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REV. DR. EARL C. McCOSH

Rev. Dr. Earl C. McCosh, age 86, of Dandridge, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. He served his country for over 41 years beginning during the Korean War serving 20 years in the Army and 21 years with the Air Force. In the Air Force, he served as Chaplin and received the rank of Full […]

TDEC Shares Update on Fish Sampling in Nolichucky, Pigeon Rivers

TDEC Shares Update on Fish Sampling in Nolichucky, Pigeon Rivers

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) in August 2018 issued precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portion of the Nolichucky River in Cocke and Hamblen counties and in the downstream portion of the Pigeon River in Cocke County. The advisories were issued due to levels of […]

Gov. Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

Gov. Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. […]

Lady Vols Earn 38th Straight NCAA Bid

Lady Vols Earn 38th Straight NCAA Bid

The only program to appear in every NCAA Tournament, the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team learned it had been awarded its 38th consecutive postseason bid Monday when the bracket was revealed at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Lady Vols (19-12) are seeded No. 11 in the Albany Region. UT will face No. 6 […]

Modern Woodmen Raise Funds For Mossy Creek Foundation

Modern Woodmen Raise Funds For Mossy Creek Foundation

The Jefferson City Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America presented a check to the Mossy Creek Foundation at a recent MWA meeting at the Creek Café.  MWA helped the MCF with their Christmas Holiday Market fundraiser by matching the first $1500 raised.  Pictured are MWA Board Members David and Lois Patterson, Sharon and Charles Gibson.  […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzzword this week is silliness. The head governmental hive met this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that one pollination request could lower the sting in the form of levels in the honey jar. The low humm is more the question of how a sticky situation becomes stickier. The low, low […]

Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Have you ever listened to an argument and wondered just what all the fuss was about? That was how I felt at the recent School Board meeting and, frankly, just about every time I tune into social media and the topic of the squatting patriot holding a football is brought up. I have never seen […]

When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline – winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest. New research conducted by Michigan State University and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, however, shows that a critical piece of the butterfly’s annual cycle was missing […]

Multi Sports Field Topic of Discussion at School Board Meeting

Multi Sports Field Topic of Discussion at School Board Meeting

Jefferson County High School is on its way to an athletic facility upgrade that will answer the needs of several student athletes, as well as putting Title IX concerns to rest. Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Jefferson County School Board met in a Work Session/Voting meeting at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The School Board […]

New Market Easter Parade April 20

The New Market Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring their annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt. The Easter Eggstravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The parade will begin lining up at 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Reed Bull Road and Old AJ Hwy. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. and […]

Consumers Must Be Wary of Flood-Damaged Vehicles After Disaster

Consumers Must Be Wary of Flood-Damaged Vehicles After Disaster

As Tennessee property owners recover from February’s heavy flooding and severe weather, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, which is part of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Regulatory Boards, reminds consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged vehicles that will likely be popping up for sale. After a flood or natural disaster, […]

Vols Earn Number 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face Colgate

Vols Earn Number 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face Colgate

Hours after playing in the SEC Tournament Championship game, Tennessee learned its NCAA Tournament draw Sunday. The Volunteers (29-5) earned a program-best No. 2 seed for the third time ever (also in 2006 and 2008) and will travel to Columbus, Ohio. Tennessee’s first-round opponent in South Region action is 15th-seed Colgate on Friday. Two days […]

EVERETT FOX

EVERETT FOX, age 88 of Corryton, TN passed away Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean Conflict and retired after 42 years as a supervisor for the White Stores grocery warehouse. Preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Ruth (Dawson) Fox; siblings, […]

GLENDA FAY LONG

Glenda Fay “Walker” Long, age 73 of Jefferson County, TN passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Jefferson Park Nursing Home, Dandridge. Preceded in death by parents, LeRoy and Lottie Walker. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Talbott. Survived by daughter, Sheila (David) Long Breeden; grandchildren, Justin and Aaron Breeden; […]

DAR Observes Armistice Day

DAR Observes Armistice Day

Don’t believe it. That’s fake news! We hear this claim often in today’s political climate. However, fake news is nothing new. When the Armistice for World War I was signed between Germany and the Allied Forces on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Americans were eager to end […]

Lawmakers Celebrate Annual ‘Ag Day On The Hill’ Event

Lawmakers Celebrate Annual ‘Ag Day On The Hill’ Event

House lawmakers joined with farmers and agriculture groups from across the state this week to celebrate Tennessee’s annual ‘Ag Day on the Hill’eventat the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville. The event coincides with National Agriculture Week and recognizes the important contributions of farmers and forestland owners provide to the state and nation. This year’s ‘Ag […]

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