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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 [...]

Budget Committee Faces $2.3 Million Deficit As Department Requests Roll In

Budget Committee Faces $2.3 Million Deficit As Department Requests Roll In

The numbers are in and the Jefferson County Budget Committee got its first look at funding requests for the 2016/17 fiscal year, on Tuesday evening. Uncontrolled expenses, such as recent salary increases for County employees and costs associated with benefits, coupled with departmental “additional needs”, which includes everything from vehicles to additional employees and equipment, [...]

Agenda Still Point of Contention with Comission

Agenda Still Point of Contention with Comission

Agenda format was, again, a topic of discussion as the Jefferson County Commission met for their Quarterly Work Session on Monday evening. Though in March the Commission voted 18-1 to add language to their rules that would require a vote of the full body to remove an item from their agenda outline, the agenda issue [...]

Jefferson County Schools 2016-2017 Calendar

Jefferson County Schools 2016-2017 Calendar

Saturday Night Riot At Mountain View Has Citizens Concerned

Saturday Night Riot At Mountain View Has Citizens Concerned

Local Police converged on Mountain View Youth Development Facility in Dandridge to regain control of a rioting student inmate population. According to information provided by Dandridge Police Chief, Carson Williams, a call came in for assistance at Mountain View around 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Chief Williams stated that the information indicated that [...]

County Complex Dies In Committee

County Complex Dies In Committee

In a 2-3 vote, the Jefferson County Facilities Committee declined to proceed with a proposed County Complex that would see the County government offices moved from their current location in downtown Dandridge. Following discussion on the proposed County Complex, Committee Member David Gaut offered a motion to proceed with the concept of a County Complex, [...]

Commissioner Seal Speaks Out On Building New County Complex & EDOC / Chamber Cost Effectiveness

Commissioner Seal Speaks Out On Building New County Complex & EDOC / Chamber Cost Effectiveness

Commissioner David Seal, District 9 writes: Two current issues come to mind that I consider newsworthy with respect to Jefferson County Government, one is the Facilities Committee Meeting this Thursday at 10:30 AM. The other is the CHAMBER/EDOC issue of cost-effectiveness. Both of these issues raise important questions for county residents and elected officials. County [...]

McBee appointed to AEC Board as Yates retires

McBee appointed to AEC Board as Yates retires

Richard Yates, a long-time Grainger County dairy farmer who has represented District 4 on Appalachian Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors, has stepped down after 36 years of service to Co-op members. “We are indebted to Richard for his commitment to those we serve,” says AEC General Manager Greg Williams. “He has been an active member [...]

Budget Committee Has Long Night with Little Action

Budget Committee Has Long Night with Little Action

The Jefferson County Budget Committee got their first look at budget requests for the fiscal year 2016/17 on Tuesday evening, as non profits and capital projects presented their requests. Despite a lengthy meeting, few motions for action made it to the floor and most items were postponed. Budget Committee Members did give the nod to [...]

New Market Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

New Market Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

The bunnies were hopping and the candy was flying as the 2016 New Market Easter Parade came to town on Saturday, March 26. As has become an annual tradition, families lined the streets to welcome the parade and catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny. Everything from Church and Community floats to Horses, antique cars [...]

Farewell Portables

Farewell Portables

After more than a decade of debate, dust and compromise, portable classrooms are on their way out of Jefferson County High School. The renovation project, which took more than two years to complete, gave a much needed face lift to Jefferson County’s flagship school and brought the bonus of a new auditorium, a much coveted [...]

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