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Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, will be helping people see more clearly. Since she was 16 years old, Savannah knew that she wanted to be an optometrist. She knew what classes would be required, what credits would transfer, and the path that she wanted to take. While most of her peers […]

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

The sculpture that we are dedicating today symbolizes several things; and I hope when people see this art work in the future they are reminded of some of these symbols. PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP, two of the most important things that we teach our students. In fact, our school mission statement makes direct reference to the […]

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

The moment that over 400 students have waited the last 13 years for, finally came around Saturday Morning. The community arrived in full force to honor the Jefferson County High School Class of 2019. The 44th Commencement Ceremony, was full of excitement, hope, and of course the Pomp and Circumstance that one would expect with […]

JCHS Seniors Recognized at Honors Night

JCHS Seniors Recognized at Honors Night

Graduation is just around the corner, and before the big ceremony on Saturday, Jefferson County High School took one last chance to honor its Class of 2019 with Honors Night. Countless scholarships were awarded, along with department awards, and students who were at the top of their class. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for […]

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen declined to sign a letter of support for a proposed low income housing development that would have utilized a part of the old Dandridge Elementary School. The school, which is a historic building located in the Historic District of downtown Dandridge, has spent several decades in disrepair. The building […]

Jefferson County High School Honors Underclassmen During 2019 Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Honors Underclassmen During 2019 Honors Night

Monday night, Jefferson County High School held its annual Underclass Honors Night at the Carson-Newman University Student Activities Center. The evening honored 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who earned many accolades among their peers. Congratulations to all the students on a great school year! Girls State Representatives: Karissa Long, Sarah Tollefson, and Kaitlyn Williams. […]

Flags Become End Of School Issue At JCHS

Flags Become End Of School Issue At JCHS

Recent issues at Jefferson County High School have put the spotlight on the school’s policy concerning flags and their ability to adorn student vehicles. Last week, the issue came to a forefront when school administration admonished students for the flying of flags on student vehicles in the school parking lot. Parents became involved when the […]

JCHS Recieves Recognition in Best High Schools Rankings

JCHS Recieves Recognition in Best High Schools Rankings

Jefferson County High School received recognition in the 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on their performance on state tests, graduation rate, and how well they prepare students for […]

School Board Meets To Finalize 2019 2020 Budget

School Board Meets To Finalize 2019 2020 Budget

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, May 9, 2019 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse to finalize their fiscal year 2019/2020 budget document in anticipation of presentation before the Jefferson County Budget Committee later this month. In a motion from School Board Chair Potts and with a second from Board Member Pinkerton, the […]

DOE and County Focus on Upcoming Budget Deadlines

DOE and County Focus on Upcoming Budget Deadlines

Jefferson County and Jefferson County Department of Education are looking at a quickly approaching deadline to complete the proposed budget document for the fiscal year 2019/20. With both the Jefferson County Budget Committee and the Jefferson County School Board hosting several budget related meetings this month, the hope is to have a balanced budget document […]

New Market Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

New Market Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

A joint investigation with Special Agents from the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with multiple East Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a New Market police officer for arranging to have sexual activity with a minor. At the request of 4th District Attorney General Jimmy […]

End of an Era; TWRA Officer Wayne Rich Retires

End of an Era; TWRA Officer Wayne Rich Retires

After 37-years-of-service to the hunters, anglers and boaters of Tennessee, Jefferson County Wildlife Officer Wayne Rich has retired. Wayne began his career with TWRA on April 1, 1982 a few days after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. His first assignment was part-time boating safety enforcement […]

Budget Committee Faces $1.6 Deficit – Struggles to Make Cuts

Budget Committee Faces $1.6 Deficit – Struggles to Make Cuts

Members of the Jefferson County Budget Committee were hard at work Monday evening, April 22, 2019, as they met to address funding requests from non profit organizations. The committee entered the evening $1,679,000 in the red, according to information provided by Jefferson County Finance Director Potts, and looking to dig out the county out of […]

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

The Jefferson County Board of Education held a ground breaking ceremony for the new multi sports complex at Jefferson County High School. The upgrades to the current facilities will allow a safe environment for all student athletes, as well as other members of the student body that utilize the track and field, and will answer […]

Leadership in place at White Pine School, Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School for the 2019/20 School Year

Leadership in place at White Pine School, Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School for the 2019/20 School Year

The Jefferson County Department of Education has released the names of those that will be filling the position of Assistant Principal for three local schools. Following the retirement of the Principals for White Pine School and Jefferson Middle School, as well as the promotion of Dandridge Elementary School’s Principal Tommy Arnold, three current Assistant Principals […]

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

This is a significant year for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) and for you, residents of our primary response area.  This year the department is purchasing a new fire engine to replace a 31 year old engine in our fleet.  The cost to purchase the Pierce M206 Rescue-Pumper is $365,943.00. Thanks to your past […]

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