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The local Republican Party has requested a primary for School Board candidates next May, on the heels of Governor Bill Lee’s signature on legislation authorizing the move.

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Jefferson Memorial Hospital is complying with a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate requiring all staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19, CEO Ben Ridder said.

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Forget to return a few books on time? During the month of December, all Jefferson County libraries will be accepting non-perishable food items in exchange for clearing library card fines.

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DANDRIDGE — The Maury Middle Hornets have been on a roll to start conference play in the Middle 8, but before league play opened up they started the year with a title in the annual Tommy Bettis Classic.

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DANDRIDGE — Before Middle 8 Conference play opened up this week, the Jefferson Middle Lady Elks got off to a strong start to the year by claiming the 2021 title at the annual Tommy Bettis Classic held at Maury Middle School.

Obituaries

James Charlie (J.C.) Lane, age 101, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born April 30, 1920 in Sevierville, TN. J.C…

Carolyn McCarter, age 84, of Jefferson City, TN  passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, November 22, 2021. Car…

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Kenna Elise Clabough, age 10, of Dandridge, TN, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at East Tennessee Children's Hospital following a cour…

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Louise Gephart Durman, of Jefferson City passed away on November 19, 2021 in the company of her family at Friends of Hospice Serenity House in…

Robert L. “Bob” Hux of Strawberry Plains, TN, passed away November 17, 2021 at 90 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church Strawb…

Pamela Sue Mayo, age 63, of East Ridge passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2021. She was of the Baptist faith. Pam never met a stranger. …

James Michael Clifton, age 43, of New Market, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021. He was a member of Power House Baptist Church and a vete…

June Cochran, age 87, of New Market, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She retired from First Tennessee Bank after more than 30…

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Jason “Grumpy” Holliday, age 49, of New Market, TN went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2021, after a long, courageous battle. He was reti…

John Wilson Oliver, Jr., age 96, of Talbott, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. He was a long-time member and organist for Talbott Bapt…