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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.

Historic Downtown Jefferson City Welcomes Annual Christmas Parade

Historic Downtown Jefferson City Welcomes Annual Christmas Parade

Historic Mossy Creek brought Christmas home this weekend with the annual Jefferson City Christmas Parade. The parade was held in the heart of Downtown, and was a pinnacle event in the city’s Christmas celebration that afternoon. The parade featured a variety of local fanfare, including floats from local businesses, ranging from Bojangles, to home grown [...]

White Pine Holds Annual Christmas Parade

White Pine Holds Annual Christmas Parade

The city of White Pine held their annual Christmas parade over the weekend. The parade featured local businesses, churches, and organizations, and followed a route along Main Street. Several members of the community gathered to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas. The parade is a cherished event in White Pine, and Christmas spirit [...]

Dandridge DAR Honors Veterans

Dandridge DAR Honors Veterans

“The table that stands before you is a place of honor. In setting this table, we acknowledge those missing from our celebration today, and we remember them,” reverently stated Jane Chambers, Vice Regent of the Martha Dandridge Washington (MDW) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and herself a U.S. Army veteran of [...]

New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

Replant according to Webster’s dictionary means: to plant again or anew. For Magna View Baptist Church (now Grace Point Baptist) it means a fresh start. Although the building and property will remain in the same location east of Jefferson City (1170 East Hwy 11E), the congregation has voted to replant the church—with a new name, [...]