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Department of Safety & Homeland Security’s Mobile Driver License Unit to Provide Services at Veterans Affairs Office

Department of Safety & Homeland Security’s Mobile Driver License Unit to Provide Services at Veterans Affairs Office

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s mobile driver license unit will provide driver services at Veterans Affairs Office located at 931 Industrial Park Road in Dandridge.  The unit will be available Thursday, January 19, and will continue to provide services on the second Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The [...]

Faulkenberry Takes Helm of EDA

Faulkenberry Takes Helm of EDA

The Jefferson County Economic Development Alliance, formerly the Economic Develop Oversight Committee or EDOC, has a new name, some new faces and a new location. They also have a more defined mission for the new year. Adele Sensing, a familiar fixture with the organization, is continuing her charge to promote Jefferson County and bring in [...]

Commission Answers White Pine School Funding Question

Commission Answers White Pine School Funding Question

Citizens filled the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Tuesday, January 17, 2017, as the Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Monthly Session. Though several items were presented for action, the funding of the White Pine School Renovation and Addition Project garnered the most input from the pubic. Nine citizens addressed the County Commission regarding the [...]

Humane Society Seeks Funding

Humane Society Seeks Funding

The Jefferson County Humane Society is currently seeking help with its annual budget from the county budget committee. The Human Society sent a letter to the committee outlining the first six months of their fiscal year for 2016/2017. The letter consisted of a resume of the Humane Society’s financial reserves. Jeanne Ringe, President of the [...]

Commerce Park Proposed For White Pine

Commerce Park Proposed For White Pine

Concerned and interested citizens came out on Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, to participate in a public forum regarding a Commerce Park that has been proposed for the White Pine area. The presentation, directed by Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Chairman Larry Masters, took place at White Pine Town Hall. In addition to Masters, representatives [...]

AEC Flips Switch on Green Power

AEC Flips Switch on Green Power

Electricity in Jefferson County just got a little greener. On Thursday, Appalachian Electric Cooperative held a ceremony to “flip the switch” on their new solar farm. The project, located near New Market Elementary School, broke ground August 1, 2016 and can be seen from 11-E. The site is now home to 9,471 panels and should [...]

A Big Buck Amounts to Big Bucks in Restitution in Jefferson County Deer Case

A Big Buck Amounts to Big Bucks in Restitution in Jefferson County Deer Case

Recent legislation that increases financial penalties on those convicted of illegally killing big game has been enforced in a case involving an illegally killed deer in Jefferson Co. this November. On Thanksgiving morning around 8:20 a.m., Clarence Robertson, age 63, from New Market, shot an eleven-point buck from his driveway and across Piedmont Rd. in a [...]

Budget Committee Meets for First Time in New Year

Budget Committee Meets for First Time in New Year

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, January 9, 2017, in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Scarlett. Upon a Motion from Committee Member Seals and 2nd from Committee Member McGraw the Minutes as corrected were approved. One citizen, Jean Ringe representing the Humane Society, appeared [...]

Mineral Rights, White Pine School, and Zoning Dominate County Commission Work Session

Mineral Rights, White Pine School, and Zoning Dominate County Commission Work Session

Citizen concerns were the largest item of business at the Monday evening, January 9, 2017, Jefferson County Commission Work Session. The Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Main Courtroom was filled with residents waiting to share their concerns with the members of the County Commission. Three topics, the Nyrstar mineral rights issue, the White Pine School Renovation [...]

Mayor Alan Palmieri County Address 2016

Mayor Alan Palmieri County Address 2016

A Year in Review: 2016, July-December

A Year in Review: 2016, July-December

This is the second entry in “A Year in Review,” taking a look back at the last half of 2016. The second half of 2016 featured just as much change and diversity as the first. However, in the middle of difficult circumstances people were greeted to the cheer and all around good feelings of the [...]

Holiday Schedule for State and Local Government

Holiday Schedule for State and Local Government

In observance of the upcoming New Year’s Day holiday, Tennessee State and Jefferson County Government offices will be closed for business on Monday, January 2, 2017 and Tuesday, January 3, 2017. They will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 for regular business hours. The Federal Government will be closed for observance of New Year’s Day [...]

A Year In Review: 2016, January-June

A Year In Review: 2016, January-June

This is the first entry in “A Year in Review,” covering some important events in the first half of 2016. As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, many of us will be taking time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year. 2016 has been a varied year, offering plenty of [...]

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

The Annual Dandridge Christmas Parade was held in Downtown on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board and the Jefferson County Budget Committee held a joint meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Patriot Academy to discuss and take action on the White Pine School Project. Preceding the joint meeting the School Board held their own meeting to conduct some end of the year business and [...]

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

On December 16th, 2016 Deputies were treating an inmate at the Jefferson County Work House 983 Industrial Park Road Dandridge, Tn. Inmate Adam Lethco had hurt his hand and Deputies were icing and wrapping his hand. As the Deputies exited the cell four inmates assaulted the Deputies, took the keys to a Deputies Vehicle and [...]

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