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The news of three separate, effective Covid-19 vaccinations looks promising — but now officials have to figure out how to get the shot to anxious Americans.

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From 1966 to 1968, my parents rented a house at the corner of Russell Avenue and Deborah Street in Jefferson City.

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“I am blessed and so thankful to be part of the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) ministry this last 10 years. When I started as area coordinator in 2010, we collected 33 boxes and, this year we collected 8,000 shoeboxes.”

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The Coronavirus pandemic couldn’t stop Appalachian Outreach from its annual distribution of coats and heaters to those who need them.

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It was as if the planets lined up some while back and afforded the opportunity for the five people who have served as presidents of the Mossy Creek Foundation to be together in one place at one time.

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A new coffee and tea house opened with a ribbon cutting on Friday, November 13 in Dandridge. The Alleyway Caffe, located at 147 East Main, is the brainchild of owner Tamara Hoops. The Caffe offers a daily lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last, an array of coffees, lattes of the se…

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As a girl, Rosa Kinder always looked forward to harvesting the pumpkins on her father’s farm — because that meant her mother would be making pumpkin rolls.

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State funds that were offered beginning in 2017 have helped spur the influx of approximately $1 million into old downtown improvements by property owners, estimates a Mossy Creek Foundation volunteer.

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For those who’ve lost count, it’s been seven years since Mossy Creek Station was on the drawing board. Revisiting a 2013 news story by colleague Steve Marion demonstrates it was thought by some to be a gamble back then.

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Brothers Oscar and Will Godwin went into business together and sought to offer several lines of merchandise, including a wide array of groceries and a wealth of confections. But, as noted in their signage, they also sold horse buggies, harnesses and the like. Local businessman Chuck Catlett …

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Trying to keep everyone safe from coronavirus, the organizers of the 28th annual Night of the Patriots could only bring the entire cast together for a couple of practice sessions before it was showtime last Thursday.

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With Covid-19 cases and quarantines rising swiftly, the Jefferson County Schools have moved to “distance learning” until after Thanksgiving Break.

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The Dandridge Farmers Market doubled its sales record this year despite — or maybe due to — the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Jefferson County Health Care Foundation Fund will provide $535,550 in grants this year to assist with a wide range of health-related initiatives.

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Two Rutledge drivers were injured Sunday in a head-on collision on Highway 92 in the Mill Springs area, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

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“Everyone that landed in Saigon, was aware of the odor …” said Vietnam veteran and speaker Air Force Sergeant Robert Russell, in his closing statement at the Veteran’s dedication service for a new stone monument atop Clinch Mountain.

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Investigators probe converter thefts at local churches

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Kailey Hoffner, a member of the current Leadership Class at Jefferson County High School, presents a check to Pete Higgs, founder of Renovatus, to help the non-profit in its work with those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The money came from the coat-check service Leadership Clas…

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New Market Council welcomed a guest from Helen McNabb Center Mobile Health Clinic to its November meeting last week, to discuss one day per week service for Jefferson Countians.

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Should Jefferson City Council members approve an annexation application at their regular December meeting, the possibility of more than 400 apartments coming into existence over the next half-decade or so will be another step closer to reality. Along with two D.R. Horton projects in differen…

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“We wanted to do something to honor and recognize our veterans,” said Karen Smith, Rush Strong School teacher and coordinator of last week’s Rush Strong Veterans Parade. The school normally invites veterans to come inside and speak to the students. Due to Covid-19, however, Smith and the Rus…

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Night of the Patriots 2020 will go on this year with some changes to the annual event. Show times for today’s performance will be 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. To reserve a seat, go to jchs.jc-tn.net scroll to the bottom of the page and click link Night of the Patriots. You can also call the scho…

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White Pine Council made a decision that will affect the city’s emergency water rates, and voted on a motion to stay with the original specifications for construction on the wastewater plant at its monthly meeting last week.

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The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board (IDB) rejected a request for a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) from developer Mark Bunch regarding the project called “Dandridge Lofts” during their meeting last week.

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A White Pine man was recently sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery and exploitation involving two young children.

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As with most things in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic means the 25th annual Christmas in Jefferson County will adapt to a new way of doing things, say organizers. Instead of donating particular items, as has been the norm, social distancing and other precautions means the charity is asking supp…

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Meeting last Thursday evening, the Jefferson County School Board selected Skanska as its construction manager as it continues work on a price tag for two proposed new elementary schools.

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Officers seized meth, heroin, cash, weapons, and stolen property after serving a search warrant at a Talbott residence Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Jeff Coffey reported.

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Community journalism is the heart of the Standard Banner’s business model. We serve the public good with news and information that is important in the moment and, sometimes, when things really click, stories can blend the past, present and future while helping make something good happen.

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Historic Planning Commissioners in Dandridge say they are impressed with a developer’s $5 million plan to bring the town’s 1927 school building back to life as a senior apartment complex.

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There will come a day when some Jefferson City homeowners might wonder how their 76-home subdivision got its name – Founders Point. Some will surely live in the neighborhood without ever knowing that two centuries before they moved there a cabin stood and was home to a local educational hero…

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It took some prayerful consideration for Carol Sparks to be ready to participate in the production of a film about her late husband, Carson-Newman University’s coaching legend Ken Sparks.

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Action to increase Baneberry’s inspection fee for fences and outbuildings led to discussion of an ongoing lawsuit over a dog fence at Monday’s city commission meeting.

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