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DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE THIS SATURDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DANDRIDGE

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE THIS SATURDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DANDRIDGE

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The county’s largest and oldest street festival will kick off at 10 am Saturday morning with food, music and vendors galore! June Jubilee is a family friendly event and there is something for everyone to […]

80th Anniversary of D-Day: The Turning Point of World War II in Europe

80th Anniversary of D-Day: The Turning Point of World War II in Europe

On June 6, 1944, the United States, alongside Allied forces, embarked on one of the most significant military operations in history: D-Day. This momentous event marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany, as Allied troops launched a massive invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. Known as Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion was […]

VITAL POLICY – TWRA Snooping Case Decided by Tennessee Court of Appeals

VITAL POLICY – TWRA Snooping Case Decided by Tennessee Court of Appeals

TWRA got caught snooping and planting surveillance cameras on private property in Benton County, Tennessee with no court ordered warrant and without permission from the landowners. Property owners Terry Rainwaters and Hunter Hollingsworth sued the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in April 2020 asking the court for a judgment declaring that Defendants’ warrantless searches of […]

Carson-Newman nursing receives scholarship support from Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Carson-Newman nursing receives scholarship support from Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Representatives of Jefferson Memorial Hospital were on Carson-Newman University’s campus recently to present a $1,000 check toward student scholarships within the school’s nursing program. “Every year Jefferson Memorial celebrates physicians in our community in recognition of Doctor’s Day,” said JMH CEO Ben Ridder. “In honor of our physicians, the hospital is saying thank you by donating […]

New Market Girl Scout achieves highest honor

New Market Girl Scout achieves highest honor

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians has announced its 2024 Gold Award recipients, presenting the honor to 24 girls across the region, one of whom is from New Market. The Gold Award is the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, presented to girls in grades 9-12 who have planned and implemented significant projects that address […]

Barbara Parsons, Local Archivists Recognized as 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute Graduates

Barbara Parsons, Local Archivists Recognized as 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute Graduates

The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently recognized nine archivists who earned their Archives Management Certifications at the 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute. Hosted by the Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee Archives Institute is an annual two-day workshop focused on the principles and practices of archival management and records preservation. This year’s program graduates include: […]

Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce New Funding for Nuclear Education

Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce New Funding for Nuclear Education

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Roane State Community College will receive funding from Tennessee’s Nuclear Energy Fund. The institutions will use the additional dollars to support existing nuclear programs as well as develop and implement new […]

DAR’s mission – Historic preservation, education, and patriotism

DAR’s mission – Historic preservation, education, and patriotism

Who are you going to call to support unique historic preservation, education, and patriotism projects and service opportunities in Jefferson and Grainger Counties? Do you like to wear red, white, and blue and wave flags? Are you interested in being a member of a dynamic service organization? If you answered yes to any of these […]

VITAL POLICY – Successful Legislation Creates New Opportunity for Homeschool Athletes in Tennessee, Bill Originated in Jefferson County

VITAL POLICY – Successful Legislation Creates New Opportunity for Homeschool Athletes in Tennessee, Bill Originated in Jefferson County

Back in 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly created legislation to provide opportunities for homeschool students to participate in public school sports. The intent was to provide all homeschool students with access to organized public-school sports that would not otherwise be available. However, some public-school systems and their attorneys found a legal loophole to exclude some […]

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Urges Tennesseans to Become Poll Workers for Upcoming 2024 Elections

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Urges Tennesseans to Become Poll Workers for Upcoming 2024 Elections

In preparation for the Aug. 1 State and Federal Primaries and the Nov. 5 State and Federal General Election, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett today urged all Tennesseans meeting eligibility requirements to consider becoming poll workers for the 2024 election cycle. “Poll workers are essential to conducting elections in Tennessee, and I hope all […]

Pressley Berger – JROTC Bronze Medal Winner for 2024

Pressley Berger – JROTC Bronze Medal Winner for 2024

Pressley Berger, a junior at Jefferson County High School, is the recipient of the JROTC Bronze Medal for 2024 awarded by the Martha Dandridge Washington (MDW) Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR). Janet Guyett, regent of Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, made the presentation at the JROTC awards ceremony on April 30, 2024, for […]

Tennessee Tech named among top graduate schools in the country

Tennessee Tech named among top graduate schools in the country

Tennessee Tech University’s College of Graduate Studies has been named among the top 250 graduate schools in the nation according to Abound, a college guidance system for degree-seeking adults. Abound’s 2024 rankings also named Tech among the top graduate schools in Tennessee and the top public graduate schools in the nation. The recognition comes as […]

FREE Vessel Examinations this Saturday

FREE Vessel Examinations this Saturday

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct free vessel safety examinations on Saturday, May 25, at Swann’s Marina, 2515 Swann’s Marina Road, Dandridge, TN 37725. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified vessel examiners will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (VSC) for your boat (personal pleasure craft, only) anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. No […]

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel […]

Cherokee Lake Set to Host 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Presented by T-H Marine

Cherokee Lake Set to Host 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Presented by T-H Marine

Major League Fishing (MLF) returns to Tennessee, next week, May 29-31, for the 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American Championship Presented by T-H Marine on Cherokee Lake. The three-day tournament, hosted by  Visit Jefferson County TN, will showcase the nation’s best weekend grassroots anglers, and awards the winning boater a top prize of up to $120,000, […]

AAP Offers 12 Tips for Beach Safety: Safe Fun in the Sun, Sand and Sea

AAP Offers 12 Tips for Beach Safety: Safe Fun in the Sun, Sand and Sea

hen the weather’s nice, many families love spending time near the water. Whether your favorite spot is near the ocean or the edge of a river or lake, it’s always best to prepare for your surroundings and make sure that health hazards don’t spoil your good time. “I encourage families to look for beaches where lifeguards […]

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