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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 [...]

Modern Woodmen Hold Jefferson County School Speech Contest

Modern Woodmen Hold Jefferson County School Speech Contest

Modern Woodmen held their Jefferson County School Speech Contest on April 4th. The topic this year was very interesting. “Inventions that Have Improved the Quality of Life”.  Every speaker did a good job presenting the importance of why their chosen invention was of value. It is hard to imagine a life without the inventions that [...]

Introducing Steven Huff With UT Extension Office

Introducing Steven Huff With UT Extension Office

I was born and raised on a tobacco and beef cattle farm in East Tennessee. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and my Masters from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Blessed to have married my High School Sweetheart Tara and this year marks our 10 year anniversary. We have [...]

UT Extension: It Takes All Types to Serve Effectively

UT Extension: It Takes All Types to Serve Effectively

As “the face of our office”, I not only get to see all of your smiling faces when you stop in for a visit, but I have the pleasure of observing and orchestrating many of the behind the scenes functions while keeping the wheels turning here. A typical day for me includes registering members of [...]

Carson-Newman Forensics Team Wins National Championship

Carson-Newman Forensics Team Wins National Championship

Carson-Newman University’s forensics team has won the Pi Kappa Delta National championship. Held March 14-18 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, the team won the national championship in their division and finished 6th overall. Carson-Newman team members David McConnell III and Bethany Lemons won the national championship for varsity parliamentary debaters. Thomas Fodor and Nancy [...]

Overmountain Men and the Battle of King’s Mountain

Overmountain Men and the Battle of King’s Mountain

Twenty thousand shots fired in one hour and five minutes resulting in 225 dead, 163 wounded, and 715 captured for the British under Major Patrick Ferguson and 28 dead and 62 wounded for the victorious frontiersmen under Colonel William Campbell. That was the cost of the Battle of King’s Mountain on October 7, 1780, a [...]

The Passing of Brona Maddox Felt Within Carson-Newman Community

The Passing of Brona Maddox Felt Within Carson-Newman Community

As spring break came to a close for faculty, staff and students, news quickly spread when members of the Carson-Newman campus community learned of the passing of one of its own – Brona Maddox. In a display of the news’ impact, the University lowered its campus flag to half-staff in memory of its former First [...]

Good News For Animals In Jefferson County

Good News For Animals In Jefferson County

Jefferson County will once again have an open admission animal shelter. Open surrender is GREAT news for the animals in our county. Even better news is these animals will have two shelters working for them! An open admission and a closed admission shelter can work very well together to save animals. Having an open admission [...]

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