Home » Entries posted by Jake Depew, Assistant Editor (Page 3)

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “counting.” The head governmental hive will meet to crown a demi King, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could bee a close call. The low humm is that an overestimation could be the fly in the ointment. The low, low humm is that the big [...]

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

The local governing body, the Jefferson County Commission, will meet this week to vote on several items of interest, mostly to them. They will choose a Chairman, Vice Chair and Parliamentarian, and there is, as always, great debate surrounding the potential choices. But, let’s be honest, for the majority of the public it isn’t much [...]

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

No. 23 Tennessee fought back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but No. 24/25 Florida’s Hail Mary pass gave the Gators a 26-20 win on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) entered the second half trailing, 6-3, and fell behind by as much as 10 points [...]

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco. And the damage to the heart [...]

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

The Jefferson County Patriots welcomed the Farragut Admirals to Leroy Shannon Field and left a bit downtrodden by the end of the evening. The number four Admirals were quick to get on the board early in the first quarter with a breakout run. The Patriots were able to block the extra point to keep the [...]

Good Seasons and Bad Seasons

Have you ever noticed cable/TV programming seems to be much like a roller-coaster, with lots of ups and downs, some slow starts, as well as some head rushing dives. Year after year, we wait for the perfect shows to fill the fall line-up and tweak our interest, providing entertainment for the cold days ahead. Sometimes, [...]

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.  In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other [...]

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Dandridge Water Customers will soon see an increase on their water bill. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 ( Depew, Nelson NO, Reese Absent) to increase the cost of water by 5% and sewer by 15% for all customers. The move came after Town and Water Department Administration recommended a 10% hike for [...]

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

The Jefferson County Commission held their first work session of their senior year of their current term in office on Monday, September 11, 2017. With three years of the current term under their belt, Commission Members met on Monday to preview their agenda for next week’s voting meeting, as well as field community concerns regarding [...]

Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” To Play in the Carousel Theatre

Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” To Play in the Carousel Theatre

Anton Chekhov’s classic “Three Sisters,” in a new adaptation by Libby Appel, will play in the Carousel Theatre September 27 to October 15.  A Talk Back with the cast will take place Sunday, October 8following the matinee and the Open Captioned performance is Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 pm.  The production is sponsored by Stowers Machinery Company and [...]

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Recently, Modern Woodmen of America helped the New Market Volunteer Fire Department with their annual SummerFest fundraiser. MWA matched the first $1,500 they raised.  Presenting and accepting the check are left to right, Britt Farrar (NMVFD Board Member and MWA Member), Richard Hall (MWA Representative) and Sammy Solomon (NMVFD Captain).

A Reflection on Fear

A Reflection on Fear

It’s September 11, 2017, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack. Despite having a decade and a half between us and the attack, we still feel as if we are on the brink of war. The difference is, of course, that all eyes are on North Korea nowadays. Tensions seem higher than ever, especially [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz work this week is “returns.” The head governmental hive meet this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could be a stinging reunion. The low humm is that number counters are close to even and it could bee a big change or no change giving even odds. The low, [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

September marks a month of change in weather, seasons, and government, as it is the month that local county elected officials are sworn into office. This month marks the twelfth year of service as the Mayor of Jefferson County for Mayor Alan Palmieri. A veteran of Jefferson County politics, Palmieri is entering his final year [...]

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

With fall in full bloom in Tennessee, I am craving apples. Apple fritters are quite easy to make and fit my craving perfectly. Use your favorite variety of apple, fry to a golden brown and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup flour ¼ cup white sugar 1 t baking powder ½ t cinnamon ¾ t salt ⅛ [...]

Spiderwebs, Frogs, and Raccoons

Well, fall is here, and much too soon might I say. It seems only yesterday we were experiencing spring. I’ll have to say, we certainly have had an unbelievably hot summer. But, what will our winter bring? I recently noticed spiders had built numerous webs at the highest peak of my cathedral windows, making it [...]