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JAY HOWARD WALKER

JAY HOWARD WALKER, age 44 of Dandridge, TN passed away Monday, October 14, 2019. Since high school, J. Howard has been a tow truck driver for several wrecker services in Jefferson County and surrounding areas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James (Pete) and Joyce Walker and Howard Earl and Lucille Layman. Jay […]

The Straw that Breaks the Record

The Straw that Breaks the Record

The City of Gatlinburg has successfully completed counting scarecrows in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Scarecrows.  Officials documented 4,325 scarecrows displayed throughout the downtown area of Gatlinburg.  The standing record is 3,812 scarecrows held by the English town of Burton-Upon-Trent. Gatlinburg exceeded that record by 513 scarecrows.  The […]

Tennessee Higher Education Increases Enrollment for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Tennessee Higher Education Increases Enrollment for the Fourth Consecutive Year

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2019 semester, indicating an increase of 1,541 students, which is a 0.7% increase compared with 2018. “This is our fourth year of continued enrollment growth in Tennessee. It is encouraging to see our state’s continued momentum at a time […]

Peanut – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696

Peanut – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696

S.M. HAMMER, JR.

S.M. (Sam) Hammer, Jr., age 71 of Dandridge, TN passed away Thursday evening, October 10, 2019 at his home. He was a member of the Rocky Point Baptist Church and the Brazelton Lodge # 190 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Sam was retired from Berkline and worked at Jeffery Chain and loved […]

Tennessee Secures First SEC Win over Mississippi State

Tennessee Secures First SEC Win over Mississippi State

Limiting Mississippi State to a season-low 10 points in the game, Tennessee secured its first SEC victory of the season, winning 20-10 over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Neyland Stadium. Mississippi State’s (3-3, 1-2 SEC) Kylin Hill came into today’s game as the SEC leader in rushing yards with 119.2 yards per game. Tennessee (2-4, […]

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. “The CDBG funds are designed to help rural communities in Tennessee succeed, which aligns directly with our […]

Lady Patriots Soccer Honor Senior Players

Lady Patriots Soccer Honor Senior Players

Tuesday night, the Jefferson County Lady Patriots Soccer team hosted the Powell High School Lady Panthers. This would be the last regular season home game for the Lady Patriots, and they took the opportunity to honor the seniors of the team. The Lady Patriots were coming off a loss to Knoxville West, and The Lady […]

JANIE BROOKS

JANIE L. BROOKS, age 69 of Jefferson City, TN passed away Wednesday,October 9, 2019 at her home. She was a faithful member of the Piedmont Baptist Church and she loved her church and church family dearly. Janie will be remembered as devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her grandchildren. She is survived by her […]

JUDITH BLACKBURN

JUDITH WILLFORD BLACKBURN, age 74 of Dandridge, TN passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 following a 4 year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of the late Taylor and Geneva Mabel (Satterfield) Williford. Judith was a retired high school business management teacher following 35 years of service with the Jefferson Co. School System […]

EMMA SENTER

Emma Brown Senter, 88, of Talbott, passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2019. Emma was a retired teacher from the Hamblen County school system and Morristown City Schools where she taught for many years. She rarely went to the bank, grocery store, church or a restaurant without running into one of her former […]

A Story Worth Preserving

A Story Worth Preserving

I was just a young man in the summer of 1973, but I still remember that summer like it was yesterday. It was the summer when I was called to serve our nation during the Vietnam War. Many of those with whom I served and who returned came back to protests and opposition. Their sacrifices […]

JAMES ASHLEY

James “Jim” Ashley left this earth on Thursday, October 10th at his home in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife and exceptional mother of his children, Catherine “Wolfe” Ashley as well as his parents, James & Opal Williams Ashley of Charleston, Missouri.He leaves behind three fantastic kids, Diedra Ashley of […]

ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District

ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District

 Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas released the following statements after ARC announced Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grants totaling $3,499,305 awarded to the First District of Tennessee: “The Appalachian region is unique and faces many challenges unlike those in other areas of the United […]

Lee Administration Health Care Modernization Task Force Formed

Lee Administration Health Care Modernization Task Force Formed

Finance & Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced the formation of a Health Care Modernization Task Force, which he will co-chair with Bill Carpenter, former Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. The Task Force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some the state’s major healthcare issues. “Working […]

Nixon – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696

Nixon – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696
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