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Volunteers Needed for Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Volunteers Needed for Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently recruiting for volunteers to assist the Trails Forever trail crew for a rehabilitation project on the Rainbow Falls Trail. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must register at least one week in advance by contacting Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator, Adam [...]

Daughters of the American Revolution’s Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Celebrates Annual Tea Fundraiser

Daughters of the American Revolution’s Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Celebrates Annual Tea Fundraiser

The Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met together this weekend for their annual celebration tea fundraiser. The celebration marked the 286th birthday of none other than Martha Dandridge Washington, whom the chapter is named after. The NSDAR partnered with Glenmore mansion for the event. The celebration [...]

Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Hosts 7th Annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament

Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Hosts 7th Annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament

The Parrots Chapel community came together in a big way to support the area’s Volunteer Fire Department Saturday. The Parrots Chapel Volunteer Fire Department hosted their seventh annual Fundraiser and Kid’s Fishing Tournament Saturday morning. There were 32 participants from all over Parrots Chapel, Fairgarden, and other communities, ranging from ages 2 to 18. Parents, [...]

Third Annual Ruck March Is A Big Success

Third Annual Ruck March Is A Big Success

Kevin Poe, co- founder and coordinator for the Memorial Day Ruck March, would like to thank the community for coming out to show their support and respect for our fallen Veterans. “Our Nation’s heroes are honored by continuing to speak their names,” said Poe. Poe also shares that his Dad, Russell Turner, who is a [...]

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

On Monday night, May 25, 2017, the Jefferson County Commission voted in a new Veterans Service Officer. The position went to Commander Curtis Hudson, a Vietnam Army veteran with decades of commitment to veterans services, having served for over 13 years in the county, alone. Curtis worked for years with Jefferson County High School’s Night [...]

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Imagine having a van full of animals. You’re on the way to take them to another location, so they can find their “furrever” home.  Just as you’re cruising along, suddenly the van breaks down, and you’re stuck on the side of the road with the animals you have in tow.  It’s hot, you’re scared, the [...]

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner for many kids across the area. Carefree days and long nights under the stars are fast approaching. However, if you are a parent, the few months of your child’s summer can be a stressful time. How are you going to keep the kids happy and occupied while you, in [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of NSDAR Attends State Conference

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter of NSDAR Attends State Conference

The Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their 112th State Conference at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center April 20 – 23, 2017. The gathering included six members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter representing Jefferson County: Mary Cay Khiel, Regent; Jane Chambers, Vice Regent; Kim Williams-Clabo, Recording Secretary; Karen [...]

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20th: the day that 451 graduating Seniors from Jefferson County High School have been waiting for has finally arrived. After a procession of the faculty, who lined up according to their years of service, the familiar music of “Pomp and Circumstance” began.  The thousands in attendance to honor the Jefferson County Class of [...]

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

May the 16th was a bittersweet day for Jefferson County High School Seniors, as it was the last official day of school for them.  That night, a celebration of the top scholars took place at Carson Newman University.  The best of the 451 future graduates were honored with dozens of awards and scholarships, and it [...]

JCHS Underclassmen Honored at Awards Night

JCHS Underclassmen Honored at Awards Night

Jefferson County High School hosted a night to celebrate the top scholars of the school year.  Monday night, students from grades 9 through 11 were recognized for the Underclass Honors Night.  Narrated by Brant Adams and Katie Wright, the top students from every department were recognized for their excellence both in and out of the [...]

All Saints Choir Wins Big At Smoky Mountain Music Festival

All Saints Choir Wins Big At Smoky Mountain Music Festival

The award-winning Singing Saints’ Choir from All Saints’ Episcopal School competed for the fifth year at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival, placing first in the Youth Choir Division. Competing against a variety of choirs from across the country, the choir not only placed first, but also received superior ratings in all categories for their performance. [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter attends Grave Marking

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter attends Grave Marking

On Saturday May 6 at 11:00 a.m., Karen McFarland and Elizabeth Finchum, members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, attended the Patriot Marker Dedication Ceremony for Moses Cavett. The ceremony took place at Mars Hill Cemetery at Cavett Station in West Hills Knoxville, TN. Participants included Cavett family descendants, Cherokee Indians, anthropologists from the University [...]

Bassmasters College Series On Douglas Lake

Bassmasters College Series On Douglas Lake

B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, will host the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops, May 11-13, on Cherokee Lake in Jefferson City, Tenn. The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops pits teams of college anglers against one another for cash, prizes, bragging rights and the holy [...]

Dandridge Welcomes BARE-Co

Dandridge Welcomes BARE-Co

Australia’s largest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of replacement agricultural tractor parts has recently purchased its main US distribution center at Pine Drive, Dandridge TN. Bare-Co is a family owned and operated business, established in 1944 by Roy Bare. Roy’s son Allan has been with the company since 1960 and now owns and operates the business [...]

Jefferson County Republican Party Holds Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Jefferson County Republican Party Holds Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

The Jefferson County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Field of Dreams Activity Center on Friday night. The event began at 6:00 p.m. and featured speakers John Forgety and Beth Harwell. The evening began with Republican members and supporters within the community being greeted with the national anthem and an introduction of [...]