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Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School is proud to announce plans for the 45th Commencement Exercises for the Graduating Class of 2020. Although we have had many challenges since our schools closed their doors in March due to COVID-19, providing a graduation for our senior students has been a priority. In order to comply with state and […]

Jefferson County 2020-2021 Budget Approved

Jefferson County 2020-2021 Budget Approved

Despite the difficulty of navigating budget meetings due to space restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus, the Jefferson County Budget Committee managed to approve the County side of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget at their last April budget meeting. The recommended document, which will go before the full body for approval, came in with no […]

TWRA Announces Availability of 2020-21 Clean Stream Grants to Assist with Habitat Protection Program

TWRA Announces Availability of 2020-21 Clean Stream Grants to Assist with Habitat Protection Program

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2020-21 fiscal year. Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee, Monday, April 27, 2020, Electronic Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee, Monday, April 27, 2020, Electronic Meeting

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 Jefferson County Budget Committee will meet Electronically Monday, April 27, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. at the Historical Jefferson County Courthouse 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN In Accordance with the Governor’s […]

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices will open to the public on May 04 with limited access to offices.  The courthouse may be accessed through the ADA entrance.  Customers will see the courthouse security officer who will contact the appropriate office.  County offices will limit the number of customers allowed in their office to reduce exposure.  Sneeze screens […]

Jefferson County to Participate in Property Evaluation Program

Jefferson County to Participate in Property Evaluation Program

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced today the counties selected to participate in the latest round of the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP). The counties include Campbell, Dyer, Jefferson, and Rhea. This round brings the total number of counties that have participated in PEP to 56. Since its inception in […]

Weekend COVID-19 Testing Exceeds Projected Numbers

Weekend COVID-19 Testing Exceeds Projected Numbers

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced more than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests through the weekend efforts of Unified-Command Group to offer tests regardless of traditional symptoms. The Unified-Command Group is a joint partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Military and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). “Tennesseans across the […]

Gov. Lee Announces Safer at Home Order Will Expire April 30, Tennessee Begins Phased Reopening Next Week

Gov. Lee Announces Safer at Home Order Will Expire April 30, Tennessee Begins Phased Reopening Next Week

Today, Governor Bill Lee announced the order for Tennesseans to remain at home will expire April 30, with the vast majority of businesses in 89 counties allowed to re-open on May 1. “Our Economic Recovery Group is working with industry leaders around the clock so that some businesses can open as soon as Monday, April […]

Local Government Grant Applications Available

Local Government Grant Applications Available

Applications are now available for $200 million in grants for Tennessee city and county governments, made available in Gov. Bill Lee’s 2020-21 budget. The grants are for one-time local expenses.   “Cities and counties across the state have been hit hard by tornadoes in March and April as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and our […]

This Week is National Crime Victims Rights Week

This Week is National Crime Victims Rights Week

District Attorney General James B. Dunn would like to inform you that this week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The first Crime Victims’ Rights Week (later renamed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week) was established by Ronald Reagan in 1981 as a part of an expanding initiative to provide for victims of crimes (later manifested […]

New Jefferson County High School Principal Announced

New Jefferson County High School Principal Announced

Jefferson County Department of Education proudly announces Dr. Kevin Cline as the new principal of Jefferson County High School. The vacancy at Jefferson County High School is the result of the upcoming retirement of Dr. Scott Walker. Jefferson County Schools received several applications, held initial interviews with four candidates, and then narrowed the field to […]

Governor Lee Establishes Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy

Governor Lee Establishes Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy

Governor Bill Lee established the Economic Recovery Group, a joint effort between state departments, members of the legislature and leaders from the private sector to build guidance to safely reboot Tennessee’s economy. “COVID-19 has not only created a public health crisis, it has hurt thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of hardworking Tennesseans,” said […]

Jefferson County Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

Jefferson County Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

Yesterday, Governor Bill Lee encouraged schools to remain closed the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Jefferson County Schools will honor that request and remain closed through the balance of the current academic school year which is scheduled to end May 22, 2020. Following the Governor’s announcement, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn sent school […]

Gov. Lee Announces Aggressive Statewide COVID-19 Testing Effort

Gov. Lee Announces Aggressive Statewide COVID-19 Testing Effort

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced free COVID-19 testing will be available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state. “As we look to reboot our state’s economy, we must have a greater understanding of how this virus is operating in […]

Tennessee New Unemployment Claims Filed Week ending in April 11, 2020

Tennessee New Unemployment Claims Filed Week ending in April 11, 2020

Week Number Week Ending Date Number of New Claims Filed 10 March 14, 2020 2,702 11 March 21, 2020 39,096 12 March 28, 2020 94,492 13 April 4, 2020 116,141 14 April 11, 2020 74,772 Regional Data for Week Ending April 11, 2020 Local Workforce Development Area Number of New Claims Greater Memphis 12,216 Northwest […]

Agriculture Commissioner: The Food Supply Chain Remains Strong in Tennessee

Agriculture Commissioner: The Food Supply Chain Remains Strong in Tennessee

Farmers, foresters, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers ensure community access to safe and abundant food, fuel, fiber, and wood products. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers are still raising livestock and planting and harvesting crops. At this time, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) sees no evidence of agricultural shortages in Tennessee. “The Department is monitoring supply […]

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