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Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Debate Clips by Office: Introduction, Judges, Uncontested, State Representatives Mayor Debate Sheriff Debate Circuit Court Clerk Trustee County Clerk   

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

The Jefferson County School Board offered the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools to Shane Johnston of Rhea County, following interview with three candidate finalist Monday, April 2, 2018. Finalist interviews started at five pm with Mark Garrett, a Jefferson County native and community favorite for the position. All finalist were allocated one hour [...]

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How safe are Jefferson County Schools? For many parents, this is the question that plagues them, especially when incidents happen that make it impossible to ignore the fact that school safety presents a modern day quagmire that simply did not exist thirty years ago. While statically more than 95% of the schools nationwide have instituted [...]

Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is perhaps one of the saddest yet most revered days in Christianity. Good Friday is today March 30, 2018. Good Friday marks the beginning of this upcoming Easter weekend leading up to celebrations on Sunday as Easter Sunday. Just in case you need a refresher Good Friday is the Friday before Easter on which [...]

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Meeting last week and, though there were other items of interest, an old topic facing the commission took the majority of the meeting time. Residents from Parrotts Chapel who are interested in succeeding from Jefferson County to become a part of Sevier County were out in [...]

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

The Jefferson County School Board narrowed 9 candidates for the Director of Jefferson County Schools down to three finalist. Names of the finalists were announced at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County School Board on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018. One local applicant and two from outside the area made the short list [...]

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Though the May election is still several months away, some are already looking toward the General Election in August. The late summer election ballot will carry the Republican nominations for County Elected Officials for the office of Mayor, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Court Clerk, Registrar of Deeds, Trustee, as well as judicial positions. Headlining [...]

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Search for the next Director of Jefferson County Schools is in full swing and the Jefferson County School Board will begin the interview process this week. Search facilitator Wayne Qualls presented the School Board with nine candidates for the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools during the Thursday, March 15, 2018 Board Work Session. [...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Today we celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland and avoid those who want to pinch us. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day Saturday March 17, 2018. Many around the world, not just those of Irish origins, will use the day to celebrate heritage and Christian traditions. St. Patrick’s Day has a rich and varied past that actually [...]

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

The Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the allocation of up to $425,000 for a new fire truck to address the need to send multiple trucks for water carry load at their regular voting meeting Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018. Fire Chief Andy Riley made the presentation for a new truck, which has been [...]

County Commission Holds March Work Session

County Commission Holds March Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular work session on Monday evening at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens addressed the County Commission regarding a variety of issues including Parrott’s Chapel, the County Animal Shelter and EDA. Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri introduced local attorney Richard Tally who brought the topic of a class [...]

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

With budget season under way, the Jefferson County Budget Committee met for their regular voting meeting on Monday evening, March 13, 2018 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The committee approved several budget amendments on both the County and School side largely as a part of regular housekeeping. The majority of the discussion centered around [...]

Rescue 180 Honored at CADCA’S National Leadership Program

Rescue 180 Honored at CADCA’S National Leadership Program

On Feb. 6, Rescue 180 was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C. The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug [...]

Spring Break Fun Not Far Off

Spring Break Fun Not Far Off

With all the illness and winter weather going around lately, it’s hard to image that it will be over anytime soon. Fear not! Spring and eventually dare we say, summer, is on the way in the coming months. Longer days with sunshine and better weather are just around the corner. Why not kick start all [...]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Michigan Drug Trafficker in Jefferson County

Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Michigan Drug Trafficker in Jefferson County

On Monday, February 12, Tennessee Highway Patrol Fall Branch Interdiction Plus Trooper William Connors stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Jefferson County for a speeding violation.  While interviewing the driver, several indicators of criminal activity were present.  Interdiction Plus Trooper Sollie Rabun arrived on scene to assist with a consensual search of the vehicle. The [...]