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Jefferson County Holds Memorial Day Celebration

Jefferson County Holds Memorial Day Celebration

Jefferson County celebrated Memorial Day on May 30,2022 with a ceremony and presentation that began at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and ended at the Historic Revolutionary Cemetery in downtown Dandridge. Master of Ceremonies was Major General Purser who also introduced guest speaker Jefferson County Mayor Potts. Participating in the event were members of the […]

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Five retirees of Carson-Newman University are inaugural members of the Robert Reedy Bryan Society. The recognition took place during C-N’s May 6 Spring Undergraduate Commencement featuring 303 graduates.Those honored were Vickie Butler, Dr. Mark Heinrich, Mary Phipps, Dr. Frank Pinkerton and Joe Bill Sloan. Named after the University’s second president, the society honors the dedicated […]

Fashion after the Revolution

Fashion after the Revolution

After the colonies made the break from Great Britain with the Revolutionary War, the new United States of America exerted its independence in several ways in addition to the choice of a federal republic form of government over a monarchy. Three of those ways were in language, beverage choice, and fashion. Noah Webster standardized new […]

“Thank You” for all that they do to protect our citizens and keep peace in our communities

“Thank You” for all that they do to protect our citizens and keep peace in our communities

What do George Washington, Billy Boy (aka Charming Billy), and the law enforcement departments of Jefferson and Grainger counties have in common? Cherries! The young George is supposed to have told the truth about chopping down his father’s cherry tree; Charming Billy’s adolescent fiancé used cherries to swiftly make pies; and the law enforcement departments […]

Carson-Newman, North American Mission Board, give students opportunity to serve over Spring Break

Carson-Newman, North American Mission Board, give students opportunity to serve over Spring Break

Many Carson-Newman students are forgoing a typical “Spring Break trip,” and instead take part in the University’s timeless tradition of volunteering for mission trips during their break. This year, Carson-Newman’s Campus Ministries partnered with Generation Send (GenSend) to send students to Denver, Pittsburgh and New Orleans to serve. GenSend is an experience made possible through […]

Quilts of Valor Presented at First United Methodist Church

Quilts of Valor Presented at First United Methodist Church

Patriotism was the order of the day on February 19 as four male veterans and one female veteran were wrapped in Quilts of Valor made by the Jefferson City Quilters at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Kathleen Van Orsdel, herself a Vietnam War Era veteran and an avid patriot and quilter, is the Group […]

Jefferson County Schools Recognizes Sandi Ramey as Principal of the Year and Michelle Walker as Supervisor of the Year

Jefferson County Schools Recognizes Sandi Ramey as Principal of the Year and Michelle Walker as Supervisor of the Year

Jefferson County Schools is proud to recognize Mrs. Sandi Ramey as the 2021-22 Principal of the Year.  Mrs. Ramey is the principal of Talbott Elementary School.  She has been the principal there for the past five years.  She has an Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial University.  This is Mrs. Ramey’s twelfth year working in education.  Talbott […]

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 2 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 2 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the No. 2 in the state according to U.S. News & World Report. Released today, the ranking also places the program in the top slot among Tennessee’s private institutions. Additionally, Carson-Newman’s nursing program garnered the No.3 spot in the state in the category “Best Online Master’s in Nursing […]

A Time of Thanks!

A Time of Thanks!

A message to the Community from Tony Benton, President and CEO of Tennova Healthcare’s East Tennessee Market and CEO of Turkey Creek Medical Center Colin McRae, Chief Executive Officer North Knoxville Medical Center Mark Cain, Chief Executive Officer, LaFollette Medical Center Ben Ridder, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Memorial Hospital Scott Williams, Chief Executive Office, Newport […]

Old Dominion White Pine Service Center is giving back to the community during the holiday season

Old Dominion White Pine Service Center is giving back to the community during the holiday season

Old Dominion White Pine service center is giving back to the community during the holiday season. For the fourth straight year, Old Dominion’s White Pine service center has collected donations for Toys for Tots and set a new service center record for Toys for Tots donations in 2021. OD filled two pick-up trucks with over […]

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 […]

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