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Time To Rock The Valley, May 9th

Time To Rock The Valley, May 9th

The Dumplin Valley Farm Concert Series kicks off the 2015 Season on Saturday May 9th featuring the popular and award winning band Lost Creek. Together for 35 years, this band continues to entertain and record, currently making their 7th CD. Lost Creek will surely entertain people of all ages with a variety of bluegrass, Americana [...]

Jefferson County Schools 2015-2016 Calendar

Jefferson County Schools 2015-2016 Calendar

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Budget Committee Holds Tight For No Property Tax Increase

Budget Committee Holds Tight For No Property Tax Increase

The numbers were challenging for the Jefferson County Budget Committee as they met on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2015, to address County Departmental Budgets for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Department Heads were on hand to answer Commission questions but few were called to the podium, as only four individual department budgets were addressed in the [...]

County Commission Voting Meeting

County Commission Voting Meeting

The Jefferson County Commission held their Regular Voting Session on Monday, April 20, 2015 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Carmichael. Absent from Roll Call was Commissioner Solomon. Commissioner McGraw was called away during the course of the session. With a Motion from Scarlett and 2nd [...]

School Board Gives Nod to Calendar and Elementary Basketball

School Board Gives Nod to Calendar and Elementary Basketball

The Jefferson County School Board met April 21, 2015 and, after awarding Director’s Art Gallery Winners and Teachers’ of the year, opened the meeting with a motion by Vines to accept the agenda, which was seconded by Cavanah and quickly passed. Lowery made a motion to accept the schools’ field trips as presented, also accepted [...]

Conservation Board Moves Forward

The Jefferson County Conservation Board voted to move forward with the survey of land that could potentially have recreational impact for the community. Located adjacent to the Jefferson County Health Department, the land in question is currently held by the Industrial Development Board. However, they have deemed it unsuitable for building due to the topography [...]

Boys & Girls Club Honors Commission

Boys & Girls Club Honors Commission

Boys & Girls Club of America Director of Organizational Development Chet Nichols was on hand with local Boys & Girls Club Director Jessica Page to present an award to the Jefferson County Commission on Monday evening. The Commission received the prestigious C.A.R.E. Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding efforts to positively impact the [...]

Audit Committee Still Looking for a Fix

Audit Committee Still Looking for a Fix

The Jefferson County Audit Committee met on Monday, April 20, 2015 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse for discussion and action related to on going State audit findings associated with the closure and post closure costs of Jefferson County’s two landfills. Following approval of the minutes with a Motion from Committee Member Scarlett and 2nd [...]

The Post Interviews Finance Committee Chair Dr. John McGraw

The Post Interviews Finance Committee Chair Dr. John McGraw

Budget Committee One Step Closer To Goal Of No Property Tax Increase

Budget Committee One Step Closer To Goal Of No Property Tax Increase

The Jefferson County Budget Committee made their first round of deep cuts on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, as they met to review requests from non profit organizations. Jefferson County’s Volunteer Fire Departments were the first group to find approval with the Committee, with a Motion from Kesterson and 2nd from David Seal to extend level [...]

Wheel Tax & Enforcement Discussion Of Commission Work Session

Wheel Tax & Enforcement Discussion Of Commission Work Session

Monday, April 13, 2015 marked Jefferson County Commission’s April Work Session, which was held in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Topics of discussion and information for the Commission included several resolutions, half of which were general housekeeping, with the remainder being honorary resolutions for Maurice Solomon and the late Martin Dale. The status of the [...]

Citizens Let Wheel Tax Increase Stand

Citizens Let Wheel Tax Increase Stand

The resolution to increase wheel tax in Jefferson County will pass into law unchallenged. Friday, April 10, 2015 was the last date for petitions to be filed to send the wheel tax issue to referendum. At the close of the business day on April 10th , there were no where near the number of signatures [...]

Davis Bacon Overfunding, Technology Projections, and Cell Phone Policy Among Items Discussed

Davis Bacon Overfunding, Technology Projections, and Cell Phone Policy Among Items Discussed

The Jefferson County School Board met for a Called Meeting and Work Session on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the Patriot Academy. School Board Chair Jarnigan Called the Meeting to Order and Board Members Rogers and Lowery were absent from Roll Call. Mike Dockery, the newly contracted Quality Oversight Adviser for the Building 8 project, [...]

Director Answers Tough Questions On County Finances

Director Answers Tough Questions On County Finances

Budget Committee Working Toward Zero Property Tax Increase If Wheel Tax Increase Stands

Budget Committee Working Toward Zero Property Tax Increase If Wheel Tax Increase Stands

Budget season began in Jefferson County on Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015 when the Budget Committee convened at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse for their first meeting. In light of the serious deficit that the committee is working with of $3.8 million dollars and the recent decision by the County Commission to increase the Wheel [...]

Joint Meeting Of Audit And Finance Committees

Joint Meeting Of Audit And Finance Committees

On March 31, 2015, the Jefferson County Audit Committee and Jefferson County Finance Committee met in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Prior to the joint meeting the Audit Committee convened to install officers. Gary Jett will serve as Committee Chairman, Commissioner John McGraw will hold the Vice Chair position and Finance Director Potts will be [...]

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