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County Commission Holds Short Quarterly Meeting

County Commission Holds Short Quarterly Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017 the Jefferson County held their Regular Quarterly Voting Session at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Presiding over the meeting was County Commission Chairman Tucker. Absent from the meeting were Commissioners Dockery, Blevins and Eslinger. Approval of the Minutes came with a motion from Commissioner Solomon and 2nd by Commissioner McGraw. Four [...]

Haslam Appoints Gass Special Judge for Circuit Court in 4th Judicial District

Haslam Appoints Gass Special Judge for Circuit Court in 4th Judicial District

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as special judge for Circuit Court in the 4th Judicial District. Gass’s appointment fills the temporary vacancy due to the recent illness of Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Vance. The 4th Judicial District serves Jefferson, Grainger, Cocke and Sevier counties. “I appreciate Jim Gass’s [...]

Despite Mobile Options and Chord-Cutting, Sports Fans Still Turn On the TV

Despite Mobile Options and Chord-Cutting, Sports Fans Still Turn On the TV

Despite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today. Eighty-six percent of sports fans said they watched games or highlights on TV in the last 12 months, including 88 percent [...]

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to always keep security and safety in mind when enjoying the benefits of the internet. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, observed every October, was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to [...]

Creatures of the Night: Mummies

Creatures of the Night: Mummies

This is the second entry of Creatures of the Night: Season 2. Halloween is the time of year where we allow ourselves to think outside of the norm and face those things that scare us most. In our look at the most terrifying Halloween creatures many come to mind that would instantly top the list [...]

TWRA Updates Smartphone App with Goal to Help Users Easily Discover Outdoor Opportunities

TWRA Updates Smartphone App with Goal to Help Users Easily Discover Outdoor Opportunities

For nearly a quarter-million users of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s ‘On The Go 2.0’ smartphone app, finding a place in Tennessee to hunt, fish, boat, and view wildlife has become easier than ever.  “We have put a lot of time into improving our app and we are happy to announce it is now available [...]

Morristown Police Department Warns Against Police Impersonators

Morristown Police Department Warns Against Police Impersonators

The Morristown Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for individuals impersonating police officers. Recent reports from Hedrick Street and W. Charles Street state that a white male has been identifying himself as a police officer to unsuspecting residents. Witnesses indicate the unknown male was wearing what appeared to be a badge [...]

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

The Jefferson County Budget Committee is already looking at some of the last budget season’s hot topic items, as it takes first steps toward discussion regarding fire department funding and employee health care. Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett charged the Budget Committee with going into their respective districts for answers to questions regarding funding priorities for [...]

Using Facebook Data as a Real-Time Census

Using Facebook Data as a Real-Time Census

Determining how many people live in Seattle, perhaps of a certain age, perhaps from a specific country, is the sort of question that finds its answer in the census, a massive data dump for places across the country. But just how fresh is that data? After all, the census is updated once a decade, and [...]

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, that citizens call [...]

SFMO: Safety First When Visiting Haunted Houses This Halloween Season

SFMO: Safety First When Visiting Haunted Houses This Halloween Season

Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations. As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect [...]

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Breaking News UPDATE: Michael Brandon Ratliff, who was wanted for Second Degree Murder, was taken into custody by officers from the Morristown Police Department and the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop at approximately 4:00 pm this afternoon. Ratliff was apprehended after he was seen leaving the property of 1845 Cedar Creek Road. [...]

Happy Columbus Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day from the Jefferson County Post

Today, October 9th, is Columbus Day! Columbus Day was founded on the ideals of European exploration and the achievements of those explorations that would have a profound impact on the world as we know it today. This controversial holiday has changed with different generations and continues to have lasting cultural implications. Columbus Day is a [...]

Creatures of the Night: Zombie

Creatures of the Night: Zombie

With the changing of the leaves and the approach of Halloween, the mind turns to the things that go bump in the night, and the creatures that live in our dreams and nightmares. Returning for it’s second season, “Creatures of the Night” is a series dedicated to the time of year when everything seems just [...]

Jefferson City Holds 31st Annual Old Time Saturday

Jefferson City Holds 31st Annual Old Time Saturday

Jefferson City held their 31st annual Old Time Saturday fall festival this weekend. The day of fun took place in the revitalizing downtown area. The annual street festival celebrated the theme of yesteryear in the old city. Tents lined downtown and citizens filled the streets as the community came together to enjoy the festivities. The [...]

Weather Advisement in Anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate

Weather Advisement in Anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate

Great Smoky Mountain National Park officials advise that the effects of Tropical Storm Nate may impact Great Smoky Mountains National Park as early as Saturday afternoon. Preliminary estimations from the National Weather Service suggest that the storm may pass the park Saturday afternoon, overnight into Sunday and on into Monday. Current rainfall predictions range from [...]