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The Master Painter

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. The world is so fresh and beautiful. I look out my window and see a fabulous pallet of color, as if the “Master Painter” has dipped his brush in spectacular colors and painted our earthly canvas. The Red Bud trees never fail to [...]

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

With kindergarten registration comes the question of whether your child is ready for school. Most children are ready and should enter kindergarten with their chronologically aged peers, but sometimes a child is not quite ready and may need to wait another year. Late birthdays are always factors to consider. It is hard to see into [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “batty.” The head governmental hive met and it was after meeting fodder that proved to be the most waspish. Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that pollination could bee challenging as the budgeting hive convenes. The low humm is that several dips in the honey jar are on [...]

Bat and Veto Crazy

Bat and Veto Crazy

Last week was a week of bats and vetoes. And, while neither are necessarily strangers to Jefferson County, they are also not the most welcome guests at the dinner table. In case you haven’t heard, Maury Middle School has bats. No that is not a euphemism for something. They really have bats, if not in [...]

Boyd Speaks at EDA Dinner

Boyd Speaks at EDA Dinner

The Jefferson County Economic Development Alliance hosted investors, potential investors and interested parties Thursday evening, April 20, 2017 at the First Annual Economic Development Alliance Investor’s Dinner at the Carriage House in Dandridge. Current Chairman of the EDA, Langdon Potts, offered the welcome address and recognized Board Members and distinguished guests. Potts also introduced the [...]

She Said, He Said: Millennials

She Said, He Said: Millennials

The following is the sixth 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 [...]

Siri Divided by Zero

Siri Divided by Zero

The funniest thing I’ve heard lately came from a computer and, for the record, wasn’t even remotely related to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though on a side note, a terminator that looks at home in an AARP meeting is kinda funny. No, this was something Siri said. You know Siri, the computer voice who answers your questions [...]

Happy Earth Day 2017!

Happy Earth Day 2017!

April 22nd is Earth Day 2017, a day devoted to conservation and environmental awareness. Earth Day has its origins back in 1970, when United States Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the holiday as an environmental teach-in. Danis Hayes, who was involved in an unrelated Earth Day celebration earlier that year, took Nelson’s idea and spread it [...]

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is quickly approaching! Over the course of the next month, millions of students around the nation will walk across the stage to receive a diploma at high schools and colleges. If they are heading off to university in the fall, or hoping to land that huge job interview, here are a few gift [...]

Mt. Vale Church of God Holds Second Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park

Mt. Vale Church of God Holds Second Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park

The community gathered this Easter weekend for an Easter egg hunt at Centennial Park in Jefferson City hosted by Mt. Vale Church of God. This is the second year that the church held the event at the park. The celebration included inflatables, a playground, food, and egg hunts for all ages. Volunteers gathered over 7,000 [...]

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri has exercised his veto power on a recent resolution of the Jefferson County Commission that recommended the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board consider holding public meetings to receive public input on development projects. Resolution 2017-20 was passed Monday evening, April 17, 2017 at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County [...]

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Jefferson County Commissioners approved a motion on Monday, April 17, 2017 that sends a recommendation to the Jefferson County Industrial Development assuring that residents will have more input into projects that are initiated by the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board. In a motion presented by Commissioner David Seal and 2nd by Commissioner McGraw (with amendments [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz work this week is “outlandish.” The head governmental hive will be meeting to discuss the insane and inane and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it is tensions behind the scenes that are filled with the most sting. The low humm is that the powers that bee are mad as a [...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

It is the most celebrated day in Christianity besides the birth of Jesus: Easter is today, April 16, 2017. Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead following his crucifixion and death on Good Friday in the Christian faith . The date of Easter is celebrated anywhere from March 22 through April 25. The proximity of [...]

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

The Patriot Pals and other students from Pod Five at Jefferson County High School hosted their Annual Spring Fashion Show on Monday. The models strutted their stuff on the catwalk during lunch, showing off spring fashion ensembles. The formal wear, which came from several area shops, including Goodwill and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, were [...]

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Today is the kickoff to one of the fundamental weekends in the Christian faith. Good Friday is Friday, April 14, 2017, which is the Friday preceding Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While the holiday does not have a fixed date, many around the area have the day off. It is said that Jesus [...]

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