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Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Am I the only one who has noticed that many of the people celebrating Obama’s victory are doing so as if he was a family member? As if their honor, above all else, rested on his campaign? I am not attacking Obama. I am using him as the most readily available example. This behavior was […]


GARY JAMES, age 66, of White Pine, TN passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 9, 2012. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He attended Mt. Zion Church of God in Baneberry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Nova James; brother, William James and sister, […]


MARY RUTH REECE, age 86, of Jefferson City, TN went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Oak Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence (Doc) Reece; parents, Elbert and Della Lyle; brothers, Troy Lyle and Franklin Lyle, Jr.; sister, […]


DONALD W. SANFORD, age 65, of Jefferson City, TN formerly of Canton, NC passed away suddenly Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was the owner and operator of Sanford Trucking Company, a member of the Dutch Cove Baptist Church of Canton, NC and also a member of the First Baptist Church of Sevierville. Preceded in death […]


JOHNNY PAUL HARBIN, age 64, of Dandridge, TN passed away Sunday morning, November 4, 2012 at his home. He was born November 26, 1947, the son of the late Amos and Anna(Humphrey) Harbin, and was preceded in death by his sisters, Patsy Harbin and Nancy Roberts; brother, Tommy Harbin. He leaves behind his wife, Jimmie […]


HERMAN “ROGER” BEELER, age 62, of Jefferson City, TN passed away Sunday, November 04, 2012. Preceded in death by father, Dallas Beeler; mother, Nora Mae Beeler Hodge; wife, Hazel Beeler; brothers, Osborne “Ozzy” Beeler and Johnny Beeler; niece, Angel Atkins. He is survived by daughter, Kimberly (Tony) Parrott; son, Roger Raymond (Christi) Beeler; stepson, Charles […]


You are invited to a special event at the Holiday Open House held at the Dandridge General Store and Rachel’s Attic on November 15 from 4 to 8 PM. Their gallery is located in Historic Downtown Dandridge, on Gay street near the corner of Gay and Main Streets (look for the blue awning); join them […]


The TWRA announces that it will continue to manage the former Rocky Fork tract of the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area until the property deed is transferred to the Tennessee Department of Conservation (TDEC) later this winter. The TWRA has in previous years leased the property from private landowners for public outdoor use and will continue […]

USDA Announces Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Sign-Up Period for 2011 Crop Losses

Farm Service Agency County Executive Director, James L. Giffin announced today the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program opened Oct. 22, 2012. The SURE program is part of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). Under the 2008 Farm Bill, SURE authorizes assistance to farmers […]

Learn Strategies For Small Farms!

The production of fruits and vegetables on small acreage has been increasing over the past few years. While a lot of information is out there, research and production information is constantly being updated and changed. The Profit & Production on Small Acreage Workshop, conducted by the University of Tennessee Extension, is designed for farmers with […]

Habitat for Humanity Business After Hours

Business After Hours Please come out to support Jefferson County’s Habitat for Humanity Hand Me Up Thrift Store. ** This is a Great way to Network, Shop, & Support Jefferson County!** WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012 TIME: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM WHERE: Hand Me Up Thrift Store 490 HWY 92 N. Dandridge, TN 37725 […]

Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans

Tennessee State Parks announced its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification. Passed by the General Assembly in 2010, the policy calls for a yearly, special state parks day to honor […]

Corker Says Congress’s “Collective Energy” Should Be Focused on Negotiations Between President Obama and Speaker Boehner

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement urging members of Congress to focus their “collective energy” on supporting negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on a fiscal reform package. “Our office has spent the past year painstakingly drafting a fiscal reform package, but now is not the time for any […]

Jefferson County Election Results

17, 780 Jefferson County residents exercised their right to vote in the November 6, 2012 election. That number represents only 57.81% of the registered voters in Jefferson County and is slightly lower than the turnout for the 2008 Presidential General Election. Locally and across the State Republicans showed well and carried the majority of the […]

Online Exhibit Featuring Veteran’s Personal Papers Now Available

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is collecting materials about the Vietnam War. Recently, veteran Christopher Ammons of Clarksville donated his personal papers to TSLA, including photographs, letters and memorabilia. An online exhibit featuring the Ammons collection is now available for viewing. Ammons entered military service a month after graduating from Clarksville High School. […]

State and Local Agencies Observe America Recycles Day Nov. 15

America Recycles Day is Thursday, Nov. 15, and the Department of Environment and Conservation is joining other state, county and city agencies across Tennessee, providing several opportunities for citizens to reduce waste and make a difference. In addition, TDEC, TDOT and Tourist Development are pleased to announce the implementation of the Welcome Center Recycling Program […]