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Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss at Dandridge Library

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss at Dandridge Library

On March 1,2013 the Dandridge Library had a birthday celebration with a wonderful turnout for Dr. Seuss. The children and parents enjoyed cat whiskers, stories and games. Special thanks to FoodCity of Dandridge for the donation of cookies for the children to take home in their goodie bags, they were delicious!

Tandy Cronyn to Star in Solo Performance at the Carousel Theatre

Tandy Cronyn to Star in Solo Performance at the Carousel Theatre

Veteran actor Tandy Cronyn will star in the “The Tall Boy” at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre on March 14 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. The productions are free and open to the public. A talkback will follow each of the performances. “This play tells an important and moving story about the fragility and [...]

School Director’s Art Gallery Winner Jasmine Ramos

School Director’s Art Gallery Winner Jasmine Ramos

Jasmine Ramos won the Jefferson County Director’s Gallery Award for grades K-2.  She did a “symmetrical” owl using crayon resist, and did a fabulous job.  Jasmine is in 1st grade with Mrs. Hayes at White Pine School and her art teacher is Miranda Lewis.

Have fun with the family at the UT Gardens Eggstravaganza

Have fun with the family at the UT Gardens Eggstravaganza

The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its annual Easter egg hunt “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Children’s Easter crafts, spring activities and visits with the Easter Bunny will be held on the Gardens’ Friendship Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Egg hunts will be held in [...]

Carson-Newman to hold Mossy Creek Health Expo

Carson-Newman to hold Mossy Creek Health Expo

The second Mossy Creek Health Expo is coming just in time to help those revive well-intentioned New Year’s goals of nutrition and exercise. Located in Carson-Newman University’s Blye-Poteat Hall, The Mossy Creek Health Expo will address nutritional needs, physical activity, stress management, and economic and spiritual well-being. Between 3 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March [...]

Mt. Horeb Elementary Students Publish Own Works

Mt. Horeb Elementary Students Publish Own Works

Students at Mt. Horeb Elementary have worked for weeks writing, revising, and publishing books of their very own, as part of this year’s Celebrate Literacy Award Program. Celebrate Literacy is an initiative that aims to help students take their writing from just an idea to a refined, published work. Students submitted books in a variety [...]

UT, NC State scientists secure nearly $2 million grant to improve produce safety

UT, NC State scientists secure nearly $2 million grant to improve produce safety

A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce — naturally. Their study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic Fresh Produce,” began last fall. The four-year project is supported by [...]

JCHS Baseball Annual Alumni Baseball Games, Saturday, March 9th

JCHS Baseball Annual Alumni Baseball Games, Saturday, March 9th

The JCHS baseball team is sponsoring our annual alumni baseball games and chili supper on Saturday March 9th. The day will start with a yard sale worked by the freshman baseball team on Saturday morning at the school near the entrance off highway 92. The alumni games will begin around 9:45 am where the baseball [...]

Jefferson County Schools Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Jefferson County Schools Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

March 2, 1904 was the birthday of Dr. Seuss. In remembrance, children and adults alike took the time to do a bit of extra reading on Friday. Schools across the county celebrated each in their own unique way. In Talbot Elementary there were pets around every corner, if it related to a story you could [...]

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. [...]