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How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How safe are Jefferson County Schools? For many parents, this is the question that plagues them, especially when incidents happen that make it impossible to ignore the fact that school safety presents a modern day quagmire that simply did not exist thirty years ago. While statically more than 95% of the schools nationwide have instituted [...]

Happy Easter From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Easter From The Jefferson County Post

The culmination of spring, Lent, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ come together to create the holiday of Easter. Easter this year, no fooling, is Sunday April 1, 2018. This holiday is crucial to many and has a secular history that is varied with a much clearer religious history. How did this holiday actually get [...]

April Fool’s Day Survives Through The Centuries

April Fool’s Day Survives Through The Centuries

You might want to keep an extra look out today especially on the internet and social media pages. Along with today being Easter it is also April fool’s Day. You heard it right Easter and April Fool’s Day are both on April 1st this year, no fooling. So while you spend the day with your [...]

Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is perhaps one of the saddest yet most revered days in Christianity. Good Friday is today March 30, 2018. Good Friday marks the beginning of this upcoming Easter weekend leading up to celebrations on Sunday as Easter Sunday. Just in case you need a refresher Good Friday is the Friday before Easter on which [...]

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Meeting last week and, though there were other items of interest, an old topic facing the commission took the majority of the meeting time. Residents from Parrotts Chapel who are interested in succeeding from Jefferson County to become a part of Sevier County were out in [...]

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

The Jefferson County School Board narrowed 9 candidates for the Director of Jefferson County Schools down to three finalist. Names of the finalists were announced at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County School Board on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018. One local applicant and two from outside the area made the short list [...]

It’s Pothole Season

It’s Pothole Season

Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges. Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement, then freezes and thaws causing the cracks to expand. The constant pounding of traffic loosens the pavement which causes it to crumble, creating potholes. Severe swings in temperature followed by periods [...]

It’s That Time of Year: Pro-Activity for Bear Activity

It’s That Time of Year: Pro-Activity for Bear Activity

As winter gives way to spring, residents and visitors should prepare for increased bear activity as black bears are emerging from their winter slumber. Many reports of bear sightings are circulating around East Tennessee, which is not unusual considering it is bear country. According to TWRA Black Bear Coordinator Dan Gibbs, increased activity should be [...]

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring has begun! Today, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, is the Spring Equinox. To be more specific, the equinox technically will be at 12:15 PM. The Spring Equinox, or Vernal Equinox, represents the exact moment that the center of the visible sun passes over the equator. There are two equinoxes in the year, occurring around March [...]

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Though the May election is still several months away, some are already looking toward the General Election in August. The late summer election ballot will carry the Republican nominations for County Elected Officials for the office of Mayor, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Court Clerk, Registrar of Deeds, Trustee, as well as judicial positions. Headlining [...]

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Search for the next Director of Jefferson County Schools is in full swing and the Jefferson County School Board will begin the interview process this week. Search facilitator Wayne Qualls presented the School Board with nine candidates for the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools during the Thursday, March 15, 2018 Board Work Session. [...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Today we celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland and avoid those who want to pinch us. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day Saturday March 17, 2018. Many around the world, not just those of Irish origins, will use the day to celebrate heritage and Christian traditions. St. Patrick’s Day has a rich and varied past that actually [...]

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

The Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the allocation of up to $425,000 for a new fire truck to address the need to send multiple trucks for water carry load at their regular voting meeting Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018. Fire Chief Andy Riley made the presentation for a new truck, which has been [...]

County Commission Holds March Work Session

County Commission Holds March Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular work session on Monday evening at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens addressed the County Commission regarding a variety of issues including Parrott’s Chapel, the County Animal Shelter and EDA. Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri introduced local attorney Richard Tally who brought the topic of a class [...]

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

With budget season under way, the Jefferson County Budget Committee met for their regular voting meeting on Monday evening, March 13, 2018 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The committee approved several budget amendments on both the County and School side largely as a part of regular housekeeping. The majority of the discussion centered around [...]