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KNOXVILLE – Tennova Healthcare’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital and Newport Medical Center have been recognized as four-star hospitals for the second year in a row by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A joint announcement of the recognition was made Friday by Colin McRae, CE…

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The Jefferson County High Class of 2021 will be sent off to their futures through two commencement ceremonies Saturday at Walters State’s Expo Center in White Pine.

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School Board will use $10.6 million in pandemic relief funds to renovate Piedmont Elementary School.

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County Commission will debate a proposal to form an ad hoc committee that would bring back a funding recommendation on School Board’s request to build a new $20 million Jefferson Elementary School.

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Jefferson County High senior Caitlyn Riley holds on to her helmet and closes her eyes as teammates tap her on the head, following her home run Monday in the District 2-AAA softball tournament in Dandridge. The Lady Patriots beat Cocke County both Monday and Tuesday to advance to the tourname…

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New Market Council approved the first reading of the budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021-22, and held a lengthy discussion on repair of the city gym during its regular session Monday night.

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Summit Medical Group’s Amy Courtney and Dr. Clyde Worley accepted Mayor Mitch Cain’s congratulations and a framed plaque denoting the new complex’s recognition, as the City’s 2021 Beautification Award winner for commercial establishments. The award, given at last week’s Council meeting, were…

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Jefferson County resident and high school junior Jackson Moody is putting his computer skills to use solving “people problems” brought on by the 2020 pandemic.

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Dandridge Council will consider a plan next month for the town’s first “mixed use” development — which would blend residential and commercial — on West Dumplin Valley Road across from Jefferson County High School.

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Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts was among those who spoke during last Thursday’s National Day of Prayer gathering. Seven representatives from Christian churches and nonprofit organizations prayed for a cross-section of community groups, civil servants and citizens. – MARK BROWN | THE STAND…

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The New Market Beer Board heard a request for a beer permit for El Azteca Mexican Grill, owned by Sergio Meza Jimenez on Monday, May 10. Restaurant Manager Gabriela Maldonado told beer board members the restaurant will be located at 972 Highway 11E, previously occupied by Anthony’s Pizza.

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As of Monday, Carson-Newman University had seen no new student COVID-19 cases reported since April 20. The news imbues Dr. Matt Bryant Cheney with a sense of cautious optimism.

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The director of schools has reversed disciplinary action taken against a Jefferson Middle School student last week following a dispute over display of small United States Flags.

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Smoke billowing from a Davis Street house owned by Carson-Newman University signaled a rite of passage Saturday morning, as a dozen area firefighting recruits received significant training during a controlled burn.

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A 49-year-old Dandridge man died last week while snorkeling in the Florida Keys, according to a report from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department in Florida.

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No injuries were reported early Tuesday morning when a county school bus collided with a just-fallen tree in New Market, Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston reported.

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Local Jefferson County author William Clark had a book signing to help support CARE (Companion Animal Rescue and Education) on Thursday, April 29 at the Jefferson City Library. Susan Gass (left) was excited to have author Clark sign her book and support CARE at the same time. – STEVEN LLOYD …

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Members of the Service Learning class at Jefferson County High donated their time last Thursday to help clean up Glenmore Mansion, prior to the annual Spring Market on Saturday. Above, Molly Zander (left) and Sydney McPeek scrub the front door of the mansion. At left, Sarah Stansberry shines…

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A developer has decided not to pursue a “Rural Resort” rezoning on Douglas Lake for an upscale condominium development.

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Baneberry’s Mayor Donna Hernandez invited a Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) representative to speak at the regular May council meeting about a request for the city to increase its donation from $500 to $700 per year.

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Vaccination clinics are planned at local senior centers and Appalachian Outreach as the Jefferson County Health Department takes its Covid-19 prevention show on the road.

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County Commission appears to be headed for a third vote on School Board’s $20 million proposal to construct a new Jefferson Elementary School.

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NASA had just landed rovers on Mars.

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Framed by leaves from hanging baskets, Ansley Parker (left) and Hunter Hurley enjoyed the day last Saturday looking for plants at the Glenmore Mansion’s annual Garden Market. Vendors greeted visitors to the historic Jefferson City mansion with flowers, plants, and art objects with which to d…

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The Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission heard more requests for variances than usual at the regular meetings last week.

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The main direction at Hill House Farms is from the ground up.

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Budget Committee is including several new personnel positions in its general fund proposal in order to handle growth in various departments of county government.

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Governor Bill Lee lifted statewide public health orders related to Covid-19 this week, citing declining active cases and the availability of vaccinations to all Tennesseans age 16 and older.

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Summers-Taylor crews worked recently to pave the access road into Jefferson City’s new industrial park, located just behind Lowe’s Home Improvement and adjacent to Odyssey Road. The 30-foot wide roadway, which makes a broad arc three-tenths of a mile to a cul-de-sac near Slate Road, will gra…

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Arraignment for a Dandridge woman charged with first degree murder in the death of her husband has been reset to next Tuesday.

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Jefferson County’s Habitat for Humanity hosted a pizza party Saturday to thank Grady Hicks and Will Bolton for using their Eagle Scout projects to beautify the nonprofit’s property.

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Jefferson County High Service-Learning students shared good words about the planet on Earth Day April 22, reading books with first grade students at Jefferson Elementary. Lani O’Conner’s class gave away books, pencils, and reusable water bottles to students, and read the book “The Berenstain…

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Parrott’s Chapel Community Fire Department will take a plea for substation funding to County Commission’s budget committee, despite the lack of a recommendation from the local Fire Chiefs’ Association.

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Painting rocks, researching “butterfly bushes,” or just pulling weeds, Rush Strong kids are “all in” for teamwork in their own garden.

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