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Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders across the school system. Pictured from left ro right are: Michelle Walker, Supervisor of Secondary Education and Assessment; Trevor Collins, Supervisor of Data and Accountability; Tommy Arnold, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Maintenance; David Seal, 917 Society Volunteer, Kristi Waltke, Supervisor of Elementary Education. The 917 Society […]

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Leadership of Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City united in support of bringing awareness to the seriousness of suicide in Tennessee. In support of efforts by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain, Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler and Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts signed proclamations recognizing September as Suicide Prevention […]

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

“We are not dismissing school early today. Despite the events unfolding in Washington D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania, we are not canceling class. We are not changing our schedule or yielding to those who are doing evil”, words spoken to Jefferson County High School students and staff via intercom by Assistant Principal Louie Vesser at […]

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Republicans Call Primary Elections for May 3, 2022, County Commission Offices Included

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Republicans Call Primary Elections for May 3, 2022, County Commission Offices Included

Jefferson County Republican Party has called primary elections for May 3, 2022, for the following offices. Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part I           Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part II Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part III Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part IV Chancellor 4th […]

Schools Update from Director, Assistant Director & Data and Accountability – What This Year Will Look Like

Schools Update from Director, Assistant Director & Data and Accountability – What This Year Will Look Like

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Officers for 2021-2022

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Officers for 2021-2022

The Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), officers for 2021-2022 are Regent Jane Chambers, First Vice Regent Janet Guyett, Second Vice Regent Jill Evans, Chaplain Elizabeth Finchum, Recording Secretary Karen Bible, Corresponding Secretary Jane Busdeker, Treasurer Wendy Randolph, Registrar Karen McFarland, Historian Jamie Snyder, Librarian Katie Schmidt, and […]

VITAL POLICY – OPINION Elected School Directors Back in the Legislative Meat Grinder for 2022, Local Impact Examined, Questions Raised

VITAL POLICY – OPINION  Elected School Directors Back in the Legislative Meat Grinder for 2022, Local Impact Examined, Questions Raised

Until 1992 the voting citizens of Tennessee had the power to elect school directors. The time to return that constitutional power to the citizens is long overdue. Prior to the “Education Improvement Act of 1992”, potential school directors had to campaign, one-on-one with voters, and get acquainted with the citizens whose tax money they were […]

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. The July 4th holiday means an increase in boater activity on the water and there is also an increase in the number on […]

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce – On behalf of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are proud to announce that Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO Diondre is the founder and CEO of Penultimate Development, a 10-month residency leadership program targeting at risk young men between the ages […]

JUNE JUBILEE 2021 RETURNS TO JEFFERSON COUNTY THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19

JUNE JUBILEE 2021 RETURNS TO JEFFERSON COUNTY THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 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 […]

Gaines Cox Named Athletic Director JCHS

Gaines Cox Named Athletic Director JCHS

Director Of Schools End Of Year Address, Initiatives and Summer Learning Camps

Director Of Schools End Of Year Address, Initiatives and Summer Learning Camps

School Board Votes To Send Un-Balanced Budget To Commission

School Board Votes To Send Un-Balanced Budget To Commission

The Jefferson County School Board will send a deficit budget to the Jefferson County Commission for approval for the fiscal year 2021-2022. School Board Member Jarnigan offered a motion to send the budget as presented, which was balanced, for budget committee and, ultimately, full commission approval. He was 2nd by School Board Member Bradley but […]

Amendment Riddled Special Called Meeting Ends In Pass To Worksession

Amendment Riddled Special Called Meeting Ends In Pass To Worksession

Jefferson County Commissioners met this week in a Special Called Meeting to address a handful of general housekeeping items, as well as a time sensitive budget amendment for the Department of Education that addressed federal funds for an intensive summer program that is designed to catch students up that have fallen behind during the recent […]

Students Asked To Keep American Flags Out Of Sight By School Admin – Director Johnston Issues Apology, Clears Students Of Any Violations

Students Asked To Keep American Flags Out Of Sight By School Admin – Director Johnston Issues Apology, Clears Students Of Any Violations

In a statement issued by Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County Schools – Thursday, April 29 information came to the office of the Director of Schools concerning a student allegedly being suspended for displaying the American Flag. My office immediately began to investigate and discovered an incident had occurred between two students and an […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2022-2024

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2022-2024

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright today released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 68 individual project phases in 45 counties across the state. The program supports Gov. Lee’s first Executive Order by funding work on 58 highway and bridge projects in […]

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