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Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

On Monday night, May 25, 2017, the Jefferson County Commission voted in a new Veterans Service Officer. The position went to Commander Curtis Hudson, a Vietnam Army veteran with decades of commitment to veterans services, having served for over 13 years in the county, alone. Curtis worked for years with Jefferson County High School’s Night [...]

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Imagine having a van full of animals. You’re on the way to take them to another location, so they can find their “furrever” home.  Just as you’re cruising along, suddenly the van breaks down, and you’re stuck on the side of the road with the animals you have in tow.  It’s hot, you’re scared, the [...]

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner for many kids across the area. Carefree days and long nights under the stars are fast approaching. However, if you are a parent, the few months of your child’s summer can be a stressful time. How are you going to keep the kids happy and occupied while you, in [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of NSDAR Attends State Conference

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of NSDAR Attends State Conference

The Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their 112th State Conference at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center April 20 – 23, 2017. The gathering included six members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter representing Jefferson County: Mary Cay Khiel, Regent; Jane Chambers, Vice Regent; Kim Williams-Clabo, Recording Secretary; Karen [...]

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20th: the day that 451 graduating Seniors from Jefferson County High School have been waiting for has finally arrived. After a procession of the faculty, who lined up according to their years of service, the familiar music of “Pomp and Circumstance” began.  The thousands in attendance to honor the Jefferson County Class of [...]

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

May the 16th was a bittersweet day for Jefferson County High School Seniors, as it was the last official day of school for them.  That night, a celebration of the top scholars took place at Carson Newman University.  The best of the 451 future graduates were honored with dozens of awards and scholarships, and it [...]

JCHS Underclassmen Honored at Awards Night

JCHS Underclassmen Honored at Awards Night

Jefferson County High School hosted a night to celebrate the top scholars of the school year.  Monday night, students from grades 9 through 11 were recognized for the Underclass Honors Night.  Narrated by Brant Adams and Katie Wright, the top students from every department were recognized for their excellence both in and out of the [...]

All Saints Choir Wins Big At Smoky Mountain Music Festival

All Saints Choir Wins Big At Smoky Mountain Music Festival

The award-winning Singing Saints’ Choir from All Saints’ Episcopal School competed for the fifth year at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival, placing first in the Youth Choir Division. Competing against a variety of choirs from across the country, the choir not only placed first, but also received superior ratings in all categories for their performance. [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter attends Grave Marking

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter attends Grave Marking

On Saturday May 6 at 11:00 a.m., Karen McFarland and Elizabeth Finchum, members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, attended the Patriot Marker Dedication Ceremony for Moses Cavett. The ceremony took place at Mars Hill Cemetery at Cavett Station in West Hills Knoxville, TN. Participants included Cavett family descendants, Cherokee Indians, anthropologists from the University [...]

Bassmasters College Series On Douglas Lake

Bassmasters College Series On Douglas Lake

B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, will host the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops, May 11-13, on Cherokee Lake in Jefferson City, Tenn. The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops pits teams of college anglers against one another for cash, prizes, bragging rights and the holy [...]

Dandridge Welcomes BARE-Co

Dandridge Welcomes BARE-Co

Australia’s largest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of replacement agricultural tractor parts has recently purchased its main US distribution center at Pine Drive, Dandridge TN. Bare-Co is a family owned and operated business, established in 1944 by Roy Bare. Roy’s son Allan has been with the company since 1960 and now owns and operates the business [...]

Jefferson County Republican Party Holds Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Jefferson County Republican Party Holds Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

The Jefferson County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Field of Dreams Activity Center on Friday night. The event began at 6:00 p.m. and featured speakers John Forgety and Beth Harwell. The evening began with Republican members and supporters within the community being greeted with the national anthem and an introduction of [...]

Dandridge Farmer’s Market Opens for 2017 Season

Dandridge Farmer’s Market Opens for 2017 Season

The annual Dandridge Farmer’s Market kicked off the 2017 season Saturday morning.  Located at the corner of Meeting Street and Gay Street in Historic Downtown Dandridge, the Farmer’s market has been a long time favorite Saturday morning trek for many in Jefferson and surrounding counties.  Many different items such as fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits [...]

Koehler speaks at Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Meeting on Quilts from The Underground Railroad

Koehler speaks at Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Meeting on Quilts from The Underground Railroad

On March 11, the speaker, Jo Koehler of Dandridge, presented her story of quilts and how they were used in the network of the Underground Railroad. Quilts were a vital communication link for escaped slaves and those who would give them help on their journey north. To begin with, Jo Koehler wanted to give credit [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington D.A.R. attend George Washington Luncheon

Martha Dandridge Washington D.A.R. attend George Washington Luncheon

Members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Daughters of the American Revolution attended a luncheon celebrating George Washington’s birthday on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Rothchild’s in Knoxville. Mary Kay Khel, regent, joined other DAR leaders from across East Tennessee for the celebration of President George Washington’s birthday and his contributions to the early foundations of America. [...]

Letters to the Editor – Troubles With The Bickering

Letters to the Editor – Troubles With The Bickering

Submitted by Janie Slaton, Retired Jefferson County Teacher, Livelong Second District Resident I try to stay informed on the actions of the county commission and voice my opinion to my fellow Jefferson County citizens and taxpayers. The IDB Resolution 2017-20 that was vetoed by Mayor Palmieri seemed to be an excellent method to improve the tax [...]

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