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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. […]

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the best in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Carson-Newman remains the state’s highest-ranked private school in the “Best Online MBA Program” category. The 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, released today, placed C-N’s online graduate education program as No. 1 in the state and […]

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would you like to join the DAR? When I was 18, if I had been asked that question, I would have responded, “Why?” for this reason: I had the impression that members of the DAR were stuffy old ladies who liked to drink tea and wear big hats and hold their noses in the air […]

Meet Finch The Friendly Giant

Meet Finch The Friendly Giant

Finch is a big friendly giant. A Great Dane x Great Pyrenees, she definitely has some stature – but she loves to run and play like any other pup. She is at her best when she’s out and about in our play area, so visit us and ask to run around with her! She can’t […]

Workshop to Help Producers Develop Value-added Business Ideas

Workshop to Help Producers Develop Value-added Business Ideas

Flowers Creamery was among the participants in the 2020 Developing Value-Added Agriculture Businesses workshop and also among the Tennessee businesses to receive an award from the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program. Image courtesy Flowers Creamery. If you’re a farmer interested in building or extending a value-added business, take notice. The University of Tennessee Center […]

Reducing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Reducing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Self-care is always important for good mental and physical health during the holiday season, but even more important during a pandemic. If we want to get through this, we may cope better with a few strategies within our control. Here are 10 suggestions: Reduce your sources of stress. Limit how many news sources you read […]

Enriching the world with ‘Beauty, Truth and Goodness’

Enriching the world with ‘Beauty, Truth and Goodness’

Sarah Allnatt started college thinking she would not be able to make the grades she needed to succeed. And at first, she didn’t. At first, she was failing. But perseverance, prayer and family support paid off. On Dec. 11, Sarah graduated from Carson-Newman University with a 4.0 GPA and a job lined up as an […]

UT Theatre Department Presents Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

UT Theatre Department Presents Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre presents Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” read by Carol Mayo Jenkins, recorded on location at the Mabry Hazen House, and directed by John Sipes. The free, streaming recording is available NOW through December 25, 2020. In conjunction with the reading, a “Full Belly Fund” virtual food drive has […]

Give the Gift of Tennessee History

Give the Gift of Tennessee History

This holiday season, give the history lover or proud Tennessean on your list the Tennessee State Capitol: A Tennessee Treasure, a new coffee-table style book created by the Tennessee State Library and Archives and published by the Secretary of State. “Our office was proud to publish this book that tells the story of Tennessee’s grandest […]

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