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The Summit Medical Group expansion will also be of great benefit to Knoxville’s PMG Research, one of the entities that will lease space in the facility. The Jefferson City location is one of three PMG facilities in the area.

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While Summit Medical Group’s footprint across East Tennessee is broad, its legacy in Jefferson County is perhaps even deeper. Tennessee Valley Primary Care, which is the local practice encompassed within the Summit umbrella, traces its legacy back to Dr. Frank Milligan and the Jefferson City…

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Tennessee Valley Primary Care is an integral part of East Tennessee’s Summit Medical Group, which provides innovative healthcare options through a network of 300 physicians in 60 offices across 16 counties.

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In accordance with a return to more stringent guidelines issued Monday by Governor Bill Lee, Jefferson City’s outdoor swimming pools will remain closed throughout the summer.

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Classes will reopen on schedule for the 2020-21 academic year, but “school is going to look very different,” Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston told board members Monday afternoon.

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Rain did not stop move-in day on Monday, June 29 for the new Summit Medical Group offices, located off of 11-E and Old Andrew Johnson Highway in Jefferson City. The state-of-the-art facility offers more services for patients of the 11 doctors, advanced practitioners and support staff that ca…

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What began as a respiratory disease (COVID-19) in another part of the world has spread beyond human bodies – catching governments, businesses, churches, households, nonprofits and educational institutions in its waves.

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There will be no property tax increase for Jefferson City residential and business owners in fiscal year 2020-21. Jefferson City Council has unanimously passed a rate of $1.20 per $100 of a property’s assessed value.

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Baneberry council held a called meeting June 29 and voted to finalize the proposed budget and tax rate for 2020-21.  Amendments for last year’s budget were also passed on the second reading.

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White Pine School Language Arts teacher Anita Pinkston says she has a new appreciation for the word “bittersweet” after retiring in this difficult year.

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Regina Sinard retired after teaching math for 41 years in Jefferson County schools, with 38 years at Jefferson County High School. When she found out her e-mail address would expire soon, she asked the school for an extension just to keep in touch with her students who are taking important t…

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What a difference a couple of years can make.

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In 1920, Tennessee Governor Albert Roberts called a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Nineteenth Amendment. When it passed it, the Volunteer State became the 36th of 48 states to do so. Since that time, women have been able to legally vote in every state.

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New Market council called a work session followed by the first reading of the ordinance for the proposed 2020-21 budget and a public hearing on June 22. All voted to approve next year’s budget.

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When Cindy Kerr retired this year after teaching elementary students for 50 years – 27 of those at Jefferson Elementary School – she earned the title of “Legend.”

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Chuck Bowman (second from left) shares advice with his grandson, Chandler Bowman, during a family photo session June 14 in Jefferson City. Listening in are Chandler’s dad, Paul Bowman, and his grandmother Nancy. Some 20 family members trekked from Knoxville to Carson-Newman’s campus for a pr…

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Baneberry council held a called meeting this week for a public hearing on the proposed budget and tax rate for 2020-21. The first reading of the proposed budget for next year passed. Amendments for last year’s budget were also addressed.

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County officials plan to cut a ribbon this afternoon at the new County Clerk satellite office inside Jefferson City’s Walmart.

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Local sales tax receipts rose by more than 12 percent as compared to last April — despite the “Safer at Home” order that curtailed activity at many local businesses for much of the month.

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The county’s Covid-19 case count — both active and total — has more than doubled over the past couple of weeks, according to figures from the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Like a water source that has been abruptly shut down for a season, Jefferson City’s swimming pools are coming back online, but not at full bore.

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Special occasions don’t change the depths of love, but observances like Father’s Day can certainly make appreciation clearer, especially with the glistening sheen of a new swimming pool.

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Although history teacher Mark Finchum retired this year after teaching 5,000 students over a 33-year career, he will continue to be a presence in a variety of community activities.

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Administrators are working toward completing initial plans for school reopening, Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston said yesterday.

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June is “Dairy Month.” On Monday, June 16, Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts signed a proclamation Monday announcing the 82nd “June Dairy Month.” Callie Smith (holding certificate), a rising freshman at Jefferson Patriot Academy, said, “Dairy is important to our diet and economy. Each glass …

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A New Market woman’s home was destroyed by a fire that started while she was working outside in the yard Friday.

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A preliminary hearing has yet to be held for a 34-year-old Jefferson City man, despite the one-year anniversary this week of the deadly incident in which he allegedly struck three pedestrians with his car in the old downtown area.

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Experienced raccoon owners Dakota Roberts (front) and Larry Roberts run the newest member of their family, RJ Raccoon, through his paces. RJ was purchased at “Espresso Exotic Animal Expo,” held at the Dandridge Field of Dreams on Saturday and Sunday. Field of Dreams was turned into an extens…

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Voters concerned about coronavirus currently have the option of requesting an absentee ballot for the August 6 election, but the state is appealing a chancellor’s order on the issue.

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Sheree’s Sweets and Treats hosted its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday in Dandridge. The shop, will offer ice cream treats along with snow balls, a Louisianna specialty. Owners Sheree and Jason Windom hope to expand their food offerings later in the year. Pictured in the front row, …

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Two White Pine residents face attempted first degree murder and other charges after an incident Friday night in which multiple shots were fired into a mobile home while a couple and their two-year-old child were inside.

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The proposed $108.4 million budget for 2020-21 continued its calm voyage toward a potential June 29 passage as County Commission convened in person for the first time since March.

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Deputies have been busy over the past week arresting alleged street level drug dealers named on sealed indictments issued recently by the Jefferson County Grand Jury, Sheriff Jeff Coffey said.

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Kaiden Talley gets some basic fishing instructions from Mason Hill while waiting for the 125 competitors to return after a 6 a.m. start at the Douglas Lake Largemouth Bass Tournament Saturday. Part of The White Pine Marina Tournament Trail, Saturday’s event at the Dandridge Boat Dock coincid…

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School Board will post a “request for qualifications” to consider architect firms interested in designing new facilities proposed for Piedmont and Jefferson elementary schools.

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About 500 state employees are concentrating on the critical task of “contact tracing” to identify both those who are suffering from Covid-19 and everyone with whom they have come in contact.

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