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Habitat for Humanity Holds Grand Reopening of ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Holds Grand Reopening of ReStore

On Friday, October 20, the Jefferson City branch of Habitat for Humanity opened their doors for a grand re-opening ceremony. The ceremony consisted of customers, staff, and board members coming together to listen to the mission and revitalization of the Habitat program. Habitat for Humanity coordinator Sheila Wiggins was on hand to thank the community [...]

Haunted Places and Spooky Spaces: New Market Train Wreck

Haunted Places and Spooky Spaces: New Market Train Wreck

Even though the muggy heat of Summer has overstayed its welcome, the calendar assures us that it is, indeed, Fall. With the changing color of the leaves comes ever earlier nights; so enters the season of all things spooky. For those who love the unsettling tension of an October sundown, Elizabeth Lane, feature writer for the [...]

TWRA Fisheries Division Announces Annual Awards

TWRA Fisheries Division Announces Annual Awards

Duane Oyer and Rob Theurer have been honored by being named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division’s Biologist of the Year and Fisheries Technician of the Year, respectively. The recipients of the award were announced and introduced during the September meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held in Gatlinburg. Frank Fiss, TWRA [...]

Local Juvenile Court Joins in Tennessee’s ‘Zero Suicide Initiative’

Local Juvenile Court Joins in Tennessee’s ‘Zero Suicide Initiative’

The Jefferson County Juvenile Court System joined in with Tennessee’s Zero Suicide Initiative Task Force during Suicide Prevention Month, which took place in September.  Members of the initiative wore purple and grey on September 29, to raise awareness of teen suicide in the state. The group encourages people to “Speak Up and Save a Life”. [...]

Chloe Hubbard Crowned Miss Music City 2018

Chloe Hubbard Crowned Miss Music City 2018

Recently, Chloe Hubbard of Dandridge was crowned Miss Music City 2018. The preliminary pageant was held in Nashville. She also won the photogenic award and having the highest interview score, she was awarded a one-thousand-dollar college scholarship. Hubbard will compete against 35 other women from across the state for the title of Miss Tennessee in [...]

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

The Annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival came to the streets of Historic Downtown Dandridge, Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The annual festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the heritage of Scots-Irish settlers in the area.  Traditional music, food, and dance are always a part of the festival as is the parade of Pipe and Drums.  [...]

Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

The 7th Annual Jefferson County High School’s Skills USA and local businesses celebrated their tribute to local Heros September 19, 2017 by inviting the public to meet and greet with police, fire fighters, ambulance personnel, and many more. The event was catered by Piezano’s Pizza in Dandridge. Skills USA is a career tech organization where [...]

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC line crews were released from storm restoration work on Saturday, September 16 and have returned safely home. Jim Greer, Director of Operations for AEC said “We are certainly thankful to have them home safely and we are glad that we were able to help the membership of Amicalola EMC and restore electric services damaged [...]

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Modern Woodmen of America Matches Funds with New Market Volunteer Fire Department

Recently, Modern Woodmen of America helped the New Market Volunteer Fire Department with their annual SummerFest fundraiser. MWA matched the first $1,500 they raised.  Presenting and accepting the check are left to right, Britt Farrar (NMVFD Board Member and MWA Member), Richard Hall (MWA Representative) and Sammy Solomon (NMVFD Captain).

Brevard College Guest Recital: Ryan Fogg, September 18, 2017

Brevard College Guest Recital: Ryan Fogg, September 18, 2017

The Brevard College Music Department will present a guest recital by pianist Ryan Fogg on Monday evening, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts, at 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC, 28712. The program will include Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat and sonatas by Clementi and Prokofiev. Monday’s concert is free [...]

Morristown Police Department Officer Helton Receives Life Saving Award

Morristown Police Department Officer Helton Receives Life Saving Award

On May 16, 2017, Morristown Police Department (MPD) Officer Jonathan Helton responded to a pedestrian struck and ran over by a bus. Upon surveying the scene, the victim had life-threatening injuries to her lower extremities; including hemorrhaging. Officer Helton retrieved his hobble restraint, fashioning into a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on the victim’s lower [...]

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival to Celebrate 11th Year in East Tennessee

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival to Celebrate 11th Year in East Tennessee

Outstanding Scottish & Irish Entertainers vie for attention with the Bagpipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge at the 11th annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, which will take place on Main Street in downtown Dandridge, Tennessee on Saturday the 30th of September. The Festival will begin at the Highland Stage (behind Town Hall) in Dandridge on Friday night, Sept. [...]

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! Joins Rescue 180 in Symposium

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! Joins Rescue 180 in Symposium

The Statewide initiative, Count It! Lock It! Drop It! (CLD), funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield, joined Jefferson County Substance Abuse Coalition, Rescue 180, in a symposium to address solutions to our opioid crisis. CLD is an evidence-based strategy that has proven results as an effective primary prevention tool. Kristina Clark, Project Coordinator of CLD, [...]

Health Council/Jefferson Joins Awarded 5,000 Grant for Governor’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative

Health Council/Jefferson Joins Awarded 5,000 Grant for Governor’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative

Jefferson Joins is on the on the move and have just received their first $5,000 grant from the Governor’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative. The Jefferson County Health Council is the parent organization of Jefferson Joins. Healthier Tennessee representatives came to the council last year to offer a grant opportunity to promote fitness, nutrition and anti tobacco [...]

Town of Dandridge Celebrates Opening of Public Dock

Town of Dandridge Celebrates Opening of Public Dock

The Town of Dandridge elected officials and members of community gathered on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to celebrate the addition on a new pubic dock. Hosting the ribbon cutting for the event was the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Dandridge Mayor Gantte offered the opening remarks, noting the contribution of several organizations, including the Town [...]

United Way of Jefferson County Holds Annual Parade of Tables

United Way of Jefferson County Holds Annual Parade of Tables

The United Way of Jefferson County hosted their annual parade of tables fund raising event to kick off the 2017 fund raising season. Participating businesses “purchased” a table and decorated it in the theme of their choice. Tuesday evening’s event began with a viewing of the various, creative table decorations, as well as silent auction [...]