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“Basketball Doesn’t Build Character, It Reveals It”

“Basketball Doesn’t Build Character, It Reveals It”

Jefferson County High School longtime Assistant Basketball Coach John Hill unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Hill was a life long native of Jefferson County where he was a member of the Dandridge community. Born on May 6, 1945, John and his late brother, Edd, resided for many years with his Aunt Daisy [...]

Early Voter Turnout Struggling

Early Voter Turnout Struggling

Despite the fervor that accompanied the May Primary Election, Jefferson County has had a less than stellar start to the August 7, 2014 General Election. While the General Election historically does not pull in the voters like a Primary Election, according to numbers provided by the Tennessee Secretary of State, Jefferson County was trailing its [...]

Please Share The Roadways With Our Farmers

Please Share The Roadways With Our Farmers

East Tennessee is known for its rolling hills and fertile land. Though the face of the region has changed in the past few decades, it is still largely rural and farming is still a viable part of the local economy. Regardless of the nature of the farmer, either working the land full time as his [...]

Industrial Development Board – Property Owners Express Interest In Optioning To IDB

Industrial Development Board – Property Owners Express Interest In Optioning To IDB

The Jefferson County Industrial Board met on Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Masters. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Snodgrass, Shelton and Kisabeth. With a Motion from Board Member Keck and 2nd from Jenkins the Minutes were Approved. The Financial Report, [...]

Director Edmonds Pushes To Assure School Will Start On Time At JCHS

Director Edmonds Pushes To Assure School Will Start On Time At JCHS

The Jefferson County School Board met on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Patriot Academy. The meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Potts. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Vines and Rogers. With a Motions from Board Members Jarnigan/Lowery and Jarnigan/Bradley the Agenda and Consent Agenda were Approved. No teachers, students or citizens [...]

$2.35 Property Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2014-2015; Commission Honors Billie Jean Chambers

$2.35 Property Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2014-2015; Commission Honors Billie Jean Chambers

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Quarterly Session on Monday, July 21, 2104 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Baxley and Tucker. Commissioner Dockery exited at recess.  No citizens requested to speak at the Public Hearing on [...]

State Representative Jeremy Faison Joins With Secretary Of State To Announce Tennessee Honor Vote Program

State Representative Jeremy Faison Joins With Secretary Of State To Announce Tennessee Honor Vote Program

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) joined with Tennessee’s Secretary of State this week to officially announce the Honor Vote Program for 2014. The Tennessee Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans. The program was an overwhelming success in 2012, having received nearly 3,500 submissions. For [...]

Bill Jarnigan Announces Bid For Re-Election To School Board

Bill Jarnigan Announces Bid For Re-Election To School Board

Bill Jarnigan is announcing his bid for re election to the Jefferson County School Board. As an eight year veteran of the Jefferson County School Board, Bill has been supportive of the Building Program and was instrumental in the naming of Mount Horeb School in honor of the community. Bringing the red light to the [...]

Commission Work Session Preview For Budget Voting Meeting

Commission Work Session Preview For Budget Voting Meeting

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Work Session on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Tabor, Barreiro, Cureton, Patterson and Kesterson. Three Citizens appeared before the Commission. Two requested funding for the Jefferson County [...]

Committee Corrects Error – Gives Preliminary Ok On Finance Office Purchase

Committee Corrects Error – Gives Preliminary Ok On Finance Office Purchase

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Griffith. Absent from Roll Call was Committee Member Cureton. In for Cureton was Committee Member Turner. A public hearing concerning the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget preceded the business meeting. [...]

Beeler announces run for re-election in Jefferson County, 10th District

“Robert W. “Bob” Beeler, County Commissioner for Jefferson County’s 1oth District has announced his candidacy for re-election. A four-term incumbent, Beeler is known for his conservative and common sense approach to local government.” “It has certainly been an honor and privilege to represent the people of the 10th District of Jefferson County on County Commission [...]

Fain Announces Candidacy for Republican Committeewoman

Fain Announces Candidacy for Republican Committeewoman

Betty Fain has announced her candidacy for Republican State Executive Committeewoman in the 8th State Senate District; including Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Union County. Betty was born and raised in Jefferson County where she has been actively involved in Republican politics throughout her adult life. She has held numerous positions over the years [...]

Jennifer Inman Little Seeks Re-election As State Executive Committeewoman

Jennifer Inman Little Seeks Re-election As State Executive Committeewoman

Jennifer Inman Little announces her campaign for reelection as State Executive Committeewoman for the 8th Senate District. Jennifer currently serves Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson and Union Counties. Each senate district elects by ballot one man and one woman to serve on the state committee. Committeewoman Little has served in multiple county party leadership rolls [...]

Changes On Horizon For Dandridge

Changes On Horizon For Dandridge

The Town of Dandridge will allow beer permits inside the Historical Town Square, following a meeting last week for a third and final reading on the issue. In a 4-2 vote, with Aldermen Kesterson and Thornhill voting No and Nelson absent, the language that prevented permits in the area due to proximity to a “gathering [...]

Rep. Faison Lobbies For Beth-Car Recognition

Rep. Faison Lobbies For Beth-Car Recognition

State Representative Jeremy Faison was in attendance this past Sunday at Beth-Car United Methodist Church in White Pine. He came to present a declaration announcing the church as one of the oldest in the state of Tennessee. Several years after Methodism was first organized, a Methodist Society was organized at Beth-Car. This was around 1787 [...]

Chief Justice Wade Visits Dandridge

Chief Justice Wade Visits Dandridge

The Vance Building in Dandridge hosted a meet and greet for Chief Justice Gary Wade of the Tennessee Supreme Court on Sunday, July 6, 2014. The bi-partisan event was well-attended, and all who came were encouraged to stay and enjoy refreshments throughout the early evening. State Representative Andrew Farmer introduced the Chief Justice, following remarks [...]

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