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Facilities Committee Elect New Officers

The Jefferson County Facilities Committee held the regular scheduled meeting prior to the County Commission work session on Friday, November 13, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Jefferson County Historic Courthouse in Dandridge. Present were commissioners Dockery, Carmichael, Griffith and Turner. Tabor was not present at the meeting. The agenda consisted of one main item of [...]

Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. Once again, Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Nov. 22, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast. Thanksgiving turkey [...]

Public Service Committee

Public Service Committee

The Jefferson County Public Service Committee met on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was for organizational purposes, following the seating of new Committee Members. Committee Member Turner, who requested the meeting, Called the Meeting to Order. Present were Committee Members Turner, Dockery, Carmichael and Barreiro. Absent was Committee [...]

The perfect holiday gift? Double lifetime earnings

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing, many parents and grandparents are searching for gift ideas that are meaningful and make financial sense. With the overall cost of college expenses on the rise, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is a great solution for many Tennesseans. The TNStars program offers an easy way [...]

JEFFERSON CITY ANNOUNCES NEW CHRISTMAS EVENTS FOR 2012

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to the sights and sounds of the Christmas season and the events that help to make it such a special time of the year. While you can still expect the annual Christmas parade in Jefferson City that is held the first Saturday in December, this year [...]

Thanksgiving Day Etiquette

Thanksgiving Day Etiquette

Thanksgiving Day is upon us and it is a time of the year that I adore. I relish the opportunity to give thanks for the abundance of blessings in my life. It also offers the opportunity to do another thing that I adore…the gathering of friends and family. For those that are attending a more [...]

Jefferson County Commission Work Session

Jefferson County Commission Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Commissioner Tucker stated that the Approval of the Minutes slotted for vote at the next meeting are dated one year back. Tucker asked that [...]

$$$ BLACK FRIDAY $$$

After a day of feast and floundering, residents will awaken on Friday morning to find the Nation in full holiday swing. Black Friday is a National phenomenon that finds normal and rational people dragging themselves from bed during the wee hours of the morning the day after Thanksgiving to power shop. Millions of Americans will [...]

UT Extension offers tips to avoid weight gain during the holiday season

If you’re a typical American, you’ll weigh one pound more on January 2, 2013, than you did November 21, 2012. On average, we gain a pound during the holiday season when we come face-to-face with many desserts, candies and treats. One pound doesn’t sound like a big deal, but what if you don’t lose that [...]

I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I love the family time, and the festive spirit. Oh, and I love the food. I always have a large family event for the holiday and I love to play hostess. Most years, things have gone smoothly and the day passes without incident. One particular Thanksgiving, however, that was not the case. [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Facilities Committee Meeting 11/29/12 Cancelled

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Facilities Committee Meeting 11/29/12 Cancelled

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 meeting of the Facilities Committee of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners announced for November 29, 2012 is cancelled. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of [...]

Carson-Newman Presents “You Can’t Take It with You”

Carson-Newman’s Theatre Department will present “You Can’t Take It with You” November 15 − 17. The American classic, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, will be directed by C-N student Jessica Whitmill. “The play centers around the delightfully mad Sycamore family led by patriarch Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, who is played by David Morton,” [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Jefferson County E911 Board

PUBLIC NOTICE: Jefferson County E911 Board

The regular scheduled meeting of the E-911 Board of Jefferson County will be held on Thursday November 29 2012 at 1:00pm at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Center 911 Conference Room 581 W. Old AJ Hwy New Market TN 37820. 11/16/2012 – 11/29/2012

$780,000 in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants Awarded

$780,000 in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants Awarded

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded $780,000 in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants to fund energy efficiency projects at four Tennessee educational institutions across the state. These projects are designed to reduce air emissions, improve energy efficiency and create cost savings. The Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson HealthCare Foundation Board

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson HealthCare Foundation Board

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all board members and all residents of Jefferson County and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson HealthCare Foundation Board will meet Monday November 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Room at Jefferson City Center, 112 City Center Drive, Jefferson City, Tn. [...]

Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Am I the only one who has noticed that many of the people celebrating Obama’s victory are doing so as if he was a family member? As if their honor, above all else, rested on his campaign? I am not attacking Obama. I am using him as the most readily available example. This behavior was [...]