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The Tennessee Department of Health is adding another 1.1 million residents to the ranks of those eligible for coronavirus vaccines.

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Tennessee Valley Primary Care, part of the Summit Medical Group, used experience from previous area vaccine clinics to inoculate 500 people via a drive-through process that would have even impressed Chick-fil-A operators, perhaps save the fact it happened on a Sunday.

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The advent of Cherokee Bay and its 71 “luxury waterfront condominiums,” as developer Paul Tambe promotes them, crossed the first of two Jefferson City governmental finish lines Monday evening.

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Jefferson City’s Regional Planning Commission (RPC) has unanimously approved initial plans for a 64-lot subdivision near the municipality’s eastern boundary, following a request from Precision Construction Solutions (PCS).

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Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) came home with two EMS awards for Region II on January 26. First-time winner EMS Deputy Director Rodney Satterfield (left) received the Administrator of the Year award for his leadership in regional education as the EMS Training Coordinator. L…

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The future of the golf course at Baneberry could be in jeopardy after it was announced during Monday’s Baneberry Council meeting that Darrell Miller is in the process of purchasing the Baneberry Golf Resort.

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It might not have been literally possible to “Read Across America” Tuesday, but words and letters were definitely flowing through the halls of Rush Strong School.

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Five people are charged with drug-peddling as the result of undercover work by the Jefferson City Police Department’s ACE (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement) unit, Chief Andy Dossett reported.

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A new order from the Tennessee Supreme Court lifts the suspension of most in-person court hearings beginning next month, but places limits on parties who may attend.

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A couple of weeks ago, Rev. Lloyd Jones, pastor of Jefferson City’s First United Methodist Church, went on location to record his sermon for streaming during the church’s Transfiguration Sunday service.

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A space heater may have caused an early morning fire Monday that destroyed a building used for storage and commercial laundry in New Market, firefighters report.

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The Tennessee Department of Health anticipates lifting visitation restrictions at nursing homes and assisted living centers beginning Sunday, Commissioner Lisa Piercey said this week.

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The Jefferson County Planning Commission met Tuesday night to review a final plat, a rezoning request, and release of a letter of credit.

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During the celebration of Black History Month, many lesser-known leaders are recognized who fought for civil rights.

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The TBI is asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate the 2010 homicide of a Newport woman whose body was found near an interstate rest area in Jefferson County.

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Spike strips set up by White Pine Police helped stop a high speed chase that covered four counties after shots were fired at Knox County deputies early yesterday morning.

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The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is recognizing Jefferson County Deputy Ryan Payne as its “2020 DUI Deputy of the Year” for his outstanding work at protecting the public by keeping impaired drivers off local roadways. In presenting the award, East Tennessee Region Law Enforcement Liaison…

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Per the request of Jefferson City Vice Mayor Kevin Bunch during Tuesday’s work session, the matter of annexing 27 acres along the shore of Cherokee Lake will be added to the Council’s March 1 agenda. As of now, the 5 p.m. meeting is slated to be an in-person gathering in the Council Chambers…

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Appalachian Electric Cooperative is working with Tennessee Valley Authority on potential ways to support a $20 million statewide fast-charging network for electric vehicles announced this month.

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A half dozen fire departments responded to a fire that severely damaged a Jefferson City residence early Friday morning.

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Dandridge Council is holding the line on approval of plans for several public events in the spring and summer due to the continuing viral pandemic.

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Project Manager Ryan Henley told Jefferson City Council Members during an electronic work session Tuesday evening that he is hopeful the Old Andrew Johnson Highway overpass will be completed a little after Easter.

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The Tennessee Department of Health announced plans Tuesday to make COVID vaccinations available to people age 65 and over, as well as public school teachers, beginning next Monday.

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Jefferson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room personnel and other Jefferson County first responders were treated to lunch Dr. Mike Dillard of Providence Clinic on Tuesday, February 9. From left are Tennova Emergency Room staff Linsay McGaha, Chelsea Chester, Jefferson City Police Officer John L…

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One of the central functions of municipal government will be on display in Jefferson City in the coming weeks as Council considers the proposed annexation of the Cherokee Bay development.

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Tennesse is ramping up COVID vaccination rates with plans to include teachers and those 65 and over beginning February 22, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Pearcey said during a conference call yesterday.

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There are the emergency responders who fight fires, work accidents, and rescue people — and then there are the people who make it all possible.

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Dandridge Council gave initial approval Tuesday to a 40-acre annexation that is expected to be part of an upscale recreational vehicle park planned for the Exit 417 area.

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Local residents experienced the extremes of East Tennessee weather this week. Sunday morning found a couple of inches of snow covering trees and the ground, but a quick warm-up had melted almost everything by afternoon. A warming trend Monday through Wednesday resulted in temperatures in the…

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Monday will mark the 61st anniversary of Mayberry and Sheriff Andy Taylor’s debut on an episode of “The Danny Thomas Show.” Later, on October 23, 1960, the character, the burg and its citizens began an eight-year run on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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Jefferson County High’s senior cheerleaders were honored between the JCHS-Sevier County basketball games January 26, during Senior Night. Pictured from left are Leslie Osborne, Emma Bowlin, Macy Mull, Sarah Stansberry, Alivia McMahan, Tori Woods and Abby Dodgin. – DALE GENTRY | THE STANDARD BANNER

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