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Safety Awareness at Rush Strong School Begins at Young Age

Safety Awareness at Rush Strong School Begins at Young Age

Rush Strong Elementary School brought together their Kindergarten classes for a morning of safety awareness and instruction with SRO officer Moose Soloman. Rush Strong’s kindergarten teachers partnered with personnel to give the schools newest arrivals important tips about their new surroundings. SRO officer Soloman gathered with the 46 kindergartener’s along with eight grade volunteers to [...]

Jefferson County High School Announces Homecoming Court for 2018

Jefferson County High School Announces Homecoming Court for 2018

Jefferson County High School is set up to celebrate homecoming this week.  Each class elected members of the Homecoming Court to represent them throughout homecoming week.  The 2018 Jefferson County Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday night at the game against the William Blount Governors.  Each member of the court will be escorted by cadets [...]

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

The Jefferson County Budget Committee hosted their first meeting,following election of a new cohort of County Commissioners, preceding the meeting of the full body Monday evening, September 10, 2018. While most of the agenda consisted of the items that were in the nature of general housekeeping, including the passage of school and county budget amendments, [...]

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

A new class of County Commissioners took their first steps in public office on Monday, September 10,2018, as the Jefferson County Commission held its first Work Session since the August elections that placed nine new commissioners at the table. Because officers cannot be elected until the first voting meeting, which will take place next week, [...]

Jefferson County Schools Receive Settlement For Building 8 Collapse

Jefferson County Schools Receive Settlement For Building 8 Collapse

Thursday, August 30th the Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners held a special called meeting and authorized the Director of Schools to work with the attorney representing Jefferson County, Mr. Albert Harb, to agree with Traveler’s Insurance on a final amount. Jefferson County Schools has received the final settlement check from Traveler’s Insurance Group in [...]

Coffey Sworn In As Sheriff

Coffey Sworn In As Sheriff

Saturday Morning, Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey took the oath of service as he prepares to shift in to his new position.  Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Coffey was sworn in by Judge Duane Slone on a Bible held by his wife Kristi.  The special event was held at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Dandridge, since [...]

Jefferson County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

Jefferson County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Jefferson County man is charged in both Greene and Hamblen Counties with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Greene and Hamblen County Sheriff’s Offices, today announced the arrest of Howard [...]

City of New Market Faces Audit Challenges

City of New Market Faces Audit Challenges

Monday night, the New Market Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their regular meeting. With all members present, the meeting was called to order by Mayor Beau Tucker, and the minutes from the last meeting were gone over and approved by the board.  New Market’s monthly financial records were also gone over and approved.  [...]

TWRA Joins American Eagle Foundation for Bald Eagle Release in Honor of U.S. Marine

TWRA Joins American Eagle Foundation for Bald Eagle Release in Honor of U.S. Marine

In honor of a fallen U.S. Marine, TWRA joined AEF for an American bald eagle release at the foundation’s Eagle Hack Tower on Douglas Lake in Jefferson Co. While traveling through Waynesboro, Virginia, TWRA Fisheries Technician Gary Loucks visited Jake’s Bar and Grill and met restaurant owner Rhonda Winfield, who told him about her son Jason (nicknamed Jake), who lost his life while serving his country during the war on [...]

Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

After a day of celebrating the princes and princesses of Jefferson County, the main ceremony of the Fairest of the Fair Competition was held Saturday night. 7 lovely ladies from the surrounding area competed for the crown.  Contestants were interviewed by judges, performed a dance to Blake Shelton’s version of Footloose, and were also asked [...]

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

JOHNSON CITY – The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours and earn a [...]

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

The Maury Hornets will be welcomed back to school Thursday by a massive Hornet standing guard at the entrance of the school. The 1,300 pound structure stands tall just outside of the main entrance.  Made from a mix of metals, the giant hornet rests on a base created by a piece of the old Dandridge [...]

ELECTION RESULTS

ELECTION RESULTS

Voting totals are in and there will be several new local office holders sworn in on the last day of this month. Though the August 2nd election was the primary for the state, it was also the General Election for Jefferson County and the office of Jefferson County Mayor was contested making it the top [...]

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools hosted the entire administrative team last week as part of the annual Principal Retreat. Lead principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, central office supervisors, and the Director of Schools took part in two days of training in preparation for the beginning of school. The meetings were held on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, [...]

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Trooper Jeff Coffey resigned today. He was elected Jefferson County Sheriff. He served the THP for 13 years. Congratulations!

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education
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