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Carson-Newman named to President’s Honor Roll for Service

Carson-Newman named to President’s Honor Roll for Service

Carson-Newman University has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Last year, C-N was recognized with the Presidential Award, an honor presented to the nation’s top institution for community service. “We [...]

Megasite, already changing Jefferson County

Megasite, already changing Jefferson County

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Submitted by David Seal, Dandridge Considering how the world has changed over the past few years, it is obvious that people have a different outlook on everything. When I was a child, it would have been considered rude to display a “no trespassing” sign on your property. Everyone in my rural [...]

Jefferson County Schools 2013-2014 Calendar

Jefferson County Schools 2013-2014 Calendar

August 1, 2013                     Administrative Day # 1 August 2, 2013                     Inservice Day # 1   County-wide Meeting in afternoon August 5, 2013                     Teacher In-service # 2  New Students ONLY Registration August 6, 2013                     Teacher In-service # 3 County-wide Training in afternoon August 7, 2013                     Administrative Day #2 for Teachers & Administrators August 8, 2013                     First Day [...]

Spring break doesn’t stop Carson-Newman students from serving

Spring break doesn’t stop Carson-Newman students from serving

Over 100 Carson-Newman University students have chosen to give up their spring break to serve others. Every year C-N’s Campus Ministries and Baptist Collegiate Ministries sponsor multiple SPOTS trips. The acronym stands for Special Projects Other Than Summer, but it more accurately describes the mission trips C-N students go on each fall and spring break. [...]

Appalachian Training Center for Healing Arts & Heskett Family Chiropractic Lend A Hand To Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Appalachian Training Center for Healing Arts & Heskett Family Chiropractic Lend A Hand To Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Two local businesses offered their services on Saturday to support needy animals in the community. Appalachian Training Center for Healing Arts and Heskett Family Chiropractic joined together to offer a Saturday Sampler of services. Donations from the successful event will go to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. ATCHA and Heskett Chiropractic provided information on the [...]

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2013

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2013

The Rush Strong Plainsmen held their 2013 DARE graduation on Friday evening. Students spend instruction time during the year on the topic of drugs and drug abuse, in an effort to have a positive impact through education. The DARE program is a part of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and DARE officers spend hours of [...]

Shriners Poster Child Visits Jefferson County

Shriners Poster Child Visits Jefferson County

2013 Kerbela Shriners Poster Child Bailee visited with the Jefferson County Shrine Club to tell the group about her story and thank the Shriners for helping children like her. Jefferson County Shrine Club is a local county shrine club and is part of Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville. Visits like this allow the poster child to [...]

Carson-Newman students Dill and Oglesby perform senior recital

Carson-Newman students Dill and Oglesby perform senior recital

Carson-Newman University seniors Sarah Dill and Clay Oglesby performed their senior recital March 8 in C-N’s Thomas Recital Hall. Dill, a soprano vocalist, performed selections from Bach, Strauss, Debussy and others. She was accompanied by Joseph North, staff accompanist, on the piano and Belén Hernandez, a music theory student, on violin. Dill is the daughter [...]

Bush Beans Honored in House Resolution

Bush Beans Honored in House Resolution

Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) sponsored House Joint Resolution 72 honoring Bush Brothers & Company. HJR 72 congratulates this East Tennessee economic treasure on their 105th anniversary of its founding. Other members of the East Tennessee delegation assisted in the resolution’s passage. “This family-owned business has served our community for years. [...]

Carson-Newman Tree Planting Ceremony

Carson-Newman Tree Planting Ceremony

Nine-year-old Ella Pulliam of Dandridge receives a northern red oak seedling from Melina Rogers, Carson-Newman administrative assistant, during C-N’s tree planting ceremony and festival. The Monday event helped celebrate Carson-Newman’s name change from “College” to “University.” Held at C-N’s Tarr Music Center, the festival featured the distribution of oak seedlings. The history of the University [...]

SAMUEL DOAK CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

SAMUEL DOAK CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Revolution located at the Woman’s Club House in Morristown was founded 102 years ago on the principes of :  Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.  The chapter would like to promote public awareness of One of the NSDAR Goals:   Education by sponsoring a Samuel Doak Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to each of the Four [...]

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

With the winds of March, everyone’s mind turns to green-and not only for St. Patrick’s Day. The girls in green are making their rounds selling their delectable cookies. Girl Scouts are out working hard to sell boxes of cookies and they are building important skills in the process. The Girl Scout Organization encourages their members [...]

JCHS Senior Play, Footloose Prepares To Hit The Stage

JCHS Senior Play, Footloose Prepares To Hit The Stage

Long before the first student takes the stage for the Senior Class play, David Seal and some very industrious students are hard at work building and creating sets. A few of those students were working evenings last week in preparation of the fast approaching debut of the Senior Class of 2013’s rendition of Footloose. The [...]

Daughters Of The American Revolution Annual Spring Luncheon

Daughters Of The American Revolution Annual Spring Luncheon

Five Samuel Doak Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Members attended the DAR Annual Spring Luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City, TN, on March 8, 2013.   The guest speaker was Tennessee State Regent Nancy Hemmrich. Samuel Doak Chapter’s Regent Gloria Beauchamp, Vice Regent Linda Handel, Librarian Jane Hersch, Barbara Baker, and [...]

Dandridge PTO & Modern Woodmen Host Spring Fling

Dandridge PTO & Modern Woodmen Host Spring Fling

Though the first day of Spring is still a few days away, Dandridge Elementary School students took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday morning to attend the Spring Fling. The Dandridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and the Modern Woodmen hosted the fun raiser. In addition to activities that included inflatables, cupcake walk and [...]

The Boys Of Summers Past, JCHS Alumni Games

The Boys Of Summers Past, JCHS Alumni Games

The boys of summers past hit the field on Saturday to have a little fun and support their favorite home team. Jefferson County High School Patriots Baseball Team hosted an alumni game at Holland Field. Past members of the Patriot Baseball Team dusted off their gloves to help raise funds for 2013 team. Events started [...]