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Sunday Final Day of EXPO

Sunday Final Day of EXPO

The Jefferson County Business Expo and Home Show 2013 is in full swing at the new Activity Center adjacent to the Field of Dreams in Dandridge. More than ninety vendors are present at the show, representing a wide variety of goods and services. Locals looking to do a little home updating this spring can find [...]

A Great Night for Rush Strong Orphans

A Great Night for Rush Strong Orphans

The smell of popcorn wafted through the air as actors scurried around preparing for the Rush Strong School Drama Club’s production of “Annie.” Trevor Roberts, Drama coach and 7th grade math teacher checked lights and installed batteries in microphones while welcoming parents and making sure performers were in their places. Trevor Roberts took over as [...]

Carson-Newman University image campaign “Redefines Beauty”

Carson-Newman University image campaign “Redefines Beauty”

Beauty is a concept many let culture define, but the definition culture derives demands perfection in a hopelessly flawed world. Carson-Newman senior Lexi B. Adams, a human services major, wants to change how beauty is understood. “Redefine Beauty,” a two-week body image campaign, challenged C-N students to not look to culture for self-worth. From Feb. [...]

GRITS & Special Surprise Guests Friday Night at Dandridge Pizza and More

GRITS & Special Surprise Guests Friday Night at Dandridge Pizza and More

Grits Band was in the house on Friday evening ushering March in like a lion. The local band is busy preparing for their debut cd which will be released later this Spring. Tennessee Weather will have offer an array of original tunes, which the band has been previewing at shows in the region and beyond. [...]

Maury Middle School Ceremony for National Junior Honor Society

Maury Middle School Ceremony for National Junior Honor Society

Maury Middle School Students who met the requirements of the National Junior Honor Society were inducted in a Monday evening ceremony. Eligibility for NJHS requires a high academic achievement, as well as demonstrated excellence in the areas of Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. More than one million students participate in the organization across the Nation [...]

History Award Nominations Sought

History Award Nominations Sought

The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is seeking nominations from across East Tennessee for Awards of Excellence in the field of history.  Each year, the society recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, and interpretation of the region’s history.  Awards are in four categories:  The Award of Distinction recognizes [...]

Carson-Newman Presents third annual Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

Carson-Newman Presents third annual Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

The third annual Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival will be held Monday, March 4 in Carson-Newman University’s Phoenix Theatre. The Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Film Festival is a presentation of the University’s Communication Department. The festival will include screenings of films, photography exhibits and Q&A with the storytellers who will be participating in the event. [...]

Tennessee Hands & Voices

Tennessee Hands & Voices

Tennessee Hands & Voices (TN H&V) is a non-profit, parent-driven, professional collaborative organization dedicated to supporting Deaf & Hard of Hearing (D/HH) children and their families.  We’ve had a presence in Tennessee since November 2010, starting with a small group of parents and professionals.  It was sparked by the need for parents of D/HH children [...]

Wildlife Rehabilitator Lynne McCoy Drops In With Feathered Friends

Wildlife Rehabilitator Lynne McCoy Drops In With Feathered Friends

Owls were the order of the day for Ms. Leanne Overton’s third grade class at Dandridge Elementary School. Local wildlife animal rehabilitator Lynne McCoy was the special guest of the day and she brought some feathered friends along, as well. The class just completed a unit on owls and they were excited to be able [...]

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 [...]