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White Pine’s monthly meeting covered numerous topics from the new guidelines to protect playing fields presented at the work session to readings for five ordinances — including the budget for 2019-2020.

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Rush Strong School Class members of 1952 had a reunion May 18 at Perkins Restaurant. Seated, in front, are Jimmy Burnett and Wanda Bell and standing, l-r, are Mathilde Sharp Renneker, Alma E. Diamond, Kathleen Bolin and Joanne Hux Howard. – RONNIE HOUSLEY | THE STANDARD BANNER

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The tiny kitten darted from a cardboard box in the brush onto the busy highway. There was no time for the truck driver to stop. Another driver saw the kitten moving and stopped, scooped up the battered little body, and rushed off to the nearest vet …  

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Dandridge Council gave final approval Tuesday to a plan to raise water/sewer rates by five percent annually over the next five years.

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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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Chloe Hubbard, Jefferson County’s Fairest of the Fair in 2014, is excited to “come back home” for the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition held at Thompson-Boling Arena June 26-29.

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Baneberry council members got down to business on an upcoming budget with the deadline this month at the regularly scheduled meeting. 

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U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett presented special Congressional Recognition certificates on May 28 to the New Market Volunteer Fire Department’s cadets on the completion of their training. In front, from left are Representative Tim Burchett, cadets Chase Frame, Hannah Solomon, Wyatt Huff, Brad…

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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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Decisions to expand into e-commerce and consolidate operations in logistics-friendly Jefferson County continue to propel Dandridge furniture maker Overman.

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The body of a North Carolina man was recovered Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after he disappeared while swimming in Douglas Lake near his pontoon boat.

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Health Council members were impressed by the presentation of Dandridge Elementary teacher Lisa Haynes and her fourth grade student Joyce Sparks at their meeting in late May.

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“When the county was building Mt. Horeb Elementary, I asked my boss, Sandra Austin, ‘Are you taking old teachers?’  She laughed and told me to get my application in. I have been at Mt. Horeb since (it) opened.”

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Dr. Kitty Coffey, longtime chair of Carson-Newman University’s Family and Consumer Science Department, has seen more changes than she could ever have imagined in her 53 years in higher education – 42 of which have been dedicated to C-N.

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Great attention and lots of opinion are directed to the levels of Cherokee and Douglas Lakes. Particular conversational energy is given to how the levels support recreation, and therefore the local economy, as well as their aesthetics in general.

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Seventy-two potential “Young Eagles,” age eight to 16, took to the skies at Morristown Regional Airport for a free introductory flight on Saturday, May 25.

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Jefferson City Council is considering a nine percent property tax increase and a $575,000 dip into fund reserve to balance the proposed 2019-20 budget.

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Terrific Kids in grades K-2 at Mt Horeb Elementary for the third nine weeks were recently presented their certificates. Pictured in front, from left, are Kiwanis sponsor Raiford Ball, Finnlee Rice, Allison Martinez, Aaliyah Wiggins, Yaretzi Apolinar Rojas, Jaylah Mills and assistant principa…

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Mt. Horeb Elementary Terrific Kids in grades 3-5 for the third nine weeks were recently honored. Pictured in front, from left, are Kiwanis Club sponsor Raiford Ball, Asher Harrington, Gabriela Ramirez, Hannah Helm, Ashton Millington, Bailey Bacon and assistant principal Dr. Samuel Hollingshe…

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Jefferson County High senior Abbey Mantooth has received an ROTC scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University from the U.S. Air Force. After graduation, she will serve at least four years active duty with the USAF.  She is pictured with her stepmom, Angie Mantooth and her dad, Bri…

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Talbott Elementary School was runner-up in the elementary Scholars Bowl. Kneeling, in front from left, are Summer Diguls, Abby Harrell, Jessa Kirby, Sander Braun and Bryce Annis. Standing, from left, are Brayden Hayes, Mason Williams, Colton Witcher, Brayden Bonderzcak and Emma Harrell. – RO…

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The elementary school Scholars Bowl was held May 6 at Talbott Elementary School. New Market Elementary and Talbott Elementary played in the final round for the championship. Talbott held the lead going into halftime, but after the break New Market bounced back to take the championship by a s…

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Three Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service paramedics were recently recognized for excellence in care and professionalism by Tennova Jefferson Memorial Hospital (JMH).

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“We work in an underground environment and it is imperative that the mine rescue team performs on a high level to protect the safety and well-being of our fellow miners in an emergency situation,” said Nyrstar’s Mine Safety Coordinator Brian Millington.

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Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service paramedics were treating one person at the scene of this roll-over crash on Highway 113 near Nina Church yesterday morning. Working at the scene is Deputy Kevin Ball. Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating, and their preliminar…

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Brant Stooksbury did not go into accounting for the numbers. He got in it for the cows.

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County Commissioners are set to vote later this month on a proposed $108 million budget for 2019-20 that includes a two percent property tax increase held in check by a dip into fund balance.

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Three people face drug charges following two separate traffic stops — one the result of a 90 miles-per-hour chase, deputies at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported last week.

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“When the boy jumped through the window to grab a seat in class, he was wearing blood-spattered overalls and dirty boots. I asked why he was late and he simply said, ‘My cow was calving and needed my help.’”

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The Maury Middle School Leo Club, sponsored by the Lions Club of Dandridge, recently received an $800 grant from the Literacy Association of Tennessee. The Leos used the grant to purchase Amazon Fire tablets with an e-book subscription, Echo Dots and headphones for residents at Jefferson Par…

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Safe School Grants are received yearly by the Jefferson County Schools. This year, Rush Strong received about $3,300 which provided each teacher with an emergency “Go-Bag.” It will travel with each teacher and the students for field trips and recess. It contains first aid supplies, a class r…

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Bean Station Police are investigating a May 20 shooting that was first reported when the victim showed up at the Jefferson Memorial emergency room.

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Lakeway Christian Schools plans to open its new $65 million campus for grades six through 12 in White Pine this fall.

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Paving is expected soon on nine Jefferson City streets thanks to action — including a budget amendment — by the town Council.

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Twenty-two alleged street-level drug dealers face charges as the result of an undercover operation by the Jefferson City Police Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) unit, Chief Andy Dossett reported this week.

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The 64-year-old man wanted to call his daughter to see if the story about U.S. Marshals having a warrant for his arrest could be true — but the caller convinced him to stay on the phone.

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Count TVA’s River Forecast Center employees among those who were scrambling during February’s impromptu monsoon season. The rainiest February ever recorded in the Tennessee Valley meant engineers were on the point constantly to manage flow and prevent flood catastrophes from North Carolina’s…

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