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MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic 				Police Academy

Left to Right: Front Row – Bain, Cameron, Second Row – Chief Roger D. Overholt, Third Row – Alexander, Fourth Row – Reed, Fifth Row – Donahoo Walters State Community College’s Police Academy Class 115 graduated on March 24, 2020. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Jason Alexander, Blake Bain, Hunter Donahoo, Michael Cameron and […]

Penny Welker, NP, Joins Tennova Medical Group

Penny Welker, NP, Joins Tennova Medical Group

Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Penny Welker, NP, to Tennova Primary Care – Jefferson. She is accepting new patients at her office at 1004 North Highway, Suites B and C, Jefferson City. Same-day appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call (865) 647-3400.  As a certified nurse practitioner, Welker specializes in caring for men, women and children […]

Carson-Newman exceeds expectations in preparing educators

Carson-Newman exceeds expectations in preparing educators

Carson-Newman University’s Education Department received recognition from the Tennessee State Board of Education for exceeding expectations in preparing teachers and school leaders. The University’s program was among only nine educator preparation providers across the state that achieved the designation, which is the highest performance category on the board’s annual report card. “I love the commitment […]

Fourth Anniversary of Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Fourth Anniversary of Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Photo Left/Right – Guest speaker at the MDW NSDAR Fourth Anniversary Meeting was Charlotte Miller, TSDAR Speaker Staff member. Current and former regents in attendance were Ruth Davis, Past Regent, Spencer Clack Chapter; Wilma Zavona, Regent, Spencer Clack Chapter; Joyce Damon, Regent, Samuel Doak Chapter; Jane Chambers, Regent, MDW Chapter; Ellie Betts, Past Regent, Samuel […]

Chestnut Hill VFD Receives Help From Modern Woodmen of America

Chestnut Hill VFD Receives Help From Modern Woodmen of America

MWA representative Richard Hall presenting check to CHVFD fire chief Steve Shultz and other firefighters and family members. The Dandridge Chapter of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial recently helped the Chestnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department with their 2019 successful fall fundraiser. MWA matched the first $1,750 the fire department raised.

Joining Hands Health Center of Jefferson City

Joining Hands Health Center of Jefferson City

Emily Terrell, Patient Care Coordinator of Joining Hands Health Center (third from left), is surrounded by Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, members Jane Hersch, Julie Wilbur, Ellie Betts, Glenda Roach, Jane Chambers, Elizabeth Finchum, and Jane Busdeker and by some of the wish list items showered on the Center by the MDW Chapter. Each Christmas, […]

Veterans Program Luncheon Hosted By Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Veterans Program Luncheon Hosted By Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Amid chuckles and amused groans, Jane Chambers, Regent of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), shared an account of “The Worst Road Trip” with honored veterans and guests at the annual MDW Veterans Day luncheon on November 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Dandridge. Regent […]

National DAR Day of Service Activities

National DAR Day of Service Activities

National DAR Day of Service Activities Members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), focused on Conservation Committee Initiatives for National DAR Day of Service. In response to the “Sea to Shining Sea” Chapter Challenge, several members plunged into a cleanup of the original town spring in […]

D.A.R. Welcomes Honor Air Knoxville to October Meeting

D.A.R. Welcomes Honor Air Knoxville to October Meeting

“Eddie, you don’t understand. Now, I am home.” Those were the words of a Vietnam War veteran who had just returned from Washington, D.C., on an HonorAir Flight. Eddie is Eddie Mannis, founder of HonorAir Knoxville, a non-profit organization which takes veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War from East […]

Second Amendment – Letter To The Editor

Second Amendment – Letter To The Editor

SECOND AMENDMENT By David Seal As Americans, we enjoy a set of sacred rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Among those God given rights are freedom to speak, the right to assemble, and the right to own property. The right to keep and bear arms is the fundamental right that enables us to defend ourselves […]

Letters to the Editor – Mentors

Letters to the Editor – Mentors

Submitted by Dr. John B. Cagle, Assistant Principal, Jefferson County High School To the Editor: Every day, nearly every person reading this wakes up and uses their skills, training, and life experiences to make a difference in their life and the lives of their loved ones.  But today, I would like to ask you to […]

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

On Thursday September 26, 2019 the Martha Dandridge Garden Club convened for their regular meeting and to hear from a representative of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Guest speaker and Plant Engineer Manager, Erik Bodiscomassink, relayed the importance of Douglas Dam and its relationship to the local area to club members. The hydroelectric dam is […]

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

The Jefferson City Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Sherry Carr as our “Hometown Hero” for her outstanding service to our community. Her efforts include volunteering with the Special Olympics of Tennessee, a Board Member and volunteer for Challenger Division, South Jefferson County Little League baseball, Volunteer for Access for Life, Tennessee Promise […]

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University’s Exercise Concept group received Life Care Centers of America’s Group Volunteer Award for its service to Life Care Center of Jefferson City. The presentation was made Aug. 26 during the company’s annual management meeting in Cleveland. In November, Carson-Newman Assistant Professor Greg Stanley contacted Life Care Center of Jefferson City to discuss starting […]

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

Twenty-two ladies represented the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), at the Tennessee State Daughters of the American Revolution (TSDAR) East Tennessee 2019 August Workshop held at First Baptist Church in Maryville, August 24. That was the largest number of attendees from any chapter in the Appalachian District […]

SONIC Drive-In Announces Final 12 Drive-Ins Competing in the 25th Annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES®

SONIC Drive-In Announces Final 12 Drive-Ins Competing in the 25th Annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES®

For nine months, thousands of SONIC® Drive-In team members have competed in a series of intense individual and team challenges as part of SONIC’s annual premier training program, the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES, to be recognized as the country’s best drive-in teams. Today, SONIC announced the Final 12 teams who lead by example and work together to deliver […]

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