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Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

In less than a year, Jefferson County citizens will decide once again who is to lead their county. Many things that contribute to our quality of life depend upon this choice. At this time, I would like to offer you my skills and abilities, my commitment and integrity, for your consideration for the position of [...]

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts announced his candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at a gathering at the Jefferson City Library. Mayor Potts said “I want to thank my family, because without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do it.”  I think it is time for Jefferson County to have a [...]

State Representative Andrew Farmer Works To Protect The Personal Information Of Tennessee Residents

State Representative Andrew Farmer Works To Protect The Personal Information Of Tennessee Residents

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today addressed the recent Equifax data breach that jeopardized the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. consumers nationwide — including 3 million Tennessee residents — between May-July of 2017. Representative Farmer wants the hardworking families of District 17 to know that he is working to ensure that their [...]

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Following several years at the helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education, and with time still left on his contract, Dr. Charles Edmonds announced that he is resigning his position as Director of Schools as of the end of the calendar year. Late last week, Director Edmonds confirmed that he was, indeed, leaving the [...]

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

The gavel came down Monday evening, as the Jefferson County Commission began the final twelve months of their terms with the election of County Commission officers. Sitting Chair Jim Carmichael and two term Commissioner Robert Tucker were brought as nominees from David Seal and Bob Beeler, respectively. With 20 of the 21 Commissioners present to [...]

Morristown Police Warn of Sealing Service Scam

The Morristown Police Department is warning citizens of a recent home improvement scam. Two white males driving a white Ford pick-up truck with a mounted tank are representing themselves as an asphalt sealing service. The suspects stop unsolicited at a residence and offer to seal the driveway. Once they receive payment, they leave the residence [...]

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco. And the damage to the heart [...]

Tennessee Helicopters Headed to Virgin Islands

Tennessee Helicopters Headed to Virgin Islands

Four UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters and 34 Soldiers assigned to the 1/230th Aviation Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, are headed to the US Virgin Islands to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. The helicopters were loaded onto C17 Globemaster III and C130 Hercules aircraft from New York and Rhode Island at Joint Base Berry Field [...]

Tennessee High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Rate on Record

Tennessee High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Rate on Record

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percent since the 2010-11 school year. This year, [...]

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.  In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other [...]

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Dandridge Water Customers will soon see an increase on their water bill. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 ( Depew, Nelson NO, Reese Absent) to increase the cost of water by 5% and sewer by 15% for all customers. The move came after Town and Water Department Administration recommended a 10% hike for [...]

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

The Jefferson County Commission held their first work session of their senior year of their current term in office on Monday, September 11, 2017. With three years of the current term under their belt, Commission Members met on Monday to preview their agenda for next week’s voting meeting, as well as field community concerns regarding [...]

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell was arrested in Dandridge today and charged as a fugitive from justice. He is also a person of interest in the murder and rape of 70 year old Carolyn New of Somerset, Kentucky, theft of her vehicle and a separate incident of strangulation in Henry County, Indiana. New was found dead in [...]

Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

Hundreds of residents from states impacted by Hurricane Irma escaped the impact of the storm by seeking refuge in cities across Tennessee.  Many are staying with family or at local hotels and campgrounds and are not able to work. Out-of-state residents, who plan to stay in Tennessee for an extended period of time because their [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

September marks a month of change in weather, seasons, and government, as it is the month that local county elected officials are sworn into office. This month marks the twelfth year of service as the Mayor of Jefferson County for Mayor Alan Palmieri. A veteran of Jefferson County politics, Palmieri is entering his final year [...]

Rate Increase Could Be On Tap For Dandridge Water Customers

Rate Increase Could Be On Tap For Dandridge Water Customers

Town of Dandridge elected officials are considering a recommendation from Town and Water Department Administration to increase both water and sewer costs for residential, commercial and industrial customers inside and outside the city limits of Dandridge. The recommendation to increase water 10% and sewer 15% for all Dandridge Water customers came during the work session [...]

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