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Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, has appointed State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, to serve on the Human Services & Public Safety Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG). “Chairman Farmer stands for law and order, and he is an effective leader in our General Assembly,” said Speaker […]

Jefferson County Schools Earns TN Pathways Certification In Welding

Jefferson County Schools Earns TN Pathways Certification In Welding

Jefferson County Schools is pleased to announce the recent notification of earning TN Pathways Certification in Welding.  The TN Department of Education notes, “The Tennessee Pathways Certification sets clear expectations for alignment, advisement, and partnerships that define strong education-to-career pathways.  In addition, “the certification elevates and celebrates innovative and exemplary pathways in the state.”  With […]

Jefferson County Commission Vote

Jefferson County Commission Vote

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular quarterly voting session this week, with a portion of commissioners attending the meeting virtually. While most of the agenda was in the nature of general housekeeping, the commission did vote unanimously to extend the Local Coronavirus Relief which allows extended paid leave for employees through March 31, […]

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability. Mr. Collins most recently was serving in the Lenoir City School system as the Director of Special Education. Mr. Collins has also been a classroom teacher, Tennessee Reward School Ambassador, Professional Learning Coordinator, and regional data analyst […]

115 Years of Pollution to Continue with new Pigeon River Permit – Water Advocacy Groups Concerned With Permit Renewal

115 Years of Pollution to Continue with new Pigeon River Permit – Water Advocacy Groups Concerned With Permit Renewal

Water advocacy groups in Tennessee are hoping to bring attention to a renewal of a controversial wastewater permit that is being proposed for the large paper mill along the Pigeon River in Canton, NC known as Blue Ridge Paper Products. The groups say that the new draft permit, which is overdue for its renewal, calls […]

Jefferson County Budget Committee Holds First Meeting Of 2021

Jefferson County Budget Committee Holds First Meeting Of 2021

The Jefferson County Budget Committee held their first meeting of the calender year 2021 on Monday, January 11, 2021 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett called the meeting to order. Absent from roll call were committee members Seals, Blevins and Coleman. Following a successful motion to approve the October and December […]

COVID-19 Update from Jefferson County Schools Director, Dr. Shane Johnston

COVID-19 Update from Jefferson County Schools Director, Dr. Shane Johnston

Dr. Kevin Cline hired as Head of Schools for Cornerstone Christian Academy and Lakeway Christian Academy

Dr. Kevin Cline hired as Head of Schools for Cornerstone Christian Academy and Lakeway Christian Academy

Administration Changes In Jefferson County Schools

Administration Changes In Jefferson County Schools

Jefferson County Schools Distance Learning – Citizens Should Be Proud Of Community, Faculty, & Parent Support

Jefferson County Schools Distance Learning – Citizens Should Be Proud Of Community, Faculty, & Parent Support

Successful learning always takes a partnership, and this has been especially true in 2020. Talk to any teacher or parent and you are bound to hear a story of challenge, a story unprecedented. Just a year ago, no one could have predicted the need for distance learning days for all students. Yet, in the first […]

Jefferson County Schools Calendar Update

Jefferson County Schools Calendar Update

BPF Aiming To Bring Holiday Hope to Homeless Pets

BPF Aiming To Bring Holiday Hope to Homeless Pets

Despite this year’s challenges, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) has remained vigilant in its mission to find loving homes for shelter pets. On December 9-13, BPF is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across the country with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. BPF will support nearly 170 shelters by offering reduced-fee […]

Schools Update – Active Cases Back Down, Next Week All Students In-Person Learners

Schools Update – Active Cases Back Down, Next Week All Students In-Person Learners

Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County, TN Schools – Regarding Covid-19 active cases and those in quarantine, the numbers when we returned earlier this week from Thanksgiving Break were significantly lower with active cases back down in the teens where we have basically been all year. The numbers have risen slightly over the week and […]

Comptroller Investigators Uncover more than $25 Million in Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Comptroller Investigators Uncover more than $25 Million in Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Division of Investigations is marking a significant milestone. Since January 2016, the division has uncovered $25.8 million of fraud, waste, and abuse in Tennessee. The division has published 218 reports since January 2016. These reports have resulted in the indictments of 131 people on 819 separate counts. Comptroller investigators have investigated fraudulent […]

Tennessee House Republicans reelect Jeremy Faison as caucus chairman

Tennessee House Republicans reelect Jeremy Faison as caucus chairman

Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus reelected Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, as caucus chairman during a leadership meeting held inside the House Chamber of the Tennessee State Capitol on Nov.24. Faison was first elected to the leadership position in 2019. As Republican caucus chairman, Faison will preside over meetings and is the second ranking officer […]

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