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The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “slow.” The head governmental hive met this week and it was the unknown that caused a ruckus. Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that some in the swarm are wagging their antennas at what hasn’t been done. The low humm is that absence doesn’t make the swarm fonder, [...]

Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole

Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole

I’m always on the lookout for new casserole recipes, and this one is fantastic. It combines the flavors of a loaded baked potato with chicken to make it perfect as a main dish. While it takes a little while to bake, the prep work is simple and straightforward. This is definitely a dish that will [...]

Time for a Change of Thought

Time for a Change of Thought

The ides of March came one day late for the Industrial Development Board as the Jefferson County Commission turned down their request for funding for a Commerce Park that would have landed on some high interest property on C.H. Rankin Road. Those that are familiar with the area know that it is a beautiful location [...]

The Spring Equinox is Here!

The Spring Equinox is Here!

It’s finally happening, the day that many of us have been anxiously awaiting since the holidays. Monday, March 20th, 2017 signals the Spring Equinox, and with it the first official day of spring! Technically, the moment of the equinox will be 6:28 a.m. for the Northern Hemisphere. Finally, we can have justification for all of [...]

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

The Jefferson County Commission declined to approve funding for a proposed Commerce Park that was to be located in the C.H. Rankin, Hwy 113 and Roy Messer area of White Pine. Multiple citizens took to the podium again at Thursday’s Voting Meeting to assure that their concerns regarding the proposal were heard prior to the [...]

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Jefferson County Commission and the Town of Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen took action last week to pass resolutions against the removal of razor wire at Mountain View Youth Development Center. Recently, the State of Tennessee Department of Child Services, which oversees the youth corrections programs in the state, announced that they would be [...]

Vacation Ideas to Help Make the Most of Spring Break

Vacation Ideas to Help Make the Most of Spring Break

Spring break is finally upon us, and many are looking for a reprieve from their daily lives. Maybe you already have plans for the upcoming holiday or are still fishing around for something to do. Here are some suggestions for families, parents, college students, and everyone in between to have the best spring break possible. [...]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

The holiday of Saint Patrick Day is steeped in a unique cultural history. The story starts with a kidnapping, like many great legends. While the story of Saint Patrick may be slightly unknown, recently experts have discovered deeper parts of the history and traditions that millions take part in each year. Saint Patrick’s Day is [...]

New State Fishing Records Confirmed During 2016

New State Fishing Records Confirmed During 2016

Anglers established six Class A records and three new Class B standards during the 2016 calendar year. Class A comprises of sport fishing methods while Class B is for other methods other than rod and reel. The new records were certified by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Two Class A records were set within two [...]

TVA Campgrounds Open 2017 Season

TVA Campgrounds Open 2017 Season

With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2017 camping season opens Wed., March 15 and runs through Nov. 15. TVA provides more than 80 public recreation areas, including campgrounds, day-use areas and boat ramps across the Tennessee [...]

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

A proposed Commerce Park to be located in the White Pine community was the subject of discussion at the Jefferson County Work Session that was held Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens spoke in opposition to the site selected for the Commerce Park, which would impact property on the [...]

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March: a warning that would shock the real and literary world a thousand times over and engrain itself into human history. The ring of which can still be heard in the ears of modern readers and scholars of Roman history. What exactly are the Ides of March, and why should we [...]

Patriots Prevail over Smoky Bears in Home Opener, 6-5

Patriots Prevail over Smoky Bears in Home Opener, 6-5

After spending the winter preparing, the Jefferson County Patriots Baseball Team kicked off regular season play Monday night. Hosting the Sevier County Smoky Bears, the Patriots welcomed fans back to Dumplin Valley. Things kicked off quietly for the first couple innings, as each team took to the field and did their job of keeping runners [...]

Jefferson County High School Class of 2017 Puts on “Guys and Dolls” for Senior Play

Jefferson County High School Class of 2017 Puts on “Guys and Dolls” for Senior Play

The Senior Class of 2017 at Jefferson County High school set to the stage this weekend to preform “Guys and Dolls.” The story takes audiences to the rough streets of New York to follow a band of gamblers as they try to establish where their craps game is going to take place for the week. [...]

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Today is the day that leaves most mathematicians and science enthusiasts breathless. March 14th is known world-wide for many as Pi Day! Before you get too sad that the pi isn’t the edible kind (more on that in a minute), here are some interesting facts and celebrations of the day. Pi is usually expressed in [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “organization.” The head governmental hive will meet this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it may bee a flash from the not so distant past. The low humm is that the numbers may bee in but not all of the swarm are happy with the [...]