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One More Meow!

One More Meow!

There are certain inherent issues associated with being a teacher. For instance, the question, “Do you have any tissue?” is usually accompanied by an image you can’t erase from your mind, no matter how hard you try. And sick kids, they always ask to go to the nurse standing as close to you as they [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, February 23, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, February 23, 2017

The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners will meet in regular session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson County High School James D. Swann Performing Arts Center. 02/16/2017 – 02/23/2017

Three Morristown Juveniles Arrested In Connection With Morristown-Hamblen West High School Handgun Incident

Three Morristown juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with an incident at Morristown-Hamblen West High School yesterday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 pm yesterday the Morristown Police Department School Resource Officer received information that a student had brought a gun to school. After an extensive investigation it was determined that a 14-year-old male freshman [...]

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

The Jefferson County Lady Patriots hosted the Seymour Lady Eagles Monday night. The matchup, one of four games in the district that took place, was the first round of the District 2 AAA Girls Tournament. Aiming to advance further, the Lady Patriots took to the court hoping for a repeat of the last time they [...]

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

In 2016, Tennessee was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Southern Business & Development Magazine based on project totals and the variety of industries that invested in the state and created jobs. So far in 2017, Tennessee is well on its way to living up to this recognition, with multiple major job [...]

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

Sales tax is one very important component of the budgeting process for Jefferson County. Healthy sales tax revenue converts to pennies on the property tax, as the funds generated from sales tax for both cities and the County are split with the Department of Education and go toward the County’s mandatory financial commitment or maintenance [...]

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds, a lifelong Tennessean, in recognition of his heroic actions during World War II. As the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for 1,275 members of the [...]

TN Representative Roe Comments On Rolling Back Regulation to Pave the Way for Job Creation

TN Representative Roe Comments On Rolling Back Regulation to Pave the Way for Job Creation

A key portion of House Republicans’ Better Way agenda is to put forward proposals to grow the economy by reducing the total number of regulations and by regulating smarter with those that remain. In 2015, federal regulations were estimated to cost roughly $1.89 trillion in lost growth and productivity. Further, if the United States’ regulatory [...]

Jefferson County Democratic Party Dutch Treat Lunch, March 3, 2017

DINING WITH DEMOCRATS The Jefferson County Democratic Party invites all county Democrats to join us for our March First Friday Dining With Democrats Dutch-treat lunch. The lunch will be Friday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant.  Reservations are helpful and can be made by e-mailing Edna Langley at gelangley@charter.net or by phoning 865-475-1197. Hope you [...]

Dandridge Senior Center To Host Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, March 17, 2017

The Dandridge Senior Center will host a Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner, Friday, March 17, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.   The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 4-12 years old, and free for children under 4.   Advance tickets are available at the Center or may be purchased from members of the Center. [...]

11th Annual Tennessee National Archery In The Schools Program State Championships, March 30-31, 2017

The 11th Annual Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championships will be held March 30-31 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro. Registration is underway and will run until March 1 at 10 p.m. (CST).   The link to register is: http://nasptournaments.org/TournamentDetail.aspx?tid=2199 The NASP State Championships will return to the Miller Coliseum for [...]

Tennessee State Building Commission Chooses Ann McGauran As State Architect

Tennessee State Building Commission Chooses Ann McGauran As State Architect

The Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect. McGauran is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. McGauran is a Senior Architect and Facilities Management Professional who has more than 25 years of architectural and project management experience. Since 2014, [...]

All Saints’ Episcopal School has rescheduled Kindergarten Round Up, February 17, 2017

All Saints’ Episcopal School has rescheduled Kindergarten Round Up, originally  Friday, February 10th, for Friday, February 17th at 8:15 a.m. due to illness related school closure. For information please contact the school at 423-586-3280.

Jefferson County High School is currently seeking nominees for a Community Service Award

Jefferson County High School is currently seeking nominees for a Community Service Award.  If you know of a current JCHS student who volunteers in the community, and you would like to nominate them for this award, please contact Robin Hansel via online form (http://goo.gl/forms/SCw9qXc9E5) or by email (rhansel@jcboe.net), or phone (865-397-3182).  Please submit the full [...]

February is Teen Dating Violence Month, This year’s theme is Love is…Respect

Valentine’s Day has always been associated with love and happiness. Healthy relationships consist of trust, honesty, respect, equality, and compromise.1  Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States. A national survey [...]

Legislation aims to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding guides to practice for all licensed professions in Tennessee

Legislation aims to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding guides to practice for all licensed professions in Tennessee

Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) held a press conference today to announce the introduction of new legislation to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding “guides to practice” for all licensed professions in Tennessee. Guides to practice [...]

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