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Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

The weather is warm, the local lakes are near or above full pool and the fish are biting. All of that is good news for the local economy. With four tournaments down and ten more to go before winter moves into the area, Jefferson County lakes are on the radar for anglers all across the [...]

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Throughout history there has been a long standing tradition to honor mothers and motherhood. Today is Mother’s Day Sunday May 13, 2018. Mother’s Day falls each year on the second Sunday in May. Honoring mothers and mother figures around the world this holiday has a long standing history that made it into the beloved holiday [...]

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will enter the final few weeks of budget season looking for $837,000 following the review and passage of most departmental budgets. After receiving budget requests and the passage of non profits, the committee found themselves digging out of a nearly $1.1 million dollar hole. Jefferson County Sheriff McCoig cut just [...]

Jefferson County Community Nationally Recognized for Wildfire Preparedness

Jefferson County Community Nationally Recognized for Wildfire Preparedness

The City of Baneberry in Jefferson County, Tenn. has earned Firewise USA recognition from the National Fire Protection Association based on their efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes in their community to wildfire. This community joins 21 others in Tennessee to earn this recognition since the program started in 2002. In celebration [...]

The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 was the Election Day for County Primaries, and with several offices running without Democrat or Independent opposition, those County Offices were decided. The exception is the County Mayor’s race, which is now between Mark Potts and Mike Dockery, and will be decided in the August 2 General Election. The total voter [...]

Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will receive the lion’s share of funding from the proceeds of the hotel/motel tax, thanks to action taken by the Jefferson County Budget Committee last week. In a split vote, the Committee approved a funding request from the Chamber of Commerce for $345,000 which was a significant increase from [...]

Honey Miller Receives Volunteer Award

Honey Miller Receives Volunteer Award

Jefferson County resident Honey Miller was awarded the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Award at Sunday’s banquet held at the Cherokee County Club in Knoxville. The East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony Is sponsored by Home Federal Bank and held every year to recognize individuals who volunteer helping making their communities better. The Awards ceremony is [...]

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

Members of the Jefferson County Commission met last week for their regular voting meeting but it was not the handful of items on the agenda that brought the most discussion. A recent incident at White Pine School was the point of conversation at the Monday voting meeting of the legislative body. A citizen addressed the [...]

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

A Thursday afternoon incident at White Pine School has some parents and Board Members questioning why the school did not go on lock down following the escape of two prisoners who were on work detail at the school and the subsequent theft of a Department of Education vehicle that was used in that escape. According [...]

Early Voting Begins

Early Voting Begins

Jefferson County jump started the voting process last week as early voting began on April 11, 2018 for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election. While historically Jefferson County has split the election day and early vote tally nearly equally, that was not the case in 2014 for the Primary Election cycle where early voting numbers [...]

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Debate Clips by Office: Introduction, Judges, Uncontested, State Representatives Mayor Debate Sheriff Debate Circuit Court Clerk Trustee County Clerk   

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

The Jefferson County School Board offered the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools to Shane Johnston of Rhea County, following interview with three candidate finalist Monday, April 2, 2018. Finalist interviews started at five pm with Mark Garrett, a Jefferson County native and community favorite for the position. All finalist were allocated one hour [...]

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How safe are Jefferson County Schools? For many parents, this is the question that plagues them, especially when incidents happen that make it impossible to ignore the fact that school safety presents a modern day quagmire that simply did not exist thirty years ago. While statically more than 95% of the schools nationwide have instituted [...]

Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is perhaps one of the saddest yet most revered days in Christianity. Good Friday is today March 30, 2018. Good Friday marks the beginning of this upcoming Easter weekend leading up to celebrations on Sunday as Easter Sunday. Just in case you need a refresher Good Friday is the Friday before Easter on which [...]

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Meeting last week and, though there were other items of interest, an old topic facing the commission took the majority of the meeting time. Residents from Parrotts Chapel who are interested in succeeding from Jefferson County to become a part of Sevier County were out in [...]

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