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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 [...]

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 [...]