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Morristown Police Enact Winter Weather Policy

Morristown Police Enact Winter Weather Policy

The Morristown Police dept. enacted their severe weather policy Late Thursday Afternoon. Around 3 pm the rain turned into a slushy wet snow and it came down fast by four filling the streets and causing hazardous driving conditions. The MPD urged everyone to avoid unnecessary travel due to the hazardous weather conditions. During this time, [...]

The Grascals Play Dandridge

The Grascals Play Dandridge

The Emmy nominated band Grascals, from Nashville, Tennessee, are a huge hit right now in the bluegrass scene and Jefferson County residents were lucky enough to have them play right here in Dandridge! The Grammy nominated band is in high demand and their Friday evening stop at the Field of Dreams Activity Center was a [...]

Carson-Newman Prof to Develop Own Online Textbooks

Carson-Newman Prof to Develop Own Online Textbooks

When the price of textbooks rise and usability decreases, one Carson-Newman professor responds by creating her own. Carson-Newman Associate Professor of Spanish, Mary Baldridge, was awarded a $6,000 ACA summer research fellowship, which she will use toward creating Online Spanish textbooks. “The textbooks currently on the market are exorbitantly expensive, and are not really appropriate [...]

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Heavy rains plummeted the area last week leaving much of Jefferson County in standing puddles of water. Following a spurt of Spring like temperatures, local residents received a temperature shock as the thermometer plummeted on Thursday, ushering out the warm air and replacing it with a return to Winter. Some of the coldest temperatures of [...]

First Real Winter Weather

First Real Winter Weather

The onslaunt of extreme Winter weather has some government employees working overtime to try and manage the swings of Mother Nature. The Highway Department generally takes the brunt of the burden when the temperatures dip, however some other County employees see an increase when the weather acts up. First responders are on alert when the [...]

Ruth Graham To Speak At 32nd C-N Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Ruth Graham To Speak At 32nd C-N Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Ruth Graham is the featured speaker of Carson-Newman’s annual Ashe-Henderson Lectures, held Jan. 29 through 31, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church sanctuary. Samford University’s Dr. Eric Mathis, professor of church music and worship leadership, will head the series’ music, which [...]

C-N Students To Premiere Film And Spark Hope For Philippines

C-N Students To Premiere Film And Spark Hope For Philippines

When Adam Collins and Jared Belcher, two Carson-Newman juniors, were asked to travel to the Philippines to create a simple fundraising video clip for Arrowhead Church this summer, they had no idea the journey would lead them to where they are now: just days away from the premiere of their short film, “Refuge: Children of [...]

Academic success highlights fall semester for Eagle athletics

Academic success highlights fall semester for Eagle athletics

Ten of Carson-Newman’s 14 intercollegiate athletic teams finished the fall semesters with grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. Bolstered by Hannah Reese’s 4.0, the women’s cross country team had the highest team GPA for the fall semester at 3.35. The women’s tennis team finished a hundredth of a point behind the cross country team [...]

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2012

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2012

Jefferson County had its fourth and final Christmas Parade last weekend as the Town of Dandridge hosted its annual parade. Local fishing legend Ott Defoe served as Grand Master of the Parade and followed the Sheriff and Dandridge Police Chief in leading a stream of cars, floats, tractors, horses and, of course, First Responders, through [...]

Spelling Bee time in Jefferson County!

Spelling Bee time in Jefferson County!

Each Elementary School in Jefferson County has held, or will be soon competing in Spelling Bees. The 1st place winner from Jefferson Elementary was Ashley Martinez, Dandridge Elementary was Shane Levin, and Piedmont Elementary was Dilyn Mahaffey. New Market’s winner will be announced soon. Talbot school is not hosting their spelling bee until after the [...]

All Saints’ Episcopal School Gingerbread Competition

All Saints’ Episcopal School Gingerbread Competition

The first and second graders worked together as a team and with the guidance of some very dedicated mothers produced an award-winning entry. The ASES entry won First Place and Best Decorated. The confectionery re-creation was donated to Morristown Hospice for silent bidding on Thurs. Dec. 6. All monies raised will go to Hospice!

New Market Christmas Parade

New Market Christmas Parade

Locals in the New Market community came out last weekend to welcome their annual Christmas Parade. Children of all ages lined the streets to greet the line of First Responders, church floats, horses and riders and, of course, Santa. The Shriners had a large and welcomed presence in the parade, as they brought out the [...]

RESCUE SQUAD CHRISTMAS PARTY & AWARDS

RESCUE SQUAD CHRISTMAS PARTY & AWARDS

Jefferson County Rescue Squad 49th Annual Christmas Party & Awards Dinner The Jefferson County Rescue Squad held their 49th Annual Christmas party on Monday, December 10th 2012. They gave annual awards at the event as well as Christmas gifts. The board of directors was present to show their appreciation of the Rescue Squad’s hard work [...]

New twist on the traditional Christmas plant

New twist on the traditional Christmas plant

Poinsettias are the favored Christmas holiday potted plant. While red is still the traditional color, pinks, whites, variegated, salmon, yellow and even orange varieties abound, says Susan Hamilton, director of the University of Tennessee Gardens. Plant sizes vary from standard 4- to 6-inch pots, to miniatures to tree forms and even hanging baskets. “It’s amazing [...]

Business After Hours At Habitat For Humanity

Business After Hours At Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity hosted the community on Thursday for an open house. The event took place at the organization’s store located on Hwy 92 and afforded locals the opportunity to visit the location and see what the charitable organization has to offer in the way of gifts and shopping. A large facility, the Habitat store [...]

K-9s & Officers Showing Off At Wags & Waddles Duck Hunt

K-9s & Officers Showing Off At Wags & Waddles Duck Hunt

Fred Miller Park was the site for the Wags & Waddles Duck Hunt fundraiser this past weekend. The beneficiary of the effort, was the Morristown Dog Park. It was a fun filled event for the entire family including K-9 Officer demonstrations, vendors, fire trucks, miniature train rides, and lots of great food provided by Crazy [...]