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DAR Explores the Art of Colonial Cooking During March Meeting

DAR Explores the Art of Colonial Cooking During March Meeting

“I love to cook, and I love old cookbooks,” said Regent Mary Cay Khiel at the March meeting of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) at the First United Methodist Church in Dandridge. One thing that Regent Khiel has learned in her sojourn with “Colonial Cooking” is [...]

Frank Brown Honored as Hometown Hero by Modern Woodmen

Frank Brown Honored as Hometown Hero by Modern Woodmen

Modern Woodmen of Jefferson City recently honored Frank Brown as a Hometown Hero.  Better known as “Downtown Brown” the “unofficial mayor of the historic district on downtown Jeff City.”  The former longtime school teacher in Jefferson County Schools, has been a great volunteer in the community throughout the years. About 20 years ago, he was [...]

All Saints Episcopal Student Qualifies for Duke University Gifted Program

All Saints Episcopal Student Qualifies for Duke University Gifted Program

Max Davis, a Seventh-grade student at All Saints’ Episcopal School, participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search. Three additional All Saints’ peers, Avaleigh Davis, Julia Gibson, and Brent Witherspoon, were also extended the invitation to join the program based on exceptional scoring from the previous school year standardized testing. [...]

Maury Announces Top 10 for 2017-2018 School Year

Maury Announces Top 10 for 2017-2018 School Year

Meici Payne is the daughter of Cecil and Theilia Payne.  Meici has been a part of Maury’s scholar’s bowl and golf teams; she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the writer’s club, and a manager for the school play.  She is also in the First Lego League.  History is her favorite subject [...]

Members of the Martha Dandridge NSDAR Honored

Members of the Martha Dandridge NSDAR Honored

Mary Cay Khiel, Regent of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was among four former Regents for the Emory Road Chapter NSDAR who were honored at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Emory Road Chapter on April 7 at the Powell Library in Powell. Regent Khiel was [...]

Modern Woodmen Hold Jefferson County School Speech Contest

Modern Woodmen Hold Jefferson County School Speech Contest

Modern Woodmen held their Jefferson County School Speech Contest on April 4th. The topic this year was very interesting. “Inventions that Have Improved the Quality of Life”.  Every speaker did a good job presenting the importance of why their chosen invention was of value. It is hard to imagine a life without the inventions that [...]

Introducing Steven Huff With UT Extension Office

Introducing Steven Huff With UT Extension Office

I was born and raised on a tobacco and beef cattle farm in East Tennessee. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and my Masters from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Blessed to have married my High School Sweetheart Tara and this year marks our 10 year anniversary. We have [...]

UT Extension: It Takes All Types to Serve Effectively

UT Extension: It Takes All Types to Serve Effectively

As “the face of our office”, I not only get to see all of your smiling faces when you stop in for a visit, but I have the pleasure of observing and orchestrating many of the behind the scenes functions while keeping the wheels turning here. A typical day for me includes registering members of [...]

Carson-Newman Forensics Team Wins National Championship

Carson-Newman Forensics Team Wins National Championship

Carson-Newman University’s forensics team has won the Pi Kappa Delta National championship. Held March 14-18 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, the team won the national championship in their division and finished 6th overall. Carson-Newman team members David McConnell III and Bethany Lemons won the national championship for varsity parliamentary debaters. Thomas Fodor and Nancy [...]

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 [...]