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Jefferson County Republican Party Hosts Meet The Candidate In Dandridge

Jefferson County Republican Party Hosts Meet The Candidate In Dandridge

The Jefferson County Republican Women Of The Future held a Meet the Candidate event Saturday morning in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Dandridge. Both local and state level elected officials were on hand to address the public. Early voting for the March 1st election begins on February 10, 2016 and candidates were out stumping [...]

It Just Makes Scents!

It Just Makes Scents!

In today’s evolving work-place, many women (and men) are searching for ways to balance their work and lives. While searching for this life-work balance, they are searching for ideas to start their own businesses. One Jefferson County, TN resident, Leslie Adderhold has done just that. Leslie is a teacher, wife, mother and now a business [...]

Happy Birthday to the Jefferson County Post

Happy Birthday to the Jefferson County Post

The Jefferson County Post is five years old! Thank you to all of our readers and advertisers that have made the past five years great. We look forward to what the future brings and sharing many more milestones with you all! Happy Birthday to the Jefferson County Post! Five feels fabulous!!!!!

Field of Dreams Vandalized Over the Weekend

Field of Dreams Vandalized Over the Weekend

Not only did last week’s snow provide a fun time for kids to get some extra days off of school, but the winter weekend also saw a bit of mischief.  Dandridge’s Field of Dreams was the victim of vandalism, as an unknown person drove on to field 3 and did donuts in their car, causing [...]

County Mayor Holds Press Conference

County Mayor Holds Press Conference

The Historic Jefferson County Courthouse was the site of a press conference held by Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri. During the 10 am media event, Palmieri presented three separate pieces of legislation that he will put before County Commission for approval. He prefaced his presentation with information on his decision to call a press conference, rather [...]

Former Jefferson County Employee Indicted

Former Jefferson County Employee Indicted

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a former employee of the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Office in connection to a theft and misconduct investigation. On August 7, 2015, at the request of 4th District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating reports of missing funds totaling [...]

Commission Takes Frosty View of Senior Tax Freeze

Commission Takes Frosty View of Senior Tax Freeze

In a relatively short voting meeting, the Jefferson County Commission had only one item of debatable new business before them, as they convened on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Voting to set aside the rules to allow the agenda, which was out of step with the approved agenda outline that [...]

Budget Committee Approves White Pine School Plan

Budget Committee Approves White Pine School Plan

The Jefferson County Budget Committee held a Called Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commissioner Dockery sat in for Committee Member Tucker who was Chairing another committee that was meeting at the same time. All other members were present. Chairman Scarlett informed the Committee that only two items were [...]

Martin Luther King Celebration & March In Historic Downtown Dandridge

Martin Luther King Celebration & March In Historic Downtown Dandridge

For the eighteenth year, the Citizens for Justice, Equality, and Fairness held their tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a march through the streets of Dandridge to the steps of the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. This year’s program, Standing for Justice, was held in the main courtroom on [...]

Plans Approved-Building 8 named David A. Holt Career and Technology Education Center

Plans Approved-Building 8 named David A. Holt Career and Technology Education Center

The Jefferson County School Board approved a plan for renovation and additions that will be sent to the County Commission this week. Previously, Cope, the architect firm that is preparing the plans for the project, came back with a plan that exceeded the $2 million dollars in funding that had been identified for the White [...]

Facilities Committee Considers New County Complex

Facilities Committee Considers New County Complex

Consideration of a County Complex that would house Jefferson County government offices located in the Courthouse, Department of Education Central Office, the Mayor’s Office and County Clerk, the Jefferson County Finance Office and possibly the U.T. AG Extension Office was the topic of discussion for the County Facilities Committee, as they met on Thursday, January [...]

County Commission Holds 1st Work Session for Calendar Year

County Commission Holds 1st Work Session for Calendar Year

It was back to business as usual this week for the Jefferson County Commission as they held their first meeting following the holiday break. Commissioner David Seal recognized CTE Instructors at Jefferson County High School for their commitment and dedication, especially during the recent renovation to Building 8. Seal’s presentation followed three Public Hearings on [...]

Nominating Committee Looks at Beer Board

Nominating Committee Looks at Beer Board

The Jefferson County Nominating Committee met Monday, January 11, 2016. First on the agenda was the approval of the minutes from November 9, 2015 which were passed in a motion by Seals (2nd Douglas). Next came the nomination of the District 2 Highway Commissioner (County Commission Districts 5, 6, and 7). The Highway Commission had [...]

Lengthy Agenda for First Budget Meeting of 2016

Lengthy Agenda for First Budget Meeting of 2016

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met for the first time in 2016 on Monday, January 11th, in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Committee Chairman Scarlett called the meeting to order. Absent from Roll Call was committee member Tucker. Following the Approval of the minutes, with a Motion from committee member Solomon and 2nd from committee [...]

Public Service Committee Elects Officers

Public Service Committee Elects Officers

The Jefferson County Public Service Committee met Monday night for their first meeting since June 2013. The meeting opened with a review of the minutes from the April and June 2013 meetings, which were accepted in a motion by Turner (2nd Seals). Next on the agenda was the appointing of officers. Seal was elected as [...]

School Board Looks at White Pine Plans

School Board Looks at White Pine Plans

The Jefferson County School Board met last week to discuss and vote on design plans for the renovation and additions to White Pine School. A project that has joint funding from the County Commission and the School Board, the White Pine School renovation was bound to a $2 million dollar price tag. However, design plans [...]

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