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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

Chasity Osborne Crowned Homecoming Queen

Chasity Osborne Crowned Homecoming Queen

An exciting week of homecoming activities came to a close Friday night at halftime of the Jefferson County High School vs Dobyns-Bennett High School football Game. All the homecoming representatives, escorted by JROTC cadets, graced the field in their evening best, honoring each class that had elected them. Congratulations to the Jefferson County High School […]

School Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar

School Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar

The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners convened at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Thursday night for the monthly work session and meeting. To begin the meeting, Maury Middle School and New Market Elementary Schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools. Reward schools are generally those that are improving in terms of achievement and growth […]

Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award

Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service receives American Heart Association’s  Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award

Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow […]

AEC Announces Board Election Results

AEC Announces Board Election Results

Today, AEC announced the official results from board elections held during the voting period of August 26, 2019 through September 26, 2019. These results were affirmed by the cooperative membership and inserted into the official minutes of the 79th annual meeting report. In 2019, three cooperative districts had board seats up for elections; those being […]

Escapee Detained, Facing Charges in Jefferson and Grainger Counties

Escapee Detained, Facing Charges in Jefferson and Grainger Counties

Jason Dwight Carr has been captured following a pursuit on Lakeshore Rd. by the Grainger County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being transported to the Jefferson County Detention Center were he is facing several charges in Jefferson and Grainger Counties.

Welding at JCHS Brings Governor Lee and Other Dignitaries

Welding at JCHS Brings Governor Lee and Other Dignitaries

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee paid a visit to Jefferson County High School to help unveil a new state-of-the-art facility to train the next generation of industry workers. Lee, along with State Representatives Andy Farmer and Jeremy Faison, County Mayor Mark Potts, Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston, JCHS Principal Dr. Scott Walker, School Board Members, […]

Four School Bus Mechanics Suspended Pending Investigation As Escapee Remains At-large

Four School Bus Mechanics Suspended Pending Investigation As Escapee Remains At-large

Four Jefferson County Department of Education employees have been suspended without pay following the escape of a prisoner on work detail. Justin Allen, Jr. Shults, Bryan Drinnen and Eugene Ogle, all employed as mechanics with the Jefferson County School System and all located at the bus garage, received letters dated September 20, 2019 notifying them […]

Inmate Escapes In School Vehicle

Inmate Escapes In School Vehicle

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County Schools released the following statement concerning the incident: “Earlier today my office was notified that an inmate from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department had stolen a car from the transportation garage and fled the property. Central office staff worked with schools and placed four school campuses (Piedmont, Patriot […]

County Commission Approves $11 Million Funding Request

County Commission Approves $11 Million Funding Request

Jefferson County Commissioners met for their Regular Monthly Voting Session on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Absent at Roll Call were Commissioners Phagan, Blevins and Byrd. Following the call to order, the floor was opened for nomination and election of officers for the County Commission for the 2019/2020 year. By […]

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