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March Brings Full Agenda For County Commission

March Brings Full Agenda For County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission held their March voting meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Chairman Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts called the meeting to order. Absent from roll call were Commissioners Solomon and Patterson. Upon the approval of the minutes (Commissioners Scarlett / Carmichael) and the approval and correction […]

DeFoe Storybook Win In 2019 Bassmaster Classic

DeFoe Storybook Win In 2019 Bassmaster Classic

Tennessee anglers captured the top two places and posted two additional spots among the top seven in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. The impressive performances capped off the three-day event in Knoxville. Ott DeFoe put the finishing touches on a storybook performance in his hometown. The Knoxville angler was the overall champion with a total of […]

Multi Sports Field Topic of Discussion at School Board Meeting

Multi Sports Field Topic of Discussion at School Board Meeting

Jefferson County High School is on its way to an athletic facility upgrade that will answer the needs of several student athletes, as well as putting Title IX concerns to rest. Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Jefferson County School Board met in a Work Session/Voting meeting at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The School Board […]

ADA Compliance Plan on December Deadline

ADA Compliance Plan on December Deadline

American Disabilities Act compliance deadline is looming on the horizon for Jefferson County, as well as other counties across the state. With an eye on a December 2019 deadline from Tennessee Department of Transportation for total County compliance, for both County and Schools, Jefferson County Facilities Director David Longmire addressed the issue with the Jefferson […]

Budget Committee Allows Dip into Landfill Funds Despite Ongoing Deficit

Budget Committee Allows Dip into Landfill Funds Despite Ongoing Deficit

Despite an on going audit finding in excess of $3 million dollars deficit for Landfill post closure costs, the Jefferson County Budget Committee recently approved the use of around $588,000. The monies are to be used for excavation and engineering services for a Class III Cell B Closure at the Jefferson County Landfill. The post […]

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

JCHS Announces Proposed Design for New Leroy Shannon Field

JCHS Announces Proposed Design for New Leroy Shannon Field

Jefferson County Schools is excited to announce, and share with the community, the proposed design of Leroy Shannon Field on the campus of JCHS. The renovations include a synthetic game field, new track, new tennis courts, upgrades at the softball facility, and an expanded natural grass practice field. JCHS Athletic Director – Mr. Randy Rogers […]

Chesnut Hill Road Closed Due to Rockslide

Chesnut Hill Road Closed Due to Rockslide

State Route 92, known as Chesnut Hill Road in Southern Jefferson County is temporarily closed due to a rockslide. The damage is located near Lake Breeze Drive. TDOT estimates that the road will remain closed until around 4 p.m.

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools – Updates On Schools And Programs

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools – Updates On Schools And Programs

Representative Faison Elected Co-Chairman Of The Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Faison Elected Co-Chairman Of The Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) was elected by his peers to serve as co-chairman with State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) of the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. Founded in 2015, the bicameral Sportsmen’s Caucus works hand in hand with wildlife conservation organizations like the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the National Wild Turkey Federation to protect […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, March 12, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, March 12, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee and to all persons interested, that the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Highway Commission will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019  at 7:00 PM, at its office in the courthouse in Dandridge. This notice is given pursuant to the provisions […]

Jefferson County EMA Request for Initial Damage Reports From Public

Jefferson County EMA Request for Initial Damage Reports From Public

Jefferson County Among Governor’s Top 33 Healthier Communities

Jefferson County Among Governor’s Top 33 Healthier Communities

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today designated 33 counties, cities, towns, neighborhoods, and college campuses as Healthier Tennessee Communities at the organization’s gala event in Franklin. An additional 17 awards highlighting outstanding achievements by individuals and communities were presented at the Graystone Quarry event. The City of Kingsport became the first city in […]

Suspect Shoots Wife, Then Takes Own Life

Suspect Shoots Wife, Then Takes Own Life

Jefferson County, TN Sheriff’s Department – Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division have finished the preliminary investigation into the events that occurred at 1893 Oak Grove Rd on February 19, 2019. The investigation revealed that Juan Lopez Pineda age 46 was the male subject observed at the front door upon deputies arrival who also stated […]

Jefferson County Schools Closed January 30, 2019

Jefferson County Schools Closed January 30, 2019

Jefferson County schools has announced that it will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to inclement weather. East Tennessee, including Jefferson County, will be under a winter weather advisory though Thursday morning. Sub Freezing temperatures can be expected to last through Thursday with a warm-up expected for the weekend.

Commission Meets For First Vote Of 2019

Commission Meets For First Vote Of 2019

The Jefferson County Commission met for their first voting meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Commission Chair, Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts. All Commissioners were in attendance. Following the approval of the agenda and minutes, the Commission heard […]

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