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Overmountain Men and the Battle of King’s Mountain

Overmountain Men and the Battle of King’s Mountain

Twenty thousand shots fired in one hour and five minutes resulting in 225 dead, 163 wounded, and 715 captured for the British under Major Patrick Ferguson and 28 dead and 62 wounded for the victorious frontiersmen under Colonel William Campbell. That was the cost of the Battle of King’s Mountain on October 7, 1780, a [...]

The Passing of Brona Maddox Felt Within Carson-Newman Community

The Passing of Brona Maddox Felt Within Carson-Newman Community

As spring break came to a close for faculty, staff and students, news quickly spread when members of the Carson-Newman campus community learned of the passing of one of its own – Brona Maddox. In a display of the news’ impact, the University lowered its campus flag to half-staff in memory of its former First [...]

Good News For Animals In Jefferson County

Good News For Animals In Jefferson County

Jefferson County will once again have an open admission animal shelter. Open surrender is GREAT news for the animals in our county. Even better news is these animals will have two shelters working for them! An open admission and a closed admission shelter can work very well together to save animals. Having an open admission [...]

JCHS Senior Class Brings Onstage Magic with “Curtains”

JCHS Senior Class Brings Onstage Magic with “Curtains”

Death, a murder mystery, and the old west on stage… what more does an upcoming Broadway musical need? The Jefferson County High School Senior Class answered that question just this weekend with their production of Curtains: nothing! The play gets its origins from a book of the same name by Peter Stone. Stone unfortunately died [...]

Humane Society – “Membership Denied”?

Humane Society – “Membership Denied”?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I have followed, with great interest and concern, the local media coverage of the controversy surrounding the Humane Society of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County animal shelter which stems from recent decisions made by the Board of Directors of the Humane Society and the resulting resignations of key employees.  A [...]

Dandridge VFW Endows Walters State Scholarship For Veterans

Dandridge VFW Endows Walters State Scholarship For Veterans

VFW Post 3380 and Auxiliary have endowed a scholarship for the Walters State Foundation. The interest on the endowment will fund scholarships for veterans, allowing the endowment to continue in perpetuity. The post is located in Dandridge.             “This scholarship will make it easier for veterans to pursue their academic and career goals, somewhat easing [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution DAR Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution DAR Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

When we envision December 1777 at Valley Forge, the usual picture is one of bedraggled Continental soldiers suffering in the snow for lack of warm garments, shoes, blankets, and food and dying from diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, smallpox, and pneumonia. What we do not usually envision is the hundreds of women and children who [...]

Modern Woodmen Helps JCHS Baseball Team

Modern Woodmen Helps JCHS Baseball Team

Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial helped the JCHS Baseball Team raise money to buy equipment by sponsoring the Baseball Golf Tournament played at Patriot Hills. MW matched the first $1,500 raised. The ball team went on to successfully raise even more money.  In the picture, left to right, are MW representative Richard Hall, Head Coach Zach [...]

Mossy Creek Foundation Awarded $100,000 Facade Improvement Grant

Mossy Creek Foundation Awarded $100,000 Facade Improvement Grant

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam along with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently awarded Mossy Creek Foundation a $100,000 grant through the Façade Improvement Grant Program. This program derives from Tennessee’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used to improve commercial buildings in downtown districts that have active revitalization programs in place [...]

Modern Woodmen Honors Local Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen Honors Local Hometown Hero

The Dandridge Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Fred DeBord as a local hometown hero. Fred has sacrificially given back to our community for years. He was presented with a certificate by local board members, Betty and David Shaw and MWA representative Richard Hall. The certificate states “You believe in volunteer service, and [...]

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies today. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States. After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in the [...]

All-Saints Hosting Showcase 2018 For New and Current Families

All-Saints Hosting Showcase 2018 For New and Current Families

All Saints’ Episcopal School invites all families considering an exceptional education for their children in an loving Christian school to attend their Showcase 2018 on Sunday, January 21st from 2- 4 p.m. Families may take a personal tour of the campus, meet the faculty and staff, learn more about the academic and enrichment programs, and [...]

Letter To The Editor – Failures at the Jefferson County Humane Society

Letter To The Editor – Failures at the Jefferson County Humane Society

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I was dismayed to read your story of December 28th regarding the management and policies of the Jefferson County Humane Society. The cessation of the “Open Surrender” represents a clear threat to our animal population and also could be indicative of a management breakdown at the Humane Society. The new president [...]

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2017

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2017

  The Town of Dandridge held it’s annual Christmas Parade this year braving the elements more resembling Spring than Winter.

DAR Shines a Light on Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley

DAR Shines a Light on Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley

At Christmas, some kids do not have a sweet time at home, but there are people who make it sweet by investing in Boys and Girls Clubs, according to Jessica Page, Executive Director and CPO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley. A veteran of 18 years with the Clubs, Page says that [...]

Modern Woodmen of America presents check to Rush Strong School

Modern Woodmen of America presents check to Rush Strong School

Accepting the check from MWA Representative Richard Hall is RSS Principal Ron Overton and some of the Rush Strong students.  The money is from a matching funds project which MWA helped the school with a few months ago.  The students sold candy as a fund raiser.  MWA matched the first $1,000 raised.