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Music on the Town

Music on the Town

Why is Music on the Town not on September 1st, which is the first Thursday in September? The first Tennessee Football game in on September 1st and so they moved the Music on the Town to Saturday to avoid conflict. The event will return to Thursdays for the remainder of the event date.

Tomato Season

Tomato Season

I have been looking for tomatoes all season and there just doesn’t seem to be any. Was this just a really bad year or did I somehow miss the season? Very hot temperatures and dry conditions, combined with early hot weather, made this a bad season for tomatoes. It is unfortunate but many weekend gardeners [...]

Swann’s Marina Drowning

Swann’s Marina Drowning

I head that there was another drowning near Swann’s Marina this weekend. I haven’t heard or seen anything more about it on television or facebook. Is it true that someone drowned this weekend and who was it? According to officials, there was a call about a potential drowning but it was determined that the person [...]

White Pine School Cafeteria

White Pine School Cafeteria

I heard that the students at White Pine School will have to bring their lunch this year because there is no cafeteria. Is this true? While there is a renovation and addition project that will be ongoing at White Pine School this year, it is not true that students will have to being their lunch. [...]

Lake Levels

Lake Levels

I am new to the area and was wondering how long the lake will stay up at the current level? Generally, TVA starts to seriously pull the lake down just after Labor Day. Of course, that all depends on need, as local lakes are reservoirs and there levels are dependent on more than recreational seasons. [...]

Water Discoloration

Water Discoloration

I recently read your article on the discoloration of water in Dandridge. I am still concerned and would like more information on the topic. Can you offer any contact information that I might use to get the information that I am looking for? If you have not already, I would suggest contacting Water Superintendent Norton [...]

Where Can I Find the School Dress Code?

Where Can I Find the School Dress Code?

I have a daughter who will be attending middle school next year. We would like to go ahead and do some shopping for school clothes but I know that the dress codes are different from elementary school to middle school. Do you have any idea where I might find the dress code? For most schools, [...]

White Pine School Meals

White Pine School Meals

I am looking for some information on how meals will be handled at White Pine School this year. I have heard that the students will have to eat sandwiches everyday and that concerns me. Is that true? It is true that there will be construction at White Pine School and it will interfere with the [...]

Town-side Shakin’ the Lake Events

Town-side Shakin’ the Lake Events

I was wondering if there will be anything going on town side of the lake for Shakin the Lake? Yes. This year Dandridge is sponsoring the Red, White and Bluegrass event on the town side of the lake on July 3rd. Local shops will be open for business and there will be food trucks as [...]

Shakin’ the Lake Plans

Shakin’ the Lake Plans

I heard that the town is planning something town side for the night of Shakin the Lake. Is that true something is going on and if so, what? The Town of Dandridge is hosting Red, White and Bluegrass for the evening of July 3, 2016 which is the same day as Shakin the Lake. The [...]

June Jubilee Cost?

June Jubilee Cost?

I was wondering if there is a charge to get into June Jubilee? The event is free. There will be vendors that will be selling food and other items but there are also many free things to do and see. Music will be going all day, as well as other entertainment. A magician will be [...]

Where’s the Department of Education?

Where’s the Department of Education?

I am looking for the Department of Education for Jefferson County and can’t seem to find it. I know that there were problems at their other place and it looks like they have moved permanently. Where are they now and where does the school board meet? The Department of Education is currently located in the [...]

Pool Membership

Pool Membership

I am looking for a membership to a pool for our family this summer. I understand that there is not a pool open to the public in Dandridge. Do you have any suggestion? You are correct, there is currently not a public pool, or a pool that takes memberships, in Dandridge. Jefferson City does have [...]

Listings of Road Work?

Listings of Road Work?

I would like to know if there is any place that lists the road work that is being done in the area? I sometimes travel for my work and often run a little late due to traffic. It would be helpful to have reliable information at hand. Tennessee Department of Transportation is the best source [...]

Requesting Schools for My Children

Requesting Schools for My Children

I am considering purchasing a home in Jefferson County. I have small children and would like to be able to choose where they attend school. Where we currently reside, parents can request a particular school, as long as they provide transportation. Is that the case in Jefferson County? Generally speaking, students are zoned for a [...]

Viewing the JCHS Bathroom Tape

Viewing the JCHS Bathroom Tape

I recently read the article that stated that there was a camera in the boy’s restroom at Jefferson County High School. My son attends Jefferson County High School and uses that restroom often. I would like to see the video that was taped and believe that it is my right to do so. Has anyone [...]