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Consumer Update: Takata Airbags Recall Continues to Expand

Consumer Update: Takata Airbags Recall Continues to Expand

42 million vehicles are now part of a recall the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls “one of the largest and most complex in U.S. history.” Takata Corporation, an automotive parts company based in Japan, has recalled airbags installed in vehicles from 19 different automobile manufacturers. These airbags can explode when deployed, causing serious [...]

Tennessee Football Walk-On Tryouts Set for January 29

Tennessee Football Walk-On Tryouts Set for January 29

The Tennessee football team will hold spring 2018 walk-on tryouts on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Anderson Training Center. Tryouts for Tennessee football team will start at 6 p.m. ET and consist of speed and agility drills. In order to participate in the walk-on program, participants must be enrolled at the University of Tennessee for [...]

Mossy Creek Foundation Awarded $100,000 Facade Improvement Grant

Mossy Creek Foundation Awarded $100,000 Facade Improvement Grant

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam along with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently awarded Mossy Creek Foundation a $100,000 grant through the Façade Improvement Grant Program. This program derives from Tennessee’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used to improve commercial buildings in downtown districts that have active revitalization programs in place [...]

Modern Woodmen Honors Local Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen Honors Local Hometown Hero

The Dandridge Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Fred DeBord as a local hometown hero. Fred has sacrificially given back to our community for years. He was presented with a certificate by local board members, Betty and David Shaw and MWA representative Richard Hall. The certificate states “You believe in volunteer service, and [...]

MARGARET H. CHILDRESS

MARGARET H. CHILDRESS, age 80, of Talbott, TN passed away on January 17, 2018. She was a graduate of Carson Newman University with a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. She was a longtime educator in the area and a member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by husband, Denver [...]

JOE DENTON “J.D.” PATTERSON

JOE DENTON “J.D.” PATTERSON, age 86 of Dandridge, TN passed away Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 at his home. He was a life-long resident of Dandridge, the son of the late Joe and Maude (Denton) Patterson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Churchwell Patterson; sisters, Flora Moore and Wanda Moore; extended family, [...]

FRANKLIN “D” EDMONDS

FRANKLIN “D” EDMONDS, age 84, of Jefferson City, TN passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Physicians Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by grandson, Matt Edmonds; parents, Frank and Rhoda Edmonds. He was known for calling square dances and was a member of the Flying Boatman. Survived by wife, Lillian Edmonds; sons, Dwayne Edmonds [...]

BETTY DAVIDSON

Betty Davidson, age 89, of Jefferson City, TN passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born in Cumberland Gap, TN and graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1949. She was a high school English teacher for approximately 30 years having retired from Jefferson County High School. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. [...]

HARLEY DEAN SMITH JR.

Harley Dean Smith, Jr. age 74 formerly of White Pine, passed away on January 14, 2018 after a lengthy illness with Parkinson disease and later cancer. Dean was an active outdoorsman with interests in bear hunting, fishing, and showing horses, which produced him 9 world titles and 32 State, along with several other wins. He [...]

PATRICK KENNEDY

Patrick Kennedy, age 72 of White Pine passed away on January 14, 2018 at Specialty Select in Knoxville. Patrick was veteran of the US Army and served his country as a civilian contractor with the US Navy. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Morristown. Friends may call at their convenience [...]

DEBORAH KERR SHANNON

DEBORAH KERR SHANNON, age 66, of Jefferson City, TN passed away at home on January 13, 2018. She was a retired bookkeeper at White Pine School. Survived by son, Bob Gibbons (Andrew Fox) of Novato, CA; daughters, Tonya Gibbons Ellis (Philip) of Morristown, TN, Tiffany Gibbons Shell (Michael) of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, MacKenzie Collins (Josh), [...]

WALTER S. BYARD, JR

WALTER S. BYARD, JR., age 79 of Dandridge, TN passed away Friday morning, January 12, 2018 at the Regency Retirement Village Center in Morristown. Walter was retired from American Enka (BASF) of Morristown and was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church. He was born and raised in Morristown and was a long-time [...]

#6 Lady Vols Fall to #17 Texas A&M in Overtime, 79-76

#6 Lady Vols Fall to #17 Texas A&M in Overtime, 79-76

 Danni Williams made three free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining in overtime to put No. 17/16 Texas A&M ahead and help hand No. 6/6 Tennessee its first loss of the season, 79-76, on Thursday night at Reed Arena. Mercedes Russell recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Vols (15-1, 3-1 SEC). The loss [...]

The Future of Grocery Shopping; Faster, Cheaper, Smaller

The Future of Grocery Shopping; Faster, Cheaper, Smaller

Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. Yet, market trends point toward a faster, cheaper, smaller and more streamlined experience. The result: One of the most common shopping experiences in American life is fundamentally changing, according to a new study in the [...]

Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled the latest version of the state Report Card, which is now available on the department’s website. This annual snapshot of school, district, and state performance offers users the ability to view multiple achievement and growth measures – in addition to metrics such as student enrollment, HOPE scholarship eligibility, school [...]

TDOT Ready for Winter Weather

TDOT Ready for Winter Weather

The Tennessee Department of Transportation can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. In preparation for the winter season, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks. “We begin our winter preparations months in advance,” TDOT Commissioner John [...]

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