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Jefferson County Schools Introduce Operation Reach Our Kids

Jefferson County Schools Introduce Operation Reach Our Kids

Jefferson County Schools is prepared to share academic resources to parents/students of the school district. There can be no replacement for the wonderful things that occur when a student is engaged in the learning process by interaction with a highly effective teacher. However, the circumstances facing our students right now calls for other methods. Our […]

Jefferson County Closes Offices to Public

Jefferson County Closes Offices to Public

From the Office of Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts: Effective April 02, 2020.  Jefferson County Offices will be closed to the public.  The offices will be open for business via phone, fax, or internet.  We will have a drop box at the Courthouse ADA entrance.  The Courthouse Security Officer will monitor the drop box.  County […]

Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee First Meeting Of Season

Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee First Meeting Of Season

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened this week to begin work on the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. Due to considerations for the spread of Covid-19 ( coronavirus) Budget Chair Scarlett, Finance Director Potts, Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts, Jefferson County Facilities Director Longmire and Jefferson County Technology Manager Mike Bolton were the only ones present […]

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

State Senator Presses for Broadband Deregulation to Benefit Consumers, Advance Internet Expansion

State Senator Presses for Broadband Deregulation to Benefit Consumers, Advance Internet Expansion

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) continues to advance proposed legislation aimed at making broadband service more available to rural citizens and to create market competition among internet service providers (ISP’s). Her proposals would define broadband at or above the FCC standard, streamline the franchise certification process for ISP’s under certain circumstances, permit authorization for multiple […]

Dandridge Mayor Gantte Address Concerning COVID-19

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic 				Police Academy

Left to Right: Front Row – Bain, Cameron, Second Row – Chief Roger D. Overholt, Third Row – Alexander, Fourth Row – Reed, Fifth Row – Donahoo Walters State Community College’s Police Academy Class 115 graduated on March 24, 2020. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Jason Alexander, Blake Bain, Hunter Donahoo, Michael Cameron and […]

Mayor Potts – Courthouse Entrance & Proceedures

Mayor Potts – Courthouse Entrance & Proceedures

Effective immediately! The only entrance and exit to the courthouse is the ADA entrance on the north side of the building next to the Board of Education Building. The front doors are closed with directions to enter through the ADA entrance. Each department will have a radio to communicate with the Courthouse Security Officer.  The […]

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

The Town of Dandridge is requesting that all residents and visitors adhere to the Department of Health guidelines for social distancing of 6ft and limiting group numbers to 10 or less at gatherings. As the number of Coronavirus positive individuals continue to grow across the state, because we are uniquely placed at the 417 exit […]

Academics and Nutrition in Jefferson County Schools, Closure through April 3, 2020 – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director

Academics and Nutrition in Jefferson County Schools, Closure through April 3, 2020 – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director

Jefferson County Schools will be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020 due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus (Covid-19). ACADEMICS During this time the Jefferson County School System will be providing a list of academic resources available to parents and students. The purpose of these resource links is to keep the focus on […]

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

Governor Lee Issues Statement – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Governor Lee Issues Statement  – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement regarding statewide school closure: “As the response to COVID-19 evolves, I urge every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the latest. Schools should remain closed through March 31, 2020 […]

All In-Person Proceedings In All State and Local Courts of Tennessee Suspended Through March 31, 2020 – Supreme Court Of Tennessee Order

All In-Person Proceedings In All State and Local Courts of Tennessee Suspended Through March 31, 2020 – Supreme Court Of Tennessee Order

Subsequent to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Order NO ADM2020-00428, All in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennesse, including but not limited to municipal, juvenile, general sessions, trial and appellate courts, are suspended from the close of business March 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020, subject to exceptions. The exceptions are included […]

First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Jefferson County, TN

First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Jefferson County, TN

The Tennessee Department of Heath released information today that Jefferson County, Tennessee has its first citizen that has tested positive for Covid-19 or, as it is more popularly known, the Coronavirus. While privacy policies prevent the identification of the Jefferson County resident, it has been confirmed that he/she is a retired international traveler and it […]

Budget Committee Considers Stips On Hospital Reserve Fund Use

Budget Committee Considers Stips On Hospital Reserve Fund Use

The Jefferson County Budget Committee gave the nod to a satellite office for the County Clerk to allow easier access for those living in the Jefferson City area. According to Jefferson County Mayor Potts, the satellite office will be located inside the Jefferson City Walmart. County Clerk Herndon said that he expects to be able […]

Topic Of Merging Rush Strong and Piedmont Schools Packs Courthouse

Topic Of Merging Rush Strong and Piedmont Schools Packs Courthouse

The Jefferson County School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Rumors of a the potential closing of Rush Strong School and the merging of that student body with the Piedmont student body in a new building location, as well as the merging and closing of Talbott school and merging […]

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