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Knoxville Musician and alumna McDonald to perform Feb. 26 benefit concert

Knoxville Musician and alumna McDonald to perform Feb. 26 benefit concert

Knoxville musician Mary McDonald will appear at Carson-Newman University on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in a concert to benefit the scholarship fund of Delta Omicron. Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity will present the benefit concert, which will be held in C-N’s Thomas Recital Hall. McDonald is a multi-talented musician [...]

Crafting a Native American Tradition

Crafting a Native American Tradition

Dandridge Elementary School students had a hands on learning experience, thanks to creative Instructional Assistant Donna Wood. Mrs. Ann Fox’s third grade class got the opportunity to make their own corn husk dolls, under instruction from Mrs. Wood, who made the trip from Mount Horeb Elementary School to assist the class with their project. The [...]

Dandridge House Fire

Dandridge House Fire

The Dandridge Fire Department was called to a home fire last week and thanks to the quick response of Constable Large arrived in time to save the home. A call came in from neighbors that a home on Spring Creek Road had a fire in the chimney and Constable Large alerted the homeowners, who were [...]

Girl Scout Troops Come Together for WORLD THINKING DAY

Girl Scout Troops Come Together for WORLD THINKING DAY

Area Girl Scout Troops came together on Friday February 22 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church to participate in World Thinking Day where over 120 girls attended the event! It was a HUGE success! Each of the troops involved chose a country to represent. China, England, Costa Rica, Fiji, Bahamas, Chile, Ireland, Germany, France, and [...]

“The Great Smoky Mountains” Author Adam H. Alfrey Signing Latest Book

“The Great Smoky Mountains” Author Adam H. Alfrey Signing Latest Book

Regional author Adam H. Alfrey was on hand on Saturday afternoon to sign copies of his book The Great Smoky Mountains. A Knoxville native, Alfrey is the curator of exhibitions at the East Tennessee History Center. He was at Rachel’s Attic Antiques & Collectables and the Dandridge General Store this weekend to greet readers and [...]

Line Dance group performs for Jefferson City Rehab Center

Line Dance group performs for Jefferson City Rehab Center

Eleven members of the ‘Let’s Dance’ line dance group performed at Jefferson City Rehab Center on February 21, 2013. The group was a mixture of partners from the Partner Pattern class, and line dancers from the beginner and intermediate classes. They performed nine line dances, seven were beginner dances and two were intermediate dances. And [...]

Jefferson County Business Expo & Home Show

Jefferson County Business Expo & Home Show

Will YOUR Business Be There? Don’t Miss Jefferson County’s LARGEST Business Event!!! Kick Off Your 2013 year Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm *Meet Thousands of Potential Clients in 1 Weekend! *Show off your Specialty Services and Merchandise *Free Stage Presentations with Booth Rental *Meet your clients BEFORE your competition does [...]

7 Rush Strong Winners Move On To Regional Science Competition

7 Rush Strong Winners Move On To Regional Science Competition

Students at Rush Strong School competed in the School level Science Fair on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Susan Martin, seventh and eighth grade Science teacher, said that around 70 students participated in the competition. A wide variety of Science projects filled the gym and seven entrants were chosen to represent the school in Regional competition. [...]

Family S.T.E.M. Night at Rush Strong

Family S.T.E.M. Night at Rush Strong

Rush Strong Plainsmen of all ages filled the school on Thursday evening to participate in Family S.T.E.M. Night. The event was organized by sixth grade Science teacher Megan Carr and seventh/eighth grade Science teacher Susan Martin. Creative learning stations were set up in the commons area of the school that allowed student to experience the [...]

Daryle Keck Reappointed as Chairman

Daryle Keck Reappointed as Chairman

Daryle Keck, president and CEO of First Peoples Bank of Tennessee, has been appointed to another term as chair of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. We appreciate Daryle’s willingness to serve another term. His leadership has been invaluable to the Chamber and to Jefferson County and we will [...]

Jefferson County Spelling Bee Runner Ups

Jefferson County Spelling Bee Runner Ups

The recent Jefferson County Spelling Bee took a unique turn in the final round, when three of the four competitors were eliminated in the final round. The result was that rather than one runner up, the 2013 competition has three runners up and one Grand Champion. Not all of the runners up were available for [...]

Jefferson County FCE Hosts Civil War Fashion Show

Jefferson County FCE Hosts Civil War Fashion Show

Jefferson County Family and Community Education Clubs came together on Monday for their first large group meeting. Clubs from Shady Grove, Sandy Ridge, Strawberry Plains and New Market met at the Shady Grove Methodist Church for a Civil War Fashion Show and an annual Award Ceremony. All four clubs in Jefferson County were presented with [...]

Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Feb. 17, 2013

Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Feb. 17, 2013

With 2013 already setting a record for Middle Tennessee’s second-highest month ever for tornado outbreaks, emergency managers, meteorologists and broadcasters are engaging in a coordinated campaign to promote Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 17, to Feb. 23, 2013. “We sometimes wait until the storm is upon us to think preparedness,” said Jim Bassham, director [...]

HOMECOMING COURT RAISES FUNDS FOR ANIMAL SHELTER

HOMECOMING COURT RAISES FUNDS FOR ANIMAL SHELTER

Ladies of the 2012 Jefferson County Homecoming Courts recently hosted a Royal Luncheon to benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The luncheon was held at the Baneberry Community Center on Dec 1, 2012. The ladies sold tickets to the luncheon and collected canned food for the shelter. Attendees enjoyed a catered lunch, petite auction [...]

C-N honor society project to help promote literacy at Mt. Horeb Elementary

C-N honor society project to help promote literacy at Mt. Horeb Elementary

Carson-Newman University’s English honor society recently was awarded a $500 grant to supplement literature at Jefferson City’s newest elementary school. Mt. Horeb Elementary opened its doors in August 2012 to help alleviate overcrowding in the Jefferson County school system. The young school caught the attention of the nearby university. Carson-Newman students with the Xi Lota [...]

Old Man Winter’s Chilly Reminder

Old Man Winter’s Chilly Reminder

After days of above average temperatures, Old Man Winter gave a chilly reminder that Winter isn’t over yet. Scattered snow showers in the early hours of Saturday morning turned into flurries that were off and on throughout the day. Sunday, temperatures had a hard time rebounding, barely breaking the 40 degree mark. This week looks [...]