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Jefferson County’s Democratic Party has scheduled its countywide presidential convention at the end of next week, Saturday, March 7. Those gathered at Carson-Newman University’s Ted Russell Hall will select representatives who will attend the March 21 district convention in Knoxville.

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KNOXVILLE – Tennova Healthcare’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital and Newport Medical Center have been recognized as four-star hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a joint announcement from Colin McRae, CEO of Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and Matthew Lit…

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KNOXVILLE – Depth in singles play proved to be crucial for Carson-Newman men’s tennis Saturday when the Eagles knocked off Tennessee Wesleyan 5-2 at the Knoxville Racquet Club.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Carson-Newman sent seven individuals into its athletics hall of fame during a ceremony Friday night in the Stokely Memorial Building on campus. 

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TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Carson-Newman pounded out a combined 21 hits enroute to a double-header softball sweep of North Greenville Tuesday evening.

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HICKORY, N.C. – Zach Boze blasted two home runs and drove in six runs Sunday, leading Carson-Newman to a 9-2 win and a series victory over Lenoir-Rhyne to start South Atlantic Conference play.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Queens converted Carson-Newman’s first 13 turnovers into points on their way to an 83-71 win over the Eagles Saturday afternoon at Curry Arena.

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FRANKLIN - Three Jefferson County High wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight classes, earning All-State honors at the Tennessee State Wrestling Championships February 20-22.

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Jefferson County High’s girls will open Region 1-AAA play at home Friday night, while the boys go on the road to take on a talented Johnson City Science Hill squad Saturday.

Obituaries

Nanette Louise Zepeda, age 49, of Jefferson City, TN passed away suddenly Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Kelly Mack Cole, age 44, of White Pine, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Newport Medical Center.

Benjamin Harrison Hodge, Jr., age 90, of Jefferson City, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Edith Herron Seals, age 97, of New Market, TN passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Jefferson Park.

Johnny Paul Rogers, 78, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Randal C. Turner, age 66, of White Pine, passed away at Parkwest Medical Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Nancy (Sis Lane) Miller, age 79, of Dandridge, TN passed away on February 22, 2020.

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Gail Ann “Glenn” Poe, age 61, of Cosby, formerly of Dandridge and Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Edna Dean Hodges, age 95, of Rutledge, was called home by God on Monday, February 17, 2020.