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Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) sponsored legislation in the 111th General Assembly to protect Agritourism venues from liability. House Bill 2371 and Senate Bill 2423 shield Agritourism professionals and farm businesses from liability that may result from damage to a participant’s property during a Agritourism activity. In passing this […]

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

L/R – Kay Hale, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority Representative, Mitch Cain, Scott Tipton, Tracy Jett and Greg Williams with AEC and Chris Quillen, TVA AEC is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority to help the local service […]

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Mayor Potts Op-Ed Says EMS Got “Short End Of The Stick” Under Covid-19 Stimulus Funding

Mayor Potts Op-Ed Says EMS Got “Short End Of The Stick” Under Covid-19 Stimulus Funding

Douglas Lake Exceeds Full-Pool This Week

Douglas Lake Exceeds Full-Pool This Week

If Douglas Lake appears to be bursting at the seams it is not a figment of imagination. Lake levels for Douglas exceeded full pool this week, ahead of what is expected to be a wet weekend. Full pool for Douglas is 990.00 but Tuesday’s readings were 993.93. Though the waters are certainly lapping the shores, […]

Underwood New Supervisor of Special Education for Jefferson County Schools & Lemons Assistant Principal for Jefferson Middle

Underwood New Supervisor of Special Education for Jefferson County Schools & Lemons Assistant Principal for Jefferson Middle

In an announcement from Jefferson County Director of Schools, Shane Johnston – Today we are excited to announce Mrs. Jessi Underwood has been hired as the Supervisor of Special Education for Jefferson County Schools. “Mrs. Underwood brings classroom experience as a special education teacher as well as building level administrative experience to this position and […]

Jefferson County Schools Requests Input For School Opening Plan

Jefferson County Schools Requests Input For School Opening Plan

Jefferson County Department of Education continues to develop plans for re-opening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. District leadership teams have been studying four different plans to begin school in August, but the scenarios are designed to allow for transition from one scenario to another as smoothly as possible in the event circumstances become […]

Jefferson County Schools Announce Two New Assistant Principals

Jefferson County Schools Announce Two New Assistant Principals

Jefferson County Schools announce placement of two new assistant principals. The new assistant principals will begin work in mid-July in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY Jessica Estepp has been named the assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary School. Mrs. Estepp is finishing her educational specialist degree from the University of Tennessee in July […]

Waltke, New Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Waltke, New Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

In a statement from Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools – Mrs. Kristi Waltke has been hired as the Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. She will also continue to oversee the district’s comprehensive Response to Intervention program. “This is an exciting day for Mrs. Waltke and for Jefferson County Schools. Over the years, she […]

New Pricipals Announced For Jefferson Middle and Maury Middle Scool

New Pricipals Announced For Jefferson Middle and Maury Middle Scool

Jefferson County Schools announce new lead principals for Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School. This announcement follows the completion of interviews over the last month. “Every child deserves highly effective teachers and every school deserves highly effective leaders. It is our goal to provide highly effective leadership teams at each school location. These moves […]

2020 National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

2020 National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

The 2020 National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and […]

Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School to Honor Graduating 2020 Seniors

Jefferson County High School is proud to announce plans for the 45th Commencement Exercises for the Graduating Class of 2020. Although we have had many challenges since our schools closed their doors in March due to COVID-19, providing a graduation for our senior students has been a priority. In order to comply with state and […]

Jefferson County 2020-2021 Budget Approved

Jefferson County 2020-2021 Budget Approved

Despite the difficulty of navigating budget meetings due to space restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus, the Jefferson County Budget Committee managed to approve the County side of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget at their last April budget meeting. The recommended document, which will go before the full body for approval, came in with no […]

Jefferson County Offices To Re-Open May 4, 2020

Jefferson County Offices To Re-Open May 4, 2020

Jefferson County Mayor, Mark Potts – Jefferson County Offices will open to the public on May 04 with limited access to offices.  The courthouse may be accessed through the ADA entrance.  Customers will see the courthouse security officer who will contact the appropriate office.  County offices will limit the number of customers allowed in their […]

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices Announce Plan to Reopen

Jefferson County Offices will open to the public on May 04 with limited access to offices.  The courthouse may be accessed through the ADA entrance.  Customers will see the courthouse security officer who will contact the appropriate office.  County offices will limit the number of customers allowed in their office to reduce exposure.  Sneeze screens […]

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