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State Representative Jeremy Faison Joins With Secretary Of State To Announce Tennessee Honor Vote Program

State Representative Jeremy Faison Joins With Secretary Of State To Announce Tennessee Honor Vote Program

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) joined with Tennessee’s Secretary of State this week to officially announce the Honor Vote Program for 2014. The Tennessee Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans. The program was an overwhelming success in 2012, having received nearly 3,500 submissions. For [...]

Bill Jarnigan Announces Bid For Re-Election To School Board

Bill Jarnigan Announces Bid For Re-Election To School Board

Bill Jarnigan is announcing his bid for re election to the Jefferson County School Board. As an eight year veteran of the Jefferson County School Board, Bill has been supportive of the Building Program and was instrumental in the naming of Mount Horeb School in honor of the community. Bringing the red light to the [...]

Commission Work Session Preview For Budget Voting Meeting

Commission Work Session Preview For Budget Voting Meeting

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Work Session on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Tabor, Barreiro, Cureton, Patterson and Kesterson. Three Citizens appeared before the Commission. Two requested funding for the Jefferson County [...]

Committee Corrects Error – Gives Preliminary Ok On Finance Office Purchase

Committee Corrects Error – Gives Preliminary Ok On Finance Office Purchase

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Griffith. Absent from Roll Call was Committee Member Cureton. In for Cureton was Committee Member Turner. A public hearing concerning the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget preceded the business meeting. [...]

Beeler announces run for re-election in Jefferson County, 10th District

“Robert W. “Bob” Beeler, County Commissioner for Jefferson County’s 1oth District has announced his candidacy for re-election. A four-term incumbent, Beeler is known for his conservative and common sense approach to local government.” “It has certainly been an honor and privilege to represent the people of the 10th District of Jefferson County on County Commission [...]

Fain Announces Candidacy for Republican Committeewoman

Fain Announces Candidacy for Republican Committeewoman

Betty Fain has announced her candidacy for Republican State Executive Committeewoman in the 8th State Senate District; including Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Union County. Betty was born and raised in Jefferson County where she has been actively involved in Republican politics throughout her adult life. She has held numerous positions over the years [...]

Jennifer Inman Little Seeks Re-election As State Executive Committeewoman

Jennifer Inman Little Seeks Re-election As State Executive Committeewoman

Jennifer Inman Little announces her campaign for reelection as State Executive Committeewoman for the 8th Senate District. Jennifer currently serves Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson and Union Counties. Each senate district elects by ballot one man and one woman to serve on the state committee. Committeewoman Little has served in multiple county party leadership rolls [...]

Changes On Horizon For Dandridge

Changes On Horizon For Dandridge

The Town of Dandridge will allow beer permits inside the Historical Town Square, following a meeting last week for a third and final reading on the issue. In a 4-2 vote, with Aldermen Kesterson and Thornhill voting No and Nelson absent, the language that prevented permits in the area due to proximity to a “gathering [...]

Rep. Faison Lobbies For Beth-Car Recognition

Rep. Faison Lobbies For Beth-Car Recognition

State Representative Jeremy Faison was in attendance this past Sunday at Beth-Car United Methodist Church in White Pine. He came to present a declaration announcing the church as one of the oldest in the state of Tennessee. Several years after Methodism was first organized, a Methodist Society was organized at Beth-Car. This was around 1787 [...]

Chief Justice Wade Visits Dandridge

Chief Justice Wade Visits Dandridge

The Vance Building in Dandridge hosted a meet and greet for Chief Justice Gary Wade of the Tennessee Supreme Court on Sunday, July 6, 2014. The bi-partisan event was well-attended, and all who came were encouraged to stay and enjoy refreshments throughout the early evening. State Representative Andrew Farmer introduced the Chief Justice, following remarks [...]

Tim “Pop” Seals Announces Candidacy For County Commission 5th District

Tim “Pop” Seals Announces Candidacy For County Commission 5th District

Tim “Pop” Seals has announced he is a candidate for County Commission from the 5th District. Tim was born and raised in Jefferson County. As Zoning Officer for the county, Tim is familiar with local government as well as the issues affecting residents. Besides his work as zoning officer, Tim has served on several significant [...]

Marcus Reed Announces Candidacy For County Commissioner, 10th District

Marcus Reed Announces Candidacy For County Commissioner, 10th District

Marcus Reed has announced his candidacy for County Commissioner for the 10th District. Reed retired as the Director of Jefferson County E911 in 2013 after serving the citizens of the County for almost eight years. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the County’s Emergency Services Center which was constructed under budget. Marcus [...]

Solomon Announces Candidacy For Re-election To 5th District County Commission Seat

Sammy Solomon, current County Commissioner for Jefferson County’s 5th District has announced his candidacy for re-election. Solomon is a life-long resident of New Market. He is employed by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City. Solomon strongly believes in giving back to his community through personal service and has spent his life serving the citizens of [...]

Todd Kesterson Candidate for District 1 Jefferson County Commission Seat

Todd Kesterson Candidate for District 1 Jefferson County Commission Seat

Todd Kesterson, 43, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County has announced his candidacy for District 1 County Commission. He is the son of Vicki Morie Kesterson and the late Curtiss D. Kesterson of Dandridge. Todd and his wife Kim Hedrick Kesterson, an LPN at the Dermatology office of Dr. Charles Fulk, have one child, 15-year [...]

Potts Candidate for Fifth District Commission Seat

Potts Candidate for Fifth District Commission Seat

James W. (Bill) Potts has announced his candidacy for Jefferson County Commission’s Fifth District Seat. With eight years of service to the Jefferson County Tax Equalization Board and an additional eight years as a Jefferson County Commissioner for the Eighth District, Potts is well qualified for this position. He is a Certified Public Administrator, having [...]

Knox County Jury Returns $3.25 Million Verdict Against Tennova In Wrongful Death / Medical Malpractice Case

Knox County Jury Returns $3.25 Million Verdict Against Tennova In Wrongful Death / Medical Malpractice Case

Last Friday evening, a Knox County jury returned a verdict of $3.25 million in a wrongful death/medical malpractice claim. The verdict, against Mercy Health Systems (now Tennova), involved a wrongful death claim for the death of Valerie Hurley, a 25-year-old membership director for the Knoxville Zoo. Jefferson Memorial Hospital is a sister facility to the [...]

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