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Mayor Palmieri Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Mayor Palmieri Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri announced Friday, January 12, 2018 that he will not seek a fourth term as Mayor of Jefferson County. Department Heads, past and present elected officials and members of the press gathered in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Friday morning, at the invitation of the Mayor, to hear the announcement. Though [...]

Jessica Chambers Elder Announces Run For County Trustee

Jessica Chambers Elder Announces Run For County Trustee

Jessica Chambers Elder is announcing her candidacy for the Office of Trustee in the Jefferson County May 1, 2018, Republican Primary. Jessica is a lifelong resident of Dandridge. She graduated from Jefferson County High School in 2005. She then financed her own college education earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State [...]

Budget Committee Faces Hot Topic Issues In First Meeting Of New Calendar Year

Budget Committee Faces Hot Topic Issues In First Meeting Of New Calendar Year

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met for the first time in the new calendar year on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Vice Chairman McGraw took the gavel for absentee Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett and presented a lengthy agenda for the committee’s consideration. Following the appearance of citizens, all of whom [...]

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate, April 5, 2018

Jefferson County Post Primary Debate, April 5, 2018

2018 has arrived and the holiday blitz is over in Jefferson County. This is the time of year that citizens begin to look toward the upcoming election cycles and start to align with one candidate or another for many of the several offices that will be up for grabs in 2018. The Jefferson County Post [...]

Area Vending Break-Ins Suspect Apprehended By Dandridge Police Department

Area Vending Break-Ins Suspect Apprehended By Dandridge Police Department

Dating back to October 2017, Food City drink machines in Dandridge had been broken into several times. Through video surveillance, Detective Kevin Bunch was able to obtain a photo of the vehicle used in the crime. A photo was released to the officers. Saturday morning at approximately 2 am. Corporal Shane Hanshew spotted the vehicle [...]

Mayor Alan Palmieri – State Of The County Address, Year End 2017

Mayor Alan Palmieri – State Of The County Address, Year End 2017

Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

According to the Jefferson County Humane Society, general intake of animals has been suspended. The announcement of the change in procedure was made public via the organization’s Facebook page on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. According to information provided by representatives of the shelter, it will take animals only when space becomes available through the placement [...]

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, the eve of the last day of school for students and staff before the holiday break. This was the final meeting for the 2017 calendar year for the School Board and the last meeting where Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds would be at the helm of [...]

County Commissioner David Seal Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

County Commissioner David Seal Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

County Commissioner David Seal announces his candidacy for re-election in the August 2018 County General Election. The candidate points to four major issues in seeking another term on County Commission; exercising fiscal responsibility for the benefit of all taxpayers, protecting private property rights, promoting accountability and transparency of government, and promoting economic development that is [...]

POE ANNOUNCES FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

POE ANNOUNCES FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

Kevin Poe has announced his candidacy for the office of Circuit Court Clerk in Jefferson County. Kevin held a recent campaign kick-off event on November 4th at the Brazelton Lodge #190 F&AM in Dandridge.  Born and raised in Jefferson County, Kevin has lived a career committed to public service. Kevin currently serves as a criminal [...]

Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

The Dandridge (SR 92) Bridge was originally built by the Nashville Bridge Company between 1942-1944. The Dandridge Bridge is vital in that it provides a direct route from the city of Dandridge to the residents of the Chestnut Hill area. The replacement of the existing bridge was let to contract on October 16, 2015. The [...]

County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

Two resolutions that would have changed the approach to economic development in Jefferson County failed to find favor with the Jefferson County Commission when they met for their regular voting meeting last week. Resolution 2017-51 and Resolution 2017-52, which addressed Chamber of Commerce Accountability for open records and restructuring the hierarchy of economic development respectively, [...]

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met on Friday, November 17, 2017 on the ground floor of the Jefferson County Health Department. Chairman Mike Dockery presided over the meeting. Jefferson County Commissioner David Seal addressed the body concerning two resolutions that will be before the County Commission on Monday for vote. Seal, the driving force [...]

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Work Session on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Tucker presided over the meeting, bringing for consideration the annual schedule for the County Commission. Three citizens addressed the Commission: one a Jefferson County High School Student regarding animal leash tether lengths, [...]

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

The students of Jefferson County High School came together, once again, for the annual Night of the Patriots celebration. The program to honor those who have served and are serving in all branches of the military celebrated its 25th production Thursday night. The evening began with the JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors, while the [...]

School Board Eyes Davis as Potential Interim

School Board Eyes Davis as Potential Interim

The Jefferson County School Board met for their regular voting meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Patriot Academy. Though there were several items of general housekeeping on the agenda, it was an item that was not initially on the agenda that was the highlight of the meeting. After a successful motion to suspend [...]

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