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Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

In less than a year, Jefferson County citizens will decide once again who is to lead their county. Many things that contribute to our quality of life depend upon this choice. At this time, I would like to offer you my skills and abilities, my commitment and integrity, for your consideration for the position of [...]

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts announced his candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at a gathering at the Jefferson City Library. Mayor Potts said “I want to thank my family, because without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do it.”  I think it is time for Jefferson County to have a [...]

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Following several years at the helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education, and with time still left on his contract, Dr. Charles Edmonds announced that he is resigning his position as Director of Schools as of the end of the calendar year. Late last week, Director Edmonds confirmed that he was, indeed, leaving the [...]

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

The gavel came down Monday evening, as the Jefferson County Commission began the final twelve months of their terms with the election of County Commission officers. Sitting Chair Jim Carmichael and two term Commissioner Robert Tucker were brought as nominees from David Seal and Bob Beeler, respectively. With 20 of the 21 Commissioners present to [...]

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Dandridge Water Customers will soon see an increase on their water bill. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 ( Depew, Nelson NO, Reese Absent) to increase the cost of water by 5% and sewer by 15% for all customers. The move came after Town and Water Department Administration recommended a 10% hike for [...]

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

The Jefferson County Commission held their first work session of their senior year of their current term in office on Monday, September 11, 2017. With three years of the current term under their belt, Commission Members met on Monday to preview their agenda for next week’s voting meeting, as well as field community concerns regarding [...]

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell was arrested in Dandridge today and charged as a fugitive from justice. He is also a person of interest in the murder and rape of 70 year old Carolyn New of Somerset, Kentucky, theft of her vehicle and a separate incident of strangulation in Henry County, Indiana. New was found dead in [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

September marks a month of change in weather, seasons, and government, as it is the month that local county elected officials are sworn into office. This month marks the twelfth year of service as the Mayor of Jefferson County for Mayor Alan Palmieri. A veteran of Jefferson County politics, Palmieri is entering his final year [...]

Rate Increase Could Be On Tap For Dandridge Water Customers

Rate Increase Could Be On Tap For Dandridge Water Customers

Town of Dandridge elected officials are considering a recommendation from Town and Water Department Administration to increase both water and sewer costs for residential, commercial and industrial customers inside and outside the city limits of Dandridge. The recommendation to increase water 10% and sewer 15% for all Dandridge Water customers came during the work session [...]

Bassmaster Northern Open On Douglas Lake Draws 250 Anglers From 29 States In Early Count

Bassmaster Northern Open On Douglas Lake Draws 250 Anglers From 29 States In Early Count

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Dropping water levels will make it difficult to pattern Douglas Lake bass in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open season finale. “The lake is actually still high for this time of year,” Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Mullins said of his home waters. Mullins notes the lake has already started its [...]

Faulkenberry Elected as Chairman of Jefferson County Industrial Development Board

Faulkenberry Elected as Chairman of Jefferson County Industrial Development Board

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met Friday for the first time since February, joined by guests Darrell Helton, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and Russell Turner of the County Commission. This meeting would also be the first to include two new members: Scott Faulkenberry, exiting Director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Agency, [...]

Mountain View Youth Development Center Update

Mountain View Youth Development Center Update

DAVID SEAL JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 9 MOUNTAIN VIEW YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER UPDATE History Concerns about Mountain View were expressed earlier this year after the Department of Children’s Services announced plans to restructure the program in that facility. Those concerns focused on details of security changes, planned operation of the facility by a private contractor, [...]

Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund Announces Grant Opportunities To Benefit Health And Well-being Of Jefferson County Residents

Applications for grants from the Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund (the Fund) of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) will be available August 10, 2017. Applicant organizations located within or outside Jefferson County whose programs directly benefit the health and well-being of Jefferson County residents are encouraged to apply. Grant information is available online at www.easttennesseefoundation.org. Eligible [...]

TVA Begins Drawdown Schedule

TVA Begins Drawdown Schedule

It’s the end of summer, and with it comes seeing many of our favorite hang outs transform back into their usual selves. For many lake dwellers around the area, TVA’s annual summer drawdown might be a bit of a summer let down. The lake drawdown operations of TVA are a part of their regular seasonal [...]

Jefferson County Clerk Installs Kiosk in White Pine

Jefferson County Clerk Installs Kiosk in White Pine

Frank C. Herndon, Jefferson County Clerk, is pleased to announce a second self-service kiosk is now available to renew automobile registrations for Jefferson County residents. The new kiosk is located in the foyer of the White Pine Police Department at 1548 Main Street in White Pine and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days [...]

Still a Little Batty at the Hornets’ Nest

Still a Little Batty at the Hornets’ Nest

When the school year ended last spring, there were still questions as to what would happen with the bat situation that had plagued Maury Middle School last year. It was the intent of the Director of Schools Facilities and Business Affairs, Michael Phagan, to bring a conclusion to the bat problem, which had found infestation [...]

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