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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 [...]

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Megasite Editorial Submitted By David Seal Jefferson County has once again squandered any hope of having a respectful, peaceful, business-like outcome in accomplishing a goal. We now have Megasite madness. Our congressman Phil Roe, County Mayor, and members of the EDOC Committee stood proudly at a press conference announcing that a [...]

The Sweetest Teacher

The Sweetest Teacher

Students have all put away the books for a few days to enjoy winter break, leaving classrooms empty for Valentine’s Day. Before Dandridge Elementary School students checked out for some time off, they declared third grade teacher Ann Fox to be the Sweetest Teacher.  The friendly competition was a fundraiser for Relay for Life and [...]

Brant Adams Wins Jefferson County Spelling Bee

Brant Adams Wins Jefferson County Spelling Bee

The Jefferson County Spelling Bee is a very competitive event and students study many long hours in preparation of their time on the stage. Students compete on the school level to determine a champion that will compete in the County wide spelling bee. Poor weather conditions necessitated the rescheduling of the event earlier this semester, [...]

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters

Charles Gibson, Administrator of Elections for Jefferson County, spoke tonight at the February meeting of the League of Women Voters.  The discussion centered on the, “Campaign Finance Guidelines For Candidates,” written by the B.E.C.F. – Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance.  As stated in the BECF, the purpose of the summary is to make potential [...]

Tennessee Valley Fair Named Top 20 Event in Southeast

Tennessee Valley Fair Named Top 20 Event in Southeast

The Tennessee Valley Fair has been selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of September 2013. Each year, thousands of events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation. Southeast Tourism Society accepts nominations throughout the year and chooses the Top 20 events in the [...]

Hunter Education Class, Feb 16 & 23, 2013

Hunter Education Class, Feb 16 & 23, 2013

Tennessee law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1969, beginning at age 10 must possess proof of satisfactory completion of an approved hunter education course before hunting any species in Tennessee. In order to enroll in a hunter education class, the student must be at least 9 years of age. Persons ages [...]

OFF TO SEE THE LIZARD

OFF TO SEE THE LIZARD

Eighth grade students at All Saints’ Episcopal School recently took a trip to Southern Florida to study the ecosystem in that area. The trip is a rite of passage at the school and lower grade students anticipate taking the jaunt into the Deep South during their final year at All Saints’. In preparation of the [...]

Hangin’ With The Wrong Crowd

Hangin’ With The Wrong Crowd

Knoxville Zoo’s newest bear, Monty, had a very strange start to life. He was discovered wearing a collar and running with a group of dogs. Because he was domesticated as a cub, it made introducing him to new environments easier but it also insured a life spent in captivity. The zoo is glad that he [...]

Dandridge Lions Club Extra Large Club Award

Dandridge Lions Club Extra Large Club Award

Dandridge Lions Club was presented the Extra Large Club Award for Year 2011- 2012 by Past District Governor Chuck Bailey of District 12-N of the Lions Club of Tennessee. The award is a performance award, and is in recognition of the club’s efforts in eye screening, Christmas box distribution, eye glass collection program, aid to [...]

C-N’s Ramsey earns CMFSW designation

C-N’s Ramsey earns CMFSW designation

Tanya Jo Ramsey, Carson-Newman assistant professor of sociology, recently earned the Certified Master Forensic Social Worker (CMFSW) designation from the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). The Certified Master Forensic Social Worker is an advanced credential that recognizes additional training and expertise for forensic physicians. ACFEI has elevated standards through education, basic and advanced [...]

Hat Day for Wyatt

Hat Day for Wyatt

Mt. Horeb, Piedmont, and Dandridge Elementary all held “Hat Day for Wyatt” this week.  Wyatt is a second grader at Mt. Horeb Elementary in Dandridge.  This incredible young man is recovering from Benign Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brain tumor. “Hat day” let students who donated $1 wear a hat to school with the proceeds benefiting Wyatt. [...]

WOULD-BE DROWNING VICTIM RESCUED BY TWRA FISHERIES TECHNICIAN

WOULD-BE DROWNING VICTIM RESCUED BY TWRA FISHERIES TECHNICIAN

A man who was trying to reach his dog from a dock fell into frigid Boone Lake water and was rescued by a nearby TWRA fisheries technician last week. On January 29, a crew of TWRA fisheries personnel including Russell Young, Darrell Hill, Steve Henegar, Shaun Ramsey, and John Hammonds, went out for a typical [...]

Seth Runyon of Talbott Elementary, 2nd Grade, Gets Suprise Visit From Appalachian Electric

Seth Runyon of Talbott Elementary, 2nd Grade, Gets Suprise Visit From Appalachian Electric

Ms. Peggy Conway’s second grade class got a surprise visit on Wednesday from Appalachian Electric Cooperative General Manager Greg Williams. Mr. Williams made a special trip to Talbott Elementary School to meet student Seth Runyon. Seth, along with his classmates, contributed to the student writing section of the local print paper just before Thanksgiving. The [...]

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 [...]