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Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools hosted the entire administrative team last week as part of the annual Principal Retreat. Lead principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, central office supervisors, and the Director of Schools took part in two days of training in preparation for the beginning of school. The meetings were held on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, [...]

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Trooper Jeff Coffey resigned today. He was elected Jefferson County Sheriff. He served the THP for 13 years. Congratulations!

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

Today, the National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2018 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. [...]

Carson-Newman Mourns Loss of Presidential Legend

Carson-Newman Mourns Loss of Presidential Legend

The Carson-Newman community mourns today the passing of its longest-serving president. Dr. J. Cordell Maddox passed away Sunday at the age of 86. Current Carson-Newman University president, Dr. J. Randall O’Brien, reflected on the news: “Dr. Maddox was a dear friend of mine and was dearly loved by the Carson-Newman family. From the day Kay [...]

Quilting Is Being Rejuvenated Through Young People

Quilting Is Being Rejuvenated Through Young People

This past week two Jefferson County 4-H members were selected to attend the Eastern Region 4-H Quilting Camp in Greeneville. All 4-H members from across the Eastern Region each completed a small quilt by the close of three full days of sewing and gleaning the full of experience of camp life. The members learned how [...]

Knoxville attorney endows program at Carson-Newman University

Knoxville attorney endows program at Carson-Newman University

Knoxville attorney Greg Logue was recently honored at a luncheon in recognition of a $50,000 gift he made to his alma mater. Logue, a 1983 graduate of Carson-Newman, and his wife Liane, a 1982 alumna, made the gift as a result of a former client’s generosity. According to Logue, when his long-time client Wendell E. [...]

CARE Awarded $25,000 Grant for Dog Park

CARE Awarded $25,000 Grant for Dog Park

Honey Miller, President of C.A.R.E. today announced she is proud and grateful for the $25,000 grant we were awarded by Boyd Foundation Dog Park Dash Grant. I sincerely appreciate the local support we received in applying for the grant. CAREfree Dog Park will be located adjoining the present Animal Shelter. The public utilizing the dog [...]

DAR Hosts Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon

DAR Hosts Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon

Sixty guests attended the Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon given by the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at the Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City on June 2. MDW Regent Jane Chambers welcomed the guests in the Grand Hallway for the 287th birthday celebration of our nation’s first First Lady. [...]

Dandridge Dodgers Win Slugfest

Dandridge Dodgers Win Slugfest

The Dandridge Dodgers, a locally sponsored travel baseball team, won the East Tennessee USSSA Slugfest tournament in Kingsport on June 3rd.  It is the first championship the team has won in their 11 and under division since starting last fall.

AEC’s Williams Awarded Regional Association’s Highest Honor

AEC’s Williams Awarded Regional Association’s Highest Honor

Greg Williams, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Appalachian Electric Cooperative, has been presented with the Richard Crawford Distinguished Service Award by the Chattanooga-based Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA). This honor recognizes excellence in providing principled leadership to the association’s members, as represented by 154 local power companies from throughout the seven-state TVA [...]

Jefferson Park At Dandridge Blessed With Angels

Jefferson Park At Dandridge Blessed With Angels

Jefferson Park at Dandridge has been blessed with angels this year.  Jefferson County High School’s service learning students have spent this year really giving back so much to our hard working Elders.  All the students went beyond volunteering with us…… they made friendships that will last a lifetime!  When asking Elder, Faye Sorrells, about what [...]

Modern Woodmen Youth Service Clubs Beautify Jefferson County

Modern Woodmen Youth Service Clubs Beautify Jefferson County

Modern Woodmen members and their Youth Service Clubs have been busy this spring beautifying the Jefferson County community. Maybe you have seen some of their service projects? The first picture shows the work of members John and Crystal Champ and some of her students from New Market Elementary adding flowers and decorative rock around the [...]

DAR Explores the Art of Colonial Cooking During March Meeting

DAR Explores the Art of Colonial Cooking During March Meeting

“I love to cook, and I love old cookbooks,” said Regent Mary Cay Khiel at the March meeting of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) at the First United Methodist Church in Dandridge. One thing that Regent Khiel has learned in her sojourn with “Colonial Cooking” is [...]

Frank Brown Honored as Hometown Hero by Modern Woodmen

Frank Brown Honored as Hometown Hero by Modern Woodmen

Modern Woodmen of Jefferson City recently honored Frank Brown as a Hometown Hero.  Better known as “Downtown Brown” the “unofficial mayor of the historic district on downtown Jeff City.”  The former longtime school teacher in Jefferson County Schools, has been a great volunteer in the community throughout the years. About 20 years ago, he was [...]

Maury Announces Top 10 for 2017-2018 School Year

Maury Announces Top 10 for 2017-2018 School Year

Meici Payne is the daughter of Cecil and Theilia Payne.  Meici has been a part of Maury’s scholar’s bowl and golf teams; she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the writer’s club, and a manager for the school play.  She is also in the First Lego League.  History is her favorite subject [...]

Members of the Martha Dandridge NSDAR Honored

Members of the Martha Dandridge NSDAR Honored

Mary Cay Khiel, Regent of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was among four former Regents for the Emory Road Chapter NSDAR who were honored at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Emory Road Chapter on April 7 at the Powell Library in Powell. Regent Khiel was [...]

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