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PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Meeting Cancellation For May 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Meeting Cancellation For May 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Budget Committee Meeting announced for Tuesday, May 30, 2017,.at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The Budget Committee has completed review of all budgets and is prepared to give a recommendation [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Nominating Committee Seeking Citizen To Serve On Jefferson County Audit Committee

PUBLIC NOTICE – Nominating Committee Seeking Citizen To Serve On Jefferson County Audit Committee

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Commission Nominating Committee is seeking a citizen to serve on the Jefferson County Audit Committee. Members serve on a voluntary basis and are appointed by the County Legislative Body to serve 2-year terms. The Audit Committee provides independent review and oversight of the county’s financial reporting processes and the county’s [...]

Budget Committee Recommends No Increase To Property Tax Budget

Budget Committee Recommends No Increase To Property Tax Budget

Monday evening, May 22, 2017 marked the final meeting of budget preparation before the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2017/18 goes before the full Commission body for confirmation. The Budget Committee will present a budget document that show no tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year, despite deep cuts in the Department of Education [...]

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened Monday evening, May 22, 2017, at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse, for what would prove to be the final leg in the budget recommendation process. After pushing the item back to accommodate the Public Service Committee, who were to present a recommendation on fire department funding, the Budget Committee [...]

INVITATION TO BID – Bread, Coffee, Food, And Milk For Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

INVITATION TO BID – Bread, Coffee, Food, And Milk For Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids from qualified vendors for Bread, Coffee, Food and Milk for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. For specifications, you may contact Langdon Potts at LPotts@JeffersonCountyTn.gov or Jefferson County’s website, jeffersoncountytn.gov, under Finance Department. Sealed bids should be labeled “Food Bid” and either mailed [...]

INVITATION TO BID – Bid Package A: Jefferson Academy, Bid Package B: Jefferson County Schools Auxiliary Buildings

INVITATION TO BID – Bid Package A: Jefferson Academy, Bid Package B: Jefferson County Schools Auxiliary Buildings

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting separate sealed bids for cleaning services for the following: Bid Package A:  Jefferson Academy Bid Package B:  Jefferson County Schools Auxiliary Buildings All interested vendors, contact Michael Phagan at 865-397-3436 for bid specifications, or Jefferson County’s website, jeffersoncountytn.gov, under Finance Department.  There will be [...]

INVITATION TO BID – Instructional Supplies For Jefferson County Board Of Education

INVITATION TO BID – Instructional Supplies For Jefferson County Board Of Education

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids for Instructional Supplies for the Jefferson County Board of Education. For specifications, you may contact Langdon Potts at LPotts@JeffersonCountyTn.gov or Jefferson County’s website, jeffersoncountytn.gov, under Finance Department. Sealed bids should be labeled “Instructional Supplies” and either mailed to the Jefferson County Finance [...]

A Separate View

A Separate View

At what point in early childhood will your child begin to view himself/herself as separate from Mom and Dad, and is it natural?  Yes, it is not only natural, but a desired social and emotional development, and you can help guide the new found independence.  Your child’s growing independence from the family and interest in [...]

Layered Enchilada Casserole

Layered Enchilada Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I get into cooking ruts and forget about whole groups of meal choices, like casseroles.  They tend to get overlooked at my house.  I get into slow cooker mode or grilled meat mode and those wonderful casserole dishes slip from my memory.  Here’s one of my favorite Mexican casseroles [...]

Graduations Past

It is that time of year again, when my mind travels to graduations past. For me, graduation is always filled with conflicting emotions. It is the end of something tried and true and the beginning of a new chapter in the life for the graduate. I certainly have been to my share of graduations and [...]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

ARMED FORCES DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For almost 70 years, our Nation has set aside one day to recognize the great debt we owe to the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  On Armed Forces Day, [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, May 25, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, May 25, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners will meet in regular session on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Patriot Academy. 05/20/2017 – 05/25/2017

Black Bear Sightings In Jefferson County

Black Bear Sightings In Jefferson County

Recently, several Black Bear reports have been received by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) in Jefferson County. Dumplin Valley Road, C.H. Rankin, Swann’s Marina, and even the Danridge Golf Course have been some of the locations reported according to TWRA Officer Wayne Rich. If you are experiencing a problem with a bear, call TWRA [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Special Session Meeting, May 22, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Special Session Meeting, May 22, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY COMMISSION SPECIAL SESSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other persons who might be in-terested, that the Jefferson County Commission will meet in Special Session for an open, public meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the [...]

Funding Forces Dandridge To City Only Fire Service – Town Offers Fire Service Contract To Jefferson County

Funding Forces Dandridge To City Only Fire Service – Town Offers Fire Service Contract To Jefferson County

In a meeting that saw the first reading the the fiscal year 2017/2018 budget, the hot topic for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 meeting of the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen was funding for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department. For several fiscal cycles, the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department has requested additional funding from Jefferson County [...]

White Pine Fire Service May Be Forced To City Only Without Additional Funding From County

White Pine Fire Service May Be Forced To City Only Without Additional Funding From County

The Jefferson County Pubic Service Committee, an arm of the Jefferson County Commission, met on Monday to address funding, territory and sub station issues with the local Fire Chief’s Association at the directive of the County Commission’s Budget Committee. Monday evening’s meeting was the second time the local Fire Departments and the Public Service Committee [...]

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