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Merry Christmas From Jefferson County Mayor’s Office

Merry Christmas From Jefferson County Mayor’s Office

Finance Committee Squeaks By

Finance Committee Squeaks By

The question of a violation of the Open Meeting Act by the Jefferson County Finance Committee during interviews for the Director of Jefferson County Finance Office was brought following the Committee’s decision to recess their public meeting, conduct interviews privately, and then reconvene publicly. Though the meeting and interview session was publicly posted and originally [...]

Carriage Rides, Candlelight Shopping & ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Carriage Rides, Candlelight Shopping & ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Friday evening found the streets in the historic town square in Dandridge awash in a glow, as candlelight shopping took place. Carriage rides through the historic town square afforded visitors the opportunity to view the display of lights in store windows. Shoppers strolled the streets and carolers sang holiday tunes. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [...]

Potts Chosen For Finance Director

Potts Chosen For Finance Director

The Jefferson County Finance Committee has offered Langdon Potts the position of Jefferson County Finance Director. In a 6-1 vote, the decision went to Potts on Friday afternoon, December 12, 2014, following an afternoon of interviews. According to information provided by the Finance Committee, five candidates were afforded interviews from a field of 11 applicants. [...]

Conservation Committee Considers Property

The Jefferson County Conservation Board met on Monday evening, December 1, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by acting Chairman Tucker. Absent from Roll Call was Board Member Kenley. A call was made for nomination for the position of Chairman and Tucker was elected by acclamation. David Swann [...]

Judge Roach Administers Oath To Dandridge Aldermen

Judge Roach Administers Oath To Dandridge Aldermen

Three returning members of the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen were sworn into their positions on December 1, 2014. General Sessions Court Judge Roach performed the swearing in ceremony at the Dandridge Pubic Works Building. Mike Chambers, David Jones and Todd Kesterson were re-elected to serve the Town citizenship during the November 2014 election. [...]

Finance Committee To Begin Interviews

Finance Committee To Begin Interviews

The Jefferson County Finance Committee met on Monday, December 1, 2014 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was Called to Order by Chairman McGraw. Absent from Roll Call was Committee Member Tipton. The Minutes and Agenda were Approved with a Motion from Committee Member Palmieri and 2nd from Committee Member Seal. Under Discussion [...]

Small Business Saturday: Hear Them Ring!

Small Business Saturday: Hear Them Ring!

Though the numbers for Small Business Saturday 2014 will not be available for several days, the predictions and expectation for the November 29th shopping event were for another year of increased volume for small business owners. The trend for the past two years has been toward an increase in consumers that participate in Small Business [...]

How Safe Are Your Medical Records? Local Issues Highlight Concerns

How Safe Are Your Medical Records? Local Issues Highlight Concerns

Identity theft and medical privacy laws are headline-making issues and valid points of concern with patients and in the medical community. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is federally regulated safeguards and procedures that were established to secure the privacy of patient’s medical records and other personal health information. At its core, [...]

Barbie Frozen Out

Barbie Frozen Out

Just in time for Black Friday, the National Retail Federation has released its’ list of most desired toys for 2014, according to a survey of more than 6,500 consumers in November 2014. For the first time since the NRF has been conducting desired toy surveys, the Barbie Doll has been dethroned as the most desired [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Americans celebrate their 151st Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 27, 2014. A great amount of credit for this day of celebration belongs to the Wampanoag Indians, who are believed to be the co authors of the holiday, along with some of the residents of the Plymouth Colony in fall of 1621. Through the years since [...]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces I-40 Challenge During Thanksgiving Holiday Period

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces I-40 Challenge During Thanksgiving Holiday Period

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the agency’s Training Center in Nashville.  Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Governor’s Highway [...]

Jefferson City Bank Robbery

Jefferson City Bank Robbery

TriSummit Bank in Jefferson City was robbed on Monday, November 24, 2014, according to information released by the Jefferson City Police Department. Jefferson County Sheriff GW (Bud) McCoig provided information on the robbery via reports from the Jefferson City Police Department. According to information released, a male wearing dark jeans and a shiny, black, hooded [...]

Myth Busting Building 8

Myth Busting Building 8

When Building Programs span several years and are complicated with extenuating circumstances, such as the Building 8 renovation and restoration proposal, myths often blur the facts, as the public struggles to keep up with the political position. Currently, the Building 8 renovation and restoration is awaiting the bid process. Last week the Department of Education [...]

Shop Small Saturday This Week

Shop Small Saturday This Week

Jefferson County small businesses will celebrate Shop Small Saturday this week. This is a part of a National program to put small business on the forefront, following the big box boom of Black Friday. This year marks the fourth birthday of Small Business Saturday, which was born in 2010 from an effort by American Express [...]

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Awards Dandridge Police Department $31K

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Awards Dandridge Police Department $31K

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office recently awarded the Dandridge Police Department $31,413.00 for alcohol enforcement, announces Chief Carson Williams. In previous years, GHSO awarded Dandridge Police Department $5,000 for high visibility traffic enforcement efforts. This fiscal year, the DPD was awarded over $31,000 to combat impaired driving. This funding will be used for in-car [...]

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