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Nothing Says Holiday Like a Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

Nothing Says Holiday Like a Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start planning a trip to a local tree farm. As the cool, crisp air draws near, a visit to the farm is the perfect outdoor adventure to generate some holiday spirit and family fun. Many farms sell Christmas trees between Black Friday [...]

Several Jefferson County Schools Earn Reward School for 2018

Several Jefferson County Schools Earn Reward School for 2018

On Tuesday, November 20, Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools, presented the principal and faculty of each deserving school with their “Reward School” Banner. Banners were provided by the Tennessee State Department of Education.

Local Veterans Honored At 26th Annual Night Of Patriots

Local Veterans Honored At 26th Annual Night Of Patriots

Jefferson County High School presented the 26th annual Night of the Patriots performance on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the James D. Swann Performing Arts Center. Local veterans were honored by students from several areas of study and extra curricular areas at Jefferson County High School. As has come to be expected, students and staff [...]

DAR Tours Crossnore School

DAR Tours Crossnore School

Education, Historic Preservation, and Patriotism are the chief goals of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Ellie Betts, Tennessee Society NSDAR Schools Vice Chair for The Crossnore School advanced the goal of Education on October 3 as she welcomed TSDAR members from the Applachian District to tour the facilities of The Crossnore [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of Daughters Of The American Revolution Hold Revolutionary War Soldier Grave Marking

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of Daughters Of The American Revolution Hold Revolutionary War Soldier Grave Marking

Saturday, May 12th , 2018 was a special day for the Historic Revolutionary War Graveyard located in downtown Dandridge. The Martha Dandridge Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a special ceremony to mark the grave of a former Revolutionary War soldier, and to present their findings validating his service. Regent Jane [...]

Prescription Drug Box Installed at Sheriff’s Department

Prescription Drug Box Installed at Sheriff’s Department

Providing a drug box for a community is a step in substance abuse prevention. So, In cooperation with local and State agencies, the Sheriff’s Department has recently installed a drug box in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. This receptacle is being made available to the public, and is “ready for business.” Folks can now bring [...]

New Market Fire Department Costume Contest Winners

New Market Fire Department Costume Contest Winners

New Market Fire Department and Rescue Team had their Halloween Costumes Contest on Saturday October 27.   This year’s winners were: In the 0- 5 category was Lillie Elmore dressed as a scarecrow. In the 6-12 category was Brook Solomon dressed as Uma, and Ema Millington as a crazy cat lady. In the 13-17 category [...]

DAR Celebrates National Service Day and Founding of NSDAR

DAR Celebrates National Service Day and Founding of NSDAR

Service to America is a key emphasis of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Therefore, annually on October 11, the National DAR Day of Service and the anniversary of the founding of the NSDAR, members of local chapters engage in special projects to give back to the community. This year, members of [...]

DAR Attends Sycamore Shoals Rededication

DAR Attends Sycamore Shoals Rededication

The Annual Gathering of the Overmountain Men in the reconstructed Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals State Park and a special Rededication of the Sycamore Shoals Monument at the site of original Fort Watauga were attended by seven members of the Martha Dandridge Washington (MDW) Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR): Ellie Betts, [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Holds Fall Meeting

Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Holds Fall Meeting

The Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW) National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) received two awards for outstanding attendance at the Fall Workshop held in August at First Baptist Church, Maryville. Among the 19 chapters in the Appalachian Region, the MDW Chapter had the Highest Total Percentage in attendance – 53.6% and the Highest Total [...]

Jefferson County Schools Call to Action for Parents – Attendance Matters

Jefferson County Schools Call to Action for Parents – Attendance Matters

Do you know the positive impact from your child attending school every day? In Jefferson County Schools, we believe student attendance is critical to academic success—when students attend school they have the opportunity for continuous learning. By attending school without absences, your child has increased academic and social outcomes including better grades, behavior and self-confidence. [...]

Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputy Living Full Life Without Pancreas

Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputy Living Full Life Without Pancreas

Randy Jenkins, a native of White Pine, leads an active lifestyle as a Haywood County, N.C. sheriff’s deputy and K-9 handler and as a hunter and fisherman; all while living without his pancreas, spleen, an adrenal gland and as an insulin-dependent diabetic. Jenkins, 55, a Coast Guard veteran, was diagnosed with a malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2013. [...]

Local Courts Encourage Everyone to “Speak Up, Save Lives”

Local Courts Encourage Everyone to “Speak Up, Save Lives”

Staff of the Circuit, Sessions, and Juvenile courts are joining their fellow Tennesseans across the Volunteer State to promote suicide awareness this September, National Suicide Prevention Month. According to some of the most recent data, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Volunteer State. Suicide does not discriminate. It cuts across age, [...]

Wolf PAWS ‘Positive Awareness Wolf-dog Sanctuary’ Hosts 4th Annual Fundraiser “WolfStock”

Wolf PAWS ‘Positive Awareness Wolf-dog Sanctuary’ Hosts 4th Annual Fundraiser “WolfStock”

Wolf PAWS invites the public to their fourth annual fundraiser “WolfStock” to be held on Saturday, October 6th from 12-5 pm at their wolf-dog sanctuary located at 2525 Edgewater Lane in Dandridge. Event: WolfStock visitors will get to tour the sanctuary and see the resident wolf-dogs, enjoy barbecue from the Gigglin’ Pig, and have a [...]

Pine Fest 2018

Pine Fest 2018

Community participants and city leaders came out on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the city of White Pine’s annual fall Pine Fest event. The event raised a sense of community awareness and allowed citizens to transition into the fall season. Held on Main Street in the heart of White Pine several local venders sat up their [...]

Local Courts “Purple Out” to Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s

Local Courts “Purple Out” to Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s

Staff of the Circuit, Sessions, and Juvenile Courts joined over 200 other courts from Mountain City to Memphis in raising awareness for Alzheimer’s in Tennessee on the 4th Annual state-wide Purple Out Day on September 14th. Because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact so many people, the Board of Directors for the State Court Clerks Association of [...]

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