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131st Continental Congress of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)

131st Continental Congress of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)

After three years in an online format, the 131st Continental Congress of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), met in person in DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., from June 29 through July 3. More than 4,000 women from 50 states, 12 overseas countries, and one US territory gathered to “Rise and Shine […]

Eagle Anglers land successful weekend with 4th annual youth camp

Eagle Anglers land successful weekend with 4th annual youth camp

Carson-Newman University’s nationally ranked Eagle Anglers hosted its fourth annual Youth Angler Academy over the weekend. The event, which gives high school and middle school age anglers the chance for hands-on instruction from C-N’s team, featured 2019 Bassmaster Classic Champion Ott Defoe as guest speaker. Eagle Angler’s Head Coach Hunter Sales says the event was a success. […]

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

I read “VITAL POLICY – OPINION – SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL), a Slippery Slope of Questionable Education Practices Has Arrived in Jefferson County, Tennessee” (June 23, 2022) with interest. I am an educator–have a Masters Degree in education, spent two decades of my career teaching, mostly in private settings. I chose to homeschool my own […]

Quilts of Valor Honorary Resolution from Board of Commissioners

Quilts of Valor Honorary Resolution from Board of Commissioners

The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) was recognized for its Volunteer Spirit and dedication of its members to honoring our nation’s veterans at the July 18 meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Kathleen Van Orsdel, founder of Jefferson City Quilters, accepted the resolution for the organization. Jefferson […]

Carson-Newman’s Caradine chosen for exclusive New Bridge program

Carson-Newman’s Caradine chosen for exclusive New Bridge program

An exclusive study program, New Bridge, is opening an exciting door for Carson-Newman University’s Ashley Caradine this month. Caradine, who serves as C-N’s director of Multicultural Services, will be one of only 20 members to travel to Washington, D.C., Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. Sponsored by Atlantik-Brücke, a private non-profit association based in Berlin, the experience allows […]

New Market’s Gray Graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

New Market’s Gray Graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Elias Hilaire Gray of New Market recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, NY.  Gray earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the U. S. armed forces.  He also earned a Merchant Marine officer license in the U.S. flag merchant marine, qualifying him to serve as […]

Protect Your Pet’s Feet From Heat

Protect Your Pet’s Feet From Heat

86 degrees becomes 135 on asphalt In the absence of any wind and in direct sunlight, asphalt surfaces can reach 125 degrees, when the air temperature is only 77 degrees, according to Dr. James Berens work on thermal contact burns published in 1970 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. At 86 degrees, the […]

Jefferson County Holds Memorial Day Celebration

Jefferson County Holds Memorial Day Celebration

Jefferson County celebrated Memorial Day on May 30,2022 with a ceremony and presentation that began at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and ended at the Historic Revolutionary Cemetery in downtown Dandridge. Master of Ceremonies was Major General Purser who also introduced guest speaker Jefferson County Mayor Potts. Participating in the event were members of the […]

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Five retirees of Carson-Newman University are inaugural members of the Robert Reedy Bryan Society. The recognition took place during C-N’s May 6 Spring Undergraduate Commencement featuring 303 graduates.Those honored were Vickie Butler, Dr. Mark Heinrich, Mary Phipps, Dr. Frank Pinkerton and Joe Bill Sloan. Named after the University’s second president, the society honors the dedicated […]

Fashion after the Revolution

Fashion after the Revolution

After the colonies made the break from Great Britain with the Revolutionary War, the new United States of America exerted its independence in several ways in addition to the choice of a federal republic form of government over a monarchy. Three of those ways were in language, beverage choice, and fashion. Noah Webster standardized new […]

“Thank You” for all that they do to protect our citizens and keep peace in our communities

“Thank You” for all that they do to protect our citizens and keep peace in our communities

What do George Washington, Billy Boy (aka Charming Billy), and the law enforcement departments of Jefferson and Grainger counties have in common? Cherries! The young George is supposed to have told the truth about chopping down his father’s cherry tree; Charming Billy’s adolescent fiancé used cherries to swiftly make pies; and the law enforcement departments […]

Carson-Newman, North American Mission Board, give students opportunity to serve over Spring Break

Carson-Newman, North American Mission Board, give students opportunity to serve over Spring Break

Many Carson-Newman students are forgoing a typical “Spring Break trip,” and instead take part in the University’s timeless tradition of volunteering for mission trips during their break. This year, Carson-Newman’s Campus Ministries partnered with Generation Send (GenSend) to send students to Denver, Pittsburgh and New Orleans to serve. GenSend is an experience made possible through […]

Quilts of Valor Presented at First United Methodist Church

Quilts of Valor Presented at First United Methodist Church

Patriotism was the order of the day on February 19 as four male veterans and one female veteran were wrapped in Quilts of Valor made by the Jefferson City Quilters at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Kathleen Van Orsdel, herself a Vietnam War Era veteran and an avid patriot and quilter, is the Group […]

2022 TN Saves Piggy Bank Pageant

2022 TN Saves Piggy Bank Pageant

Children Pre-K to 12th grade, are invited to participate in the 2022 TN Saves Piggy Bank Pageant, March 1-12. To enter, students use their imagination and creativity to hand craft a Piggy Bank. The Sevier County Piggy Bank entries will be judged, and winners selected at each grade level. The County Winners will then be […]

Jefferson County Schools Recognizes Sandi Ramey as Principal of the Year and Michelle Walker as Supervisor of the Year

Jefferson County Schools Recognizes Sandi Ramey as Principal of the Year and Michelle Walker as Supervisor of the Year

Jefferson County Schools is proud to recognize Mrs. Sandi Ramey as the 2021-22 Principal of the Year.  Mrs. Ramey is the principal of Talbott Elementary School.  She has been the principal there for the past five years.  She has an Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial University.  This is Mrs. Ramey’s twelfth year working in education.  Talbott […]

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 2 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 2 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the No. 2 in the state according to U.S. News & World Report. Released today, the ranking also places the program in the top slot among Tennessee’s private institutions. Additionally, Carson-Newman’s nursing program garnered the No.3 spot in the state in the category “Best Online Master’s in Nursing […]

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