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Jamestown’s Miller Showcases Elvis Talent At Competition

Jamestown’s Justin Miller will showcase his tribute to Elvis this weekend at the Smoky Mountain Elvis Festival. The Ultimate Elvis Contest will take place over three days in Pigeon Forge starting Friday. Miller said he has been doing a tribute to Elvis sine 1995. He said he feels like those 29 years have been training for this contest. “I started ... Read More »

Fentress County Chamber Gets Long-Awaited Renovations

The building that houses the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce received significant updates for the first time in some 25 years. The Old Fentress County Jail House is also home to the Fentress County Visitors Center and Ye Ole Jail Museum. Executive Director Jacob Rosenbaum said the County Commission appropriated $20,000 of American Rescue Plan funding to completely renovate chamber ... Read More »

Thursday Night Corn Hole League Coming To Jamestown

A new cornhole league coming to Jamestown, beginning Thursday. Sawbriar Brewery Owner Rhonda Moody said they were looking for something to entertain residents during the winter months. Moody said each Thursday night, people can sign up to compete in the competitive or casual league, depending on their level of experience. “It’s a lot of fun to watch the grown-ups and ... Read More »

State Clears The Way For Fentress Higher Education Center

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said funding has been cleared for the early design phase of a new Higher Education Center. The 49,000-square-foot facility will be shared by Roane State and TCAT. It will be located on a 33-acre site on Old Highway 127 South just outside the Jamestown city limits. Johnson said he was waiting on the State Building ... Read More »

Christmas Parades Crank Up Saturday Across Region

Christmas parade season goes into overdrive this weekend across the Upper Cumberland. Pickett County is celebrating the holidays with the “Christmas in Byrdstown” event and Christmas parade Saturday. It will be at the Pickett County Library featuring music, food, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. The event begins at 9am. The Jamestown Rotary Club hosts its annual parade Saturday ... Read More »

Jamestown Shelter Leader Said Training On New Animal Shelter Law Underway

A new law requires dog owners to provide sufficient shelter during winter months. The law requires a shelter to be made of sound material and be enclosed on all sides with an entrance big enough for the dog and a solid floor. During winter months bedding is required in the shelter. Sharon Cravens is President of Jamestown’s Best Friends Sanctuary. ... Read More »

York Institute Awarded Governor’s Civics Seal For Its Work With Students

York Institute honored with the Governor’s Civics Seal, recognizing individual schools and districts that make civics and history a priority. York Institute Director of Schools John Bush said when he saw the requirements for the seal he realized they were already meeting them. He said getting the seal would not be possible without Student Counseling President Tonya Brow and US ... Read More »

Jamestown To Honor Local Heroes With Field Of Flags Event

The Jamestown City Park Soccer Field will be lined with 100 flags starting Saturday. The flags represent a different local hero whether it be a military member, a first responder or a teacher. Rotary Club member Crystal Tompkins said this is the first time a Field of Flags has been showcased in Jamestown. “When you sit there and see these ... Read More »

Jamestown City Attorney Revises City Ordinance For Farmer’s Market

Jamestown City Attorney Evan Wright has revised a 1981 ordinance to allow the Farmer’s Market to remain in its current form. Wright said under the old ordinance each individual vendor that was a part of the Farmer’s Market would have to get a permit with the city.  The two sides also resolved an issue with the market’s location. “We sat ... Read More »

Fentress County Glenobey Road Project To Begin August 7

Fentress County’s Glenobey Road will soon be closed to begin construction work from the top of the mountain to the Old County Quarry. County Road Superintendent Ryan Reed will oversee the construction project costing around $4 million. Reed said the road is in need of serious repair, with entire sections of it sliding into a dry creek bed below it. ... Read More »