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Palm Sunday Starts Holy Week

Palm Sunday Starts Holy Week

March 29, 2015 is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week preceding Easter. Signifying the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem and his reception by his followers, Palm Sunday is the final Sunday in lent and an important day for those that follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Holy week is often celebrated by a [...]

DOE’s Fund Balance Looks Bleak

DOE’s Fund Balance Looks Bleak

The Jefferson County School Board held their regular voting meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the media center of Jefferson County High School. School Board Chairman Jarnigan Called the Meeting to Order. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Bradley and Vines. Special Focus for the meeting was the JCHS Service Learning Class and [...]

Rush Strong Holds 10th Year DARE Graduation

Rush Strong Holds 10th Year DARE Graduation

The D.A.R.E program turned double digits at Rush Strong School on Friday, March 27, 2015. In a program that attracted local dignitaries and special guest speakers, the awarding of diplomas was the highlight event of the evening. Plainsmen and their families were entertained by Miss Courtney Callin and Miss Molly Elkins, who offered the music [...]

Mayor Palmieri Declines To Sign or Veto – Wheel Tax Resolution Will Become Law With Or Without Signature

Mayor Palmieri Declines To Sign or Veto – Wheel Tax Resolution Will Become Law With Or Without Signature

Resolution 2015-05, which levies an additional County-Wide Wheel Tax, will pass into law without the stamp of approval from Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri. On Friday, the Mayor declared that, while he would not exercise his right to veto the wheel tax increase, neither would he support it by giving it his signature. Mayor Palmieri said [...]

FBI Thanks Jefferson County Sheriff For Department’s Work In Pill Mill Bust

FBI Thanks Jefferson County Sheriff For Department’s Work In Pill Mill Bust

Jefferson County Sheriff McCoig and his department were recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their part in taking down a large pill mill operation in Knox and surrounding counties. Sheriff McCoig stated that his department is a part of a cooperative drug task force that works with both federal and state agencies, as [...]

Dockery Gets the Nod

Dockery Gets the Nod

The Jefferson County Quality Control Oversight Committee met on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse to make a decision regarding applicants for an Advisor that will report to the School Board, County Commission and Chair of the Quality Control Oversight Committee about the Building 8 project. Following interviews of three [...]

Crime Spree Ends In Jefferson County For Joshua Wayne Cooper

Crime Spree Ends In Jefferson County For Joshua Wayne Cooper

Jefferson County was the end of the road for fugitive Joshua Wayne Cooper, who had eluded police for several days following his escape from arrest for stealing multiple automobiles in a cross county crime spree. On Sunday evening, March 15, 2015 Cooper stole another automobile from Exit 8 in Morristown and proceeded to the Walmart [...]

Wheel Tax Passes Second Reading

Wheel Tax Passes Second Reading

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Session on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Carmichael called the meeting to order. Absent from Roll Call was Commissioner Tabor. With a Motion from Commissioner McGraw and 2nd from Commissioner Tucker the Minutes from the January 20, 2015 session [...]

Mayor Calls Financial Round Table

Mayor Calls Financial Round Table

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri held a public meeting with Jefferson County Finance Director Potts, Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett and Finance Committee Chairman McGraw to discuss Jefferson County’s current financial situation going into budget season and alternatives that could be viable to quell the financial crunch. Potts stated that debt payments represent around 8% of the [...]

School Board Meets at DOE

School Board Meets at DOE

The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners were called to meeting Monday, March 9, at 4:00 pm at the Jefferson County Department of Education. First on the agenda were General Purpose Budget Amendment #9 and Federal Purpose Budget Amendment #9, both of which were accepted. These amendments cover the movement of funds, but do not [...]

One Penny Worth $114,300

One Penny Worth $114,300

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Committee Chair Scarlett called the meeting to order. All members were present for roll call. With a Motion from Solomon and 2nd from Turner, the minutes from the January 12th meeting were Approved. Property Assessor Susan Gass informed [...]

County Commission Work Session Brings As Many Questions As Answers

County Commission Work Session Brings As Many Questions As Answers

In a week of multiple County Commission and Committee meetings, the Jefferson County Commission held their second work session of 2015 on Monday, March 9th in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Following Roll Call that found all Commissioners present, Commission Chairman Carmichael excused the audience in attendance to have a closed session with the County [...]

Interviews Are Done But No Consensus on Hire

Interviews Are Done But No Consensus on Hire

Though it conducted a round of interviews on Monday, March 9, 2015, the Quality Control Oversight Committee, which is charged with hiring an Advisor for the Building 8 project, could not come to a consensus. Three candidates were interviewed for the position, which is anticipated to continue until the end of the year. Of those [...]

Violations Land Rush Strong School On Federal EPA List – State Moving Forward With Enforcement

Violations Land Rush Strong School On Federal EPA List – State Moving Forward With Enforcement

Rush Strong School has been listed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as having compliance issues regarding the Clean Water Act. This compliance issue is in addition to compliance and enforcement issues with the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, as well. In letters dating back to March of 2011, TDEC officials [...]

What Was the Cost?

What Was the Cost?

Two weeks of hard winter weather have taken a financial toll on some areas of Jefferson County, as municipalities and individual county departments struggle to deal with the costs associated with multiple winter storms. Beyond the impact in the private sector, where many businesses were unable to open their doors or had very little consumer [...]

Schools Could Receive Waiver for Snow Days

Schools Could Receive Waiver for Snow Days

Jefferson County Schools have exhausted their reserve of snow days, according to Jefferson County Director of Schools, Dr. Charles Edmonds. As of Friday, February 27, 2015 students had missed a total of 12 days for inclement weather, mainly due to back to back storms that rocked the area during the last two weeks in February. [...]

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