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Jefferson County’s unemployment rate remained in double digits, but it improved by nearly five full points to 12.5 percent in May – boosted by the return of more than 1,300 people to their jobs.


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Camden Fritz practiced three days with the Jefferson County High track team, and never participated in a meet. Yet Wednesday morning, he signed a college scholarship to compete in the sport at Carson-Newman University.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For a second-straight season, Rachel Watts and Matilda Frövenholt have garnered All-American Scholar accolades from the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Edwin Jarnagin, Wil Jarnagin, Daniel Bishop and Matt Smith combined to go 23-under and win the best ball format of the Eagle Club Golf Classic June 6 at the Sevierville Golf Club.


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Raymond Cecil Ellis, age 89, of Chestnut Hill, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

James Ray Loveday, 83, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Jefferson Park Nursing Home in Jefferson City.

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Carl Lewis Maples, 87, of Kannapolis, NC (formerly of Jefferson City) passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis…

Thomas Swann Teague, age 82, of Jefferson City, TN departed his earthly life on July 6, 2020.

John Tudor Donaldson, Jr., age 77, of Bossier City, LA, passed away July 3, 2020 from complications of Covid. 

Ricky Randall Cate, age 35, of Strawberry Plains, passed away June 30, 2020 at home with his family and friends by his side.

Kathryn Ann Dunkle, age 70, of Dandridge, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Doris Kay Collins, also known as Mama D, made her way home with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8:20 p.m. She passed away peacefully s…

Arthur Wiley Koontz, of New Market, was born May 18, 1951 and passed away July 1, 2020.

Lonnie Gray Elmore, age 76, of Strawberry Plains, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.