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She Said, He Said: Tattoos

She Said, He Said: Tattoos

The following is the 1st entry in a new season of “She Said, He Said,” a 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 [...]

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

With graduation season on the horizon, many around the area are saying their last goodbyes to people and institutions that have molded them over the past few years. New and better things lie ahead, and for many the transition can be overwhelming and sometimes unsettling. We here at the Jefferson County Post understand this change [...]

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

The sun is out, the birds are singing, and warmer weather is (possibly) here to stay. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to spring clean! While there are a select few of the population (the rest of us will gladly let you do the work for us) that like to clean, spring cleaning [...]

Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day 2018!

It seems that the planet and the effects of global warming are at the forefront of the minds of scientists and citizens across the world. We are looking for better and more dependable ways to continue the lives we lead while not harming our home. Today is Sunday April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day! [...]

Tips for Putting Away those Winter Clothes

Tips for Putting Away those Winter Clothes

Winter is on the way out, and with the changing of the seasons comes the packing away of those heavy clothes. Before you trade your winter coats for tank tops and flip flops, there are a few things to consider when storing away your winter clothes. What follows is a series of tips to help [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “unbelievable.” The education hive crowned a new King Bee this week, and Buszzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that the antenna wagging choice was directly drone related. The low humm is that there could bee a whole nest of nasty in the works. The low, low humm is [...]

Tips to Get your Car Ready for Spring

Tips to Get your Car Ready for Spring

Winter can be rough on your car with all of the salt and grime that accumulate over months of dealing with snow and cold temperatures. Luckily, with spring arriving it is time to wipe winter away for good and get your car ready for the sunny days ahead. Not sure exactly where to start? Here [...]

Ways to Keep Ahead of Pests for the Spring Season

Ways to Keep Ahead of Pests for the Spring Season

With warmer temperatures arriving in the coming weeks, insects are awakening and becoming more prevalent around the area. When dealing with the creepy crawlies and winged beasts most of us follow a “don’t bother them and they won’t bother you” policy. What about keeping them away from the house? In this article we will explore [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “debate.” The budgeting hive met last week and doled out some additional pollination to one wing of the rescue bee, but Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that one dip in the honey jar may not bee enough when there are other drones waiting for their turn. The [...]

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

This week the Jefferson County Post will host a public debate for candidates in the May Primary Election. The debate will offer voters the opportunity to see the various candidates answer questions that have been submitted from the public. Judge Ben Strand (retired) will be the moderator for the debate and will be keeping things [...]

County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Tennessee

County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released the February 2018 unemployment rates for all Tennessee counties.  The latest statistics showed improved rates for the majority of the state’s counties during the month. Sixty-nine of Tennessee’s 95 counties saw lower unemployment rates when compared to January 2018.  The rates remained the same in [...]

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How safe are Jefferson County Schools? For many parents, this is the question that plagues them, especially when incidents happen that make it impossible to ignore the fact that school safety presents a modern day quagmire that simply did not exist thirty years ago. While statically more than 95% of the schools nationwide have instituted [...]

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Meeting last week and, though there were other items of interest, an old topic facing the commission took the majority of the meeting time. Residents from Parrotts Chapel who are interested in succeeding from Jefferson County to become a part of Sevier County were out in [...]

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

The Jefferson County School Board narrowed 9 candidates for the Director of Jefferson County Schools down to three finalist. Names of the finalists were announced at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County School Board on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018. One local applicant and two from outside the area made the short list [...]

Hot Tempers and Happy Easter

Hot Tempers and Happy Easter

It is getting a little hot in Jefferson County, and I obviously don’t mean the thermostat. With elections looming and so much change in the air, it is no wonder that tensions are running high. The County Commission kicked off the week facing an angry crowd from Parrotts Chapel, who are looking to leave Jefferson [...]

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring has begun! Today, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, is the Spring Equinox. To be more specific, the equinox technically will be at 12:15 PM. The Spring Equinox, or Vernal Equinox, represents the exact moment that the center of the visible sun passes over the equator. There are two equinoxes in the year, occurring around March [...]

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