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Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive. Related: [...]

Jefferson County Nursing Home Congratulates CNA Course Completion

Jefferson County Nursing Home Congratulates CNA Course Completion

Jefferson County Nursing Home would like to congratulate these ladies on completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant Course. Good Luck on your State test! Top Row (L) to (R) Dreama Shelton, Gloria Rife, Allison Lovell Program Coordinator, Teresa Hurst, Rebecca Murrell Bottom Row (L) to (R) Amy Stalans, Caitlin Ledford, Elanie Robinson, Erica Majeroni, Torissia [...]

Tennessee Idol Comes to Jefferson County

Tennessee Idol Comes to Jefferson County

America’s favorite singing competition came to Jefferson County over the weekend with Tennessee Idol. The annual event covering the state of Tennessee came to Dandridge’s Field of Dreams Activity Center for the Lakeway Area section of competition. The Lakeway section featured contestants from Jefferson, Cocke and Grainger counties. The Lakeway section of Tennessee Idol began [...]

Evelyn Foster Celebrates 100th Birthday

Evelyn Foster Celebrates 100th Birthday

Friends and family gathered together Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Chandler House to celebrate the 100th birthday of Evelyn Foster. Foster was born in 1917 to Arthur Greene, Sr. and Ocie Mae Greene, and spent her childhood traveling from state to state, as a result of her family’s work in construction. Evelyn graduated high [...]

Paula Deen Hosts Private Cooking Experience

Paula Deen Hosts Private Cooking Experience

Celebrity chef Paula Deen on June 15 hosted a private cooking experience and dinner, along with her husband and sons, at The Walden Lodge, fulfilling a Zoofari auction item that helped raise funds for Zoo Knoxville. Packaged with lodging and spa treatment, the experience was donated by Sid and Jo Blalock, The Island in Pigeon [...]

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church and T.R.A.S.H. Ministries Hold 5th Annual Biker Sunday

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church and T.R.A.S.H. Ministries Hold 5th Annual Biker Sunday

The Lighthouse A Place of Hope Full Gospel Church partnered with T.R.A.S.H. Ministries over the weekend to hold their 5th annual Biker Sunday event. The annual event between the two organizations works to shatter the stigma of biker groups and to share the message of Christ with the community. Biker Sunday featured an early morning [...]

Volunteers Needed for Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Volunteers Needed for Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently recruiting for volunteers to assist the Trails Forever trail crew for a rehabilitation project on the Rainbow Falls Trail. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must register at least one week in advance by contacting Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator, Adam [...]

Daughters of the American Revolution’s Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Celebrates Annual Tea Fundraiser

Daughters of the American Revolution’s Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Celebrates Annual Tea Fundraiser

The Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met together this weekend for their annual celebration tea fundraiser. The celebration marked the 286th birthday of none other than Martha Dandridge Washington, whom the chapter is named after. The NSDAR partnered with Glenmore mansion for the event. The celebration [...]

Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Hosts 7th Annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament

Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Hosts 7th Annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament

The Parrots Chapel community came together in a big way to support the area’s Volunteer Fire Department Saturday. The Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department hosted their seventh annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament Saturday morning. There were 32 participants from all over Parrots Chapel, Fairgarden, and other communities, ranging from ages 2 to 18. Parents, [...]

Third Annual Ruck March Is A Big Success

Third Annual Ruck March Is A Big Success

Kevin Poe, co- founder and coordinator for the Memorial Day Ruck March, would like to thank the community for coming out to show their support and respect for our fallen Veterans. “Our Nation’s heroes are honored by continuing to speak their names,” said Poe. Poe also shares that his Dad, Russell Turner, who is a [...]

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 [...]

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