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Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Photos courtesy of Morristown Police Department The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Papa John’s Pizza. Just before noon, January 5, 2020 a white male in his mid-20’s to early-30’s described as clean-shaven and approximately 6’ tall weighing about 200 pounds robbed […]

Baneberry Recipient Of $30,000 Non-Matching Grant from Jefferson Health Care Foundation

Mayor Hernandez announced today the City of Baneberry is the recipient of a non-matching grant from the Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund in the amount of $30,000. Mayor Hernandez stated the money would go for equipment to update the city fire department. Mayor Hernandez wants to extend her deep appreciation to Vice Mayor Tom Carter […]

Jefferson County Government and Jefferson County Schools Announce Joint Initiative For Vehicle Maintenance

Jefferson County Government and Jefferson County Schools Announce Joint Initiative For Vehicle Maintenance

Jefferson County Government and Jefferson County Schools are excited to announce a joint initiative designed to more efficiently manage the maintenance of county owned automobiles and buses. The plan calls for the current county garage that maintains many of the automobiles owned by Jefferson County to absorb the workload associated with maintaining the bus fleet […]

How School Closings & Delays Are Decided

How School Closings & Delays Are Decided

Schools Director Warns Parents of Possible Listeria Contamination After Food Vendor Recall

Schools Director Warns Parents of Possible Listeria Contamination After Food Vendor Recall

In a statemen by Dr. Shane Johnston, Jefferson County Director of Schools, November 25, 2019 – “One of the food vendors for Jefferson County Schools notified the Food Services Department that there was a recall for a base that is used to make soups and to flavor vegetables. This notification was received shortly after 11:00 […]

Jefferson County Schools Director Addresses Rumors With County Commission

Jefferson County Schools Director Addresses Rumors With County Commission

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County Schools, recently approached the Jefferson County Commission to address a handful of, what the Director qualified as, rumors that have been circulating in the community through social media. He stated that he wanted the County Commission and public to be aware of facts rather than relying on the […]

County Commission Holds Final Voting Meeting For 2019

County Commission Holds Final Voting Meeting For 2019

The Jefferson County Commission held their final scheduled voting meeting of the year, as no regular meetings are on the calendar for December. Though Commissioners declined to tap into the nearly $8 million dollars that has accrued from hospital lease payments and is held in a special account, they did move on allocating $675,000 to […]

“Planned Shooting” Social Medial Post Causes Anxiety In Jefferson County School Community – “Incorrect” According To Director of Schools, Dr. Johnston

“Planned Shooting” Social Medial Post Causes Anxiety In Jefferson County School Community – “Incorrect” According To Director of Schools, Dr. Johnston

According to Jefferson County Director of Schools Thursday, November 21, 2019 – “an irresponsible social media post has created anxiety in our communities concerning an alleged school shooting planned for tomorrow at Maury Middle School. This information is not correct. Earlier today, a student was disciplined for making a threat and school officials in conjunction […]

First Amendment Presentation by Judge Will Roach – Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

First Amendment Presentation by Judge Will Roach – Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The presentation on the First Amendment by Tennessee General Sessions Court Judge Dennis “Will” Roach II on September 14 prepared the members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), for Constitution Week, September 17-23. In addition, MDW Constitution Week Chairman Glenda Roach gave each member a jingle […]

White Pine School Locks Down Under Threat Of Student Carrying Gun

White Pine School Locks Down Under Threat Of Student Carrying Gun

In a statement today from Dr. Shane Johnston, Jefferson County Director of Schools: “White Pine School administration notified my office that a student had verbally told another student he had a gun at school. This notification was made at approximately 8:15 AM. School officials were notified of this and promptly detained the student and placed […]

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best for All’ Strategic Plan

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best for All’ Strategic Plan

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best For All’ Strategic PlanAcademics, Whole Child, and Educators are top priorities for Tennessee NASHVILLE— Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn today presented the department’s strategic plan to more than 1,000 statewide educators at the 2019 LEAD conference held in Nashville. The plan, called “Best for All,” sets priorities for the department in serving […]

27th Annual Night Of The Patriots Returns, November 7th, 2019 – Interview with Producer David Seal

27th Annual Night Of The Patriots Returns, November 7th, 2019 – Interview with Producer David Seal

Commission Seats White Pine Mayor Glenn Warren As District 3 Commissioner

Commission Seats White Pine Mayor Glenn Warren As District 3 Commissioner

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Quarterly Voting Session on Monday, October 21, 2019 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Absent from Roll Call was Commissioner Byrd. Following the prayer, which was offered by Commission Chaplin Douglas, House Representative for Jefferson County and the Head of the Republican Caucus for the State of […]

Walker Hired As Secondary Supervisor & District Testing Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools

Walker Hired As Secondary Supervisor & District Testing Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools

Today we are excited to announce Mrs. Michelle Walker has been hired as the Secondary Supervisor & District Testing Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools. “We are excited to see Mrs. Walker’s move to central office. She has worked hard as a building level principal in the Jefferson County School System and the academic strides made […]

Gun Sanctuary Town Declared By Dandridge Board Of Mayor and Aldermen

Gun Sanctuary Town Declared By Dandridge Board Of Mayor and Aldermen

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Dandridge, Tennessee voted Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019 to make the municipality a Gun Sanctuary Town. Last week, the issue was brought before the board by Alderman Kesterson at the monthly work session. While the BMA voiced their support of gun owner rights, questions arose concerning the ability […]

Jefferson County Schools 2020-2021 Calendar

Jefferson County Schools 2020-2021 Calendar
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