“Let me take you back,” began an electronic message when asked how coronavirus/ COVID-19 moved the interviewee’s residence 5,000 miles and flipped his and his wife’s teaching schedules from morning to evening. “Back to a time when things were right, viruses were on a computer and school was …
The storm hasn’t hit in Jefferson County — unless you are one of the 12 local residents suffering from Covid-19 — but authorities say it’s way too soon to say the clouds are parting.
A Kodak woman who died Tuesday morning in a knife attack at the Knox County travel center where she worked was a servant “leader in every sense of the word,” the pastor at her church in New Market said yesterday.
The school system’s classified employees — bus drivers, bookkeepers, teaching assistants, and all others — will receive their regular paychecks while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
A visit by the ice cream truck to the Carson Street neighborhood in Jefferson City over the weekend brought Christian Brewer and his children out to find a cool treat. After making their selections, Parker Brewer takes a big lick of his fudge bar, while sister Audrey Brewer gets ready to dig…
A task force Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain formed for the purposes of communicating and taking action in light of coronavirus concerns has met three times since Wednesday, March 25.
JEFFERSON CITY – Carson-Newman University’s Appalachian Outreach Ministry continues to see a surge from those in need brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Morristown – Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye – they are not at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able …
The first homes in phase one of Meadow Greene subdivision are taking shape. Located off Highway 11E near the Hamblen County line, the D.R. Horton Company structures are the first of what is expected to be more than 200 dwellings by the time the third phase of the development is complete. – M…
Clint Cagle and his children, son Levi and Daughters Ruby and Jessie, made use of the family sulky, as well as Red the mule, to make a run to Stooksbury Dairy Creamery Saturday morning. Their haul of both white and chocolate varieties, which are brought out from the store to customers, were …
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.
As an essential business, The Standard Banner remains open. However, beginning today, the office will be closed in order to comply with precautions associated with the coronavirus outbreak.
Staying home for some can mean no access to a computer or an internet connection. Four county libraries have filled that need until the threat of the Covid-19 this month.
A brief but ferocious spring storm early Sunday morning took out power to about 12,500 homes and businesses in the Appalachian Electric Cooperative service area.
Jefferson County Schools have developed “Operation Reach Our Kids” to provide additional academic resources to over 7,000 K-12 students and their families during the coronavirus situation.
DANDRIDGE - A proposal to set parameters for future handling of the $8 million Jefferson Memorial Hospital lease fund should wait for more citizen input, County Commission’s budget committee decided last week.
Patriot Hills residents Greg and Gaile Schloesser are among many East Tennesseans trying to send positive messages to fellow residents, by writing encouraging quotes on their driveway. The quote they had last week was from Anne Frank: “I don’t think of the misery, but the beauty that remains…
Bush Beans donated one ton of beans to the Jefferson County Senior meal program last week, to be used during the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Dandridge Parks and Recreation employees have donated their time to help deliver hot meals once a day and uncooked meals once a week to shut-ins around…
The Covid-19 crisis has changed the everyday lives of many Americans, their jobs, schooling, social events, and even getting items they need from the store, such as toilet paper and ground beef.
Students across the globe are facing the negative effects of the Novel Coronavirus. Public schools in the U.S. have closed, colleges and universities shut down, and students everywhere are navigating their new reality.
The atmosphere of danger and isolation associated with the coronavirus pandemic is difficult for everyone — but it can be lethal for the most vulnerable members of the community.
NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee experienced an unprecedented spike in new initial unemployment claims according to data released Thursday by the United States Department of Labor.
Leaders at Jefferson Memorial Hospital say they are well-prepared for patients who may contract the coronavirus and seek treatment at their facilities.
Hunger flattened the socioeconomic curve Tuesday. Parents with children in tow drove through six Jefferson County schools on the first day of a nutrition program designed to help feed children.
Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain and Dandridge Mayor George Gantte held a joint press conference Tuesday evening to present a mutual approach on issues pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic. White Pine Mayor Glenn Warren and Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts were unable to attend, since were…
With only a week to go, no one has filed to run for a District 4 School Board seat and a Second District Road Commission seat scheduled for the August 6 county general election.
New Market Council reviewed four paving bids and received a cost estimate from New Market Utility for fire hydrant maintenance at its March meeting earlier this month.
Jefferson County deputies arrested a New Market man who was being sought last Thursday for allegedly injuring a Sevierville police officer while fleeing a traffic stop.
Last Friday, Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order allowing local officials to meet electronically rather than in-person through May 18 as efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus continue.
JEFFERSON CITY - Carson-Newman University’s community ministry, Appalachian Outreach, has for years provided the region with a variety of services – including a food pantry, clothing ministry, emergency shelter, home repairs and more.
Area residents have been providing masks to meet the needs of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel needing them in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Fifty masks made by Sharon Oats’s sister, Donna Zukowski in Loudon, were presented Tuesday to Caris Healthcare. The masks, made of …
County Commissioners gathered electronically for the first time in history Tuesday night to authorize a school bond refinancing and handle other business in the midst of a viral pandemic.
The Fifth Annual Senior Citizen Prom at Jefferson County High will be “A Night Under the Stars” with a “Paris vibe,” full of dancing and socializing.
Local voting cycles were the topic for Jefferson County’s League of Women Voters March 17, featuring guest speaker Charles Gibson, Election Commission Administrator.
Chances are, either you or someone in your household subscribed to the paper you are reading right now. If, however, you purchased it from a news rack and have gotten the last two or three editions that way, you should consider purchasing a subscription – because it easily pays for itself wi…