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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 begins 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 [...]

School Board Still Looking for Budget but Gets Big Boost from State

School Board Still Looking for Budget but Gets Big Boost from State

The Jefferson County School Board will have to wait a few more days to get a first look at their draft budget for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Though the budget proposal was an item for Thursday night’s agenda, it, along with the differentiated pay plan, were not addressed during the April 28,2016 meeting. Preliminary estimates [...]

Depew Takes Oath Of Office

Depew Takes Oath Of Office

Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016, the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen filled the seventh seat on the Board, which became vacant with the passing of Alderman David Jones. In a unanimous vote, Board Members appointed Jeff Depew to fill Jones’ unexpired term as Alderman for the Town of Dandridge. Depew took the oath of [...]

Division, Partners Team Up For Drug Take-Back Event

Division, Partners Team Up For Drug Take-Back Event

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is partnering with numerous state and local agencies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) Saturday, April 30 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Our partners are an invaluable resource for furthering our mission of protecting Tennessee consumers of all walks of life,” [...]

Jefferson Co. Man Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

Jefferson Co. Man Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

A Jefferson County man is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs paid for by the state’s health care insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Jefferson City Police Department, today announced the arrest of Brian McDaniel, 43, of White Pine. He is accused [...]

Budget Committee Battles Over EDOC Funding

Budget Committee Battles Over EDOC Funding

Budget Committee member took a deep swipe at a proposed $2.3 million dollar deficit earlier this week, as the County departments presented their funding requests. The Committee was also faced with EDOC and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce funding requests that failed to find a consensus during the previous budgeting session. Despite the additional time, [...]

Mayor Palmieri Talks Budget, EDOC & County Complex

Mayor Palmieri Talks Budget, EDOC & County Complex

EDOC, White Pine School, Commission Policy – Topics Of Quarterly Meeting

EDOC, White Pine School, Commission Policy – Topics Of Quarterly Meeting

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Quarterly Voting Session on Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Carmichael. All members were present for Roll Call. Minutes from the March 17th meeting were Approved with a Motion from Commissioner Scarlett and 2nd from [...]

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