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Jefferson County League of Women Voters Legislative Breakfast May 6

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters invites all interested citizens to attend the annual Legislative Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., May 6, 2017 at Perkins Restaurant, I-40 Exit 417/highway 92. State Senator Frank Nicely and Representatives Andrew Farmer and Jeremy Faison have been invited to attend. Langdon Potts, Jefferson County Finance Director, will speak. Brenda [...]

White Takes 44-29 Win in DISH Orange & White Game

White Takes 44-29 Win in DISH Orange & White Game

The offense had its day as the White team took a 44-29 win over the Orange team in the 2017 DISH Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game was shortened to one half due to inclement weather. Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady went 10-for-10 for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt [...]

Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Jefferson County High School’s gym was filled with tunes on Thursday night as band programs from across the county came together to perform. The mega band, which included band programs from Jefferson County Schools, was composed of all skill levels from fifth grade to high school.  The Jefferson County Marching Band had the chance to [...]

House Approves Legislation To Remove Burdensome And Outdated Regulations From Law Books

House Approves Legislation To Remove Burdensome And Outdated Regulations From Law Books

The full House passed legislation this week to remove unneeded governmental regulations and red tape from the system by exempting those whose profession is shampooing hair from having to acquire a barber or cosmetology license before being able to run their businesses. Currently, a person in the shampooing business must submit an application, pay a [...]

House Republicans Enhance Transportation Safety For Tennessee Students

House Republicans Enhance Transportation Safety For Tennessee Students

Monday evening, House lawmakers unanimously approved legislation designed to enhance safety and create more oversight of school bus transportation for Tennessee students. As passed, House Bill 322 requires all school districts, including charter schools, to appoint a transportation supervisor to monitor and oversee student transportation. This supervisor must receive annual training developed from the Tennessee [...]

White Pine Honors Top 10

White Pine Honors Top 10

Abbey Michelle Rooker was born March 7, 2003. She attends 8th Grade at White Pine School and has maintained the “A” honor roll every year. She has been honored with the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence as well as the Principal’s Award of Excellence on numerous occasions. Abbey has been a participant in the National [...]

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater Gives $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater Gives $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The Smoky Mountain Opry  Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., gave $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital this week. Jim Hedrick, co-owner of the Smoky Mountain Opry  Theater and senior vice president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group said, “Our own little employee family has been greatly helped by the amazing medical care they have received from [...]

Legislation Aimed At Protecting Elderly Tennesseans From Abuse Moves Forward

Legislation Aimed At Protecting Elderly Tennesseans From Abuse Moves Forward

Legislation sponsored by House Republicans that cracks down on elder abuse and exploitation continues to advance through the House committee process. House Bill 810, known as the Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act, closes legal loopholes in existing abuse laws to further protect some of our most vulnerable from criminal targeting. The legislation increases penalties [...]

TWRA Conducts Research on Pygmy Rattlesnakes

TWRA Conducts Research on Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research will help in conservation efforts to preserve the species in the state. Native to Tennessee, pygmy rattlesnakes [...]

Jefferson County Library Hosts Day of Children’s Events

Jefferson County Library Hosts Day of Children’s Events

Jefferson County Library hosted a very special day of children’s events. Among them, McIntyre the Scottish Terrier from the Bedtime Stories from McIntyre’s Farm series, was an honored guest. The author, Sandy Whittle, read one of the stories to the many children in attendance. Director of Jefferson County Library, Anjanae Brueland, meets McIntyre and his [...]

State Representative Jeremy Faison Responds To The Passage Of The IMPROVE Act

State Representative Jeremy Faison Responds To The Passage Of The IMPROVE Act

This week in Nashville, members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed House Bill 534, the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act” — a proposal that Governor Bill Haslam introduced in January that raises the gas and diesel tax and implements a series of other fees in an effort to [...]

IMPROVE Act Passes House Of Representatives

IMPROVE Act Passes House Of Representatives

This week, members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed House Bill 534, the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act” — a proposal that Governor Bill Haslam introduced in January in an effort to help fund the state’s $10 billion backlog of road construction projects. House Bill 534 is a [...]

All Saints’ Episcopal School PART Thrivent Action Team To Kick Off Thier “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Project To Expand “God’s Bounty Garden” Community Impact

All Saints’ Episcopal School PART Thrivent Action Team To Kick Off Thier “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Project To Expand “God’s Bounty Garden” Community Impact

Thrivent Financial member Louise Dyer and All Saints’ Episcopal School are joining together to form a Thrivent Action Team focused on service and education through their “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Community Impact Project. Thrivent Action Teams are led by Thrivent members who identify and want to meet an immediate community need. Mrs. Dyer is leading [...]

Jefferson Middle School Honors Top Ten

Jefferson Middle School Honors Top Ten

Kyungjoo Han is an eighth grader at Jefferson Middle School. He is the son of Yonuk and Yujin Lee. His favorite subjects are Math and Science. Kyungjoo is considering a career in mathematics. At JMS he participated in band and STEM. Miller Grimsley is an eighth grader at Jefferson Middle School. He is the son [...]

White Pine PTO Hosts Craft Fair to Replace Gym Floor

White Pine PTO Hosts Craft Fair to Replace Gym Floor

The White Pine School PTO is hosting a craft fair to raise money to replace the 32-year-old concrete gym floor. On Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 70 vendors will fill White Pine School with crafts, free kid’s activities, Mother’s Day gifts, children’s gifts, home décor, and more. There will also [...]

Carson-Newman’s Library Book Sale is April 27

Carson-Newman University’s Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library will hold a book sale Thursday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Held in the facility’s loading bay, located at 1634 Russell Avenue South in Jefferson City, the sale is open to the public. “We will have thousands of books and expect that our customers will find some [...]

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