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Attempted Breakout at Mountain View Sunday Night

Attempted Breakout at Mountain View Sunday Night

On Sunday evening, July 21 at approximately 9:00 p.m. , an attempted break out was made at the Mountain View Youth Detention center. According to Dandridge Police Chief, Carson Williams, nine inmates broke windows and made their way on to two roofs at the facility. Dandridge Police, and other surrounding law enforcement agencies including Tennessee […]

Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Jefferson County Finance Office and Jefferson County Mayor’s Office will not be relocating to another downtown Dandridge location according to a tie vote of County Commissioners that defeated a motion that would have purchased the proposed new location for up to $1 million dollars plus associated costs. The motion was tied to the sale of […]

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults—including 8 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor requiring cigarette makers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are less addictive, according to a new reportpublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Data for the report come from the 2018 SummerStyles survey, a nationally representative online survey of […]

Shop Tax Free in Tennessee Next Weekend!

Shop Tax Free in Tennessee Next Weekend!

 Mark your calendars, and get your shopping carts ready! Tennessee’s once-a-year sales tax holiday weekend happens Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. During this holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local […]

Beat the Heat Safely!

Beat the Heat Safely!

The hottest temperatures of the season so far are now encroaching on our region. Temperatures in the 90’s with very high humidity can spell disaster for your summer fun, so the CDC offers some tips for staying safe in the extreme heat. Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in […]

National Park Service Seeks Information Regarding Man’s Death

National Park Service Seeks Information Regarding Man’s Death

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of David Carver, Jr who was found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on July 8, 2019. Carver was reported missing by a family member to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in early June.   If you […]

UCI Researchers’ Deep Learning Algorithm Solves Rubik’s Cube Faster Than Any Human

UCI Researchers’ Deep Learning Algorithm Solves Rubik’s Cube Faster Than Any Human

Since its invention by a Hungarian architect in 1974, the Rubik’s Cube has furrowed the brows of many who have tried to solve it, but the 3D logic puzzle is no match for an artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. DeepCubeA, a deep reinforcement learning algorithm programmed by UCI […]

Troopers Rescue Children Locked Inside Back of U-Haul Truck

Troopers Rescue Children Locked Inside Back of U-Haul Truck

On July 10th, 2019, Fall Branch Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Owen Caudill received a call from dispatch stating a bystander observed several small children being locked in the back of a white U-Haul box truck at the I-40 446 Welcome Center in Cocke County. While driving in that direction, Trooper Caudill observed a U-Haul truck […]

Elementary School Basketball Returns to School Locations

Elementary School Basketball Returns to School Locations

Elementary School Basketball will return to Jefferson County Schools this winter but for the first time in over two decades games will be held on school property. The Jefferson County School Board voted 4-0 to return the league games to school property after several seasons of play at the Dandridge Activity Center. The recommendation for […]

Christmas in July Brings the Heat

Christmas in July Brings the Heat

The sweltering heat and the days at the lake may make the Christmas season seem so far ahead, but rejoice Holiday lovers, for the magic is only 5 months away! To hold us over though, many retailers and television networks bestow upon us what we now know as Christmas in July. Impatience isn’t the only […]

Jefferson City Industrial Site Property Purchase Complete

Jefferson City Industrial Site Property Purchase Complete

It’s official: the property has changed hands from private to public, and—for the first time in more than 40 years—Jefferson City has a site of substantial size to market to industries. As a result of a July 11 transaction with Jefferson Court LLC, the Jefferson City Industrial Development Board (IDB) now holds the deed to […]

SFMO: Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer!

SFMO: Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer!

While school is out and temperatures rise, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to not send fire safety on a summer vacation. Overall, summer is statistically less deadly than winter when it comes to fires. However, summer comes with its own set of dangers that parents and homeowners shouldn’t forget. Remember: […]

TN REDLINE Adds New Text Communication Capability

TN REDLINE Adds New Text Communication Capability

The Tennessee REDLINE today unveiled its new text message capability for people seeking a referral to addiction treatment services.  The number for confidential referrals via voice call or text message remains the same: 800-889-9789. Since 1989, the Tennessee REDLINE has served as a referral service to addiction treatment for people and their families looking for […]

Spirit of Nations Powwow to Honor the Elders

Spirit of Nations Powwow to Honor the Elders

Seated: Mark Potts, Mayor of Jefferson County. Standing left to right: John Martin, member of the board of directors for Indian Creek Productions, Inc., sponsor of the powwow and former chairman of the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs. Dr. Samuel Hollingshead, Chairman of the Indian Creek Productions, Inc., board of directors and assistant principal at […]

Dandridge Council Moves Question of Annexation to Planning Commission for Recommendation

Dandridge Council Moves Question of Annexation to Planning Commission for Recommendation

The Town of Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously voted to send a request for annexation into Dandridge to the Dandridge Planning Commission for recommendation. The request for annexation was brought by the Darrell and Lori Miller who are currently the owners of Bootleggers Distillery in Hartford, Tn. The Millers purchased an expanse of […]

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

In their first meeting since approving a five cent property tax increase for the current fiscal year, the Jefferson County Commission held their annual quarterly work session. While many upcoming agenda items are more general housekeeping in nature, the Commission will vote on a recommendation from the Jefferson County Budget Committee that would approve the […]

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