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VITAL POLICY – OPINION – SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL), a Slippery Slope of Questionable Education Practices Has Arrived in Jefferson County, Tennessee

VITAL POLICY – OPINION – SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL), a Slippery Slope of Questionable Education Practices Has Arrived in Jefferson County, Tennessee

This article is intended as a dire warning of how Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is sweeping across the nation, infecting public schools with objectionable and controversial materials and practices, how it is presented to school officials and parents, the methods employed by SEL practitioners, lobbyists, and special interest groups, and most importantly what SEL […]

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE 2022 THIS SATURDAY

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE 2022 THIS SATURDAY

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The county’s largest and oldest street festival will kick off at 10 am Saturday morning with food, music and vendors galore! June Jubilee is a family friendly event and there is something for everyone to […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JEFFERSON COUNTY PROPOSED 2022 – 2023 PROPERTY TAX LEVY AND COUNTY/SCHOOL BUDGETS

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JEFFERSON COUNTY PROPOSED 2022 – 2023 PROPERTY TAX LEVY AND COUNTY/SCHOOL BUDGETS

PUBLIC NOTICE – JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE – JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE – RECAPITULATION The Budget Committee presents the budget for consideration by the Board of Commissioners, Jefferson County, Tennessee, for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023, and recommends adoption of the same.

PUBLIC NOTICE – RECAPITULATION  The Budget Committee presents the budget for consideration by the Board of Commissioners, Jefferson County, Tennessee, for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023, and recommends adoption of the same.

PUBLIC NOTICE – PROPOSED APPROPRIATIONS TO SERVICE NON-PROFIT AND CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE – PROPOSED APPROPRIATIONS TO SERVICE NON-PROFIT AND CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

Slow Turnout For May 3rd Primary Race – VOTES ARE IN

Slow Turnout For May 3rd Primary Race – VOTES ARE IN

The Jefferson County May Primary was held Tuesday, May 3, 2022. This was the first year that candidates for the County Commission and the Jefferson County School Board were required to run in the Primary race. Both early voting and election day voting numbers were soft in Jefferson County with only 13.99% of registered voters […]

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library was SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE FEDERAL HUMANITIES GRANT

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library was SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE FEDERAL HUMANITIES GRANT

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide for the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan […]

Early Voting Off To A Sluggish Start

Early Voting Off To A Sluggish Start

The first two days of early voting in Jefferson County have been lackluster to say the least. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 unofficial numbers showed only 176 voters took advantage of the early dates. Thursday, April 14, 2022 numbers were no more impressive with a turnout of 170. The total voters casting absentee and mail voting […]

EARLY VOTING FOR MAY 3 PRIMARY STARTS TODAY, APRIL 13, 2022

EARLY VOTING FOR MAY 3 PRIMARY STARTS TODAY, APRIL 13, 2022

School Board Approves Johnston’s Resignation and Arnold’s Contract For Director Of Schools

School Board Approves Johnston’s Resignation and Arnold’s Contract For Director Of Schools

The Jefferson County School Board convened last week for their regular monthly Work Session and Business Meeting. Following the Call to Order, with a motion from Board Member Solomon and 2nd from Board Member Martin, the Board unanimously accepted the resignation of current Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston. According to his letter of resignation, […]

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate Complete Coverage

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate Complete Coverage

VITAL POLICY – Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Among Topics Discussed at Jefferson County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

VITAL POLICY – Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Among Topics Discussed at Jefferson County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Jefferson County Republicans celebrated freedom, promoted local and state candidates, and discussed a variety of topics at their recent Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, including the Right-to-Work State Constitutional Amendment that will appear on the November 8, 2022, ballot. For the first time, primary elections were called by the local Republican Party for county commission and school board […]

Todd Kesterson Announces Bid For Re-Election To Jefferson County Commission, District 1

Todd Kesterson Announces Bid For Re-Election To Jefferson County Commission, District 1

Todd Kesterson, 51, 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 Kimberly Hedrick Kesterson, an LPN at Lakeway Dermatology Associates, have one daughter, Kaylee. In making his announcement, […]

Katy “Fox” Huffaker Announces Candidacy For Re-Election District 1 Jefferson County Commisison

Katy “Fox” Huffaker Announces Candidacy For Re-Election District 1 Jefferson County Commisison

Katy “Fox” Huffaker is announcing her candidacy for reelection as a representative of District 1 for the Jefferson County Commission. Katy is the wife of Keith Huffaker. They have two children. She is the daughter of Nancy Fox and the late Buford Fox. Katy is an avid volunteer and believes that it takes active, interested […]

Randall “Coach” Bradley announces his candidacy in the May 3rd Republican primary

Randall “Coach” Bradley announces his candidacy in the May 3rd Republican primary

Randall “Coach” Bradley announces his candidacy in the May 3rd Republican primary for re-election to the school board position in District 1 which includes the voting precincts of Chestnut Hill, Swannsylvania, Dandridge and Piedmont. Coach Bradley is married to Carol Byrd Bradley, a retired educator with 39 years in the Jefferson County School System. They […]

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