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Judge Sloan Swears In Sheriff’s Department & Circuit Court Clerk

Judge Sloan Swears In Sheriff’s Department & Circuit Court Clerk

Jefferson County Sheriff GW “Bud” McCoig, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Detective’s and Officers, Circuit Court Clerk Penny Murphy, her staff and Court Commissioners were officially sworn in on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Judge Dewayne Slone. The ceremony took place in the Courtroom of the Justice Center and was held prior to the September 2nd [...]

School Board Meets In New Year

School Board Meets In New Year

The Jefferson County School Board met for their Regular Voting Session on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the Media Center of Jefferson County High School.  The meeting was Called to Order by Chairman of the Board Potts. Absent from Roll Call was Board Member Lowery. With an addition of the JCHS gym floor and a [...]

Finance Office Employee Indicted For Theft

Finance Office Employee Indicted For Theft

A Jefferson County woman was indicted on Monday for charges of theft over $60,000 and official misconduct. Teresa Crusenberry, a long-term employee of the Jefferson County Finance Office, came under suspicion earlier this year when discrepancies came to light. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Comptroller’s Office led the investigation, which resulted in the [...]

IDB Votes To Buy Options For Potential Industrial Property

IDB Votes To Buy Options For Potential Industrial Property

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met on Friday, August 22, 2014 in the lowest floor of the Jefferson County Health Department. The Meeting was Called to Order by Board Chairman Masters. Minutes were Approved with a Motion from Board Member Keck and 2nd from Board Member Duignan. No financial report was submitted for approval. [...]

AEC Announces Affiliation With Touchstone Energy

AEC Announces Affiliation With Touchstone Energy

According to Appalachian Electric Cooperative General Manager Greg Williams, it’s probably the most important partnership in the history of the Cooperative. “As of July 1 of this year, our Board of Directors made the decision to join Touchstone Energy, thus bringing an impressive array of resources to bear on behalf of our members,” he says. [...]

AEC adds new features to online bill-pay service

For folks who enjoy the convenience of paying their electric bills online, recent upgrades to Appalachian Electric Cooperative’s web portal are going to make that process easier than ever. “This is just one more way we’re working to provide value to those we serve,” says AEC Member Services Director Mitch Cain. “Enhancing the online experience [...]

Press Release from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

June 2014 Sheriff McCoig received information that an employee Deputy Aaron Scott Winstead age 20, who was assign to the Jail, was bringing drugs and tobacco to inmates in the Jail. June 25th 2014 Sheriff McCoig observed Deputy Aaron Scott Winstead bring tobacco and Suboxone to the Jail. Deputy Winstead was relieved of duty and [...]

Department of Education Video Address From Special Departments

Department of Education Video Address From Special Departments

Open Records Suit Finds Home In Court

Open Records Suit Finds Home In Court

A trial date of May 19 -22, 2015 has been set for a lawsuit concerning open records that was filed by a group of citizens against the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and EDOC, as well as members of the Jefferson County Commission and officials. All pending motions in the case will be heard on [...]

Lakeside Of The Smokies Triathlon

Lakeside Of The Smokies Triathlon

It takes a lot of training and dedication to swim 1.5k in open water, bicycle 40k and run 10k but it takes will power of tremendous proportions to do so with temperatures hovering in the 90s and humidity so thick that simply walking up hill is challenging. 118 competitors met the challenge on Saturday, as [...]

Two Charged In Altercation At Field Of Dreams

Two Charged In Altercation At Field Of Dreams

Two women were arrested last week in conjunction with an incident involving a stabbing at the Field of Dreams, located in Dandridge. According to arrest reports, Tina Gilliam, of 757 E. Meeting Street, Dandridge, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of simple assault and reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon. Dorothy [...]

Lake Levels Result Of Deficit Of Rain, Not TVA Pull Down

Lake Levels Result Of Deficit Of Rain, Not TVA Pull Down

Local lake levels appear to be dropping and, as the last large lake recreation days approach, some are concerned that Labor Day boating could be shallow. TVA Representative Hopson stated that TVA is maintaining its commitment to keeping water levels up until after the Labor Day weekend. He contributed the seemingly low levels to a [...]

Construction Controversy – Who Picks Up The Tab?

Construction Controversy – Who Picks Up The Tab?

A disagreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation could leave the Town of Dandridge and Jefferson Cocke Utility paying the tab for road work associated with a combined Dandridge Water Department and Jefferson Cocke Utility project. Members of the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen were informed last week that a representative of Jefferson Cocke [...]

Mayor Palmieri Address To County And New Commission

Mayor Palmieri Address To County And New Commission

Department Of Education Welcome To Student And Parents

Department Of Education Welcome To Student And Parents

How important are school fees

How important are school fees

Schools are back in session and Jefferson County parents are busy with the annual paperwork. A part of the start of the year costs for parents are annual school fees. While fees are not mandated by the State or Federal government, they are an important resource that keeps the classrooms stocked with essentials that help [...]

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