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Employees of Jefferson City’s Oshkosh truck manufacturing plant took time over the last several weeks to raise almost $2,300 for area families and individuals in need. The local plant was one of 15 groups across the corporation to take part in the fundraiser.

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Jefferson County Industrial Development board members (IDB) voted unanimously Friday to accept a resolution for the “Development Agreement for 417 Southwest Commercial Park” as requested by H & J Developers.

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Longtime community activist and “Mayor of Old Downtown” Frank Brown says he is seeking to do some of his best work ever for his adopted hometown of Jefferson City with his latest civic appointment.

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A Dandridge man in custody in Sevierville will also face aggravated child abuse charges here, investigators at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department report.

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According to snippets from the Marist Mindset List, which gauges where college freshmen are in terms of history and cultural understanding, for those who have just begun their first year of college:

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Dandridge Council gave unanimous approval Tuesday night to the annexation of a 15-acre Douglas Lake property that will be the new site of Bootleggers Distillery.

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Six young ladies and their escorts make up the 8th grade portion of the Rush Strong School Homecoming Court. The King and Queen will be announced prior to Thursday’s home football game with Cosby. In the front, from left, are Diamond Ratter and Bailey Coffey. In the second row, from left, ar…

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Jefferson County’s Health Council is working on ways to better understand community psychological health by extending an invitation to local counselors and other professionals.

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Carson Newman University’s (CNU) new international students attended a luncheon in their honor recently, hosted by First Baptist Church Jefferson City. They met church members and fellow international students while trying “foreign foods” such as jello salad and deviled eggs. Korean students…

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Two motorcyclists were injured by a flying fragment of truck tire Sunday evening on Interstate 40, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

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Better-than-expected sales tax receipts helped increase the school department budget roll-over and available fund balance, members of the School Board learned during their meeting last Thursday afternoon.

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Indictments of another 35 alleged drug dealers are bringing to a close a 20-month investigation that has resulted in seizure of methamphetamine totaling nearly 258 grams, as well as thousands of pills, Jefferson City Police Chief Andy Dossett reported last week.

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Dandridge Hoskins-Jarnagin Bridge, which features gothic arches and antique styple lamp posts. The project, which began in 2016, is costing $29.1 million. – STEVE MARION | THE STANDARD BANNER

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A Dandridge woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday afternoon after pleading guilty to the “systematic” abuse of three foster children over a three-year period.

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While White Pine is putting final touches on plans for Pinefest to be held on Saturday, September 14, council heard Tuesday night about the first balloon festival coming to White Pine on October 26 and 27.

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Experienced music teacher Tracy Wilson says his goal for elementary students is just to “plant the seed,” which can grow into an interest in the future.

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Charges have been placed against a driver who led police on a high speed chase through three jurisdictions Tueday night before crashing into another vehicle outside Dandridge.

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Tuesday’s announcement that Old Time Saturday’s board decided to cancel the 33-year-old event left a very temporary void. The City of Jefferson City announced yesterday afternoon that the first Saturday in October will be rebranded as “The Mossy Creek Station Festival.” It will be held from …

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Jim Dunn (left), representing Scottish Rite Shoes for Kids Program, expresses his appreciation for a donated check of $1,500 from corporate sponsor GFL Environmental Inc Morristown, General Manager Steve Cobb (middle). He was also impressed with a check of $5,280 from Dandridge Roughnecks Mo…

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A Dandridge homeowner is back in her residence after a judge altered a “padlock” injunction to apply only to three of her relatives charged with drug-peddling.

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Dr. Charles Fowler and his wife Sandra were tag-teaming at Carson-Newman University’s parent orientation lunch two Saturdays ago. They were working different tables on the plaza between Russell and Blye-Poteat Halls to meet as many as possible of the 800 parents expected to be on hand by eve…

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Last Friday was a first for new Dandridge Elementary School (DES) Principal Jim Hodges. Never in his extensive school career has he seen the Teddy Bear Parade.

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Vicki Hudson, of Greeneville, and mother of transfer student Abby Hudson, talks with Carson-Newman University Alumni Relations Coordinator Hope Adkins between sessions of parent orientation Saturday. After move-in on Friday, students and parents heard President Charles Fowler welcome his fir…

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Circuit Judge Duane Slone was a little surprised two weeks ago when a text showed up on his phone from the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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David Brewer, a product of Jefferson City schools, Carson-Newman University and perhaps the best non-club tennis group ever, is Chief Professional Tournaments Officer and U.S. Open Tournament Director. Currently, he is helping host the world’s largest sporting event – or, as he and colleague…

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A hearing is set next Tuesday on a padlock order that allowed investigators to temporarily take possession of a Dandridge residence alleged to be a “hub of drug activity.”

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Ceremonies were held prior to Friday’s football game to dedicate the new turf field at Jefferson County High. Pictured from left are school board members Randall Bradley and Maurice Solomon; Principal Scott Walker; County Commissioner Katy Huffaker; school board members Robbie Pinkerton and …

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The Jefferson City Sonic team has been working hard behind the scenes and has been selected as one of 12 semi finalists in a nationwide competition.

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Alex Swanger (left) and Felix Ramirez, working for Total Property Management, remove steel and metal sheeting recently from a front addition of the recently-purchased building next to The Creek in the old downtown section of Jefferson City. Total Property recently purchased the building, and…

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Two Mountain View Youth Development Center students who ran from a transport officer during a trip to Jefferson Memorial Hospital were recaptured by Jefferson City Police Sunday afternoon.

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NASHVILLE - Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus chose State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) as their Republican Caucus Chairman during a special caucus meeting held inside the Old Supreme Court Chamber last week. Faison represents Cocke and Jefferson counties in the Gener…

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