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Twenty-two year veteran teacher Karla Mills received the AHERN Award (African American Health, Education, Religion, and News) in 2019 as Teacher of the Year for the region including Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia.

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Jefferson County’s Chamber of Commerce is working steadfastly to promote property Jefferson City’s Industrial Development Board acquired last year, said Economic Development Director Derrick Collins during last week’s City Council meeting.

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Tripton Ridley had a “jamboree” of his own making when he spelled that word correctly Monday evening and was named Jefferson County’s top speller among elementary and middle schoolers.

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County Commission’s budget committee is recommending the addition of one full-time employee and one part-time at the overworked circuit/sessions court office.

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Before dawn, the line of patrol cars crept up a muddy gravel road, past a fenced lot of wrecked cars, toward a little brick house with a recreational vehicle parked in the back yard.

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Jefferson City Public Library received a $6,856 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Science Friday, presented by Secretary of State Tre Hargett. The award, to be used for updating computers and software, is the biggest grant awarded to date by the organization.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a Cherokee Lake advisory last week noting that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not eat certain fish caught there. What had been a longstanding mercury warning for upper portions of the reservoir has been expa…

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An unusual winter thunderstorm downed trees and took out electric power to over a thousand Jefferson County homes and businesses Saturday evening.

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New Market Volunteer Firefighters extinguished a blaze that destroyed a recreational vehicle early last Friday morning, Chief Frank Solomon reported.

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Jefferson Park at Dandridge has obtained a “certificate of need” through the state Health Services Development Agency for a new 30-bed “green house” location in White Pine.

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It was announced at the Baneberry council meeting that the city has received a $30,000 non-matching grant from the Jefferson Health Care Foundation to equip the city’s fire truck with four air packs.

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Members of the Amaya family gathered at El Sazon, along with employees and friends, to bid a symbolic farewell with balloons to patriarch Martin Amaya, who owned and operated El Sazon for more than 20 years. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

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TVA officials are moving additional water downstream from Cherokee (above) and Douglas Dams this week in anticipation of more significant rainfall in the Valley. “Sluicegates” below both dams have been opened, a process that sounds like a jet turbine and causes churning white water at the ba…

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JEFFERSON CITY - Longtime Carson-Newman assistant Mike Clowney was officially introduced as the university’s 19th head football coach during a morning press conference yesterday.

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Dandridge Council may examine the question of “de-annexing” Mountain View Academy as criminal activity by its youth inmates continues to burden the town’s police department.

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Christmas came early this year for one lucky dog. After more than a year of residency at the CARE Animal Shelter, Tyson finally found a new home where he has become part of a loving family.

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A January 1 plunge into Cherokee Lake, improvements to Jefferson County High athletic facilities, and a flood that left damage all across the county were some of the stories making headlines during the first quarter of 2018.

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Jefferson County’s population will grow more slowly than the state as a whole during the next two decades, a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research predicts.

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“Our receptionist Diana Herndon also works on attendance, bookkeeping, intake as needed, and helping our students at lunch,” brags the Jefferson Academy Principal Garry Jett.

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What began in August at the funeral of a former professor has rekindled relationships and connections that were born in Carson-Newman classrooms, carried over in residence halls and then gilded by memories of good-hearted mischief and road trips.

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“Christmas was his favorite time of year. He always read the Christmas story from his Bible before any gifts were opened. Now I read the story from his Bible: he would want that.”

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Burglaries are down for the second year in a row, thanks in part to a patrol strategy that targets suspected drug areas, Sheriff Jeff Coffey said.

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New Market Christmas Parade participants were treated to a lunch provided at the New Market City Hall after the December 14 event. As they ate they could judge Christmas trees decorated by residents and businesses. Helping serve the meal, from left, are Susan Stiner, Marlene Holt and Jackson…

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The onset of college football’s bowl season means armchair referees second-guessing calls. A slate of 40 games will culminate with the National Championship game, slated for January 13 at the Superdome in New Orleans. 

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While Willa Holtzclaw is pleased to be known as the cat woman of Jefferson County, she bears no resemblance to the nefarious villainess of Gotham City. Rather, it’s her reputation for kindness towards homeless and unwanted felines that has become almost legendary.

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Richard Rundles, 38, passed away Monday, according to a release from the University of West Alabama, where the retired professional pitcher was an assistant coach for the baseball team led by his father, Gary Rundles.

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The county will call for bids early next year on first-priority projects under an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) improvement plan that is already partially funded by Commission.

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Gabbi Gatlin (left) sits with her grandmother Mary Gatlin, and sister Maddi Kate Gatlin while waiting to roll along in a red sleigh. The trio were part of Jefferson City’s annual Christmas Parade Saturday evening – one of two held last weekend. The season’s string of parades concludes this S…

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Appalachian Electric and internet partner Trilight have signed the first handful of customers as they launch the beginning phase of their high speed fiber project.

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Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission approved plans to add gas pumps at Indian Creek Market at the last meeting of 2019.

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BOWIE, MD – No. 24 Carson-Newman (9-2) held 11th-ranked Bowie State (11-1) to its lowest point total of the season Saturday afternoon, bouncing the CIAA Champs from the NCAA playoffs with a 17-9 win. 

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CORA Physical Therapy had grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies January 17 in their new facility at 3108 Circle Drive in White Pine. Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Agency (CORA) partnered with Robb Seahorn, owner of Peak Rehab, at the same location about a year ago, and has tr…

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