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Local Election Results Are In

Local Election Results Are In

Jefferson County residents came out in mass during the Governor’s election cycle to make their voices heard voting north of 16,000 in combined voting total. While the bulk of votes were cast during early voting, in excess of six thousand voted Election Day. Strongly contested races on the state and national level drove the unexpected [...]

Tennessee State Parks Host Free Hikes the Day After Thanksgiving

Tennessee State Parks Host Free Hikes the Day After Thanksgiving

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 state parks the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. “Tennessee’s state parks are once again offering the opportunity to get outdoors the day after Thanksgiving to engage in healthy, fun activities,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “It’s [...]

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Recovering from Severe Weather Damage

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Recovering from Severe Weather Damage

Severe weather made its way across the Volunteer State late Monday afternoon and evening and into early Tuesday morning leaving a trail of damage in its wake. As those affected by last night’s storms begin recovery, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding consumers of tips to aid them as they move [...]

Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

Support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone. The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life. The Tennessee Department of Health urges Tennesseans who want to quit smoking [...]

Night Of Patriots Interview With David Seal As Show Approaches

Night Of Patriots Interview With David Seal As Show Approaches

Jefferson County Teacher Haley Ottinger Named To Tennessee Department of Education Inaugural Tennessee Teacher Ambassador Network

Jefferson County Teacher Haley Ottinger Named To Tennessee Department of Education Inaugural Tennessee Teacher Ambassador Network

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that nine educators have been selected to participate in the inaugural Tennessee Teacher Ambassador Network (TTAN) during the 2018-19 school year. The TTAN is a unique opportunity for teachers to advise and be embedded in the work of the Department of Education without asking them to leave the classroom. [...]

Jeff Depew Seeks Re-Election To Dandridge Board Of Mayor And Aldermen

Jeff Depew Seeks Re-Election To Dandridge Board Of Mayor And Aldermen

Jeff Depew, of 787 Cherokee Drive, Dandridge, announces his candidacy for the seat of Alderman for the Town of Dandridge. Jeff is currently a member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, filling out the term for the late David Jones. In his two years as Alderman for the Town of Dandridge, Depew has supported [...]

Troubling Questions Concerning Broadband

Troubling Questions Concerning Broadband

Several questions remain unanswered concerning the fate of broadband internet service in Jefferson County, Tennessee, namely the time and date at which the citizenry will have full access to affordable, reliable, and competitive internet services. Will the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) award grants to expand internet in Jefferson County as a [...]

School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at the Patriot Academy for their Work Session. Prior to the Call to Order, several school officials, along with members of the Board, toured various location around Jefferson County High School hoping to identify the most logical location to implement upgrades to various sports [...]

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

Do you marvel at your friend’s ability to assemble complex IKEA furniture and navigate a new city, or do you all-around groan at your own lack of spatial skills? Don’t fret! A new CIRES-led study found that you, too, can improve your spatial reasoning with practice. Spatial reasoning skills are critical in many scientific disciplines, [...]

Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day! Millions of Americans will celebrate Columbus Day today, though it actually falls on October 12th, and in response to the federal holiday banks , Postal Service and State, Federal and local government offices will be closed for business. Since 1866 Columbus Day has been marked as the day to recognize Christopher Columbus [...]

Jefferson County Schools Create ACT Task Force

Jefferson County Schools Create ACT Task Force

Jefferson County Schools has created an ACT Task Force to help strengthen the preparation of students in the school district for success on the ACT. The focus of the group will be to build a bridge between all grade strands so that the ACT test is not just seen as a high school initiative, but [...]

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Newly re-elected School Board Member and previous long standing chair, Anne Marie Potts, was elected as Chairman of the 2018/19 Jefferson County School Board. With all six of the currently serving members present, the School Board unanimously elected Potts to lead the Board during their voting meeting Thursday evening.They also unanimously elected another senior member [...]

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

Dandridge, Tn., September, 26, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Jefferson County, including Dandridge, New Market & White Pine. This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations [...]

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

The State of Tennessee recently released information regarding the progress of schools across the state. Jefferson County Schools received the designation of being named an Advancing School District and had four schools that made the reward school list. Maury Middle School, New Market Elementary School, Rush Strong Elementary School and Talbott Elementary School all received [...]

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