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Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum’s oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men – Khnum-nakht and [...]

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

When the temperature drops, the risk of avian influenza rises. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising poultry owners to take precautions to safeguard their flocks. Avian influenza has not been detected in any domesticated poultry in Tennessee in 2018. However, in March 2017, strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian [...]

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 74.7 percent of the state’s high school class of 2018—nearly 52,000 students—participated in the department’s second ACT Senior Retake Day in October 2017. This number is double the number of seniors who chose to participate in the first ACT Senior Retake Day the previous fall. Of those seniors [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Meeting, January 29, 2018

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 Board of Commissioners will meet for an open public Regular Quarterly Session on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Finance Committee Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Finance Committee Meeting, January 29, 2018

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 Finance Committee will meet for an open public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Conservation Board Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Conservation Board Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other interested persons that the Jefferson County Conservation Board will meet for an open public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Jury Room of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Special Session Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Special Session Meeting, January 29, 2018

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 Commission Budget Committee will meet in Special Session for an open, public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, [...]

January 16, 2018 Jefferson County Meetings Cancelled Due To Winter Weather Advisory

January 16, 2018 Jefferson County Meetings Cancelled Due To Winter Weather Advisory

Tonight’s meetings of the Jefferson County Finance Committee, Conservation Board, and County Commission have been CANCELLED due to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service for this afternoon and tonight.  The dates for the rescheduled meetings will be posted on the Jefferson County Government website under UPCOMING EVENTS and published in the [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Industrial Development Board IDB Meeting, January 26, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Industrial Development Board IDB Meeting, January 26, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board will meet on Friday, January 26, 2018  at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Jefferson County Health Department, 931 Industrial Park Road. 01/16/2018 – 01/26/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – E911 Board Of Jefferson County Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – E911 Board Of Jefferson County Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLLIC NOTICE The regular scheduled meeting of the E-911 Board of Jefferson County will be held on Thursday January 25, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Center 911 Conference Room 581 W. Old AJ Hwy New Market TN 37820. Justin Crowther Director 01/16/2018 – 01/25/2018

INVITATION TO BID – 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 Chassis Coach

INVITATION TO BID – 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 Chassis Coach

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids for 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 chassis Coach For specifications, you may contact Langdon Potts at LPotts@JeffersonCountyTn.gov or Jefferson County’s website, jeffersoncountytn.gov, under Government/Finance Department/Purchasing & RFP’s. Sealed bids should be labeled “Ford 350 Coach” and either mailed to the [...]

Mayor Palmieri Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Mayor Palmieri Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri announced Friday, January 12, 2018 that he will not seek a fourth term as Mayor of Jefferson County. Department Heads, past and present elected officials and members of the press gathered in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Friday morning, at the invitation of the Mayor, to hear the announcement. Though [...]

Jessica Chambers Elder Announces Run For County Trustee

Jessica Chambers Elder Announces Run For County Trustee

Jessica Chambers Elder is announcing her candidacy for the Office of Trustee in the Jefferson County May 1, 2018, Republican Primary. Jessica is a lifelong resident of Dandridge. She graduated from Jefferson County High School in 2005. She then financed her own college education earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State [...]

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate, April 5, 2018

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate, April 5, 2018

2018 has arrived and the holiday blitz is over in Jefferson County. This is the time of year that citizens begin to look toward the upcoming election cycles and start to align with one candidate or another for many of the several offices that will be up for grabs in 2018. The Jefferson County Post [...]

The Buzzz!

The Buzzz!

The buzz word this week is confusing. A wing of the head governmental hive met last week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it was more chatter than substance on the part of one hive. The low humm is that a nest of nasty for the furry hive could bee bringing a [...]

Editorial – No Matter What The Motivation

Editorial – No Matter What The Motivation

Jefferson County has successfully negotiated the move from 2017 to 2018 with little fanfare. It was not the changing of the year that has brought the most recent turmoil to our area, but decisions that were made in late 2017 that appear to persist into the new year, most notably that of the Humane Society [...]

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