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Second Amendment – Letter To The Editor

Second Amendment – Letter To The Editor

SECOND AMENDMENT By David Seal As Americans, we enjoy a set of sacred rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Among those God given rights are freedom to speak, the right to assemble, and the right to own property. The right to keep and bear arms is the fundamental right that enables us to defend ourselves […]

Letters to the Editor – Mentors

Letters to the Editor – Mentors

Submitted by Dr. John B. Cagle, Assistant Principal, Jefferson County High School To the Editor: Every day, nearly every person reading this wakes up and uses their skills, training, and life experiences to make a difference in their life and the lives of their loved ones.  But today, I would like to ask you to […]

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

Dandridge Garden Club Educated About Benefits of Douglas Dam

On Thursday September 26, 2019 the Martha Dandridge Garden Club convened for their regular meeting and to hear from a representative of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Guest speaker and Plant Engineer Manager, Erik Bodiscomassink, relayed the importance of Douglas Dam and its relationship to the local area to club members. The hydroelectric dam is […]

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

The Jefferson City Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Sherry Carr as our “Hometown Hero” for her outstanding service to our community. Her efforts include volunteering with the Special Olympics of Tennessee, a Board Member and volunteer for Challenger Division, South Jefferson County Little League baseball, Volunteer for Access for Life, Tennessee Promise […]

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts has proclaimed September 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Jefferson County. September 17 marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. It is the 64th anniversary of the first resolution by the U.S. Congress to observe Constitution Week. This celebration of the American form of government rests on the […]

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University’s Exercise Concept group received Life Care Centers of America’s Group Volunteer Award for its service to Life Care Center of Jefferson City. The presentation was made Aug. 26 during the company’s annual management meeting in Cleveland. In November, Carson-Newman Assistant Professor Greg Stanley contacted Life Care Center of Jefferson City to discuss starting […]

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

Twenty-two ladies represented the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), at the Tennessee State Daughters of the American Revolution (TSDAR) East Tennessee 2019 August Workshop held at First Baptist Church in Maryville, August 24. That was the largest number of attendees from any chapter in the Appalachian District […]

SONIC Drive-In Announces Final 12 Drive-Ins Competing in the 25th Annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES®

SONIC Drive-In Announces Final 12 Drive-Ins Competing in the 25th Annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES®

For nine months, thousands of SONIC® Drive-In team members have competed in a series of intense individual and team challenges as part of SONIC’s annual premier training program, the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES, to be recognized as the country’s best drive-in teams. Today, SONIC announced the Final 12 teams who lead by example and work together to deliver […]

C.A.R.E., Spay and Neuter Project Team Up for Tropical Fundraiser

C.A.R.E., Spay and Neuter Project Team Up for Tropical Fundraiser

Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts were the uniform of the day on Friday, July 26th at The Point Resort Marina in Dandridge. Well over 100 people gathered there for the first annual “Luau by the Lake” fundraiser hosted jointly by C.A.R.E. and The Spay Neuter Project. Swagerty’s donated a hog that was prepared by Grillbilly […]

Dandridge Library Receives Two Grants

Dandridge Library Receives Two Grants

Dandridge Memorial Library is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the Jane L. Pettway Foundation Grant and the Sisters in Crime We Love Libraries Grant. Both grants, received by the library’s private foundation, will help the library to expand its collection and add one entirely new service.The We Love Libraries Grant provides […]

Helpful Tips for Heading Back to School

Helpful Tips for Heading Back to School

Summer break is coming to a close in Jefferson County, and the lazy hazy days of summer will be giving way to school bells and class schedules. Sometimes the transition from the break to the new school year can be a bit stressful, to say the least, but there are ways to make the change […]

Commemoration of D-Day at Parrott-Wood Library – June 4, 2019

Commemoration of D-Day at Parrott-Wood Library – June 4, 2019

D-Day is seared into the memories of older Americans as June 6, 1944, when every branch of the Allied Forces assaulted the beaches of Normandy, France, to stop the advancement of German forces during World War II. The 75th Anniversary of the victory by the Allies was commemorated with celebrations around the world on June […]

Baneberry Awarded Grant from Boyd Foundation

Baneberry Awarded Grant from Boyd Foundation

Mayor Hernandez is proud to announce Baneberry was awarded a grant from the Boyd Dog Park Dash organization. The grant is a non-matching grant in the amount of $25,000. There were over fifty city entries and Baneberry was one of the twenty eight cities awarded the grant for construction of a city dog park. Mayor […]

Modern Woodmen Donates to the Town of Dandridge for Flowers

Modern Woodmen Donates to the Town of Dandridge for Flowers

Modern Woodmen of America Dandridge Chapter Board Member Jessica Elder presents a $750 check to Matt Rudder, Dandridge Town Administrator, to help offset the cost of purchasing flowers for downtown Dandridge.  Helping with this Service Project is Richard Hall, MWA representative, Mike Chambers, Cathy Kincer, and MWA Board Member Betty Shaw.

Sutton graduates from TVA Rural Leadership Institute

Sutton graduates from TVA Rural Leadership Institute

AEC Energy Advisor LeAnn Sutton is a recent graduate of TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The nine-month program was developed by the agency to help rural economic development professionals effectively lead volunteers, partner organizations, businesses, and elected officials to ensure long-term success in attracting investments that will result in jobs for local communities. Sessions focused on […]

Modern Woodmen of America Helps Hoof and Harness Learning Center

Modern Woodmen of America Helps Hoof and Harness Learning Center

Modern Woodmen of America members recently completed a $2500 Matching Funds project for Hoof and Harness Experiential Learning, a non-profit that serves those with special needs through therapeutic equine related experiences.  Pictured are MWA Jefferson City Chapter Board Members, Charles and Sharon Gibson, Hoof and Harness staff, Hailey Schorsch, owners, Beth and David Nelson, MWA […]

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