Shepard Inn in Dandridge will host a Membership Breakfast for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Door prizes will be offered. The Inn is located at 136 E. Main St. in Dandridge.


Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2261 Sandstone Dr. in Masengill Falls, Morristown. The Morristown Chamber of Commerce will officiate the ribbon cutting.

Main Street Christian Bookstore, located in downtown Morristown, will celebrate its grand opening with a Morristown Chamber ribbon cutting at Noon on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Morristown Chamber will officiate a ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The park is located on the corner of North Cumberland and East 6th North streets.


The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will host a free Lunch & Learn with Bryan Purdom, financial advisor for Edward Jones on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at The Jefferson City Fire Department, 104 City Center Dr. The noon presentation, “Are You ‘Borrowing Trouble’ instead of Being Prepared?” will cover topics including scams, investments, estates, retirement and caregiving. RSVP to


As Senate panel probes China’s links to Silicon Valley, ex TikTok workers say they were forced to follow Chinese censorship rules

TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company imposed strict rules on what could appear on the app in keeping with China’s restrictive view of acceptable speech, former TikTok employees have told The Washington Post. Following those rules often sparked clashes within the organization as U.S. workers, accustomed to unrestrained expression online, bristled at commands to restrict videos deemed subversive or controversial. With TikTok under federal investigation, officials now say they are pushing for more autonomy for their U.S. team.