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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 [...]

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 [...]

Three Morristown Juveniles Arrested In Connection With Morristown-Hamblen West High School Handgun Incident

Three Morristown juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with an incident at Morristown-Hamblen West High School yesterday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 pm yesterday the Morristown Police Department School Resource Officer received information that a student had brought a gun to school. After an extensive investigation it was determined that a 14-year-old male freshman [...]

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

In 2016, Tennessee was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Southern Business & Development Magazine based on project totals and the variety of industries that invested in the state and created jobs. So far in 2017, Tennessee is well on its way to living up to this recognition, with multiple major job [...]

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

Sales tax is one very important component of the budgeting process for Jefferson County. Healthy sales tax revenue converts to pennies on the property tax, as the funds generated from sales tax for both cities and the County are split with the Department of Education and go toward the County’s mandatory financial commitment or maintenance [...]

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 [...]

5-in-5: Landfill Director David Gaut

5-in-5: Landfill Director David Gaut

The Jefferson County Post recently sat down with Landfill Director David Gaut and conducted a 5-in-5 interview. With the taking over of your position, do you have a vision for what you want to do for the organization? Gaut: My vision is taking what has already been started with the trash and recycling programs and [...]

School Calendar, Admission Fees and Questions About White Pine Funding high points of Called School Board Meeting

School Calendar, Admission Fees and Questions About White Pine Funding high points of Called School Board Meeting

Jefferson County School Board met for a Called Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Patriot Academy. As Board Members worked their way through a thin agenda, it was the first look at the proposed 2017-18 School Calendar that drew the most comments. Chairman of the Board Vines expressed his concern with a July [...]

Tennessee State Building Commission Chooses Ann McGauran As State Architect

Tennessee State Building Commission Chooses Ann McGauran As State Architect

The Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect. McGauran is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. McGauran is a Senior Architect and Facilities Management Professional who has more than 25 years of architectural and project management experience. Since 2014, [...]

Legislation aims to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding guides to practice for all licensed professions in Tennessee

Legislation aims to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding guides to practice for all licensed professions in Tennessee

Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) held a press conference today to announce the introduction of new legislation to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding “guides to practice” for all licensed professions in Tennessee. Guides to practice [...]

Corker Convenes Hearing on Broad Challenges Facing U.S. Policy Toward Russia

Corker Convenes Hearing on Broad Challenges Facing U.S. Policy Toward Russia

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a hearing on the broad challenges ahead for U.S. policy toward Russia, during which he cited the various threats to American interests from Russian actions in recent years, especially the invasion of Ukraine. The committee heard testimony from former NATO Supreme [...]

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy Files Legislation Calling for Photos on EBT Cards Used for SNAP and TANF Benefits

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy Files Legislation Calling for Photos on EBT Cards Used for SNAP and TANF Benefits

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation requiring photos to be added to the state’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the method used for delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to eligible Tennesseans.  The bill aims to deter theft and the selling or trafficking of the cards, while ensuring eligible Tennesseans continue to receive the [...]

Multistate Settlement Requires Western Union to Develop Anti-Fraud Program

Multistate Settlement Requires Western Union to Develop Anti-Fraud Program

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints from consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers. In addition to Tennessee, 48 states and the District of [...]

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