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PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, October 7, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, October 7, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Board of School Commissioners Thursday, October 7, 2021 Work Session 5:30 PM Business Session to follow. Historic Courthouse Social Distancing is encouraged. Dr. Shane Johnston, Director Jefferson County Schools

Autumnal Equinox Arrives Today!

Autumnal Equinox Arrives Today!

Say goodbye to Summer, because the Autumnal Equinox has just arrived! Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 3:20 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun will cross the celestial equator (the imaginary line drawn directly up from the equator), signifying for cultures around the world that a change in seasons is upon us. For those of us […]

Jefferson County Schools Rank 14th Highest Performing In State – Covid Cases Dip 2 Consecutive Weeks

Jefferson County Schools Rank 14th Highest Performing In State – Covid Cases Dip 2 Consecutive Weeks

4th Judicial District Judges Election Announcement

4th Judicial District Judges Election Announcement

Fourth Judicial District Circuit Judges Carter Moore, Jim Gass, Rex Henry Ogle, and Duane Slone jointly announce their candidacy for re-election in 2022. Chancellor Telford Forgety announces his intention to retire at the end of the current term. The judges serve in Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. Forgety also serves Blount County. All are […]

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders across the school system. Pictured from left ro right are: Michelle Walker, Supervisor of Secondary Education and Assessment; Trevor Collins, Supervisor of Data and Accountability; Tommy Arnold, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Maintenance; David Seal, 917 Society Volunteer, Kristi Waltke, Supervisor of Elementary Education. The 917 Society […]

CPI for all items rises 0.3% in August; gasoline, food, shelter among indexes rising

CPI for all items rises 0.3% in August; gasoline, food, shelter among indexes rising

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.5 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3 percent before seasonal adjustment. The indexes for gasoline, household furnishings and […]

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Bank Holiday Schedule In response to anticipated questions, this will serve as confirmation that Tennessee state-chartered banks may be closed on the following dates, in addition to federally designated holidays, provided that adequate notice is given to customers prior to the closing: ·       Friday, November 26, 2021 (in addition to Thursday, November 25, 2021) ·       Friday, December […]

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Leadership of Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City united in support of bringing awareness to the seriousness of suicide in Tennessee. In support of efforts by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain, Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler and Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts signed proclamations recognizing September as Suicide Prevention […]

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, Overton Counties September 18

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, Overton Counties September 18

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, and Overton counties on Saturday September 18. Tennesseans are encouraged to bring household hazardous waste – including cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries and more – to a designated drop-off location. A person does not need to […]

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 20-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws. In the complaint, the multi-state coalition challenges federal guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and citizens a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes […]

‘LEST WE FORGET’ – Dr. Art Bohanan, Forensics Expert, Journal Recount of 911 Part 1 & 2

‘LEST WE FORGET’ – Dr. Art Bohanan, Forensics Expert, Journal Recount of 911 Part 1 & 2

Every American alive and of memory age will never forget Sept 11th 2001. Each of us have our own story of where and what we were doing that morning when America came under attack on American soil, the first time since Pearl Harbor. This was our Pearl Harbor. My wife and I were in Bar […]

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

“We are not dismissing school early today. Despite the events unfolding in Washington D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania, we are not canceling class. We are not changing our schedule or yielding to those who are doing evil”, words spoken to Jefferson County High School students and staff via intercom by Assistant Principal Louie Vesser at […]

W & O Construction Co., Inc. Seeking Drug Free Form Carpenters, Excavator and Dozer Operators, Pipelayers, and Laborers in the Jefferson City, TN Area

W & O Construction Co., Inc. seeking drug free Form Carpenters, Excavator and Dozer Operators, Pipelayers, and Laborers in the Jefferson City, TN area.  Contact Michael at 863-207-2489 or email resume to: hr@wocc.com.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Josh Heupel Show Debuts This Weekend

The Josh Heupel Show Debuts This Weekend

After a 38-6 victory to open the program’s 125th season, The Josh Heupel Show begins its 12-week stretch of Tennessee football highlights, in-depth analysis and exclusive features this weekend. Hosted by Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling and head coach Josh Heupel, this VFL Films production takes fans behind the scenes of game week and gameday. The Josh Heupel Show will air […]

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

In celebration of National Voter Registration Month in September, the Secretary of State’s office is leading voter registration efforts in Tennessee with college voter registration tailgates, the launch of the Ann Dallas Dudley Award for high schools and by working with businesses and organizations across the state. “More Tennesseans are registered to vote now than […]

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