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5 in 5: A Mini Interview with Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri

5 in 5: A Mini Interview with Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri

The Jefferson County Post recently had a mini interview with Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri, which consisted of a five minute, five question format. JCP-The fiscal year ends on the last day of this month and the budget season for fiscal year 2016/2017 will come to a close June 27th. How did it go this year, [...]

Search Continues For Missing Douglas Lake Boater

Search Continues For Missing Douglas Lake Boater

The search for a missing Douglas Lake boater enters its fifth day following a swimming incident this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, June 21 around 11:30 a.m., John King, age 74 of Englewood Fla. who also has a home on Scenic Shores Drive in Dandridge, was onboard a pontoon boat near Henderson Island on Douglas Lake [...]

Eighth Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend Set for June 24-26, 2016

Eighth Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend Set for June 24-26, 2016

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 24-26. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4) holiday [...]

Broadband Feasibility Study Completed

Broadband Feasibility Study Completed

Residential and commercial members have provided input; now the evaluation process begins. A couple of area utilities and several municipalities have joined together to carefully consider the viability of delivering gigabit Internet connectivity via a fiber-optic network to homes and businesses in parts of Jefferson and Hamblen counties. Acting in a shared-cost partnership effort, Appalachian [...]

Dandridge June Jubilee 2016 This Saturday, June 18th

Dandridge June Jubilee 2016 This Saturday, June 18th

Something exciting is coming to downtown Dandridge, as June Jubilee 2016 makes it way to town on Saturday June 18th. The event will kick off at 10 am and the action won’t stop until the final note is played around 8pm. Vendors will line Main Street in the historic town square offering a wide selection [...]

County Complex Back on the Table

County Complex Back on the Table

Jefferson County Commissioners met for their regular work session on Monday evening, June 13th, in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Though this would be the final meeting of the Commission prior to voting on the fiscal year 2016/17 budget, it was not the proposed budget document, which included no property tax increase, that was a [...]

Shining Her Up

Shining Her Up

Typically the week following Memorial Day finds more action on the local lake waters than in the towns and cities of Jefferson County. However, this week travelers to and through the historic town square in Dandridge may need a little extra patience to navigate several areas of construction. The Town of Dandridge is in the [...]

Summer Fun to Be Had within 100 Miles of Jefferson County

Summer Fun to Be Had within 100 Miles of Jefferson County

During the summer months, parents and families often struggle finding fun ways to keep kids entertained and content. The same old sights and sounds begin to lose their luster, and many seek a change of pace to their summer routine. There are numerous fun things to do within 100 miles of the county that will [...]

Tennessee Joins: Texas v. Department of Education (Application of Titles VII and IX)

Tennessee Joins: Texas v. Department of Education (Application of Titles VII and IX)

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined Texas and nine other states in filing a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). This is in direct response to recent actions taken by DOE and DOJ in connection with Title VII and Title IX. In the joint [...]

School Board to Tap Fund Balance for JCHS Football Field Lighting

School Board to Tap Fund Balance for JCHS Football Field Lighting

The Jefferson County School Board will make a request to the County Commission to use up to $130,000 from the Department of Education fund balance for new lights at the Jefferson County High School Football Field. According to Director of Facilities Phagan, there is a safety concern regarding the field lights. Phagan stated that, while [...]

Budget Committee Recommends No Property Tax Increase for Next Fiscal Year

Budget Committee Recommends No Property Tax Increase for Next Fiscal Year

The Jefferson County Budget Committee completed their portion of the budget process and will take a balanced budget before the full County Commission in June. Despite facing a $1.2 million dollar deficit coming into the May 23rd meeting, this year’s budget proposal will not include an increase in property tax for the fiscal year 2016/17. [...]

School Budget Passes, but Unsafe Lighting at JCHS Football Stadium Could Put the Pinch on Funds

School Budget Passes, but Unsafe Lighting at JCHS Football Stadium Could Put the Pinch on Funds

The Jefferson County Department of Education will bring an approved budget before the Jefferson County Budget Committee Monday. On Thursday evening the Jefferson County School Board approved the third budget proposal presented by the Department of Education. Earlier proposals were trimmed to reflect no increase in the maintenance of effort, the local match that is [...]

School Budget Goes Back to the Drawing Board

School Budget Goes Back to the Drawing Board

The Jefferson County School Board declined to approve the 2016/17 fiscal year budget proposal at Tuesday’s Called Meeting. Last week the School Board sent the budget document back to the Department of Education for work with instructions to return a document that showed $253,000 in cuts and $200,000 in capital projects funding without cutting from [...]

School Board Reacts to Budget Proposal

School Board Reacts to Budget Proposal

Despite an additional $2.5 million dollars in funding from the State of Tennessee, the Jefferson County Department of Education found itself needing a little more than $253,000 in cuts to keep the maintenance of effort( the amount of local funding that is mandated) at the current funding level. Jefferson County Finance Director Potts informed the [...]

Tennova Healthcare Nurses Recognized for Excellence

Tennova Healthcare Nurses Recognized for Excellence

In recognition of National Nurses Week, 47 registered nurses from Tennova Healthcare were honored at the 2016 Nurse Excellence Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center on May 9. National Nurses Week┬ábegins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Sponsored by the Regional Cooperative for Professional Nurses, the Nurse [...]

2nd Annual Memorial Day RUCK March To Be Held To Honor Vets

2nd Annual Memorial Day RUCK March To Be Held To Honor Vets

This Memorial Day will be filled with families enjoying their traditional family cookouts and parties, but there will be one group of folks putting down their burgers and potato salad, and using this holiday to salute the many sacrifices of our military. The 2nd Annual Ruck March, in Jefferson County, will be held on Memorial [...]

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