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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 [...]

Florida Funeral Home Honors New Market’s Solomon

Florida Funeral Home Honors New Market’s Solomon

Dobies Funeral Home out of Florida presented New Market Fire and Rescue Team Chief Frank Solomon with a $1,000.00 check for his years of service to the Community and Fire Department.  The New Market Fire Department would like to thank Mr Thomas Dobies for his donation.  He has pledged to donate $1,000.00 every year.

Spirit Of Nations Pow wow 2018

Spirit Of Nations Pow wow 2018

Jefferson County is fortune enough to have many festivals and events on its annual calendar but none are more highly anticipated than the annual Spirit of the Nations Pow wow. As summer races to a close, the County fills with bright colors, dancing, music and food that is a part of the Pow wow. The [...]

Jefferson County Rescue Squad Seeking Donations

Jefferson County Rescue Squad Seeking Donations

The Jefferson County Rescue Squad has began a fundraising campaign.  Jefferson County residents should have received a letter in their mail this week about the ongoing campaign.  Funds raised will be used to update aging communication equipment and gear used by the squad.  Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by mail to [...]

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools hosted the entire administrative team last week as part of the annual Principal Retreat. Lead principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, central office supervisors, and the Director of Schools took part in two days of training in preparation for the beginning of school. The meetings were held on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, [...]

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Trooper Jeff Coffey resigned today. He was elected Jefferson County Sheriff. He served the THP for 13 years. Congratulations!

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

Today, the National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2018 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. [...]

Carson-Newman Mourns Loss of Presidential Legend

Carson-Newman Mourns Loss of Presidential Legend

The Carson-Newman community mourns today the passing of its longest-serving president. Dr. J. Cordell Maddox passed away Sunday at the age of 86. Current Carson-Newman University president, Dr. J. Randall O’Brien, reflected on the news: “Dr. Maddox was a dear friend of mine and was dearly loved by the Carson-Newman family. From the day Kay [...]

Quilting Is Being Rejuvenated Through Young People

Quilting Is Being Rejuvenated Through Young People

This past week two Jefferson County 4-H members were selected to attend the Eastern Region 4-H Quilting Camp in Greeneville. All 4-H members from across the Eastern Region each completed a small quilt by the close of three full days of sewing and gleaning the full of experience of camp life. The members learned how [...]

Knoxville attorney endows program at Carson-Newman University

Knoxville attorney endows program at Carson-Newman University

Knoxville attorney Greg Logue was recently honored at a luncheon in recognition of a $50,000 gift he made to his alma mater. Logue, a 1983 graduate of Carson-Newman, and his wife Liane, a 1982 alumna, made the gift as a result of a former client’s generosity. According to Logue, when his long-time client Wendell E. [...]

CARE Awarded $25,000 Grant for Dog Park

CARE Awarded $25,000 Grant for Dog Park

Honey Miller, President of C.A.R.E. today announced she is proud and grateful for the $25,000 grant we were awarded by Boyd Foundation Dog Park Dash Grant. I sincerely appreciate the local support we received in applying for the grant. CAREfree Dog Park will be located adjoining the present Animal Shelter. The public utilizing the dog [...]

Sevier County 4-Her’s Selected for Academic Conference

Sevier County 4-Her’s Selected for Academic Conference

Sevier County 4-H members Andrew Spinosa and Mason Valentine recently took part in the State Junior High 4-H Academic Conference at the University of Tennessee. They were selected to attend based on their 4-H Project Work. Andrew attended in the Poultry Project and Mason in the Garden/Home Horticulture Project. Both will be eighth graders this [...]

DAR Hosts Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon

DAR Hosts Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon

Sixty guests attended the Martha Dandridge Washington Birthday Luncheon given by the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at the Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City on June 2. MDW Regent Jane Chambers welcomed the guests in the Grand Hallway for the 287th birthday celebration of our nation’s first First Lady. [...]

Dandridge Dodgers Win Slugfest

Dandridge Dodgers Win Slugfest

The Dandridge Dodgers, a locally sponsored travel baseball team, won the East Tennessee USSSA Slugfest tournament in Kingsport on June 3rd.  It is the first championship the team has won in their 11 and under division since starting last fall.

TWRA Officer Scott Hollenbeck Retires

TWRA Officer Scott Hollenbeck Retires

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said farewell to Sergeant Scott Hollenbeck who retired last week after spending his entire 29-year career in Cocke Co. Sgt. Hollenbeck, an Indiana native, joined the TWRA in 1989 after serving several years with the U.S. Border Patrol. He was assigned to work in East Tennessee in Cocke Co. along [...]

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