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The Spring Equinox is Here!

The Spring Equinox is Here!

It’s finally happening, the day that many of us have been anxiously awaiting since the holidays. Monday, March 20th, 2017 signals the Spring Equinox, and with it the first official day of spring! Technically, the moment of the equinox will be 6:28 a.m. for the Northern Hemisphere. Finally, we can have justification for all of [...]

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

The Jefferson County Commission declined to approve funding for a proposed Commerce Park that was to be located in the C.H. Rankin, Hwy 113 and Roy Messer area of White Pine. Multiple citizens took to the podium again at Thursday’s Voting Meeting to assure that their concerns regarding the proposal were heard prior to the [...]

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Jefferson County Commission and the Town of Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen took action last week to pass resolutions against the removal of razor wire at Mountain View Youth Development Center. Recently, the State of Tennessee Department of Child Services, which oversees the youth corrections programs in the state, announced that they would be [...]

Vacation Ideas to Help Make the Most of Spring Break

Vacation Ideas to Help Make the Most of Spring Break

Spring break is finally upon us, and many are looking for a reprieve from their daily lives. Maybe you already have plans for the upcoming holiday or are still fishing around for something to do. Here are some suggestions for families, parents, college students, and everyone in between to have the best spring break possible. [...]

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also [...]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

The holiday of Saint Patrick Day is steeped in a unique cultural history. The story starts with a kidnapping, like many great legends. While the story of Saint Patrick may be slightly unknown, recently experts have discovered deeper parts of the history and traditions that millions take part in each year. Saint Patrick’s Day is [...]

New State Fishing Records Confirmed During 2016

New State Fishing Records Confirmed During 2016

Anglers established six Class A records and three new Class B standards during the 2016 calendar year. Class A comprises of sport fishing methods while Class B is for other methods other than rod and reel. The new records were certified by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Two Class A records were set within two [...]

TVA Campgrounds Open 2017 Season

TVA Campgrounds Open 2017 Season

With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2017 camping season opens Wed., March 15 and runs through Nov. 15. TVA provides more than 80 public recreation areas, including campgrounds, day-use areas and boat ramps across the Tennessee [...]

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

A proposed Commerce Park to be located in the White Pine community was the subject of discussion at the Jefferson County Work Session that was held Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens spoke in opposition to the site selected for the Commerce Park, which would impact property on the [...]

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March: a warning that would shock the real and literary world a thousand times over and engrain itself into human history. The ring of which can still be heard in the ears of modern readers and scholars of Roman history. What exactly are the Ides of March, and why should we [...]

Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

Morristown Police Department Issues Silver Alert for Missing 85-Year-Old Morristown Woman

The Morristown Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 85-year-old Morristown woman. Lula Bell Orrick of North Henry Street was last heard from just before dark on March 13, 2017 by family. Ms. Orrick is a white female 5’2” tall and weighs 165 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She [...]

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Monday evening, House members unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) and Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) that provides additional support to East Tennessee families whose properties were damaged by last November’s wildfires. House Bill 52 calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal property, if [...]

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Today is the day that leaves most mathematicians and science enthusiasts breathless. March 14th is known world-wide for many as Pi Day! Before you get too sad that the pi isn’t the edible kind (more on that in a minute), here are some interesting facts and celebrations of the day. Pi is usually expressed in [...]

She Said, He Said: Gender Identity

She Said, He Said: Gender Identity

The following is the fourth entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Bugs Likely to Arrive Early Due to Warmer Weather

Bugs Likely to Arrive Early Due to Warmer Weather

It is no secret that this winter has been an unusual one for those of us in the United States. Some cities are claiming that they have no reported snow fall for the entire season. With this increase of warm temperatures many experts are expecting spring and summer to arrive earlier than ever. Will this [...]

Citizens Align to Oppose Commerce Park in White Pine

Citizens Align to Oppose Commerce Park in White Pine

Citizens opposing the location of the proposed White Pine Commerce Park met last week to organize their efforts to derail the project. While there are multiple reasons cited from those opposing the Commerce Park, location and funding appear to top the list. Stress on roads, property value impact and proximity of an established similar park [...]