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Longtime readers of The Standard Banner will recognize this story as being familiar, given that there have been several news or feature stories about the subject over the last several decades.

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Mossback Distillery of Jefferson City had a ribbon cutting on January 6. The new business is located on West Old Andrew Johnson Highway in the Mossy Creek Historic District. They will offer tastings of their own distilled spririt made on location. In front, from left, are Mark Bissell, Cindy…

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Recommendations that would authorize county funding for two new Dandridge fire substations are on their way to County Commission for a vote next week.

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It’s been a year and a half since the Jefferson County Clerk’s office opened a satellite location in Jefferson City and, says Clerk Frank Herndon, “it’s been great.”

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Watching an Irish Wolfhound lead his owner through the front doors of the Jefferson City Public Library, politely greeting visitors and circulation desk staff, is quite a sight.

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A 16-year-old Greene County girl, her father, and her stepfather are dead following a January 3 shooting at a White Pine interstate travel center.

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County Commission will vote next week on a proposal to use up to $4 million in federal recovery funds to build a new office complex for the County Clerk, Election Commission, Office on Aging, and Veterans Services.

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A proposal that would provide $17 million for a Jefferson Elementary School project is headed to County Commission next week without a recommendation from budget committee.

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Much of Dandridge was still new when the six men gathered in the Spring of 1854 to draw up papers for the town’s first bank.

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Melting quickly with temperatures approaching 40 degrees on Monday, Carina Howcroft of White Pine resurrects her snowman from a near loss in a game of limbo with the sunshine. – JENNIFER WINKLER | THE STANDARD BANNER

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On December 21, 1970, a White House photographer snapped a photograph of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon together in the Oval Office. Today, that photograph is the most requested image in the National Archives.

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January’s sessions of the Planning Commission and White Pine Council were dedicated to the restructuring of positions and the appointment of interim employees following Nathaniel Allsup’s resignation that was effective December 30, 2021.

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The 36-year-old pool at Panther Creek State Park, where local families and campers alike have spent many sweltering summer days, has been closed for the past two years due to COVID-19, and will not be reopening.

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Covid-19 cases are climbing rapidly in Jefferson County, but so far the spike has not greatly increased local hospitalizations.

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One way for Jefferson Countians to mark the new year is by charting things in store for local politics, schools and governing boards, as well as issues like housing growth and development.

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New Market’s City Council apparently holds a singular position among governmental bodies across the county, as the only one that treats members as employees, in one particular regard.

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High winds toppled trees over power lines on Saturday as temperatures climbed to 77 — and then the season’s first snow challenged Appalachian Electric crews again Monday morning.

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The first Council meeting of 2022 saw Jefferson City leaders okay by resolution a request from Fire Department Chief Lee Turner’s to seek a $985,000 grant that would be used to purchase of a mid-mount ladder truck.

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A Harriman man was killed and two others critically injured in a shooting that broke out Monday afternoon during a domestic situation in the parking lot of a White Pine interstate travel center.

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Roadside assistance turns into alleged theft attempt

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If there had been an “ooh” and “aah” contest at Jefferson Farmers Co-op the Saturday before Christmas, Dakota Hughes would have won it. The four-month-old grandson of Scott and Tracy Stapleton seemed to enjoy himself immensely on Santa’s lap, though he left without any mention of his Christm…

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The Christmas season has been a busy one at the Jefferson County Election Commission office, where 26 candidates have already picked up petitions to run in the 2022 elections.

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Douglas is one of 18 newly-designated “Bill Dance Signature Lakes” that will benefit from a statewide total of $15 million in angler-friendly improvements.

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It started with a trapper hat and his girlfriend’s white robe at the end of his parents’ driveway on Highway 139 in Dandridge, but Joshua Bolling never expected it to become what it has.

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Tennessee’s eighth grade students learn about the Erie Canal – the artificial body of water that connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. They also learn that the Erie Canal is largely responsible for making New York the largest city in America.

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Fourteen local kids had gifts under the tree last week, thanks to local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 61’s annual “Cops with Kids” program.

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The board of directors of Jefferson County’s Habitat for Humanity has removed “acting” from Krystal Keller’s title, naming her the local organization’s executive director effective December 1.

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The Covid-19 death toll for Jefferson County was revised upward last week as part of a statewide adjustment in part due to new reporting requirements, Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said.

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Much of Jefferson County continues to ride cresting waves of a surge in new housing starts. And, say a pair of local government officials, their boroughs would have more if only there were available lots.

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Tracy Wolfe, new director for the Dandridge Senior Citizens Center, was surprised to learn the center would be getting a grant for $5,000 on December 10. Wolfe came on board two months ago, and had three days to write and submit a grant application to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Di…

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There’s a pretty wide silver lining to the legal necessity of Appalachian Outreach changing its name to Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies.

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Carson-Newman University’s new Director of Veterans Services is Pat Bivens.

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Employees at First Horizon Bank in Dandridge are supporting the Dandridge Ministerial Association (DMA) with a donation of canned goods and toys for area families. On Monday, December 13 the employees partnered with the community in helping the DMA restock its warehouse before Christmas. “Th…

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Sometimes when Edna Langley wants to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie she doesn’t turn on her television. Instead, she might move over to her kitchen window and let her imagination create a story.

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Jean-Ann Wasahm, executive director of Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies, and Caleb Clingenpeel, Habitat for Humanity’s COO, are working together on an end-of-the-year emphasis to encourage donations that serve their guests and clients.

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Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Fighter Lieutenant James Bean (right) was honored by fellow Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Department members as their 2021 Firefighter of the Year Thursday. Bean became a member of the department five years ago after moving here from Maryland, where he trained…

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