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Located at 1903 Lakeview Avenue, just off Highway 92, the 1850s Greek Revival home may well be Jefferson City’s oldest existing residence, based on the owner’s research. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

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New Market City Council voted to lower the tax rate for 2020 from the current 67 cents per $100 assessed property value to 60 cents per $100 assessed property value at Monday night’s meeting.

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The arraignment for William David Phillips, who stands accused of three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, has been delayed again, this time until October 1 at 9 a.m. Phillips was slated to appear in Sessions Court before Judge Will Roach in Dandridge Tuesday morning.

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A Talbott first grade teacher was suspended without pay for three days and will be transferred to another school as the result of an incident in her classroom last Friday, Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston reported yesterday.

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Jefferson County High completed its preseason camp with two strong performances against Davy Crockett and Morristown East Thursday and Friday in their final two scrimmages prior to this week’s season opener.

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PINEHURST, N.C. – In a field stacked with some of the top amateur golfers in the world, Carson-Newman men’s golfer Tom Forster found himself in a solid tie for 18th heading into the start of match play on Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur, being played at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

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All five Jefferson County High players shot 40 or below Monday afternoon, pacing the boys golf team to a win over visiting South Doyle.

Obituaries

Ray Lynn Jenkins, age 80, passed away of natural causes on Monday, August 19, 2019 after a brief illness.

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The family of Makinna Smith, age 16, would like to celebrate the life of our beloved child who went to be with Jesus suddenly on August 18, 2019.

Dwayne Allen Vance, age 53, of Knoxville, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019.

Terry Joe "JoJo” McClain, age 60, of New Market, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Thomas Stanley Witkowski, age 80, of New Market, formerly of Cresskill, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was a retired…

Margaret Faye Huffaker, age 86, of Kodak, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Herm…

Rachel Pauline Greer, age 72, of Jefferson City, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in d…

Hazel A. McGaha, age 86, of Jefferson City, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was a member of Paw-Paw Hollow Baptist Church. She wa…

Michael Lynn Bunch, age 68, of Dandridge, passed away at home on Saturday, August 10, 2019, surrounded by his family.