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Tomato Festival to be Held July 26-28 In Rutledge

Tomato Festival to be Held July 26-28 In Rutledge

The 21st annual Tomato Festival will be held in Rutledge beginning July 26-28. The festival promises fun for the whole family with a 5-K road race, a beauty contest, arts, crafts, antique tractors, music and of course the world famous tomato wars. The three day festival kicks off Friday the 26th at Rutledge Middle School [...]

Second Harvest and Medic Team Up to Improve Lives, July 16, 2013 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Second Harvest and Medic Team Up to Improve Lives, July 16, 2013 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Medic Regional Blood Center was asked to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank this month in order to help their Food For Kids program.   Food for Kids provides kids with a backpack filled with kid-friendly food to take home after school or on the weekends. For many in the program, this food may be the [...]

Lakeway Central VFD to Host Benefit Craft Fair, August 3, 2013

Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit craft fair on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. It will take place at the department which is located at 1020 Devotie Road in Jefferson City. The money raised will help purchase equipment, new pagers and be used for general department needs. Because they [...]

UT AgResearch plans Steak and Potatoes Field Day for August 6

UT AgResearch plans Steak and Potatoes Field Day for August 6

The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will once again showcase the research and outreach activities at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center on Highway 70N. The free event, which includes a sponsored lunch, begins with registration and a trade show at 8 a.m. CDT on [...]

Canning College Offered

Canning College Offered

Learn how to preserve your food in a three-part, hands-on workshop! As the Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am part of the Cooperative Extension System, which is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), The University of Tennessee, and Jefferson County. USDA and Extension have a long history of providing advice [...]

Lumberjack Boot Camp Begins August 21

Lumberjack Boot Camp Begins August 21

In the world of adventure travel and lifestyle vacations none compare to the new Lumberjack Boot Camp. For 40 years Lumberjack Sports has been a fraternal order that only a very select few were asked to join; those days are gone. The Lumberjack Feud and Lumberjack Sports International have put together a boot camp style [...]

Maury Middle School Begins Football Practice, July 8, 2013

Maury Hornets Football Practice July 8th – 4:30 pm Practice in shorts and helmets – 2 weeks Practice in shoulder pads and helmets – July 22nd Full pads – July 29th First Season Game – August 13, 2013

Around The County On The 4th

Around The County On The 4th

July 4th week has arrived in Jefferson County and there are numerous events for those that are looking to celebrate their Patriotic spirit. Though Independence Day does not officially arrive until Thursday, The Point will be Shakin the Lake on Wednesday evening. The annual fireworks display has become one of the most anticipated summer events [...]

Agritourism safety workshops to be offered in July

More and more people are visiting Tennessee farms to purchase farm fresh products or to enjoy some good farm fun. These farm guests may not be aware of dangers that are just part of everyday life on a farm. “Safety and emergency preparedness are important considerations for farmers inviting people to their farms. The last [...]

4-H Quilting Workshop for 6th-12th Graders, July 10 & 11, 2013

4-H Quilting Workshop for 6th-12th Graders, July 10 & 11, 2013

If you are in 6th-12th grade and would love to piece a quilt this workshop is for you.  The workshop will be July 10-11 from 9:30-3:00 at the University of Tennessee Extension office in Dandridge. This class is for beginners. You are welcome to bring your own machine or one will be provided for you. [...]

SHAKIN’ THE LAKE – ALL DAY CELEBRATION, July 3rd, 2013

Everyone is invited to historic downtown to celebrate Dandridge as the #1 Best Small Town on the Water. From Noon – 9 p.m. enjoy inflatibles for the kids, food vendors, and extended evening shopping hours. The Point Marina will also be hosting live music and inflatible waterslide. At 7:30 p.m., on the dike, the editor [...]

Brown Bag Lecture by Terrence J. Winschel, retired historian, Vicksburg National Military Park

Brown Bag Lecture by Terrence J. Winschel, retired historian, Vicksburg National Military Park

As a part of our continuing series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the East Tennessee Historical Society on July 10 will host a brown bag lecture, “Unvexed to the Sea,” the story of the Siege and Battle of Vicksburg,  presented by Terrence J. Winschel, retired historian of Vicksburg National Military Park in [...]

JCHS Class of ’99 Plans Reunion

Jefferson County High School Class of 1999 Alumni are invited to participate in the initial planning of our 15 year class reunion. Please access the reunion survey, volunteer to help and share your contact information via our website: www.jchs1999classreunion.weebly.com or via the Facebook group: JCHS Class of 1999, Class Reunion 2014.

27th Annual Fourth of July Boat Parade

Open to the public!  Simply decorate your boat to participate for free! Win VALUABLE PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from local vendors. Meet at Point 8 on Douglas Lake, July 4th, at 11:00 AM Parade starts at 12:00 noon sharp. http://www.infotivity.com/dyc Call Greg Lohr for info – 865-397-1830 or email greglohr@infotivity.com On Thursday, July [...]

Shooting Stars All Star Cheerleading Squad Host Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, July 20th, 2013

Shooting Stars All Star Cheerleading Squad Host Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, July 20th, 2013

Jaryn Norton, daughter of Steven and Stacy Norton of Dandridge would like to invite everyone to come out and support her All- Star Cheerleading Squad, The Shooting Stars, by attending a pancake breakfast. The fundraising event is being held July 20th at Applebee’s Restaurant located at the Knoxville Center from 8am-10am. Tickets are $5. All [...]

UT AgResearch to host Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day

UT AgResearch to host Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day

The Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield will host the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Registration begins at 7 a.m., an industry/educational trade show opens at 7:30 and tours will begin at 8:15. The field day comes as the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center is celebrating [...]