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AEC fills vacancy on Board of Directors

AEC fills vacancy on Board of Directors

Appalachian Electric Cooperative announced the appointment of the newest member of the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Jefferson City resident Mark Isom has been named to fill the unexpired term of the recently retired John Howell. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Mark to our Board,” says AEC General Manager Greg Williams. “He has a [...]

Fall Leaf Outlook

Fall Leaf Outlook

As the days of temperatures that reach into the mid 80s give way to the cooler days of fall, leaf watchers are eager to see some color. Last weeks burst of wet weather in the higher elevations slowed the march toward full color but this week there has been some progress in the tops of [...]

Carmichael Elected New Chairman Of Jefferson County Commission

Carmichael Elected New Chairman Of Jefferson County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission held their Regular Monthly Session on Monday, September 15, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by acting Chairman, Court Clerk Herndon. All Commissioners were present for Roll Call. With a Motion from Commissioner Baxley and 2nd from Commissioner Turner, the Agenda was Approved. Acting [...]

TDVA Connects Veterans with Jobs, Higher Education and Other Valuable Resources in Sevier and Surrounding Counties

TDVA Connects Veterans with Jobs, Higher Education and Other Valuable Resources in Sevier and Surrounding Counties

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with nearly 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson and Sevier Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. Representatives from the [...]

Passed Out Passengers Pinched For Pills

Passed Out Passengers Pinched For Pills

On September 4, 2014, Officers Sam Cameron and Ethan Shults, of the Dandridge Police Department, responded to a 911 call reporting a 1992 Toyota Sentry that appeared to have two unconscious passengers inside parked at the BP Gas Station in Dandridge. The car was occupied by driver Liesa Kanupp, 68, of Straw Plains and defendant [...]

Downtown Street Conditions Concern For Business Owners

Downtown Street Conditions Concern For Business Owners

The Town of Dandridge held their Regular Voting Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Public Works Building.  A Public Forum was held regarding an upcoming request for a Beer Permit for Walt’s Hitchin’ Post. Owner Walt Rosin was the only speaker at the forum. Following the close of the forum, the Beer Board [...]

New Commission Convenes For First Time

New Commission Convenes For First Time

The Jefferson County Commission held their Work Session on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  In the absence of a Commission Chairman, Court Clerk Herndon Called the Meeting to Order. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Musick, Blevins and Tabor. By consent, Commissioner Scarlett’s request to move the election of Commission [...]

The South Tips The Scales

The South Tips The Scales

The Center for Disease Control has released its findings from a 2013 self reported obesity study and the map show a grim health situation across the United States. No state in the nation reported less than a 20% obesity rate and 18 states, including Tennessee, reported a 30 to 35% obesity rate. 7 states reported [...]

Local Officials Take Oath Of Office

Local Officials Take Oath Of Office

Jefferson County officials elected in the August race took the oath of office on September 2, 2014 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Daryle Keck, acting Director of the Chamber of Commerce, gave the opening statements, as well as the prayer and pledge of allegiance. Following brief addresses by current officials, Judge Duane Slone swore [...]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

September 1, 2014 is Labor Day and will be celebrated as a day off for many working Americans. A recognized holiday since the 1880s, Labor Day traditionally gave factory employees and hard laborers a businessman’s holiday and a three day weekend to enjoy with their families. Though parades used to be the order of the [...]

Jefferson County Selects tnAchieves for Tennessee Promise

Jefferson County Selects tnAchieves for Tennessee Promise

Gov. Bill Haslam’s vision to provide a tuition-free opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a college credential is now a reality beginning with students graduating high school from the Class of 2015. In Jefferson County, Mayor Palmieri has designated tnAchieves to serve as the local partnering organization to help organize and support Tennessee Promise [...]

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. [...]

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