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Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II Speaks On 8th Amendment To U.S. Constitution

Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II Speaks On 8th Amendment To U.S. Constitution

The issue of bail reform has been in the forefront of the news in many states over the past two years. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” That amendment deals with the issue of bail in just […]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Officers for 2021-2022

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Officers for 2021-2022

The Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), officers for 2021-2022 are Regent Jane Chambers, First Vice Regent Janet Guyett, Second Vice Regent Jill Evans, Chaplain Elizabeth Finchum, Recording Secretary Karen Bible, Corresponding Secretary Jane Busdeker, Treasurer Wendy Randolph, Registrar Karen McFarland, Historian Jamie Snyder, Librarian Katie Schmidt, and […]

Strawberry Plains Guardsman follows in families’ footsteps

Strawberry Plains Guardsman follows in families’ footsteps

Spc. Charles Schaad, a Strawberry Plains native and small arms artillery repairer with the Tennessee National Guard’s Troop D, Detachment 1, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, promoted to sergeant on May 21. As a small arms artillery repairer, Schaad is responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on small arms, infantry weapons, and towed artillery. “I joined […]

BANEBERRY GOLF RESORT GETS NEW OWNERSHIP AND A NEW NAME

BANEBERRY GOLF RESORT GETS NEW OWNERSHIP AND A NEW NAME

In a community meeting on Tuesday the new owners of Lakeland Golf Course and Mulligan’s Bar and Grill, formerly Baneberry Golf Resort, announced their official ownership, new business name, and new branding imagery to a welcoming Baneberry audience. Sitting amongst a panel of other neighborhood volunteers the new owners, Josh and Danyelle Glendenning introduced themselves, […]

Amerigroup and Ageless Innovation Distribute Animatronic Companion Pets to Older Adults Living with Cognitive Decline and Social Isolation Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Amerigroup and Ageless Innovation Distribute Animatronic Companion Pets to Older Adults Living with Cognitive Decline and Social Isolation Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Amerigroup Tennessee, a leading managed care company dedicated to improving lives and promoting healthier communities, announced a plan to combat the growing concern of social isolation and cognitive decline among older adults in Tennessee through the distribution of animatronic pets. In partnership with award winning robotic pet manufacturer, Ageless Innovation, the interactive cats and dogs […]

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

My 5th Grade teacher, Nancy Jones, always gave her students sound advice, especially in the areas of life, respect, and humility. If you are going to criticize someone, she would say, at least be willing to suggest a better plan or be willing to listen to the ideas of others. We have a set of […]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, Grave Marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, Grave Marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery

 What’s in a name? A whole lot, once you begin to dig into the genealogical history of a family as the audience learned from Jefferson County Historian Bob Jarnagin at the grave marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery, White Pine, on April 10. The ceremony was conducted by the Martha Dandridge Washington […]

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

Over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed several signs with the 4-H clover and UT Extension logos scattered across the entire county. This is a part of this year’s activities to promote Extension in our local area. Our office covers many topic areas including 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, as […]

Carson-Newman graduate program surge brings record spring enrollment

Carson-Newman graduate program surge brings record spring enrollment

This semester is cause for celebration at Carson-Newman University, where a record spring enrollment brought 2,729 students to Mossy Creek. Spring 2020’s enrollment was the University’s prior record for the second semester of the school year, with 2,578 students. “God has truly blessed Carson-Newman with a growing enrollment,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “Each […]

Brandy Arnold, MDW American History Award Winner

Brandy Arnold, MDW American History Award Winner

Brandy Arnold, teacher of U.S. History at Jefferson County High School (JCHS), has been recognized for Outstanding Work in American History for 2020 by the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The certificate was presented by MDW Recording Secretary and Arnold’s teaching colleague Karen Bible on February 12. […]

5th Anniversary Observance Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

5th Anniversary Observance Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

5th Anniversary Observance – February 13, 2021 Cecile Wimberley, Regent of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the program for the Fifth Anniversary observance of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) on February 13. Due to the Covid-19 situation, Regent Wimberley appeared by Zoom. […]

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the best in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Carson-Newman remains the state’s highest-ranked private school in the “Best Online MBA Program” category. The 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, released today, placed C-N’s online graduate education program as No. 1 in the state and […]

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would you like to join the DAR? When I was 18, if I had been asked that question, I would have responded, “Why?” for this reason: I had the impression that members of the DAR were stuffy old ladies who liked to drink tea and wear big hats and hold their noses in the air […]

Meet Finch The Friendly Giant

Meet Finch The Friendly Giant

Finch is a big friendly giant. A Great Dane x Great Pyrenees, she definitely has some stature – but she loves to run and play like any other pup. She is at her best when she’s out and about in our play area, so visit us and ask to run around with her! She can’t […]

Reducing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Reducing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Self-care is always important for good mental and physical health during the holiday season, but even more important during a pandemic. If we want to get through this, we may cope better with a few strategies within our control. Here are 10 suggestions: Reduce your sources of stress. Limit how many news sources you read […]

Enriching the world with ‘Beauty, Truth and Goodness’

Enriching the world with ‘Beauty, Truth and Goodness’

Sarah Allnatt started college thinking she would not be able to make the grades she needed to succeed. And at first, she didn’t. At first, she was failing. But perseverance, prayer and family support paid off. On Dec. 11, Sarah graduated from Carson-Newman University with a 4.0 GPA and a job lined up as an […]

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