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White Pine Public Library Opens Summer Reading Program

White Pine Public Library Opens Summer Reading Program

The White Pine Public Library opened their Summer Reading Program with a celebration. Local author, Sandy Whittle, along with the book’s star, McIntyre, appeared for Storytime. Sandy read a selection from “McIntyre’s Farm and Friends”. McIntyre posed for pictures with several of the children. They all received goodie bags and puzzles to heighten their reading […]

AEC Fills Vacancy on Board of Directors

AEC Fills Vacancy on Board of Directors

Appalachian Electric Cooperative announced the appointment of the newest member of the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Bean Station resident Tim Collins has been named to fill the unexpired term of Dale Harris, who stepped down from the Board in February. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Tim to our Board,” says AEC General Manager […]

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, will be helping people see more clearly. Since she was 16 years old, Savannah knew that she wanted to be an optometrist. She knew what classes would be required, what credits would transfer, and the path that she wanted to take. While most of her peers […]

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

The sculpture that we are dedicating today symbolizes several things; and I hope when people see this art work in the future they are reminded of some of these symbols. PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP, two of the most important things that we teach our students. In fact, our school mission statement makes direct reference to the […]

Dandridge DAR Attends Tennessee Conference

Dandridge DAR Attends Tennessee Conference

“Be Ye a Doer” was the theme of Denise Doring VanBuren’s opening speech at the 114th Conference of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution (TSDAR) April 25-28 in Franklin, TN. Ms. VanBuren, First Vice President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), urged the 565 attendees from across the state to […]

Missing Dog

Missing Dog

Smoky, a seven month old, seven pound toy Manchester Terrier puppy has been missing since Monday, May 5, 2019. He has a grey collar and is very skiddish. No questions asked if returned, and a reward will be offered. His family is devastated. Anyone with information can contact Cheryl Roach at 865-748-5146.

End of an Era; TWRA Officer Wayne Rich Retires

End of an Era; TWRA Officer Wayne Rich Retires

After 37-years-of-service to the hunters, anglers and boaters of Tennessee, Jefferson County Wildlife Officer Wayne Rich has retired. Wayne began his career with TWRA on April 1, 1982 a few days after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. His first assignment was part-time boating safety enforcement […]

4H Fashion Show Features Future Designers

4H Fashion Show Features Future Designers

Historic Downtown Dandridge and the Shepard Inn was the stage for the 4H Fashion Show, April 22, 2019. Models were not only the stars of the show, they were also the fashion designers. These models were members of the 4H sewing class lead by Karen Nelms, Extension Agent, Karen Smith, Volunteer, and Robyn Elswick, Program […]

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

This is a significant year for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) and for you, residents of our primary response area.  This year the department is purchasing a new fire engine to replace a 31 year old engine in our fleet.  The cost to purchase the Pierce M206 Rescue-Pumper is $365,943.00. Thanks to your past […]

AEC Donates Over 250 Trees to Members

AEC Donates Over 250 Trees to Members

AEC provided 250 tree seedlings to the public for free. The event was part of the local Co-op’s celebration of Arbor Day and their commitment to industry standards in tree trimming, tree care and education, outlined by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Every day in communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric […]

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held a grave marking ceremony April 13, 2019 at the Hills Union Cemetery in Dandridge, Tennessee. The grave was that of Revolutionary War Patriot, Joseph Hill, born CIRCA 1735, and passed February 1, 1807 in Tennessee. Joseph Hill was identified as a Patriot […]

T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League to Fish Douglas Lake

T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League to Fish Douglas Lake

The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, April 27, with a T-H Marine FLW BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day tournament. Take-off is set for 7:00 a.m. at Mountain […]

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts  from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

The Tennessee State Museum’s current exhibition, Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts – its first new show since its grand opening last fall – features close to 40 quilts selected from the Museum’s vast collection that highlight Tennessee’s quilt artistry across more than two centuries and all three grand divisions of the […]

Carson-Newman Announces Knoxville Location

Carson-Newman Announces Knoxville Location

Carson-Newman University’s reach will soon extend further into Knoxvillewith the purchase of a building on Middlebrook Pike that will serve asadditional classroom space for dual enrollment and adult and graduatestudies, a meeting space for online students and a location to house alumnievents. The University purchased the former Capital Bank building at 9261Middlebrook Pike to transform […]

Modern Woodmen of America Holds County Speech Contest

Modern Woodmen of America Holds County Speech Contest

The 2019 Modern Woodmen Jefferson County Speech Contest was held on Wednesday April 3rd at the Jefferson County Rescue Squad building. The topic for the contest was “Challenges Youth Face Today”. Pictured left to right are the winners: 3rd place Delaney Jackson, Maury, $50; 2nd place Emerson Ellison, Piedmont, $100; 1st place Celeste Collins, Mt Horeb $150. Presenting the […]

DAR Hosts Washington Birthday and Appalachian District Luncheon

DAR Hosts Washington Birthday and Appalachian District Luncheon

The first U.S. First Lady Martha Washington and the Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee were the points of focus at two luncheons recently attended by members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Torrential rain and flooding of city streets were unable to deter attendees of the George Washington’s […]