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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 [...]

Dandridge Farmer’s Market Opens for 2017 Season

Dandridge Farmer’s Market Opens for 2017 Season

The annual Dandridge Farmer’s Market kicked off the 2017 season Saturday morning.  Located at the corner of Meeting Street and Gay Street in Historic Downtown Dandridge, the Farmer’s market has been a long time favorite Saturday morning trek for many in Jefferson and surrounding counties.  Many different items such as fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits [...]

Koehler speaks at Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Meeting on Quilts from The Underground Railroad

Koehler speaks at Martha Dandridge Washington DAR Meeting on Quilts from The Underground Railroad

On March 11, the speaker, Jo Koehler of Dandridge, presented her story of quilts and how they were used in the network of the Underground Railroad. Quilts were a vital communication link for escaped slaves and those who would give them help on their journey north. To begin with, Jo Koehler wanted to give credit [...]

Martha Dandridge Washington D.A.R. attend George Washington Luncheon

Martha Dandridge Washington D.A.R. attend George Washington Luncheon

Members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Daughters of the American Revolution attended a luncheon celebrating George Washington’s birthday on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Rothchild’s in Knoxville. Mary Kay Khel, regent, joined other DAR leaders from across East Tennessee for the celebration of President George Washington’s birthday and his contributions to the early foundations of America. [...]

Letters to the Editor – Troubles With The Bickering

Letters to the Editor – Troubles With The Bickering

Submitted by Janie Slaton, Retired Jefferson County Teacher, Livelong Second District Resident I try to stay informed on the actions of the county commission and voice my opinion to my fellow Jefferson County citizens and taxpayers. The IDB Resolution 2017-20 that was vetoed by Mayor Palmieri seemed to be an excellent method to improve the tax [...]

Carson-Newman University Spring Commencement to be Held Friday, May 5, 2017

Carson-Newman University Spring Commencement to be Held Friday, May 5, 2017

Carson-Newman University will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday May 5th, 2017. The university will confer a record number of 600 graduates this year, and the undergraduate ceremony will take place at Burke-Tarr Stadium at 9 a.m. The graduate ceremony will be held later that evening at Hold Field House, beginning at 7 p.m. [...]

Rush Strong School Honors Top 10

Rush Strong School Honors Top 10

The top 10 eighth grade students at Rush Strong School will be recognized for their superlative academic achievement during the school’s annual graduation ceremony. Each of these top scholars stand out among their peers for their scholarship and commitment to excellence. Logan Ballon, the son of Paul and Amy Ballon of New Market, enjoys math [...]

Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Jefferson County High School’s gym was filled with tunes on Thursday night as band programs from across the county came together to perform. The mega band, which included band programs from Jefferson County Schools, was composed of all skill levels from fifth grade to high school.  The Jefferson County Marching Band had the chance to [...]

Mayor Veto – In recent years, I have witnessed arcane attempts to force development projects on Jefferson County citizens.

Mayor Veto – In recent years, I have witnessed arcane attempts to force development projects on Jefferson County citizens.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR “Letters To The Editor” do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Jefferson County Post nor any of its employees.  The Jefferson County Post does not underwrite any of the facts or situations mentioned in the letters. Submitted by: David Nelson, Strawberry Plains Dear Editor, In recent years, I have witnessed [...]

White Pine Honors Top 10

White Pine Honors Top 10

Abbey Michelle Rooker was born March 7, 2003. She attends 8th Grade at White Pine School and has maintained the “A” honor roll every year. She has been honored with the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence as well as the Principal’s Award of Excellence on numerous occasions. Abbey has been a participant in the National [...]

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater Gives $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater Gives $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The Smoky Mountain Opry  Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., gave $100,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital this week. Jim Hedrick, co-owner of the Smoky Mountain Opry  Theater and senior vice president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group said, “Our own little employee family has been greatly helped by the amazing medical care they have received from [...]

Jefferson County Library Hosts Day of Children’s Events

Jefferson County Library Hosts Day of Children’s Events

Jefferson County Library hosted a very special day of children’s events. Among them, McIntyre the Scottish Terrier from the Bedtime Stories from McIntyre’s Farm series, was an honored guest. The author, Sandy Whittle, read one of the stories to the many children in attendance. Director of Jefferson County Library, Anjanae Brueland, meets McIntyre and his [...]

All Saints’ Episcopal School PART Thrivent Action Team To Kick Off Thier “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Project To Expand “God’s Bounty Garden” Community Impact

All Saints’ Episcopal School PART Thrivent Action Team To Kick Off Thier “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Project To Expand “God’s Bounty Garden” Community Impact

Thrivent Financial member Louise Dyer and All Saints’ Episcopal School are joining together to form a Thrivent Action Team focused on service and education through their “Grow Learning, Grow Giving” Community Impact Project. Thrivent Action Teams are led by Thrivent members who identify and want to meet an immediate community need. Mrs. Dyer is leading [...]

Jefferson Middle School Honors Top Ten

Jefferson Middle School Honors Top Ten

Kyungjoo Han is an eighth grader at Jefferson Middle School. He is the son of Yonuk and Yujin Lee. His favorite subjects are Math and Science. Kyungjoo is considering a career in mathematics. At JMS he participated in band and STEM. Miller Grimsley is an eighth grader at Jefferson Middle School. He is the son [...]

Mt. Vale Church of God Holds Second Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park

Mt. Vale Church of God Holds Second Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park

The community gathered this Easter weekend for an Easter egg hunt at Centennial Park in Jefferson City hosted by Mt. Vale Church of God. This is the second year that the church held the event at the park. The celebration included inflatables, a playground, food, and egg hunts for all ages. Volunteers gathered over 7,000 [...]

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

The Patriot Pals and other students from Pod Five at Jefferson County High School hosted their Annual Spring Fashion Show on Monday. The models strutted their stuff on the catwalk during lunch, showing off spring fashion ensembles. The formal wear, which came from several area shops, including Goodwill and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, were [...]