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Jefferson County unemployment dipped to 2.7 percent in April, driven by a drop in the number of people looking for work and a slight uptick in jobs.

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A vision for Jefferson County’s future needs to begin with its heritage as a network of small towns with agricultural roots, members of the steering committee for the long range planning process agreed during their first meeting Monday afternoon.

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The year-over-year improvement of the Jefferson County High tennis program could be seen throughout the season. That improvement was justified in end of season accolades.

Obituaries

Dorothy (Baxter) Edmonds (Doe Doe), age 82, as she slipped away from this world, her son, David was waiting in Heaven with open arms. Surround…

Steven “Stevie” Dawson Hatmaker, age 74, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at his home in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Gladys J. Halpin, age 94, of Dandridge, TN passed away peacefully on May 18, 2023. She was born September 14, 1928 in Ironwood, MI.

Myra Gail (Ireland) O’Quinn, known as Gail to her friends, Momma to her children, and GiGi to her grandchildren, passed away on June 4, 2023, …

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Linora Ruby Newman, age 92, of Dandridge, TN passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023. She was born April 26, 1931 in Sevier County, TN to the late…

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Evalena (Vick) Henry, age 85, of Strawberry Plains, TN passed away at her home on Thursday evening, June 1, 2023. She was born on June 19, 193…

Mary Darlene Creswell McElroy, age 67, of Strawberry Plains, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

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Jon Christopher Norcross, age 33, of Dandridge, TN passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

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Harold Albert Smelcer, age 80, of New Market, TN, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

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Charlotte Jean Whitlock Ray, age 77, of Dandridge, TN passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.