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Fourth Judicial District Tennessee Public Defender’s Office Welcomes Social Worker, Alicia Penton, To Staff

Fourth Judicial District Tennessee Public Defender’s Office Welcomes Social Worker, Alicia Penton, To Staff

The Fourth Judicial District Tennessee Public Defender’s Office welcomes social worker, Alicia Penton, to its staff. Public Defender Rebecca V. Lee states, “This is an exciting opportunity for us. Social work has been a missing component to the services we could provide to our clients. We will now be able to link our clients up […]

GSMCR Donates to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs

GSMCR Donates to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD) in Lenoir City received a donation of $250.00 from the Greater Smoky Mountain Council of Regents (GSMCR), National Society, of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) on November 18.  SMSD Board Member Chuck Stewart and team member black Labrador Sadie accepted the check. Members present from the Spencer Clack Chapter, NSDAR, […]

A.M. Fire At Carson-Newman University’s Pedersen Nursing Building

A.M. Fire At Carson-Newman University’s Pedersen Nursing Building

Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN – A call was reported at 7:43 a.m. concerning a fire at Carson-Newman University’s Pedersen Nursing Building. There are no injuries. The fire is contained and the damaged is being assessed. We are grateful for the response and support by our local fire and police departments. University officials are working […]

VITAL POLICY – Tennessee and Jefferson County’s Constitutional Dilemma with Food Truck Regulations

VITAL POLICY – Tennessee and Jefferson County’s Constitutional Dilemma with Food Truck Regulations

Local Regulations Two of Jefferson County’s five municipalities regulate the operation of food trucks, White Pine and Dandridge; Jefferson City, New Market, and Baneberry do not. The regulations and fees that Dandridge impose on food trucks are centered around health and safety; but the White Pine regulations exceed health and safety by regulating the number […]

VITAL POLICY – Governor Lee Signs Partisan School Board Elections into Law, Jefferson County Republican Party Calls Primary

VITAL POLICY – Governor Lee Signs Partisan School Board Elections into Law, Jefferson County Republican Party Calls Primary

Governor Bill Lee signed multiple bills into law late Friday that were enacted in the Third Extraordinary Session of the Tennessee General Assembly, among those House Bill 9072 authorizing partisan school board elections, supported by Representatives Jeremy Faison, Andrew Farmer, and co-sponsored by Senator Frank Niceley (SB9009). Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee, expecting Lee’s signature […]

Kim Hudson- 2021 Tony Clark Award Recipient

Kim Hudson- 2021 Tony Clark Award Recipient

THDA Awards $1 Million Grant To TCAC for Jefferson , Sevier and Union Counties

THDA Awards $1 Million Grant To TCAC for Jefferson , Sevier and Union Counties

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency awarded a $1 million grant to the Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation that will be used to construct new and affordable single family housing in rural East Tennessee. TCAC will use the HOME CHDO grant funding to build and sell seven single-family homes in Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties in an […]

Major League Fishing Academy Sports + Outdoors Heritage Cup Wraps Production in Knoxville & Jefferson County, TN

Major League Fishing Academy Sports + Outdoors Heritage Cup Wraps Production in Knoxville & Jefferson County, TN

Major League Fishing (MLF) and 24 of the world’s best pro anglers wrapped production Sunday at the MLF Academy Sports + Outdoors Heritage Cup presented by Magellan Outdoors event in Knoxville, Tennessee. The event, hosted by the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission and Jefferson County Tourism Department, and filmed entirely for television broadcast, was shot over […]

Tennessee Republicans lead charge against forced government discrimination in Covid-19 special session

Tennessee Republicans lead charge against forced government discrimination in Covid-19 special session

The House and Senate chambers concluded a third extraordinary session of the 112th General Assembly Oct. 30, passing a comprehensive legislative package that restores individual rights of Tennesseans by protecting against harmful federal mandates. The extraordinary special session covered a number of issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional plan to […]

TN Dept. of Revenue Releases New Vehicle Registration Format

TN Dept. of Revenue Releases New Vehicle Registration Format

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has released a new vehicle registration format where only one sticker will be applied to the plate. The new sticker will indicate the month and year of expiration and new plates issued will no longer have a separate month sticker in the upper left corner. The new combination sticker should […]

Happy Veteran’s Day 2021: Thank You for Your Service

Happy Veteran’s Day 2021: Thank You for Your Service

November 11 marks Veterans Day 2021, a holiday that celebrates the services and sacrifices of veterans across the nation. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the temporary cease-fire between Germany and the Allied Nations on November 11, 1918. This started the tradition of the holiday being held on November 11. It wasn’t […]

Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II Announces Bid For Re-election

Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II Announces Bid For Re-election

County General Sessions and Juvenile Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II has announced his bid for re-election in the Republican primary to be held on May 3, 2022. Judge Roach was elected in 2014, and has been instrumental in helping Jefferson County develop an innovative Safe Baby Court to protect young children in our county. Judge […]

Payroll employment rises by 531,000 in October; unemployment rate edges down to 4.6%

Payroll employment rises by 531,000 in October; unemployment rate edges down to 4.6%

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — OCTOBER 2021 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 531,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down by 0.2 percentage point to 4.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, with notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in manufacturing, […]

AG Slatery Files Lawsuit Challenging Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Sector Employees

AG Slatery Files Lawsuit Challenging Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Sector Employees

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and six other attorneys general have filed a petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for private sector employees.  The coalition asks the court to review the emergency temporary standard issued by the Biden Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health […]

24 Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Graduate TBI State Academy

24 Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Graduate TBI State Academy

FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): SRT Commander Hank Matthew Miller (Wilson County Sheriff’s Office), Investigator Dustin Matthew Jaco (McNairy County Sheriff’s Office), Lieutenant Detective Michael Andrew Richmond (Etowah Police Department), Detective Sergeant Greg Earps (McMinn County Sheriff’s Office), Investigator Angela Michelle Christian (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office), Detective Melissa Colvin (Williamson County Sheriff’s Office), Lieutenant Jennifer Marie […]

Financial Assistance Available to Tennessee Streamside Landowners

Financial Assistance Available to Tennessee Streamside Landowners

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) today announced the Tennessee Riparian Incentive Program (TRIP). This program is a ten-year agreement between TDA and TVA, and it will provide incentive payments to streamside landowners to help restore and protect Tennessee waters. University of Tennessee AgResearch staff and U.S. Department of […]

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