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ALVIN N. OGLE

ALVIN N. OGLE, age 91, of Jefferson City, TN passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Magdalene Knight Ogle; parents, Isaac and Martha Oakley Ogle; brothers, Bill, Fred and Lee Ogle; sisters, Novella Nolan, Lena Latham, Blanche Latham, [...]

LENA S. RAXTER

LENA S. RAXTER, age 100, formerly of Dandridge, TN passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at The Lantern in Clinton, TN. She was born June 29, 1918 in Russell County, VA to the late Elmer and Grace Combs Sargent. She was a member of Deep Springs Baptist Church near Dandridge. Preceding her in death were [...]

MAXINE “CISSIE” HUNT

Maxine “Cissie” Hunt, age 65, of Dandridge, TN passed away on January 22, 2019. The visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and the funeral service to follow at 7:00pm with Reverend Max Frye officiating. The graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00am at Shady [...]

BEARNICE A. CARMICHAEL

Bearnice A. Carmichael, of White Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2019. Bearnice was born on March 26, 1947 to the late Sam and Roada Estes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Carmichael and her parents. She is survived by longtime companion and friend of 25 [...]

Cadbury – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696

Cadbury – Contact C.A.R.E. At 865-471-5696

Casino – Contact C.A.R.E. at 865-471-5696

Casino – Contact C.A.R.E. at 865-471-5696

Sen. Niceley Appointed to Leadership of Two Key Senate Committees

Sen. Niceley Appointed to Leadership of Two Key Senate Committees

State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) has been appointed to the leadership of two key committees in the Tennessee Senate.  Niceley will serve as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Transportation and Safety Committee.  The appointments were made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally during the General Assembly’s 2019 [...]

Parrott – Wood Memorial Library to Provide Technology Classes

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library has received a TOP Grant for 2019 (Training Opportunities for the Public) in the amount of $3,000.00. This grant was made possible through The Tennessee State Library and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The library will be able to provide much needed technology classes for the community. Space is limited [...]

Speaker Casada Names Representative Farmer Chairman of House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Speaker Casada Names Representative Farmer Chairman of House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville)Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The 7-member subcommittee will be responsible for all matters and legislation related to criminal law. “Chairman Farmer has a remarkable record of legislative excellence during his time serving his community as a member of our General Assembly,” [...]

Jefferson County Dining with Democrats February 1

The Jefferson County Democratic Party invites all county Democrats to join us for our February First Friday Dining With Democrats Dutch-treat lunch. The lunch will be Friday, February 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant.  Reservations are helpful and can be made by e-mailing Edna Langley at gelangley@charter.net or by phoning 865-475-1197. Hope you will plan on joining us [...]

To Set the Record Straight

To Set the Record Straight

As adults, we tell children to own up to their mistakes, learn from them and then move on. It is really good advice. Should we, as adults and especially adults that oversee children, not model that behavior. Last week, during a County Commission meeting, the Director of the Boys and Girls Club was addressing the [...]

Heating Woes Leaves Students Shivering

Heating Woes Leaves Students Shivering

The return of frigid temperatures to the area has brought more than inconvenience to students and staff at the Patriot Academy. For several days, they have struggled with working in a space that has ranged from uncomfortable to cold due to heating issues at the Patriot Academy. With multiple classrooms without heat, administrators have moved [...]

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the Jefferson County Post! In honor Martin Luther King Day and to celebrate the life works of Dr. King, a parade and ceremony were held at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Dandridge. A standing tradition, the program is open to all that follow and appreciate the [...]

Top Spot: Tennessee Ascends to Number 1 In AP Rankings

Top Spot: Tennessee Ascends to Number 1 In AP Rankings

Riding a 12-game win streak and fueled by one of the most efficient offensive attacks in the nation, Tennessee ascended to the top spot in Monday’s updated Associated Press Top 25 rankings. It marks the second time in program history that the Volunteers have earned the top spot in the AP poll. The first came [...]

Number of Federal Unemployment Claims Doubles in Ten Days

Number of Federal Unemployment Claims Doubles in Ten Days

 The number of federal employees applying for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits has more than doubled during the last 10 days as the partial shutdown of the United States government moves into its fourth week. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) Unemployment Security Division processed 400 claims for federal employees from the day [...]

Over 50 Percent of Tennessee Public High School Seniors Raise Score on ACT Senior Retake

Over 50 Percent of Tennessee Public High School Seniors Raise Score on ACT Senior Retake

Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record. Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score [...]

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