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Bob Jarnagin Receives Historic Preservation Recognition Award

Bob Jarnagin Receives Historic Preservation Recognition Award

  Robert “Bob” Jarnagin in his role as Jefferson County Historian and Dandridge Archivist is often referred to as a “treasure” because of his extensive knowledge of the history of the county and his eagerness to share that history through fascinating presentations for civic and educational groups, lively narrations on walking tours, and tireless research […]

Jefferson County’s Aaron Loy Wins Young Farmer Honors

Jefferson County’s Aaron Loy Wins Young Farmer Honors

Jefferson County young farmer Aaron Loy took home the district V honors in the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award contest. Loy was named this year’s district V winner based upon his farm and financial records from 2020, in addition to his leadership on the farm, in his community and in […]

Op-Ed: Reuel K. Sample – Proposed Rezoning

Op-Ed: Reuel K. Sample – Proposed Rezoning

Imagine living next to an industrial zone where from dawn to setting sun the air is filled with the sound and smell of hundreds of animals being slaughtered a day. Picture yourself living next to a plant where they are allowed to make and store toxic chemicals. Or envision your home where you raise your […]

Dedication of Trees at White Pine, Jefferson City, Dandridge

Dedication of Trees at White Pine, Jefferson City, Dandridge

“For everything there is a season, and time for every purpose under heaven (Eccl. 3:1)” is the guiding scripture for the administration of State Regent Cecile Wimberley (2019-2021) of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution (TSDAR). In keeping with the spirit of that scripture, every season is an occasion for conservation. Regent Wimberley […]

Vital Policy Opinion Ed – Elected School Directors Back in the Legislative Meat Grinder for 2022, Local Impact Examined, Questions Raised

Vital Policy Opinion Ed – Elected School Directors Back in the Legislative Meat Grinder for 2022, Local Impact Examined, Questions Raised

Until 1992 the voting citizens of Tennessee had the power to elect school directors. The time to return that constitutional power to the citizens is long overdue. Prior to the “Education Improvement Act of 1992”, potential school directors had to campaign, one-on-one with voters, and get acquainted with the citizens whose tax money they were […]

Strawberry Plains Guardsman follows in families’ footsteps

Strawberry Plains Guardsman follows in families’ footsteps

Spc. Charles Schaad, a Strawberry Plains native and small arms artillery repairer with the Tennessee National Guard’s Troop D, Detachment 1, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, promoted to sergeant on May 21. As a small arms artillery repairer, Schaad is responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on small arms, infantry weapons, and towed artillery. “I joined […]

BANEBERRY GOLF RESORT GETS NEW OWNERSHIP AND A NEW NAME

BANEBERRY GOLF RESORT GETS NEW OWNERSHIP AND A NEW NAME

In a community meeting on Tuesday the new owners of Lakeland Golf Course and Mulligan’s Bar and Grill, formerly Baneberry Golf Resort, announced their official ownership, new business name, and new branding imagery to a welcoming Baneberry audience. Sitting amongst a panel of other neighborhood volunteers the new owners, Josh and Danyelle Glendenning introduced themselves, […]

Amerigroup and Ageless Innovation Distribute Animatronic Companion Pets to Older Adults Living with Cognitive Decline and Social Isolation Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Amerigroup and Ageless Innovation Distribute Animatronic Companion Pets to Older Adults Living with Cognitive Decline and Social Isolation Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Amerigroup Tennessee, a leading managed care company dedicated to improving lives and promoting healthier communities, announced a plan to combat the growing concern of social isolation and cognitive decline among older adults in Tennessee through the distribution of animatronic pets. In partnership with award winning robotic pet manufacturer, Ageless Innovation, the interactive cats and dogs […]

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

My 5th Grade teacher, Nancy Jones, always gave her students sound advice, especially in the areas of life, respect, and humility. If you are going to criticize someone, she would say, at least be willing to suggest a better plan or be willing to listen to the ideas of others. We have a set of […]

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, Grave Marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, Grave Marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery

 What’s in a name? A whole lot, once you begin to dig into the genealogical history of a family as the audience learned from Jefferson County Historian Bob Jarnagin at the grave marking for Patriot Mathew Raulston at Beth-Car Cemetery, White Pine, on April 10. The ceremony was conducted by the Martha Dandridge Washington […]

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

Over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed several signs with the 4-H clover and UT Extension logos scattered across the entire county. This is a part of this year’s activities to promote Extension in our local area. Our office covers many topic areas including 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, as […]

Carson-Newman graduate program surge brings record spring enrollment

Carson-Newman graduate program surge brings record spring enrollment

This semester is cause for celebration at Carson-Newman University, where a record spring enrollment brought 2,729 students to Mossy Creek. Spring 2020’s enrollment was the University’s prior record for the second semester of the school year, with 2,578 students. “God has truly blessed Carson-Newman with a growing enrollment,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “Each […]

Brandy Arnold, MDW American History Award Winner

Brandy Arnold, MDW American History Award Winner

Brandy Arnold, teacher of U.S. History at Jefferson County High School (JCHS), has been recognized for Outstanding Work in American History for 2020 by the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The certificate was presented by MDW Recording Secretary and Arnold’s teaching colleague Karen Bible on February 12. […]

The Piggy Bank Contest is back in Sevier County

The Piggy Bank Contest is back in Sevier County

The Piggy Bank Contest is back in Sevier County! Young people, Pre-K to 12th grade, are encouraged to handcraft any type of Piggy Bank to hold money for saving! This local event is connected to the TN Saves Week celebrated in April. Winning entries of various age categories will be selected locally to compete at […]

Catherine McDonald Wins First Place Of Constitution Week Poster Contest

Catherine McDonald Wins First Place Of Constitution Week Poster Contest

Catherine “Catie” McDonald has won first place in the Tennessee state level competition of the Constitution Week Poster Contest for 2021 for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The achievement was announced by Regent Jane Chambers of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), who is also […]

5th Anniversary Observance Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

5th Anniversary Observance Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

5th Anniversary Observance – February 13, 2021 Cecile Wimberley, Regent of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the program for the Fifth Anniversary observance of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) on February 13. Due to the Covid-19 situation, Regent Wimberley appeared by Zoom. […]

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