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Patriot Basketball Boosters Raising Funds

Patriot Basketball Boosters Raising Funds

The Jefferson County High School Patriots Booster Club took to the kitchen in support of the JCHS Patriots Basketball teams. Friday was Senior Night at Jefferson County High School and the Boosters took advantage of the full house to host a spaghetti supper fund raiser and silent auction. In spite of the cold, the Patriot […]

Locals Love It Live In Dandridge

Locals Love It Live In Dandridge

Folks looking for a break from the icy weather came out Friday night for the First Friday event at Dandridge Pizza and More. Local favorite band Grits played to a packed room and wowed the crowd with their combination of tunes that included little something for any music lover. The First Friday event is a […]

Dining With Democrats

Dining With Democrats

Jefferson County Democrats met on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Perkins restaurant. The party has been meeting monthly to discuss local, State and National issues, as well as stimulate interest in the party. The Jefferson County Democrat Party has enjoyed a surge in the past few election cycles and, for the first time in recent […]

DES Family Reading Night

DES Family Reading Night

Dandridge Elementary School hosted a family reading night on Tuesday, January 29th. The event brought out students and their parents to enjoy time together sharing books. Proficient reading skills have been identified as one of the major indicators in a student’s long-term academic success and the local schools are working hard to promote early reading. […]

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien announced this week the promotion of Dr. Kina Steed Mallard to the position of executive vice president. Mallard, who is also provost of the institution, served in the role of vice president of academic affairs since joining Carson-Newman in 2009. “This promotion is the next logical step in a long, distinguished […]

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has been named Jefferson Countian of the Year by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Sparks received the honor Saturday night at a banquet. He said he had no clue the honor was coming. “When (the emcee) started reading off who the guy was, I started thinking, ‘Wow, me […]

White Pine Electric Thursday

White Pine Electric Thursday

Thursday January 24th was a busier day than usual at the White Pine school. There was a S.T.E.M. guest speaker who was coming to speak with the second and third grade S.T.E.M group about electricity, as well as a Chili Supper fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting the basketball teams and eighth grade night where 8th […]

43 Years and Moving Forward

43 Years and Moving Forward

Forty three years of service and still going strong. The Parrott- Wood / Strawberry Plains Library hosted a Chili Luncheon fundraiser at the First Baptist Church in Strawberry Plains on Saturday, January 27th 2013. The anniversary luncheon was well attended, as the community came out to support the Parrott- Wood Library Building Fund. The library […]

A Chili Weekend

A Chili Weekend

What a wonderful way to stay warm while putting your money toward great local causes! The New Market Masonic Lodge #246 hosted a fundraiser this past weekend and will donate the proceeds to local youth in need. The lodge host events such as the all you can eat chili supper as well as a Bar […]

McFarland-Nichols-Pratt House Goes To Review Board

McFarland-Nichols-Pratt House Goes To Review Board

The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 9 a.m., the meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission, located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville. Attached is the initial communication we shared. The Board will vote […]

Eighth Grade Night At Maury

Eighth Grade Night At Maury

It was the night that Middle School parents anticipate and dread- Eighth Grade Night. The evening is always bittersweet, as students and parents are acknowledged for some of the extra curricular activities that they participate in through out the year. Monday night’s basketball games were exceptionally special to each member of the Maury Middle School […]

Dandridge Farmers Market

Dandridge Farmers Market

The meeting was short and sweet but it also included a delightful dinner of pizza and cake and the tables were full of individuals who were excited about beginning this year’s farmer’s market. The meeting began with the discussion of a contact list of last year’s sponsors. A grant from Farm Credit Service will be […]

The Grascals Play Dandridge

The Grascals Play Dandridge

The Emmy nominated band Grascals, from Nashville, Tennessee, are a huge hit right now in the bluegrass scene and Jefferson County residents were lucky enough to have them play right here in Dandridge! The Grammy nominated band is in high demand and their Friday evening stop at the Field of Dreams Activity Center was a […]

Carson-Newman Prof to Develop Own Online Textbooks

Carson-Newman Prof to Develop Own Online Textbooks

When the price of textbooks rise and usability decreases, one Carson-Newman professor responds by creating her own. Carson-Newman Associate Professor of Spanish, Mary Baldridge, was awarded a $6,000 ACA summer research fellowship, which she will use toward creating Online Spanish textbooks. “The textbooks currently on the market are exorbitantly expensive, and are not really appropriate […]

First Real Winter Weather

First Real Winter Weather

The onslaunt of extreme Winter weather has some government employees working overtime to try and manage the swings of Mother Nature. The Highway Department generally takes the brunt of the burden when the temperatures dip, however some other County employees see an increase when the weather acts up. First responders are on alert when the […]

Ruth Graham To Speak At 32nd C-N Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Ruth Graham To Speak At 32nd C-N Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Ruth Graham is the featured speaker of Carson-Newman’s annual Ashe-Henderson Lectures, held Jan. 29 through 31, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church sanctuary. Samford University’s Dr. Eric Mathis, professor of church music and worship leadership, will head the series’ music, which […]