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Reader Contributed Photos of Douglas Dam

Reader Contributed Photos of Douglas Dam

National “Be Burn Aware” Campaign

National “Be Burn Aware” Campaign

In recognition of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children national Be Burn Aware campaign the Jefferson County Shrine Club presented Rush Strong School in Strawberry Plains with Burn Awareness Week prevention materials. The Jefferson County Shrine Club is part of the Kerbela Shriners Of Knoxville. The intent of the Burn Awareness Week campaign is to educate [...]

University of Tennessee hosts junior bull test sale in March

University of Tennessee hosts junior bull test sale in March

The auctioneer’s gavel will soon fall again at the University of Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. The center will host the Junior Bull Test Sale on Thursday, March 7, 2013. More than 60 bulls will be sold at the public auction, which begins at noon. The bulls featured in the sale come from [...]

Carson-Newman Awards Goddard with Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Carson-Newman Awards Goddard with Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Carson-Newman’s Education Department faculty recently awarded the Laura Brumit Award for Outstanding Student Teacher to Dandridge’s Mary Catherine ‘Cat’ Goddard. Goddard was a secondary English major who graduated in December with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Goddard received the award at a breakfast honoring Fall 2012 education graduates. She was nominated by her [...]

First Peoples Bank’s Freedom Club

First Peoples Bank’s Freedom Club

First Peoples Bank’s Freedom Club recently traveled to Indiana where they stayed at the National Historic Landmark “West Baden Springs Hotel.” They are pictured here at the Vintage Café. Their next trip will be in May to the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan.

February Plant of the Month: Hellebore

February Plant of the Month: Hellebore

Don’t let this plant’s name intimidate you. Hellebore is often called by several other less aggressive common names like Lenten Rose (Helleborous orientalis) and Christmas Rose (Helleborous niger). Despite having ‘rose’ in their name, they are not related to roses at all. Recent trends in hybridizing hellebores have brought gardeners more than 18 different varieties [...]

Lost Creek Rising Author Melissa Peagler

Lost Creek Rising Author Melissa Peagler

Local author Melissa Drinnon Peagler was on site at Rachel’s Attic Antiques and Collectables and Dandridge General Store on Saturday to pen her name to copies of her newest installment in her Lost Creek Saga book series. Lost Creek Rising is Peagler’s sophomore literary offering and has been highly anticipated by fans of the debut [...]

Senior Night at Jefferson High

Senior Night at Jefferson High

Friday evening was a special night for several Jefferson County High School Patriots as they were honored on Senior Night. Family and Friends crowded into the high school gym to share in the recognition of student winter athletes in the Class of 2013. Senior dancer, cheerleaders, wrestlers, swimmers and basketball players were all part of the [...]

Patriot Basketball Boosters Raising Funds

Patriot Basketball Boosters Raising Funds

The Jefferson County High School Patriots Booster Club took to the kitchen in support of the JCHS Patriots Basketball teams. Friday was Senior Night at Jefferson County High School and the Boosters took advantage of the full house to host a spaghetti supper fund raiser and silent auction. In spite of the cold, the Patriot [...]

Locals Love It Live In Dandridge

Locals Love It Live In Dandridge

Folks looking for a break from the icy weather came out Friday night for the First Friday event at Dandridge Pizza and More. Local favorite band Grits played to a packed room and wowed the crowd with their combination of tunes that included little something for any music lover. The First Friday event is a [...]

Dining With Democrats

Dining With Democrats

Jefferson County Democrats met on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Perkins restaurant. The party has been meeting monthly to discuss local, State and National issues, as well as stimulate interest in the party. The Jefferson County Democrat Party has enjoyed a surge in the past few election cycles and, for the first time in recent [...]

K-12 Students Invited to Enter 2012-13 Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Competition

K-12 Students Invited to Enter 2012-13 Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Competition

All Tennessee K-12 students are invited to compete in the 2013 Federal Junior Stamp art competition. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency serves as a partner in the contest which is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tennessee has been involved in the project since 1995. Florida piloted the first local contest in 1989. [...]

DES Family Reading Night

DES Family Reading Night

Dandridge Elementary School hosted a family reading night on Tuesday, January 29th. The event brought out students and their parents to enjoy time together sharing books. Proficient reading skills have been identified as one of the major indicators in a student’s long-term academic success and the local schools are working hard to promote early reading. [...]

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien announced this week the promotion of Dr. Kina Steed Mallard to the position of executive vice president. Mallard, who is also provost of the institution, served in the role of vice president of academic affairs since joining Carson-Newman in 2009. “This promotion is the next logical step in a long, distinguished [...]

UT Veterinary College offers conference for horse owners

UT Veterinary College offers conference for horse owners

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care” Saturday, February 23, 2013. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the conference lasts until 4:40 p.m. It will be held in room A118 at the college, which is located on the UT agricultural campus. Tours of the new equine [...]

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has been named Jefferson Countian of the Year by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Sparks received the honor Saturday night at a banquet. He said he had no clue the honor was coming. “When (the emcee) started reading off who the guy was, I started thinking, ‘Wow, me [...]