Home » Entries posted by Editor (Page 3)

Park Remains Accessible During Partial Government Shutdown

Park Remains Accessible During Partial Government Shutdown

During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Roads and trails that are seasonally open will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. The park […]

Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere

Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, an astronomical event that has been celebrated by dozens of cultures and religions, and that has historically been used as a seasonal indicator. The Winter Solstice is, scientifically, the instant that the sun’s maximum elevation in the day (noon) is at its lowest. In other […]

Make your Nomination for the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit of the Year Awards

Make your Nomination for the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit of the Year Awards

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is currently taking applications for the 2018 Small Business of the Year and IMPACT Award for Non-Profit. Small businesses and non-profit organization’s are a vital part of any economy and comprise a large portion of the businesses and private sector jobs in Jefferson County. The efforts of these organizations […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, January 8, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, January 8, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee and to all persons interested, that the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Highway Commission will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019  at 7:00 PM, at its office in the courthouse in Dandridge. This notice is given pursuant to the provisions […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Meeting & Executive Committee Meeting, January 11, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Meeting & Executive Committee Meeting, January 11, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board will meet on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Jefferson County Health Department, 931 Industrial Park Road, Dandridge, TN. 37725 Executive Committee to meet immediately following Regular Meeting. 12/19/2018 – 01/11/2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – School Facilities Study for the Jefferson County Board of Education

PUBLIC NOTICE – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – School Facilities Study for the Jefferson County Board of Education

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Jefferson County Board of Education will be accepting sealed bids for “School Facilities Study for the Jefferson County Board of Education”. Copies of the (RFQ) will be available Thursday, December 20, 2018.  For copies or additional information contact Langdon Potts at LPotts@JeffersonCountyTN.gov. Completed RFQ’s may either be hand delivered to the […]

2019-2020 Jefferson County Schools Calendar – Includes Full Week Of Fall Break

2019-2020 Jefferson County Schools Calendar – Includes Full Week Of Fall Break

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Commission and Committee Meetings for January 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Commission and Committee Meetings for January 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 January as indicated below at the Historical Jefferson County Courthouse 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN: Friday, January 4, 2019, Animal Control Oversight Board, […]

Body Of Missing Fisherman Recovered From Douglas Lake

Body Of Missing Fisherman Recovered From Douglas Lake

The body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from Douglas Lake at Dandridge Access Area in Jefferson Co. TWRA received a call at approximately 1:30 Thursday, December 13, 2018 that a boat was adrift and a fisherman was missing near the boat ramp.  Indications were that the victim was either launching or retrieving his boat […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Request For Bid, Jefferson County Courthouse – Interior Renovations

PUBLIC NOTICE – Request For Bid, Jefferson County Courthouse – Interior Renovations

REQUEST FOR BID JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE- INTERIOR RENOVATIONS McSpadden Inc., Construction Manager for Jefferson County, is accepting bids for the following bid package for the existing Jefferson County Courthouse – Interior Renovations. Please contact McSpadden Inc. at (865) 397-3822 to obtain specific bid package information.  Specifications are available upon request at McSpadden Inc, 613 East […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is missing. With those with the vote on the no show Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it is what is missing that is causing the sting. The low humm is that the some of the swarm is lowering the bar and making antennas wag. The low, low […]

Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

The holiday season is in full swing and even the most grinchy of us are starting to feel our hearts warm a little bit. With all the good will going around, it makes me wonder if there is some way to extend the “feel goods” into the new year. Of course, it is not only […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – SPECIAL CALLED MEETING – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Special Called Meeting, December 17, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – SPECIAL CALLED MEETING – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Special Called Meeting, December 17, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MAYOR MARK POTTS has called a Special Called Session at the request of the Industrial Development Board for the Jefferson County Commissioners on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, Tennessee. The purpose of this meeting […]

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke among U.S. nonsmokers has stalled in recent years, despite longstanding declines over the past three decades. An estimated 58 million American nonsmokers (1 in 4) were still exposed to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products such as cigarettes during 2013–2014, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease […]

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed through state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Prior research has found that low-income, high-achieving […]

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian, today released the statewide water availability plan developed by subject matter experts and led by a steering committee Haslam appointed earlier this year. TDEC is now seeking feedback from the public on the […]