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“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 [...]

7 Rush Strong Winners Move On To Regional Science Competition

7 Rush Strong Winners Move On To Regional Science Competition

Students at Rush Strong School competed in the School level Science Fair on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Susan Martin, seventh and eighth grade Science teacher, said that around 70 students participated in the competition. A wide variety of Science projects filled the gym and seven entrants were chosen to represent the school in Regional competition. [...]

Family S.T.E.M. Night at Rush Strong

Family S.T.E.M. Night at Rush Strong

Rush Strong Plainsmen of all ages filled the school on Thursday evening to participate in Family S.T.E.M. Night. The event was organized by sixth grade Science teacher Megan Carr and seventh/eighth grade Science teacher Susan Martin. Creative learning stations were set up in the commons area of the school that allowed student to experience the [...]

Daryle Keck Reappointed as Chairman

Daryle Keck Reappointed as Chairman

Daryle Keck, president and CEO of First Peoples Bank of Tennessee, has been appointed to another term as chair of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. We appreciate Daryle’s willingness to serve another term. His leadership has been invaluable to the Chamber and to Jefferson County and we will [...]

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 [...]