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Still Time, But Hurry!

Still Time, But Hurry!

With the unofficial end of summer only a week away, many are looking for those final days on local waters before time to dock the boats and water toys until the sunny days of 2016. And, while the lake levels on both Douglas and Cherokee are still sufficient to enjoy the last few days of [...]

County May Face More Legal Battles

County May Face More Legal Battles

Jefferson County may be facing another legal suit if attorneys for Tom Carter, Director for the Environmental Office of Jefferson County, do not feel that corrective action from the County is sufficient, according to a letter dated August 27, 2015 regarding the reductions to the Environmental Office in the Jefferson County 2015/2016 fiscal year budget. [...]

Jefferson County Couple Charged with Theft

Jefferson County Couple Charged with Theft

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Jefferson City attorney and his wife, who are each charged with theft. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating Carl Robert Ogle on April 10, 2014. The investigation revealed [...]

Rusty Wallace Breaks Ground in Dandridge

Rusty Wallace Breaks Ground in Dandridge

One of Jefferson County’s newest business hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, August 22, 2015. Rusty Wallace Ford is relocating from their current location in Newport to Sharon Drive in Dandridge, and the new, more accessible facility is projected to be open in the Spring of 2016. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce hosted [...]

Jefferson County Faces Another Investigation

Jefferson County Faces Another Investigation

For the second time in less than twelve months, a Jefferson County Government Department is being investigated for financial irregularities that point to employees theft. According to reliable sources, bookkeeping discrepancies have been identified in the office of Building Inspection, which point to employee theft. Late last year the Jefferson County Finance Office was in [...]

The Jefferson County Fair Ends Its 2015 Run

The Jefferson County Fair Ends Its 2015 Run

The bright midway lights have gone dim for another year, as the Jefferson County Fair ended its 2015 run this weekend. Fair officials deemed 2015 a rebuilding year and fair week certainly was challenged by Mother Nature, as the rains poured down. However, in the end, nothing (not even knee deep water) can dampen the [...]

Tennova Wound Healing Center Community Open House

Tennova Wound Healing Center Community Open House

Tennova Healthcare has installed new hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chambers at the Tennova Wound Healing Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center. HBOT is indicated for patients with wounds that have resisted healing, such as diabetic foot ulcers. To celebrate the unveiling of this new technology, Tennova Healthcare invites community members to attend an open house [...]

Scales Of Justice Tip To Gunn

Scales Of Justice Tip To Gunn

Clarice Albright Gunn, a Jefferson County resident that was charged with Election Law Violation of Campaign Communications will no longer face court proceedings. The Gunn case has been closely watched across the State, as this case was unusual in the manner in which it was pursued. After several months of investigation, summons and postponements, the [...]

What is Your Child’s Coach, Teacher, Support Staff Worth?

What is Your Child’s Coach, Teacher, Support Staff Worth?

As the 2015-16 school year begins, it is an opportune time to assess just where Jefferson County teachers, coaches and support staff rank in compensation with other like professional across the state. The Tennessee Education Association compiled a ranking of salaries for various positions, using data collected from the local school systems. Jefferson County ranks [...]

County and Schools Roll Over Funds

County and Schools Roll Over Funds

Despite concern during the recent budget season regarding the possible need to tap into dwindling fund balances on both the County and Schools side to met the financial obligations that were missed in previous budget projections, the financial picture is brighter than expected. The Jefferson County Finance Office informed County Commissioners, via email last week, [...]

Department Of Education Welcomes Children & Parents To New School Year

Department Of Education Welcomes Children & Parents To New School Year

Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Beautification

Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Beautification

The Dandridge Community Trust held their dedication ceremony for the beautification project at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Several local officials and residents lined the front steps of the Historic Courthouse to view the cosmetic improvements that were donated by Dandridge Community Trust. Among those present and speaking at the [...]

Happy Birthday, White Pine!

Happy Birthday, White Pine!

White Pine celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Officials closed down the streets in the city proper for a festival that boasted music, food, arts and crafts, antique cars and, of course, the history of White Pine. It was a party fit for a centennial celebration, with residents and visitors coming out [...]

Powwow at Patriot Academy

Powwow at Patriot Academy

The Patriot Academy was alive with music, art and diversity on Saturday, August 8, 2015, as the Spirit of the Nation’s Powwow brought their event to Jefferson County. Sponsored by Indian Creek Productions Inc. of Jefferson County, the festival featured Native American music, arts and crafts, storytelling and lectures. The theme for this year’s event [...]

UPDATE: Electrical Voltage Monitors will be Installed on Cherokee Reservoir

UPDATE: Electrical Voltage Monitors will be Installed on Cherokee Reservoir

Voltage monitors will be installed on Cherokee Reservoir to collect data during the next two weeks that investigators hope reveal more details about the possible cause of low-voltage electricity discovered in the lake. In July, a team comprised of the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, Tennessee Valley Authority and Appalachian Electric Cooperative began examining this [...]

Jefferson County High School Receives Accolade for Progress

Jefferson County High School Receives Accolade for Progress

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced 170 schools as the 2014-15 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth. The Reward Schools span 59 districts across Tennessee and include 93 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations. [...]

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