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Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is upon us, Monday, February 20, 2017. It is one of those holidays that most of us see pass in a blur and don’t really take the time to know or learn about. Presidents Day is a day of patriotic remembrance and a day to take a look back to the founding fathers [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “assumptions.” The budgeting hive met and it was the charity bees that got the sting. Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could be more the line up than the work when it comes to pollination. The low, humm is that at least one hive could bee [...]

Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed this week, as the Jefferson County Budget Committee passed a motion to only hear from non profits that made the funding cut for this fiscal year. Just like many Commissioners, I remember the lists of non profits that were requesting funding a few [...]

Morristown Driver Services Center to Close and Relocate to New Facility

Morristown Driver Services Center to Close and Relocate to New Facility

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces the current Morristown Driver Services Center will close and relocate to a new center to better serve the citizens of Hamblen County.  The new location will be located at 1551 East Morris Boulevard, east of Liberty Road. The Morristown Driver Services Center, located on Buffalo Trail, [...]

Employee Raises get the Nod – Non Profits Put on Hold

Employee Raises get the Nod – Non Profits Put on Hold

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will not be starting this budget season in the hole, as it has in the past few budget cycles, according to information provided by Jefferson County Finance Director Potts. During last week’s first budget meeting to address the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget, Director Potts stated that the committee should not [...]

Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Pork Tenderloin

I love a good slow cooker recipe. I especially love one that has no preparation, requires few ingredients and still tastes amazing. This recipe fits that description perfectly. It came about by accident, one of those I-wonder-what-I-have-on-hand moments that turned out quite delicious. Ingredients: 2 pork tenderloins 1 package Ranch dressing mix 1 package dry [...]

Registration Opens March 1 for 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration Opens March 1 for 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Each year, more than 700 people from more than 35 states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains as the spring flora tints the forest with flowers and vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home. The [...]

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

The Jefferson County Patriots hosted the South Doyle Cherokees for Valentines Day. Love was not in the air, as both teams aimed to advance in the District 2AAA Tournament. The evening was off to a slow start, as South Doyle pulled ahead slightly in the beginning minutes of the game. Jefferson County was quick to [...]

Happy Valentines Day 2017!

Happy Valentines Day 2017!

Candy hearts, chocolate and Valentines seem to be everywhere you turn today. Valentine’s Day is today, February 14, 2017! Now is the time to let your sweet heart, secret admirer, or friends and family know how much you love them. Valentine’s Day reminds us of the simple fact of love and calls to mind that [...]

Jefferson County School Bus Accident

Jefferson County School Bus Accident

According to information provided by the Jefferson County Department of Education, School Bus 98 went off of the shoulder of the road and wrecked. Bus 98 had just delivered children to Talbott Elementary School and it was in route to the Patriot Academy and Jefferson County High School when the wreck occurred. Approximately 31 children [...]

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Carmichael Talks Budget, Priorities and Making Ends Meet

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Carmichael Talks Budget, Priorities and Making Ends Meet

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Jim Carmichael sat down with the Jefferson County Post for a brief interview about hot topics of interest in Jefferson County. JCP-Budget season is about to get underway in Jefferson County. This year you sit on the Budget Committee as well as Chairing the County Commission. What do you think the [...]

She Said, He Said: College Safe Spaces

She Said, He Said: College Safe Spaces

The following is the second entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Stink Bugs

My granddaughter was visiting with me this week, when she suddenly said with astonishment, “Wow, there are 26 bugs on the window.” Of course my answer was, “On the outside?” Unfortunately, her answer was “No, on the inside!” And she was right. I counted 26 brown shield shaped, dime-size brown bugs, armed with a sweaty [...]

Music in Schools

Music in Schools

Children benefit from music in schools. There is a compelling amount of research connecting music to higher order brain function, among other positive outcomes, as outlined below. With this in mind, you may want to lobby for more music in your child’s school. It is equally important to access programs that are now in place, [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “why.” The DOE hive called a meeting this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that there are agendas and there are agendas. The low humm is that some in the hive are looking to circumvent the swarm and are looking for a legal eagle that will [...]

#overmyhead

#overmyhead

This week I am going to take a page from the National news and try to jump on the tweeting boat. I hate to admit it but tweeting is just one form of communication that has alluded me. I guess that I need more words to express myself than is allowed in that format and [...]

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