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Scots-Irish Festival Marches in to Dandridge

Scots-Irish Festival Marches in to Dandridge

The 2019 Scots-Irish festival brought great talent and many grins to the town of Dandridge. This yearly event celebrated Celtic heritage from local ancestors who settled in the area shortly after the Revolutionary War. Festival goers traveled from surrounding states to learn about the Scots-Irish culture and relish in delicious Celtic food. Entertainment for the […]

Welcome October!

Welcome October!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. It’s October! Even though the current temperatures say August, it is indeed October. The time of pumpkins, leaves, festivals, and, of course, spooks has its share of traditions and folklore that spans centuries. The weather soon […]

Introducing the JCHS Homecoming Court Representatives

Introducing the JCHS Homecoming Court Representatives

Jefferson County High School announced the 2019 Homecoming representatives this week. The ladies were elected by popular vote by each class and will be escorted by JROTC Cadets. Representing the Patriot Academy Freshman Class: Taylor Gockenbach – The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gockenbach of Dandridge. She is a member of the volleyball team […]

Happy Fall!!

Happy Fall!!

The time of year that many wait the long, hot summer for is here! Pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters, crunching of the leaves, and all things spooky. Even though the area is still experiencing highs in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s, today marks the first day of fall, as the autumnal equinox happens today. […]

Local Area At Risk for Fire Due to Dry Conditions

Local Area At Risk for Fire Due to Dry Conditions

It has been eight weeks since Jefferson County has seen a measurable rainfall, and it’s beginning to show. The grass is becoming crunchy, trees are already starting to loose their leaves and the air has been unseasonably hot and dry. Though the temperatures are on a slight downturn, there is no significant rainfall in the […]

Once in a Harvest Moon

Once in a Harvest Moon

Superstitious folks are getting a double whammy as the full harvest moon happens tonight, Friday the 13th. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that happens closest to the Fall Equinox, and was especially important to farmers during the harvest because it provided extra light to work by during the reaping season. This is an […]

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

It’s that time of year when hay bells, scarecrows, and of course pumpkins start donning displays across the area. The search for the perfect pumpkin is easier some years than others. The hot dry weather the area has been experiencing the last couple months may make the effort just a little harder than most years. […]

The Time for Fall Festivals is Here!

The Time for Fall Festivals is Here!

The Labor Day holiday has come and gone. Even though the thermometer says otherwise, autumn is just around the corner and the time to start planning to get out and enjoy the harvest is now. There are more than enough diverse opportunities to get out and enjoy the season that many call their favorite time […]

Jefferson Health Care Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Announces Grant Opportunity to Benefit Jefferson County Residents

Jefferson Health Care Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Announces Grant Opportunity to Benefit  Jefferson County Residents

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from the Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund of East Tennessee Foundation. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals that directly benefit the health and well-being of Jefferson County residents. Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than October […]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Summer’s unofficial last hoo-rah is upon us. Even though technically on the calendar fall doesn’t begin until September 23, the Labor Day holiday has long been used as the unofficial end of summer. Mums, fall decor, and pumpkin spice everything will soon be taking over. The long, hot, muggy nights will soon give way to […]

Director of Jefferson County Schools Addresses TNReady Scores

Director of Jefferson County Schools Addresses TNReady Scores

General “(Tuesday) the Tennessee Department of Education released data from the 2018-2019 school year. We have numerous positive things to celebrate from last year’s scores and we will make sure we take the time to recognize the teachers and schools that have demonstrated academic success in student achievement, student growth, or both.” Celebrations from Data […]

That Happened in August?

That Happened in August?

This week has not been the easiest of weeks for Americans, and the “Dog Days of Summer” are bearing down on East Tennessee with all the hazy, hot, and humid glory that they are known for. August is typically known as the hottest month of the year, 2019 has been no exception, and there’s no […]

C.A.R.E., Spay and Neuter Project Team Up for Tropical Fundraiser

C.A.R.E., Spay and Neuter Project Team Up for Tropical Fundraiser

Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts were the uniform of the day on Friday, July 26th at The Point Resort Marina in Dandridge. Well over 100 people gathered there for the first annual “Luau by the Lake” fundraiser hosted jointly by C.A.R.E. and The Spay Neuter Project. Swagerty’s donated a hog that was prepared by Grillbilly […]

Helpful Tips for Heading Back to School

Helpful Tips for Heading Back to School

Summer break is coming to a close in Jefferson County, and the lazy hazy days of summer will be giving way to school bells and class schedules. Sometimes the transition from the break to the new school year can be a bit stressful, to say the least, but there are ways to make the change […]

Christmas in July Brings the Heat

Christmas in July Brings the Heat

The sweltering heat and the days at the lake may make the Christmas season seem so far ahead, but rejoice Holiday lovers, for the magic is only 5 months away! To hold us over though, many retailers and television networks bestow upon us what we now know as Christmas in July. Impatience isn’t the only […]

Morristown Police Investigating Death of Three Year Old Child

Morristown Police Investigating Death of Three Year Old Child

The Morristown Police Department released a statement this afternoon concerning a three year old child who was found deceased in a minivan in North Morristown. “We are investigating the death of a three year old child in north Morristown. The child was reported missing a little after 10:00p.m. last night when it was discovered the […]

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