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Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

The countdown until Christmas has officially begun and some find the weeks preceding the holiday to be the most stressful time of the year. Experts suggest that taking hold of the holidays can ease the anxiety during the build up until Christmas. Unrealistic expectations are one of the top anxiety producers during this time of [...]

Jefferson County Commission

Jefferson County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission held their Regular Monthly Meeting on November 19, 2012 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. The Chairman announced the cancellation of the November 29, 2012 Facilities and Public Service Committee meeting. Commissioner Estes made a Motion to Suspend the Rules to [...]

Earthquake Shakes Local Region

Earthquake Shakes Local Region

Some Jefferson County residents slept thought the earthquake, while others were awoken by the thunderous noise. The earthquake, which struck on Saturday morning November 24th, had an epicenter was five miles from Sevierville. The quake registered a 3.0 magnitude and provided an early wake up call as it arrived at 6:03 a.m. A second quake [...]

Israel Hamas Conflict Shifts In Power

Israel Hamas Conflict Shifts In Power

Hamas and Israel have agreed to a cease-fire, the aftermath of which has greatly changed the political structure of the Middle East. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has drawn support to his new administration, as his leading of the negotiations between Hamas and Israel is convincing many that he is going to be a worthy leader [...]

BLACK FRIDAY TRENDS

BLACK FRIDAY TRENDS

The turkey left-overs are finished and the Black Friday shopping craze is nothing but a sleepy memory. There is nothing left to do but count the money and analyze the numbers from the extended holiday shopping extravaganza. Though there is still much data to analyze and the final tally may not be known for several [...]

Shop Small Big Success Saturday

Shop Small Big Success Saturday

Local businesses were alive with action last weekend, proving that big box retail isn’t the only way to go when looking to do a little holiday shopping. Saturday, the push was on Nation wide to shop small and local. Residents hit the Historic Town Square in Dandridge to jump start the shopping season. The shop [...]

Unemployment Rates Up Slightly For Jefferson County

Unemployment Rates Up Slightly For Jefferson County

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released unemployment numbers for October and Jefferson County has posted a 9% unemployment rate. That number is up slightly from the September rate of 8.8%, making Jefferson County one of sixty four Counties that showed an increase in unemployment from September 2012 to October 2012. Overall, Tennessee [...]

Christmas Season Officially Arrives For Jefferson County

Christmas Season Officially Arrives For Jefferson County

WELCOME TO CYBER MONDAY The holiday shopping season has arrived with full force and the online retailers may be the biggest winners in the push for consumers. With online shopping growing in popularity, Cyber Monday has become a much anticipated shopping day for online consumers. A contrived day designed for online shopping, Cyber Monday was [...]

Haslam Announces $322,400 in Used Motor Oil Collection Grants

Haslam Announces $322,400 in Used Motor Oil Collection Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced $322,400 in collection grants to establish, upgrade and expand used motor oil collection centers in 21 counties across Tennessee. “It’s important to educate citizens on the proper disposal of used motor oil, and the use of these convenient community collection [...]

JEFFERSON COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE

JEFFERSON COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Griffith. Absent from Roll Call was Commissioner Blevins. Upon a Motion from Committee Member Carmichael and 2nd from Committee Member Akard, the Committee Approved the Minutes of the September [...]

State of Tennessee Bonds Sell at Historic Low Interest Rates

The State of Tennessee sold more than $170 million worth of general obligation bonds this week at the lowest overall interest rates in more than 40 years. The debt offering was sold in two parts, consisting of $140,000,000 in tax-exempt bonds and $30,525,000 of federally taxable bonds. The combined true interest cost of the bonds [...]

Audit Finds Serious and Pervasive Problems with the Department of Economic and Community Development’s TNInvestco Program

Tennessee’s TNInvestco Program, which is administered by the state Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), has serious and pervasive problems, according to report released today by the Comptroller’s Division of State Audit. TNInvestco was launched in 2009 as a program that provides tax credits to businesses which invest in certain types of start-up companies. [...]

Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from Nov. 15, 2012, through March 15, 2013. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect [...]

Will Shehata Negotiate a Cease-Fire?

Violence has flared between Gaza and Israel, as Israel seeks to end the daily rocket strikes that have been assailing Israeli cities. Israel has led three days of air strikes against Gaza, who is now calling for Israel to end its assault and “all acts of aggression and assassination,” as well as ending its blockade [...]

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING

It may seem like only yesterday that Jefferson County residents were shooting off fireworks and celebrating the birth of the Nation and it certainly doesn’t feel like much time has passed since trick or treaters were knocking on the door. Believe it or not, it is time for Thanksgiving and all the accompaniments that traditionally [...]

Dandridge Gets Ready For Christmas Kickoff

Dandridge Gets Ready For Christmas Kickoff

It takes a lot of time and preparation to dress a Town for the holidays and volunteers were hard at work last week preparing for the decoration of the Town of Dandridge. A group of dedicated individuals met throughout last week to begin the removal of Fall decorations and start the process of Christmas decorating. [...]