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Jane Sluder Crosby

Jane Sluder Crosby, age 65, of Talbott, TN was born May 28, 1956 in Newport, TN and passed away on June 17, 2021. She was a graduate of Tenn. Tech with a teaching degree, and taught school in the Cocke County School System for 25 years, and then in the Jefferson County School System for 10 years.
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Riley, Love receive TNSCA All-State recognition

Catelyn Riley and Hillary Love each took home another accolade in their final season at Jefferson County. Riley, who will play softball at Ole Miss next season, became a two-time All-State selection earlier this month. The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association selected Riley to its Class AAA East Tennessee All-State team.
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Jane Sluder Crosby

Jane Sluder Crosby, age 65, of Talbott, TN was born May 28, 1956 in Newport, TN and passed away on June 17, 2021. She was a graduate of Tenn Tech with a teaching degree, and taught school in the Cocke County School System for 25 years, and then in the Jefferson County School System for 10 years. She retired from teaching in 2016 but was continuing as a substitute. She also worked at Dollywood for five years. She spent much of her life at Mowhawk Mill, which her parents owned. In 1993 she married and began her life as a farm wife at Crosby Farms with her husband, Charles.
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Jeff County’s Riley honored as Lakeway Softball Player of the Year

Whenever the Jefferson County Lady Patriots needed her, Catelyn Riley was always there. Riley took on the leader role of the Lady Patriots softball team and continued to raise the bar for her and her team through the 2021 season. After racking up a number of accolades from the year...
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Betty Mae Harper Cleveland

Betty Mae Harper Cleveland, 84, passed away following a three month battle with cancer in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 19, 1936 and died June 15, 2021. Betty led a long and impactful career as a registered nurse and the former head of the...
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Betty Mae Harper Cleveland

Betty Mae Harper Cleveland passed away following a three month battle with cancer in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 19, 1936 and died June 15, 2021. Betty led a long and impactful career as a registered nurse and the former head of the University...
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Jane Sluder Crosby

Jane Sluder Crosby, 65, of Talbott, TN was born May 28, 1956 in Newport, TN and passed away on June 17, 2021. She was a graduate of Tennessee Tech with a teaching degree, and taught school in the Cocke County School System for 25 years, and then in the Jefferson County School System for 10 years. She retired from teaching in 2016 but was continuing as a substitute. She also worked at Dollywood for five years. She spent much of her life at Mowhawk Mill, which her parents owned. In 1993 she married and began her life as a farm wife at Crosby Farms with her husband, Charles.
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Morristown woman harms self while in custody

A Morristown woman who broke free of her handcuffs hurt herself while in custody Tuesday morning. Jennifer B. King, 43, of South Park Avenue, injured herself after getting out of her handcuffs while in from Jefferson County custody late after being arrested in an incident Monday night at her residence.
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Scarlett leads Dairy Month promotion

Jackie Scarlett is no stranger to dairy farms. The rising Jefferson County High junior grew up on the family farm in New Market where her dad, uncle and grandfather milked Holstein cows for decades. She began showing dairy cows at the county fair “when I was old enough to walk,”...
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Jenga, 17-year cicadas, and ‘brain breaks’

Summer learning camps like the ones wrapping up today in Jefferson County could become a permanent part of the state’s education landscape as public schools try to catch students up after the challenges of the Covid year. “We already have funding in place for the next two years,” Commissioner of...
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Restaurant helping plan August Isaiah 117 event

The Jefferson County Isaiah 117 House project is the focus of Owens Restaurant’s second annual community fundraiser. The effort’s success will be doubled by an anonymous local supporter who has committed to matching the amount raised, noted Jennifer Bates, who owns and operates the eatery. “You know, this really is...
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14U Patriots win Knox Region Slugger Series

The Jefferson County Patriots 14U travel baseball team brought home another championship over the weekend, winning the 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods Knox Region Slugger Series. Going 3-1 for the weekend, the 14U Patriots battled through four close games to prevail as champs. Carson Hopson and Cole Osborne led the offense, as both totaled 8 hits and 7 runs batted in. Lucas Havely recorded 4 hits and 6 RBIs.
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Team success matters most to Parker in 2021

DANDRIDGE — Kade Parker found his way into Jefferson County’s record book last season. This year, he’s trying to help the Patriots find their winning ways again.
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‘Virtual School’ plan nears completion

State officials appear to be on the verge of approving the Jefferson County Board of Education’s application to establish a virtual school for grades 1-12 beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. Trevor Collins, Director of Data and Accountability for the local district, said Tuesday that the state Department of Education...
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White Pine finalizes budget, with no tax increase

White Pine Council finalized work on its 2021/22 budget Tuesday night, giving final approval and keeping the property tax rate the same as last year. Next year’s budget includes a property tax rate of $1.07 per $100 assessed property value in Jefferson County and $1.97 per $100 assessed property value in Hamblen County.
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Charlene G. Ramsey

Charlene G. Ramsey, of White Pine, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. She was born in Jefferson County on July 25, 1935. She is survived by her daughters, Deanie Brady (Gary), Terrie Weems (Jack); grandchildren, “Bo” Brady (Mandy), Shane Brady (Heather), Lukeus Weems (Kristin); great-grandchildren, Hunter Glade Ramsey, Alexis Paige Brady, Carsyn Beau Brady, Ashton Brady; Ramsey Weems, Collia Weems, Emmaline Weems, Graceleigh Weems; great-great-grandson, Bowie Charles Blondell, several nieces, nephews and friends; special caregivers, Chaine, Barbara, Carol and Smoky Mountain Home Health nurse, Chelsey.
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Jefferson retired teachers install new officers

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers-Tennessee held their spring quarterly meeting June 5 at the Jefferson City Community Center. Past President Chris Thompson installed the current officers and presented them with carnations.
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Lakeway CASA ‘Concert for CASA’ June 26

Need something to do Saturday, June, 26? Then Lakeway Court Appointed Special Advocates have just the event for you. The first-ever “Concert for CASA” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Dumplin’ Valley Farm, located at 549 East Dumplin Valley Road across from Mount Horeb Elementary School in Jefferson City.