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Give An Hour Per Month To Help Students In Your Community

Give An Hour Per Month To Help Students In Your Community

Do you have one hour per month to help students in your community transition from high school to college? tnAchieves, local partnering organization to Gov. Haslam’s TN Promise, needs 9,000 mentors to work with high school students from the Class of 2017. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, [...]

Jefferson County High School Part Of New TN Advise Partner Schools

Jefferson County High School Part Of New TN Advise Partner Schools

Thirty high schools selected for college counseling program, will bolster Drive to 55 campaign NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the 30 partner schools chosen to participate in Advise TN, a new program to increase the number of students accessing higher education.  Spanning from Shelby County to Washington County, these schools will work [...]

Added Protection For Those Who Protect And Serve

Added Protection For Those Who Protect And Serve

Town of Dandridge Police Department recently received enhanced protective gear. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to purchase the armor and helmets several weeks ago, citing a concern for Officers in the local department following several incidents at the State, local and National level. Dandridge Police Chief Williams was on hand as Town of [...]

Carmichael Retains Seat as Chair of the County Commission

Carmichael Retains Seat as Chair of the County Commission

The officers of the Jefferson County Commission will not change, as Commissioner Carmichael was again seated as Chairman for another term. He was elected in an 11-8-1 split over challenger Robert Tucker in Monday night’s voting meeting. Also serving another term will be Kesterson who was unopposed as Vice Chair, Scarlett who won the Parliamentarian [...]

Five in Five Interview with Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett

Five in Five Interview with Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett

The Jefferson County Post recently interviewed returning Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett. The interview was in a five questions in five minute format. JCP-As of this week, you are the returning Chair of the Budget Committee, a position that you have held for several years. Your district counterpart, Randy Bales, decided [...]

JCHS Skills USA Commemorates 6th Annual Hero’s Supper

JCHS Skills USA Commemorates 6th Annual Hero’s Supper

Jefferson County High School’s Skills USA organization teamed with local businesses to commemorate their 6th annual Hero’s Supper on Thursday night. Skills USA is a career tech organization in which students have the chance to explore occupations such as carpentry, criminal justice, and EMS. After the tragedy of 9/11, students and teacher sponsor Jim Potts [...]

Differentiated Pay Changes Find Smooth Sailing but Capital Projects Plan Hits Rocky Waters

Differentiated Pay Changes Find Smooth Sailing but Capital Projects Plan Hits Rocky Waters

Thursday, September 8, 2016 marked the first meeting of the new composition of the Jefferson County School Board. Board Members met in a Called Meeting at the Patriot Academy to elect new officers and address concerns regarding the Differentiated Pay Plan and the Capital Projects Plan, as well as approve a field trip request. Three [...]

Where’s All the Water?

Where’s All the Water?

It’s no secret that area lakes are a source of life and recreation around East Tennessee. With summer ending, you might begin asking yourself where some of the lake water has gone? According to TWRA, water levels around the area tend to fluctuate a great deal, and the winter draw down can be relatively scarce. [...]

Threats At Patriot Academy Heighten Police Presence

Threats At Patriot Academy Heighten Police Presence

Jefferson County High School Patriot Academy had extra law enforcement protection on Thursday, September 8, 2016 due to security concerns regarding a threat that was received via social media. Though the Patriot Academy is in the jurisdiction of the Dandridge Police Dept, Dandridge Police Chief Carson Williams stated that his department was acting in a [...]

Officials Take Oath Of Office

Officials Take Oath Of Office

Jefferson County, TN’s recently elected officials took the Oath of Office, September 1, 2016 in the Historic Courthouse with the Honorable Judge Will Roach presiding and administering.  The ceremony was lead by Jefferson County Mayor, Alan Palmieri along with Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce President Darrell Helton opening.  The officials were as follows: Susan Gaddis [...]

Jefferson County Republican Headquarters Opens In Dandridge

Jefferson County Republican Headquarters Opens In Dandridge

Tuesday, August 20, 2016 was the opening day for the Jefferson County Republican Headquarters. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm, and 3pm to 6pm. Tennessee State Representative Jeremy Faison, State Executive Committee Woman, Betty Fain and Jefferson County Republican Party Treasurer, Sue Hoke, were on hand for the opening [...]

Hekko Hauls in Heroin for Dandridge Police Department

Hekko Hauls in Heroin for Dandridge Police Department

Sunday, August 21, 2016, the Dandridge Police seized a large amount of Heroin along with Cocaine, Marijuana, Methadone, and paraphernalia. The bust came as result of a routine stop by officers Hanshew and Schultz of the Danridge Police Department. According to Hanshew, the suspect was at the Pilot Gas Station at 417 Exit of I-40 [...]

Jefferson County Schools Get $2.1 Million Boost

Jefferson County Schools Get $2.1 Million Boost

The Jefferson County School Board held a combination Work Session and Voting Meeting on Thursday evening, August 25, 2016. For Board Members Cavanah, Lowery and Rogers it was their final time at the table, as the trio will exit the Board in September. Newly elected Board Members Fair and Cox (Solomon not present)were invited to [...]

County Highway Department Lends a Helping Hand for JCHS Paving

County Highway Department Lends a Helping Hand for JCHS Paving

The Jefferson County school board recently put out a bid to local paving contractors for the opportunity of assisting in a developing project at the high school. Plans were recently discussed in hopes of paving the parking lot at the high school, along with several side roads around the school itself. While a bid was [...]

Music on the Town Returns to Dandridge September 3rd!

Music on the Town Returns to Dandridge September 3rd!

Music on the Town is back in historic downtown Dandridge this year, with the first event on Saturday, September 3rd. The opening date was moved to Saturday, September 3, 2016 so as not to conflict with the first University of Tennessee football game which was rescheduled late to Thursday, September 1. The event will feature [...]

Jefferson County Schools Still Battling Overcrowding

Jefferson County Schools Still Battling Overcrowding

With the end of summer comes the reality of back to school, and for some across the county it brings back the headaches and stresses of real life. Jefferson County has experienced an influx of students that most schools simply cannot hold, particularly in recent years. As most of the schools have been around for [...]

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