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New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

Replant according to Webster’s dictionary means: to plant again or anew. For Magna View Baptist Church (now Grace Point Baptist) it means a fresh start. Although the building and property will remain in the same location east of Jefferson City (1170 East Hwy 11E), the congregation has voted to replant the church—with a new name, [...]

Rescue 180 and True Life Church Host Addiction Forum

Rescue 180 and True Life Church Host Addiction Forum

People recover from addiction every day. Families are rebuilt. Lives are restored. But recovery rarely happens in a vacuum. It takes a community willing to stand beside the person, to support them, and to help lead them out of the darkness. “We are so appreciative to True Life Church for joining with us to bring [...]

4th Judicial Recovery Court Graduate to Speak in President’s National Opioid Crisis Forum

4th Judicial Recovery Court Graduate to Speak in President’s National Opioid Crisis Forum

Mallie Jane Moore, a graduate from Judge Duane Slone’s 4th Judicial Recovery Court program, has been asked to participate in President Donald Trump’s forum on Thursday. “I am so excited! It is surreal and I am so honored to be asked,” shares Moore. “I actually made a statement not that long ago that I would [...]

County-Wide Narcan Training for First Responders a Success

County-Wide Narcan Training for First Responders a Success

Rescue 180, Jefferson County’s Substance Abuse Coalition, and White Pine Police Chief Chad Cotter hosted a training by the Department of Mental Health, the Division of Substance Abuse Services last week. “We are teaming up with Rescue 180 and the rest of the law enforcement agencies to provide Narcan for every police car in the [...]

Jefferson County High School Readies For 25th Annual Night Of The Patriots 2017

Jefferson County High School Readies For 25th Annual Night Of The Patriots 2017

Habitat for Humanity Holds Grand Reopening of ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Holds Grand Reopening of ReStore

On Friday, October 20, the Jefferson City branch of Habitat for Humanity opened their doors for a grand re-opening ceremony. The ceremony consisted of customers, staff, and board members coming together to listen to the mission and revitalization of the Habitat program. Habitat for Humanity coordinator Sheila Wiggins was on hand to thank the community [...]

Haunted Places and Spooky Spaces: New Market Train Wreck

Haunted Places and Spooky Spaces: New Market Train Wreck

Even though the muggy heat of Summer has overstayed its welcome, the calendar assures us that it is, indeed, Fall. With the changing color of the leaves comes ever earlier nights; so enters the season of all things spooky. For those who love the unsettling tension of an October sundown, Elizabeth Lane, feature writer for the [...]

TWRA Fisheries Division Announces Annual Awards

TWRA Fisheries Division Announces Annual Awards

Duane Oyer and Rob Theurer have been honored by being named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division’s Biologist of the Year and Fisheries Technician of the Year, respectively. The recipients of the award were announced and introduced during the September meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held in Gatlinburg. Frank Fiss, TWRA [...]

Local Juvenile Court Joins in Tennessee’s ‘Zero Suicide Initiative’

Local Juvenile Court Joins in Tennessee’s ‘Zero Suicide Initiative’

The Jefferson County Juvenile Court System joined in with Tennessee’s Zero Suicide Initiative Task Force during Suicide Prevention Month, which took place in September.  Members of the initiative wore purple and grey on September 29, to raise awareness of teen suicide in the state. The group encourages people to “Speak Up and Save a Life”. [...]

Chloe Hubbard Crowned Miss Music City 2018

Chloe Hubbard Crowned Miss Music City 2018

Recently, Chloe Hubbard of Dandridge was crowned Miss Music City 2018. The preliminary pageant was held in Nashville. She also won the photogenic award and having the highest interview score, she was awarded a one-thousand-dollar college scholarship. Hubbard will compete against 35 other women from across the state for the title of Miss Tennessee in [...]

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

The Annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival came to the streets of Historic Downtown Dandridge, Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The annual festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the heritage of Scots-Irish settlers in the area.  Traditional music, food, and dance are always a part of the festival as is the parade of Pipe and Drums.  [...]

Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

The 7th Annual Jefferson County High School’s Skills USA and local businesses celebrated their tribute to local Heros September 19, 2017 by inviting the public to meet and greet with police, fire fighters, ambulance personnel, and many more. The event was catered by Piezano’s Pizza in Dandridge. Skills USA is a career tech organization where [...]

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC line crews were released from storm restoration work on Saturday, September 16 and have returned safely home. Jim Greer, Director of Operations for AEC said “We are certainly thankful to have them home safely and we are glad that we were able to help the membership of Amicalola EMC and restore electric services damaged [...]

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Recently, Modern Woodmen of America helped the New Market Volunteer Fire Department with their annual SummerFest fundraiser. MWA matched the first $1,500 they raised.  Presenting and accepting the check are left to right, Britt Farrar (NMVFD Board Member and MWA Member), Richard Hall (MWA Representative) and Sammy Solomon (NMVFD Captain).

Brevard College Guest Recital: Ryan Fogg, September 18, 2017

Brevard College Guest Recital: Ryan Fogg, September 18, 2017

The Brevard College Music Department will present a guest recital by pianist Ryan Fogg on Monday evening, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts, at 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC, 28712. The program will include Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat and sonatas by Clementi and Prokofiev. Monday’s concert is free [...]

Morristown Police Department Officer Helton Receives Life Saving Award

Morristown Police Department Officer Helton Receives Life Saving Award

On May 16, 2017, Morristown Police Department (MPD) Officer Jonathan Helton responded to a pedestrian struck and ran over by a bus. Upon surveying the scene, the victim had life-threatening injuries to her lower extremities; including hemorrhaging. Officer Helton retrieved his hobble restraint, fashioning into a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on the victim’s lower [...]

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