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Senators Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

Senators Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today led a group of more than a dozen senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to hold Iran accountable. The legislation, cosponsored by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), James E. Risch (R-Idaho), Chris [...]

Second Meeting Of Legislative Task Force On Opioid Abuse Kicks Off At East Tennessee State University

Second Meeting Of Legislative Task Force On Opioid Abuse Kicks Off At East Tennessee State University

This week at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), the second meeting of the legislative task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse kicked off. House Speaker Beth Harwell helped lead the discussion with stakeholders from across the state who attended the meeting to speak out about Tennessee’s growing drug epidemic. Dr. Robert Pack, director of [...]

Legislation To Help Adults Without A Degree Access Higher Education Moves Forward In House

Legislation To Help Adults Without A Degree Access Higher Education Moves Forward In House

Legislation spearheaded by House Republicans to help adults without a degree access higher education moved forward this week after getting a positive nod from the House Government Operations Committee. House Bill 531, named the Tennessee Reconnect Act, would make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all Tennessee adults without a degree access [...]

Dandridge Farmer’s Market Vendor Meeting Set For April 6

The Dandridge Farmer’s Market will have a meeting for all vendors on Thursday April 6, 2017.  The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Dandridge Public Works Building.

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

This week in Nashville, House members passed legislation to provide additional support to East Tennessee families that had property damaged by wildfires that swept through Sevier County and surrounding areas last November. The bill calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or a business owner’s personal property, if it sustained [...]

Shady Grove UMC Children’s Choir to Honor Wildfire Victims

The Shady Grove UMC Children’s Choir will be dedicating a special singing of “Not Too Far From Here”.  On March 26, the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services are aimed to honor some of the families that Shady Grove has helped. Shady Grove United Methodist Church is located at 1675 Harold Patterson Rd, Dandridge TN [...]

Modern Woodmen and Its Members Helped Contribute More Than $1.3 Million to Eastern Tennessee in 2016

Modern Woodmen and Its Members Helped Contribute More Than $1.3 Million to Eastern Tennessee in 2016

Residents and community organizations in eastern Tennessee benefitted from $1,369,746.43 in assistance from Modern Woodmen of America and its local community partnerships in 2016, according to recently released results from the fraternal financial services organization. These dollars support social, educational, volunteer and fundraising activities in the region. The contribution includes $1,263,275.00 raised locally by Modern [...]

Season Tickets On Sale Now to Clarence Brown Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

Season Tickets On Sale Now to Clarence Brown Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season

The Clarence Brown Theatre announces its exciting eight-play lineup for the 2017/2018 Season, which includes two Tony-winning musicals, a classic play by Chekhov, a new CBT-commissioned drama, the return of our holiday classic, and more! Sales for renewing and new subscriptions are on sale now. Season ticket holders enjoy several exclusive benefits, including free ticket [...]

New Market Fire Department to Host Medic Blood Drive for Joan Austin

The Medic Regional Blood Center will be in the Fire Hall of New Market Fire Department on Tuesday, March 28.  The replacement drive for Joan Austin is scheduled to take place from 12:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m.  All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a coupon for a free Texas Roadhouse appetizer.  The New [...]

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also [...]

Martha Dandridge Garden Club to meet March 23

The Martha Dandridge Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 23 at 2 pm at the Dandridge Senior Center for a program about tips for better turf, presented by Stephen Huff, the Jefferson County Agriculture Extension Agent. Members are asked to bring items or money donations for the Animal Shelter. Visitors are welcome and new [...]

“Top Girls” to Play In the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Lab Theatre March 29 – April 16, 2017

“Top Girls” to Play In the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Lab Theatre March 29 – April 16, 2017

Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls” will be performed in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Lab Theatre March 29 – April 16, 2017. Patrons are encouraged to purchase quickly as performances do sell out. A Pay What You Wish Preview performance will be held Wednesday, March 29, a talk back with the cast will take place Sunday, April [...]

UT Extension will be offering a Walk with Ease Program at the New Market Senior Center

What is the Walk with Ease Program?  The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program is a community-based physical activity and self-management education program. UT Extension sponsors the Walk with Ease program. The program is open to all adults that want to improve their overall health.   The program will be at the New Market Senior [...]

Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

The Morristown Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 85-year-old Morristown woman. Lula Bell Orrick of North Henry Street was last heard from just before dark on March 13, 2017 by family. Ms. Orrick is a white female 5’2” tall and weighs 165 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She [...]

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Monday evening, House members unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) and Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) that provides additional support to East Tennessee families whose properties were damaged by last November’s wildfires. House Bill 52 calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal property, if [...]

Senior Citizen Prom, April 28, 2017

Senior Citizen Prom Jefferson County High School April 28th  5-7pm Food – Photos – Dancing Contact Ashleigh Beeler for more information: 865-851-5041