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Jefferson City Bank Robbery

Jefferson City Bank Robbery

TriSummit Bank in Jefferson City was robbed on Monday, November 24, 2014, according to information released by the Jefferson City Police Department. Jefferson County Sheriff GW (Bud) McCoig provided information on the robbery via reports from the Jefferson City Police Department. According to information released, a male wearing dark jeans and a shiny, black, hooded [...]

Myth Busting Building 8

Myth Busting Building 8

When Building Programs span several years and are complicated with extenuating circumstances, such as the Building 8 renovation and restoration proposal, myths often blur the facts, as the public struggles to keep up with the political position. Currently, the Building 8 renovation and restoration is awaiting the bid process. Last week the Department of Education [...]

Shop Small Saturday This Week

Shop Small Saturday This Week

Jefferson County small businesses will celebrate Shop Small Saturday this week. This is a part of a National program to put small business on the forefront, following the big box boom of Black Friday. This year marks the fourth birthday of Small Business Saturday, which was born in 2010 from an effort by American Express [...]

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Awards Dandridge Police Department $31K

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Awards Dandridge Police Department $31K

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office recently awarded the Dandridge Police Department $31,413.00 for alcohol enforcement, announces Chief Carson Williams. In previous years, GHSO awarded Dandridge Police Department $5,000 for high visibility traffic enforcement efforts. This fiscal year, the DPD was awarded over $31,000 to combat impaired driving. This funding will be used for in-car [...]

Board Requests Bonus For All Employees For ‘A Job Well Done’

Board Requests Bonus For All Employees For ‘A Job Well Done’

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Patriot Academy. The meeting was called to order by Chairman of the Board Bill Jarnigan and a short moment of silence and the Pledge to our nation’s flag began the meeting. The first order of business was the presentation of a $44000.00 grant [...]

Time Runs Out On Monday Night’s Agenda

Time Runs Out On Monday Night’s Agenda

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Session on Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  Commission Chairman Carmichael Called the Meeting to Order. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Sheets and Dockery. The Chairman informed the Commission that the Beer Board meeting has been rescheduled for January. Upon a [...]

County Clerk Herndon Brings New Technology To Office

County Clerk Herndon Brings New Technology To Office

County Clerk Frank Herndon’s office is undergoing some changes that will make things a little easier for residents and officials. Gone will be the two sticker system that represents Jefferson County’s Wheel Tax and Tennessee Registration. Instead, one sticker will represent both fees and that is just one of the changes that residents will find. [...]

IBD One Step Closer

IBD One Step Closer

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board is one step closer to making a decision regarding the location for County owned business or industrial park. In their regular meeting on November 14, 2014, Board Members viewed a presentation by Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon concerning three properties that had been identified as possible locations for development. [...]

Run Like A Fish Out Of Water 5K

Run Like A Fish Out Of Water 5K

The streets of Dandridge were filled with running enthusiasts last Saturday, as Run Like a Fish Out of Water came to town. Over 100 entrants made the five mile trek that ended with a home stretch across the Green Bridge in downtown Dandridge. If an evening race, crossing a bridge is not unique enough, envision [...]

Nearly one million doctor visits for eye infections annually in US

Nearly one million doctor visits for eye infections annually in US

Each year, Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct health care costs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated in the first study of its kind. Keratitis, an infection of the cornea, causes pain and inflammation and can lead to blindness in severe cases. [...]

Financial Quandary For County Commission

Financial Quandary For County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular work session on Monday, November 10, 2014. At the core of the work session were upcoming requests for funding, with some more immediate then others. Director of Jefferson County Schools Edmonds requested funding for renovation and restoration of Building 8, on the heels of the request failing [...]

Committee Sends Building 8 Back To School Board

Committee Sends Building 8 Back To School Board

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, November 10, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Chairman Scarlett Called the Meeting to Order. All members were present and the Minutes for the October 20, 2014 meeting were Approved with a Motion from Committee Member Musick and a 2nd from Committee Member Tucker. Upon a [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri Interview

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri Interview

2014 Trends Towards Decrease In Traffic Fatalities

2014 Trends Towards Decrease In Traffic Fatalities

Despite several recent vehicle accidents in Jefferson County, information from the Tennessee Traffic Fatalities Report indicates that, Statewide, 2014 is looking to be a safer year on Tennessee roadways. While the numbers of teen accidents are on the rise, accidents involving drivers age 65 and up have seen a significant decline. The summer months of [...]

School Board Holds Called Meeting

School Board Holds Called Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board met for a Called Meeting on Tuesday morning, November 3, 2014 in the Department of Education. Chairman Jarnigan Called the Meeting to order. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Vines and Rogers. Jefferson County Finance Director Helton brought General Budget Amendment #5, Federal Budget Amendment #5 and Food Service [...]

Finance Director Helton Resigns In Favor Of Chamber Director Position

Finance Director Helton Resigns In Favor Of Chamber Director Position

Jefferson County Finance Director Helton announced on Thursday that he would be leaving his current position to assume the helm at that Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Earlier this fall information was released that Helton was on the short list of candidates. Though the fiscal year is only half over, the finance office is in [...]

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