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Though created 86 years ago for the main purposes of flood control and power generation, the TVA quickly became a major player in recreation. Sport, play and fun in general quickly moved its lakes, rivers, shorelines and trails from byproduct to travel destinations.

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Jefferson City’s Industrial Development Board moved forward Thursday on what has been deemed the “Jefferson City Industrial Complex,” a 69-acre tract anchored between Chuckey Pike and Odyssey Road. It will be purchased from Jefferson Court, LLC for $1,425,000 with a loan facilitated by Appal…

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While most offensive praise in football is given to quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers, the heart of every football team is its offensive line. These players protect the quarterback and provide the blocks necessary for plays to succeed and for the team to win.

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Following their team’s run to the state AAA championship, three Jefferson County High players have made the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association All-State team.

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After finishing their reg-ular season with a 7-10-3 overall record, the Jefferson County High soccer team had four players named to the All-District 2-AAA teams for their impactful performances throughout the season.

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PITTSBURGH – Carson-Newman catcher Ethan Goforth became the third Eagle in the last two years to hear his name called on draft day when the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 25th round Wednesday in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Youth bass anglers Carson Devotie and Tanner McMahan — both of whom have local ties — fought through a thick morning fog to win last Saturday’s Tennessee BASS Trail tournament on Cherokee Lake.

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In an action-packed finale to their regular seasons, Jefferson Middle School, Maury Middle School, and White Pine School fought hard in the Middle Eight Middle School Track and Field Conference Championship on May 8 at Morristown West High School.

Obituaries

James Edward “Eddie” Frye, age 67, of Dandridge, TN passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2019 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Justin David Hoffner, age 31, peacefully passed away and went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Iva Jean Wilhite, age 95, of Strawberry Plains, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

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Mrs. Kate Waddell, age 93, of Talbott, passed away Saturday morning, June 1, 2019 at Lifecare Center of Jefferson City.

Elisabeth S. Cox, 65, of Cleveland, TN, passed away June 5, 2019 following an extended illness. 

Mark Edward Derringer, age 58, of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Elizabeth Taylor, age 79, of New Market, TN went to be with her Lord peacefully at her home on June 3, 2019.

Denise Irene England Shields, age 58, of Dandridge, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at her residence after a lingering illness, surrounded by…

William David Nelson, age 70, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems.