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MOVING SALE – Sevierville, TN – Sept. 27th & 28th

MOVING SALE – Selling everything in 2 Bedroom Condo complete household furnishing. Real Leather Navy Blue Living Room Set, Washer and Dryer, Unique Tables and Liquor Cabinet, and everything else you can imagine. September 27th & 28th, from 8am til 4pm 530 Allensville Rd., #3, Sevierville, TN

INVITATION TO BID – 1 Special Education Bus For Jefferson County Board Of Education

INVITATION TO BID – 1 Special Education Bus For Jefferson County Board Of Education

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids for One (1) SPECIAL EDUCATION BUS for the Jefferson County Board of Education. Special Education Bus with lift that meets all TN D.O.T. specifications. Minimum Specifications include: Meets all TN Specifications 2016 or newer Maximum 40,000 miles ISB Cummins 6 cylinder 220 […]

INVITATION TO BID – SPIRE READING PROGRAM MATERIALS for the Jefferson County Board of Education

INVITATION TO BID – SPIRE READING PROGRAM MATERIALS for the Jefferson County Board of Education

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids for SPIRE READING PROGRAM MATERIALS for the Jefferson County Board of Education. For specification or questions, contact Tammy Bowlin, Jefferson County Schools Exceptional Children Supervisor, at TBowlin@JCBOE.net. Sealed bids should be labeled “SPIRE READING PROGRAM MATERIALS” and either mailed to the Jefferson […]

County Commission Approves $11 Million Funding Request

County Commission Approves $11 Million Funding Request

Jefferson County Commissioners met for their Regular Monthly Voting Session on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Absent at Roll Call were Commissioners Phagan, Blevins and Byrd. Following the call to order, the floor was opened for nomination and election of officers for the County Commission for the 2019/2020 year. By […]

Regulatory Barriers Persist, Rural Broadband Advances at a Snail’s Pace

Regulatory Barriers Persist, Rural Broadband Advances at a Snail’s Pace

Rural broadband expansion is caught in a regulatory tug of war that started in 1999. State legislators authorized municipal utilities to provide internet services at a time when few private internet service providers (ISP’s) were willing to reach into certain fledgling market areas. Municipal providers were “authorized” but limited to their electric service areas, essentially […]

Night Of The Patriots 2019, November 7

Night Of The Patriots 2019, November 7

Night of the Patriots 2019 will be held at Jefferson County High School on Thursday, November 7 in the James D. Swann Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 7:00 PM following a complementary chili supper for veterans. All veterans and their families are invited to attend this year’s program. The Jefferson County Post and WJFC […]

County Has Healthy Rollover

County Has Healthy Rollover

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular Work Session on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Beyond familiarizing themselves with the full meeting agenda, the Commission heard from various Department Heads for status updates. Six citizens addressed the Commission with two being from Parrott’s Chapel, one regarding Broadband, one voicing […]

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts has proclaimed September 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Jefferson County. September 17 marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. It is the 64th anniversary of the first resolution by the U.S. Congress to observe Constitution Week. This celebration of the American form of government rests on the […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is unexpected. The head governmental hive returns this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could bee the up and down that creates a nest of nasty. The low humm is that the exodus of two are not the issue of one king bee. The low, […]

A Good Place To Start

A Good Place To Start

Freedom to express oneself in speech or through other non violent methods is a fundamental part of being an American. It is one of the base things that set us apart from other nations and I believe in the right to non violent expression. But, isn’t there a place where reasonable adults draw the line. […]

DOE $1.3 Increase in Available General Funds

DOE $1.3 Increase in Available General Funds

The Jefferson County Department of Education’s General Fund Balance is around $1.3 million dollars healthier due to funds that were “rolled over” from the 2018/2019 fiscal year. School Board members received the increased balance information at their September Business Meeting held on Thursday evening, September 5, 2019 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Jefferson County […]

Fall Foliage Lovers

Fall Foliage Lovers

For fall foliage lovers it is that time of year when the gaze goes to the tree tops to see if there is any change of color. While a few leaves of yellow may be present sporadically, we have not reached the combination locally that will produce those wonderful shades of red and orange that […]

Above Average Temps Predicted For Next Few Days

Above Average Temps Predicted For Next Few Days

The calendar may say that summer is winding down but the thermometer tells an entirely different story. While the average temperature for this time of the year is generally in the mid eighties and decreasing as the month progresses toward fall, next week may prove to be the anomaly. If the current weather forecast holds […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board of Commissioners September Meetings, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board of Commissioners September Meetings, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, TN, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will meet in September as indicated below at the Historical Jefferson County Courthouse 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN: Meetings to be held in the Jury Room […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is pandering. The DOE hive has been in a nest of nasty and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that more than just the birds may bee flying the coop. The low humm is that one mini queen took the drama to the street. The low, low humm is […]

We Cannot Stay Status Quo

We Cannot Stay Status Quo

Sometimes change comes hard. We all have the tendency to get set in a pattern, even if we profess it to be contrary to growth, and there we want to stay. After all, the more we stretch the more we feel the pain. Jefferson County is no different. We are in a time of change […]

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