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The Town of Dandridge’s Community Activity Center has eight new pieces of exercise equipment thanks to a $20,000 Tennessee Department of Health Grant. Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts (left) and Dandridge Mayor George Gantte (second from left) teamed up to apply for the grant with assistanc…

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Hanging up garland on the balcony at Glenmore are service learning students, from left, Kayley Eidson, Tanner Atkins, Cayla Smith, Tommy Griffin, Chad Haver and Brandon Fordham. The students spent much of the day Friday decorating the historic Jefferson City landmark for the holiday season. …

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A Jefferson City man died early Tuesday morning in a crash involving an eighteen-wheeler on Interstate 40, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

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County Commission’s budget committee is recommending use of $675,000 from general fund balance to begin to address $2 million in handicapped accessibility deficiences at local schools and county facilities.

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A clear direction rooted in its strong Christian heritage and practice will be foundational to Carson-Newman University’s future, declared Dr. Charles Fowler during the course of his inaugural address Friday.

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Jefferson County High’s annual Night of the Patriots program featured a salute to veterans, and the multifaceted talents of its students.

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A fundraiser everyone can drive for. That is what Maury Middle School did in September and received a $4,540 check from Rusty Wallace Ford Ride-N-Drive on Friday. Students asked adults to donate $20 to drive a new Ford Mustang around the school building. Eighth grader Jenilee Worley had the …

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The Jefferson City Fire Department played host to two other fire departments in a week-long Collapsed Trench Rescue certification recently.

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Jefferson County High’s career technical education program will benefit from a portion of the $1 million in Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) grant funds earmarked for the local project area.

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Carson-Newman University’s inauguration of Dr. Charles Fowler drew an international audience Friday morning. While perhaps limited to one, it was an important one, as son-in-law Justin Mullins was able to watch via livestream from his U. S. Army post in the Middle East.

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School Board authorized spending up to $110,000 Thursday to replace boilers in two schools that are among the ones identified as needing new heating and cooling systems in a recent capital needs assessment.

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Jefferson City firefighters are thrilled to have officially commissioned Engine 53, their new pumper truck, with a rolling-in ceremony Monday evening. The vessel can carry four firefighters and 750 gallons of water.

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Two motorists may have saved the life of a dumptruck driver whose rig caught fire after a crash on Highway 11E Tuesday afternoon.

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He had almost forgotten about the letter.

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The Commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services will visit Dandridge next week for discussions about how to deal with disruptive student behavior at Mountain View Academy.

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Celebrating National Cat Day, Cooper Veterinarian Practice held a ribbon cutting for the business on Tuesday, October 29. The new clinic is located on Highway 11E in Talbott. Pictured in front, from left, are Donna Yates, Chamber Office Manager; Sheila Perkey, Jefferson City Council member; …

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On Friday, October 25, young students from Dandridge Elementary (DES) were singing and rolling on the floor.

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Fourth grader Seth Crossing looks on as Zoey Horton takes her turn using a piece of test gear to check a battery used by Dandridge Utility Department. The demonstration day, held October 17 at Dandridge Elementary, followed up on a book fourth graders had been reading by Carl Hiaasen called …

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A White Pine man was sentenced to seven years last Monday after pleading guilty to vehicular assault in connection with a high speed crash on Interstate 81 August 10.

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Motorists traveling on State Route 113 between White Pine and Dandridge should be aware of upcoming roadwork that will have an effect on their travel patterns, officials at the Tennessee Department of Transportation report.

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Unruly behavior among students at TrueCore Mountain View Academy escalated into a riot Sunday night that took multiple officers to quell.

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The Jefferson County High School Patriot Marching Band received significant recognition in performance of the 2019 halftime shows featuring the masterful works of composer Aaron Copeland.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority was established on May 18, 1933, just 10 weeks after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inauguration, “to oversee the construction of dams to control flooding, improve navigation, and created cheap electric power in the Tennessee Valley basin,” says material found a…

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A Dandridge woman is charged with DUI and vehicular assault after three people were hurt in a three-car accident she allegedly caused last Thursday night on Highway 25/70 in Dandridge, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

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Veteran’s Day is coming soon and close to 500 Jefferson County High students are busily preparing for the 27th Annual “Night of the Patriots” program to be held at the James D. Swann Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

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Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain took a few minutes Monday evening during the course of a Jefferson City Regional Planning Commission meeting to deliver an impromptu lecture on the function and purview of local governments.

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Floats, flags, music, dressed up characters – and of course, candy – were all part of Carson-Newman University’s annual homecoming parade Saturday on the streets around campus. Alumni, fans and friends lined the street to take in the parade, which preceeded the football homecoming game, won …

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Farm Bureau Board members and Jefferson County Chamber members attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new Farm Bureau Insurance of Dandridge office building located on Justice Center Drive last week. Currently Farm Bureau works from a location on Meeting Street where it has been since 192…

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A Cosby man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle high speed crash on East Highway 25/70 in Dandridge, troopers with Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

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Carson-Newman Homecoming Queen Maggie Anderson, president of Eagle Production Company and senior youth athletics and recreation major from Maryville, and King Derick Marlow, SGA president and senior political science and religion double major from LaFollette, were announced at halftime of Sa…

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Firefighters from seven departments managed to stop the spread of flames in a large 1900-era farmhouse Friday afternoon in Dandridge, but the home is probably a total loss, Dandridge Fire Chief Andy Riley reported.

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The estimated price tag to fix up Jefferson County’s aging school buildings is over $60 million, according to an architect group’s findings.

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Young Luis Villanueva is enjoying his mission to the U.S. from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, which is raising interest and funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs back home. So far, he has received a warm welcome and experienced kind generosity from the people in the churches he has visited, near and far.

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The Jefferson County High gym was full of representatives telling students about post graduate opportunities for college or employment at the Career Fair Tuesday night. Above, students David Myers and Hope Hiatt stop to ask questions about employment at Dollywood.  Dollywood Human Resources …

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