, their lives, for our country. For some, this distinguished day is also a time to reflect and remember the loss of loved ones. Customs for mourning during the Civil War era have been described as an art form [...]

Doug Jones Summer Youth Baseball Camp, June 9-13, 2014

The Doug Jones Summer Youth Baseball Camp will be June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Red Edmonds Softball Field on the Tusculum campus.  Edmonds Field is located at the end of Pleasant View Drive (old airstrip), located on the southeast corner of the Greeneville campus. The camp is open for players ages [...]

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Generally speaking, I am a baked bean snob. I do not really like baked beans straight from a can. First of all, they are always so runny. You place a spoonful on your plate and before you know it, the baked bean juice has seeped into all your other food. Second, most of the canned [...]

Making Choices

Making Choices

Do you ever wonder why some preteens and teens seem immature, making bad choices in their daily lives? And, there will always be the child that seems to “have it together” even in those turbulent years. There are many things that garners confidence in a child, but the one we will discuss today is the [...]

Memorial Day Memories

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Historically, this has been a sign of getting out of school for the summer. As a matter of fact, summer vacation began with Memorial Day and ended with Labor Day. It is a season of picnics, lazy days on the lake, going barefoot in the park, fireworks, parades, and warm temperatures. [...]

Roy Barzilai’s ‘The Objective Bible’

Roy Barzilai’s ‘The Objective Bible’

My review this week is on an absolutely fascinating philosophical/socio-psychological work by Roy Barzilai: The Objective Bible: Western Civilization’s Struggle for Philosophic Liberation from a Herd-Mentality and Pagan Mysticism. This book presents Barzilai’s thesis that United States is headed for a splitting of civilizations much like the split in ancient Israel, and supports this thesis [...]

Book Gifts for Graduates

Book Gifts for Graduates

This week I will be offering something slightly different in my review section. Rather than doing an in-depth review of just one book, I will be suggesting a few books that would make excellent gifts for the high school or college graduate. Naturally, the books will differ, depending on where the graduate is headed, but [...]

Using Bath Time as Creative Play

Using Bath Time as Creative Play

Bath time is an excellent opportunity for creative play. And… oh what fun! Rainbow Bath Paint You need: foaming shaving cream, food coloring, a container (a silicone muffin pan works great), and paint brushes. Directions: Squirt foaming shaving cream in each of the 6 compartments of the muffin tin. Add food color to each one [...]

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings

May is upon us. May, the merry month of sunshine, blossoms turning into tender green leaves, school being out for the summer, kids’ kicking their shoes off to run through clover, and the sport of kings, polo. Polo is a favorite sport of mine. As a spectator, my goodness, this southern belle could never have [...]

Bass Pro and In-Laws

Bass Pro and In-Laws

Life is often bizarre, funny, and humbling. This weekend, it hit all three like Babe Ruth after his 12th hot dog, which, for the record, were made of some pretty gruesome things back when the Babe was eating them. I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but I made it through the [...]

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are a wonderful topping for burgers and pizza, a great addition to chicken wraps, and the basis for French onion soup. But they can take forever to cook on the stovetop, and are easy to burn if you don’t watch them carefully or cook them on too high of heat. This slow cooker [...]

Baskin Signs Free Agent Contract With Colts

Baskin Signs Free Agent Contract With Colts

Carson-Newman safety Anthony Baskin (Detroit, Mich.) has inked a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts, becoming the 40th C-N football player to continue his playing career in the National Football League.  Carson-Newman’s 40 NFL players are the most in the SAC.  The other seven teams in the league have produced 42 NFL products all-time.  [...]