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Faced with a compressed work schedule, members of the newly-formed 2021 redistricting committee are encouraged by early estimates that suggest minimal changes may be needed.

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A fire that apparently started in the garage quickly spread through a Dandridge family’s home Sunday afternoon, destroying it, two vehicles, and a camper.

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Barricades and a dirt berm have been placed in front of the old Parks Belk Store in Jefferson City’s Mossy Creek Historic District. Crews are expected to begin demolishing the structure in the coming days. City Council accepted the donation of the building, along with a vacant lot next to it…

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Live music, White Pine history, and a pie-baking contest are among the attractions at this year’s annual Pinefest on Saturday, September 18.

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Active Covid-19 cases in Jefferson County more than doubled over the past week, with 18 new cases reported Tuesday alone.

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The case of a Dandridge woman charged with first degree murder in the death of her husband was bound over to the grand jury last week.

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The work of Appalachian Outreach and those who have made it a success for 37 years now are in effect a sermon illustration. In writing his first epistle to the fledgling church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul said the body of Christ consists of many parts that work together.

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School Board’s architect plans to be ready for bids on a $10.6 million renovation of Piedmont School early next year, with construction to begin as soon as the 2021-22 school year ends.

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On Monday evening Jefferson City officially honored the memory of Mike Kerr, who served as the municipality’s attorney from 1999 until his unexpected passing last December. Mayor Mitch Cain read a resolution noting his service, abilities and commitment to excellence. Cain presented the frame…

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Isaiah 117 supporters spread across Jefferson County with 17 lemonade stands from Strawberry Plains to White Pine Saturday. Some of the enterprises were run by family members and others by friends working together, all of whom were motivated to help provide temporary housing for children in …

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A Newport man died Monday morning when the box truck he was driving collided with the back of an eighteen-wheeler near a construction zone on Interstate 40, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

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Gloria Walker, Carson-Newman University Vice President for Student Services, says the heartbreak resulting from the death of her friend Christy Bowlin (obituary, page 9A) is mitigated by knowing “that she is healed and pain free.”

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Jefferson City Senior Center members have gone back to the 1960s with their latest project – adorning their white passenger van with artwork from their teen years.

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A paving crew from the Jefferson County Highway Department works on resurfacing at New Market Elementary, one of several ongoing capital projects for the local school system. – STEVE MARION | THE STANDARD BANNER

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The miner who died July 13 in an accident at Nyrstar’s Immel Mine was struck by falling rock during scaling operations from the basket of a personnel lift, acording to a preliminary fatality report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration last Friday.

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Motions to rezone Strawberry Plains land for a slaughterhouse failed during Monday night’s quarterly meeting of the Jefferson County Commission.

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Pat Duda was making a Walmart run two Sunday nights ago when she unexpectedly ran into some friends, most of whom she’s known for years.

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Residents of a Strawberry Plains neighborhood told County Commission Monday that a group looking to develop a custom slaughterhouse has chosen “the wrong place.”

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A New Market man is charged with attempt to commit murder after a shooting Saturday evening that followed an ongoing family dispute, Sheriff Jeff Coffey said.

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Representatives of the Dandridge VFW Post 3380, Boy Scout Troup 76, the Jefferson City Fire Department and others gathered Monday evening to properly dispose of hundreds of U.S. flags.

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At the end of festivities on Friday morning, Drama and Ted Russell took the opportunity to contemplate the opportunity to provide the lead gift for Carson-Newman University’s first building project in 14 years.

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Bucket truck flips, contractor hurt

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Descendants of Adam and Elizabeth Sharkey Peck, who established Mossy Creek 233 years ago, will gather on Saturday, July 24 in concert with local book signings by Andy Peck, author/editor of a book series that explores the family’s history.

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Knoxville’s George Jarquin checks the engine bay shine of his 1950 Ford F1, half-ton pickup during Saturday’s car show, held at American Book Warehouse. The event, sponsored by Mossy Creek Cruzers, drew scores of vehicles, motorcycles and tractors along with hundreds of browsers. Organizers …

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On Friday, with the ceremonial beginning for the Drama and Ted Russell Center’s construction, Carson-Newman University unveiled its most ambitious plan since coming back from closure following the U.S. Civil War.

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Amanda Worley and her father, Paul Brooks, worked together Saturday morning to affix small United States flags on a tractor in Piedmont Elementary School’s staging area.

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Jefferson County Schools have received approval from the Tennessee Department of Education to offer virtual classes during the 2021-22 school year through the new Jefferson County Virtual Academy.

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It’s an odd circumstance; perhaps “paradox” is a better word for it.

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Residents who spot sight distance issues on state routes should contact the Tennessee Department of Transportation instead of attempting to mow or trim the area themselves, said Mark Nagi, TDOT Community Relations Officer for East Tennessee.

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Sewer system improvements were at the top of the agenda Tuesday night in White Pine, where council members received a progress report on work at the sewer plant and discussed plans for other sewer system improvements during their work session and meeting.

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Museums display plenty of tattered and torn United States flags.

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