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Happy Groundhog Day 2017

Happy Groundhog Day 2017

February finds many of us in the middle of winter desperately hoping for the first day of spring. One of the ways we count down to the big day is through the unique holiday of Groundhog Day, which falls on February 2nd, today, in 2017. Groundhog Day has its roots in the ancient Christian feast [...]

The Jefferson County Post Turns Six Today!

The Jefferson County Post Turns Six Today!

Happy Birthday to Us! The Jefferson County Post turns six on January 31, 2017 and we are excited to spend another year as your daily news source. We launched our first edition on January 31, 2011 and there have been many changes over the course of the past six years. For those that have been [...]

Morristown Police Department Works To Keep Our Students Safe

Morristown Police Department Works To Keep Our Students Safe

The Morristown Police Department is dedicated to assisting our school system in providing a safe environment for students. In addition to walkthroughs and traffic patrols, the MPD has four full-time school resource officers (SRO) located in various schools. Two full-time officers are primarily assigned to Morristown-Hamblen High School East and Morristown-Hamblen High School West. Two [...]

The time has come once again to pursue the issue of rural broadband availability.

The time has come once again to pursue the issue of rural broadband availability.

Letter to the Editor “Letters To The Editor” do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Jefferson County Post nor any of its employees.  The Jefferson County Post does not underwrite any of the facts or situations mentioned in the letters. Submitted by: David Seal, Jefferson County Commissioner District #9 My Fellow Citizens The time [...]

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post!

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post!

It’s no secret that 2016 was a year of highs and lows. Tensions ran high throughout the election year, and America experienced one of its most vitriolic elections in the past century. Wildfires raged through our communities, and lives, businesses, and homes were lost. In spite of these adversities, 2016 will, for many in the [...]

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas Day is finally here! Enjoy the day with friends, family and those that you love most. Remember to be thankful for all things, even those blessings in disguise. Christmas finds its origins in the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as winter celebrations of the Winter [...]

Christmas Break is Here for Jefferson County Schools!

Christmas Break is Here for Jefferson County Schools!

The holidays are just around the corner and that means that Christmas break is almost here for several school systems in the area. The break includes both Christmas Break, a small allowance for New Years, and, finally, administrative days for teachers and staff. Jefferson County’s Christmas Break begins December 19th and continues until December 30th. [...]

Jefferson County Rescue Squad Receives Special Donation

Jefferson County Rescue Squad Receives Special Donation

The Jefferson County Rescue Squad met with two young ladies to receive a special donation on Wednesday evening. 10-year-old Hannah and her cousin Kelsey got the idea to make the donation at the Baneberry Christmas Market on December 3rd. Hannah and Kelsey decided to go above and beyond and raise money to make a donation [...]

Jefferson City Celebrates its Annual Christmas Parade

Jefferson City Celebrates its Annual Christmas Parade

The Jefferson City community gathered downtown to celebrate the annual Christmas parade. The parade, which is always hosted on the second Saturday in December, was held in the historic Mossy Creek District. Friends and relatives lined the streets of downtown as they eagerly watched the festivities. The parade featured floats from community businesses, classic cars, [...]

Mosy Creek Cruzers Presents New Mark Fire and Rescue Team with Donation for Equipment

Mosy Creek Cruzers Presents New Mark Fire and Rescue Team with Donation for Equipment

Mossy Creek Cruzers presented New Market Fire and Rescue Team with a donation check for equipment. Presenting the check to Captain Sammy Solomon on the left is secretary Pat Dukes and Treasure Joan Spoon, along with Fire Chief Frank Solomon. Please come out and support The Mossy Creek Cruzers.

White Pine Holds Annual Christmas Parade

White Pine Holds Annual Christmas Parade

The residents of White Pine came out on Saturday evening to welcome in the Christmas Season with their annual Christmas Parade. As has become tradition, the White Pine Parade began near dusk. Folks lined the streets of the City awaiting the arrival numerous floats and parade participants. Kids were rewarded for their patience with hand [...]

Glenmore Mansion Offering Christmas Season Tours

Glenmore Mansion Offering Christmas Season Tours

Glenmore Mansion invites you and your family to kick off your celebrations of the Christmas season with a house tour. The tours are only available to the public for a limited time. Tours will be running through this weekend, Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th. Glenmore daytime Christmas tours are from 1:00 to 5:00 [...]

Habitat for Humanity Holds “Forming the Future” Fundraising Gala

Habitat for Humanity Holds “Forming the Future” Fundraising Gala

Habitat for Humanity, along with The Holy Trinity Catholic Church and friends of the community, came together Thursday night for the Forming the Future Gala. The gala was a fundraising event to help raise money for Racine Ridge, the first Habitat for Humanity neighborhood of its kind in Jefferson County. The Racine Ridge neighborhood is [...]

Bridge Construction on Old AJ Highway

Bridge Construction on Old AJ Highway

Letter to the Editor “Letters To The Editor” do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Jefferson County Post nor any of its employees.  The Jefferson County Post does not underwrite any of the facts or situations mentioned in the letters. Submitted by: Peyton Myers I would like to know why the bridge on Old [...]

Dandridge Lights Town Christmas Tree

Dandridge Lights Town Christmas Tree

The Town of Dandridge held their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the evening of December 1st. The Dandridge Ministerial Association is the organizer of the event and it has become tradition for the Dandridge Elementary School Chorus to provide music for the ceremony. The Town Christmas Tree is located at the front of the Historic [...]

Bree Eccles Honored At 27th Annual ETSU Chemistry Awards

Bree Eccles Honored At 27th Annual ETSU Chemistry Awards

Bree Eccles, a 2015 Jefferson County High School and 2015 Walters State Community College graduate, was honored at the 27th Annual East Tennessee State University Chemistry Department Awards Banquet on November 4th, 2016. Ms. Eccles received the Karen and Michael Fallgatter Endowed Scholarship Award, which is presented to the outstanding senior chemistry student based on [...]