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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 [...]

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 [...]