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Attempted Breakout at Mountain View Sunday Night

Attempted Breakout at Mountain View Sunday Night

On Sunday evening, July 21 at approximately 9:00 p.m. , an attempted break out was made at the Mountain View Youth Detention center. According to Dandridge Police Chief, Carson Williams, nine inmates broke windows and made their way on to two roofs at the facility. Dandridge Police, and other surrounding law enforcement agencies including Tennessee […]

Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Jefferson County Finance Office and Jefferson County Mayor’s Office will not be relocating to another downtown Dandridge location according to a tie vote of County Commissioners that defeated a motion that would have purchased the proposed new location for up to $1 million dollars plus associated costs. The motion was tied to the sale of […]

Elementary School Basketball Returns to School Locations

Elementary School Basketball Returns to School Locations

Elementary School Basketball will return to Jefferson County Schools this winter but for the first time in over two decades games will be held on school property. The Jefferson County School Board voted 4-0 to return the league games to school property after several seasons of play at the Dandridge Activity Center. The recommendation for […]

Jefferson City Industrial Site Property Purchase Complete

Jefferson City Industrial Site Property Purchase Complete

It’s official: the property has changed hands from private to public, and—for the first time in more than 40 years—Jefferson City has a site of substantial size to market to industries. As a result of a July 11 transaction with Jefferson Court LLC, the Jefferson City Industrial Development Board (IDB) now holds the deed to […]

Spirit of Nations Powwow to Honor the Elders

Spirit of Nations Powwow to Honor the Elders

Seated: Mark Potts, Mayor of Jefferson County. Standing left to right: John Martin, member of the board of directors for Indian Creek Productions, Inc., sponsor of the powwow and former chairman of the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs. Dr. Samuel Hollingshead, Chairman of the Indian Creek Productions, Inc., board of directors and assistant principal at […]

Dandridge Council Moves Question of Annexation to Planning Commission for Recommendation

Dandridge Council Moves Question of Annexation to Planning Commission for Recommendation

The Town of Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously voted to send a request for annexation into Dandridge to the Dandridge Planning Commission for recommendation. The request for annexation was brought by the Darrell and Lori Miller who are currently the owners of Bootleggers Distillery in Hartford, Tn. The Millers purchased an expanse of […]

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

In their first meeting since approving a five cent property tax increase for the current fiscal year, the Jefferson County Commission held their annual quarterly work session. While many upcoming agenda items are more general housekeeping in nature, the Commission will vote on a recommendation from the Jefferson County Budget Committee that would approve the […]

Happy Independence Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Happy Independence Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Today is July 4th, or as the holiday is officially known, Independence Day! Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which established the nation as sovereign from British rule and taxation. Despite being put into action on the 4th, the Thirteen Colonies legally separated from Britain on July […]

Former Deputy Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Former Deputy Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

James B. Dunn, District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District, announce that Timothy Paul Tewell, 47, has pleaded guilty in jefferson County Circuit Court on Monday, July 1, 2019 to Aggravated Sexual Battery and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He received a sentence of eight years as a range I offender to be served […]

Child Struck By Boat Propeller On Douglas Lake

Child Struck By Boat Propeller On Douglas Lake

DANDRIDGE, TENN.—A four-year-old child has been seriously injured after being struck by a boat propeller during a boating incident on Douglas lake this afternoon. TWRA Boating Enforcement Officer Chase Rich reports that around 3 p.m., Bill Thomas Wardlow Jr., 44, of Sevierville, was swimming with three children under the age of eight years old near […]

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

The Jefferson County School Board met last week at the Historic Jefferson County Court House. The business session followed a work session and short trip to view property for potential sale. The voting portion of the meeting largely consisted of general housekeeping items associated with the fiscal year of 2018-2019, which comes to a close […]

Tennessee Announces 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Tennessee Announces 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce the nine finalists for the 2019-20 Tennessee Teacher of the Year award. The finalists represent each of the six Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) area in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division (West, Middle, and East). Grand Division winners including the Teacher of […]

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

Earlier this afternoon, just before 4:00 pm, unofficial credible sources reported that a mother and child being strolled on a sidewalk were killed due to a hit and run on W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway near the Sustainable Aquatics business front in old downtown Jefferson City, TN. Further according to sources, another pedestrian was struck […]

AEC Announces $1.14M USDA Rural Development Loan for Purchase of Industrial Property within Jefferson City

AEC Announces $1.14M USDA Rural Development Loan  for Purchase of Industrial Property within Jefferson City

You can only get one through an electric cooperative. The Federal government has once again awarded a substantial loan through the USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program—this time, to Jefferson City’s Industrial Development Board (IDB). AEC General Manager Greg Williams is a staunch proponent of the program: “I am so pleased that the […]

Carson-Newman University names Dr. Charles A. Fowler as 23rd president

Carson-Newman University names Dr. Charles A. Fowler as 23rd president

Carson-Newman University announced today that Dr. Charles A. Fowler will serve as the 23rd president of the 168-year-old institution. The public announcement came during a news conference held in Ted Russell Hall. The institution’s Presidential Search Committee and Board of Trustees approved Fowler following a unanimous vote. “Our search was deliberate, intentional and process-oriented,” said […]

Douglas Lake Drowning Victim Recovered

Douglas Lake Drowning Victim Recovered

The body of Daryl Lee Smart, 50, of Asheville, North Carolina resurfaced on Douglas Lake this morning about 7:20 a.m. as rescue crews were launching their boats to continue the recovery effort.  The victim’s body was recovered approximately 300 feet from the Nina Creek Access Area boat ramp.  Investigators say his body will be taken […]

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