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Dining With Democrats

Dining With Democrats

Jefferson County Democrats met on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Perkins restaurant. The party has been meeting monthly to discuss local, State and National issues, as well as stimulate interest in the party. The Jefferson County Democrat Party has enjoyed a surge in the past few election cycles and, for the first time in recent [...]

K-12 Students Invited to Enter 2012-13 Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Competition

K-12 Students Invited to Enter 2012-13 Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Competition

All Tennessee K-12 students are invited to compete in the 2013 Federal Junior Stamp art competition. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency serves as a partner in the contest which is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tennessee has been involved in the project since 1995. Florida piloted the first local contest in 1989. [...]

DES Family Reading Night

DES Family Reading Night

Dandridge Elementary School hosted a family reading night on Tuesday, January 29th. The event brought out students and their parents to enjoy time together sharing books. Proficient reading skills have been identified as one of the major indicators in a student’s long-term academic success and the local schools are working hard to promote early reading. [...]

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman’s Mallard promoted to executive vice president

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien announced this week the promotion of Dr. Kina Steed Mallard to the position of executive vice president. Mallard, who is also provost of the institution, served in the role of vice president of academic affairs since joining Carson-Newman in 2009. “This promotion is the next logical step in a long, distinguished [...]

UT Veterinary College offers conference for horse owners

UT Veterinary College offers conference for horse owners

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care” Saturday, February 23, 2013. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the conference lasts until 4:40 p.m. It will be held in room A118 at the college, which is located on the UT agricultural campus. Tours of the new equine [...]

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Sparks lauded as Jefferson Countian of the Year

Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has been named Jefferson Countian of the Year by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Sparks received the honor Saturday night at a banquet. He said he had no clue the honor was coming. “When (the emcee) started reading off who the guy was, I started thinking, ‘Wow, me [...]

Choose your deicer with the environment in mind

Choose your deicer with the environment in mind

As winter sets in across Tennessee, so too does the need to keep pedestrian paths clear of snow and ice. Deicers and traction agents are used to achieve safe passage, but many commercially available products may be harmful to the environment and human health, especially if used incorrectly. Studies have documented that up to 55 [...]

White Pine Electric Thursday

White Pine Electric Thursday

Thursday January 24th was a busier day than usual at the White Pine school. There was a S.T.E.M. guest speaker who was coming to speak with the second and third grade S.T.E.M group about electricity, as well as a Chili Supper fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting the basketball teams and eighth grade night where 8th [...]

43 Years and Moving Forward

43 Years and Moving Forward

Forty three years of service and still going strong. The Parrott- Wood / Strawberry Plains Library hosted a Chili Luncheon fundraiser at the First Baptist Church in Strawberry Plains on Saturday, January 27th 2013. The anniversary luncheon was well attended, as the community came out to support the Parrott- Wood Library Building Fund. The library [...]

A Chili Weekend

A Chili Weekend

What a wonderful way to stay warm while putting your money toward great local causes! The New Market Masonic Lodge #246 hosted a fundraiser this past weekend and will donate the proceeds to local youth in need. The lodge host events such as the all you can eat chili supper as well as a Bar [...]

A Title That’s A Mouthful

A Title That’s A Mouthful

Crazy Good Burgers was awarded Mobile Cuisine Rookie Food Truck of the Year. The local restaurant competed against 18 other entrants from a multi state area and the competition went down to the wire. It was neck and neck at the end of the voting time between San Diego, Chicago and Morristown. There was a [...]

Morristown Chamber Welcomes Bojangles

Morristown Chamber Welcomes Bojangles

It was a chilly morning on Thursday January 24, 2013, but the Bojangles in Morristown was packed as the chamber of commerce officially welcomed the franchise to the city.  The chamber expressed their pleasure in the employment opportunities that are offered through the restaurant. Bojangles representatives stated that they are looking forward to continuously growing [...]

Pickers Day Trip

Pickers Day Trip

The cold days of Winter can become a little challenging sometimes and nothing brightens a dreary weekend like a short trip out of town. As some Jefferson County residents may know, Nashville has their very own southern branch of Antique Archeology-a store owned by Mike Wolfe, one half of the History Channel’s American Pickers. Wolfe [...]

McFarland-Nichols-Pratt House Goes To Review Board

McFarland-Nichols-Pratt House Goes To Review Board

The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 9 a.m., the meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission, located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville. Attached is the initial communication we shared. The Board will vote [...]

UT offers two sets of workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers

UT offers two sets of workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers

Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as to chefs and grocery stores. To help farmers prepare to meet the demand for local products, the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is offering two sets of workshops in [...]

Updated Weather Photos from readers!

Updated Weather Photos from readers!