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Coffey Sworn In As Sheriff

Coffey Sworn In As Sheriff

Saturday Morning, Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey took the oath of service as he prepares to shift in to his new position.  Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Coffey was sworn in by Judge Duane Slone on a Bible held by his wife Kristi.  The special event was held at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Dandridge, since [...]

Jefferson County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

Jefferson County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Jefferson County man is charged in both Greene and Hamblen Counties with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Greene and Hamblen County Sheriff’s Offices, today announced the arrest of Howard [...]

City of New Market Faces Audit Challenges

City of New Market Faces Audit Challenges

Monday night, the New Market Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their regular meeting. With all members present, the meeting was called to order by Mayor Beau Tucker, and the minutes from the last meeting were gone over and approved by the board.  New Market’s monthly financial records were also gone over and approved.  [...]

TWRA Joins American Eagle Foundation for Bald Eagle Release in Honor of U.S. Marine

TWRA Joins American Eagle Foundation for Bald Eagle Release in Honor of U.S. Marine

In honor of a fallen U.S. Marine, TWRA joined AEF for an American bald eagle release at the foundation’s Eagle Hack Tower on Douglas Lake in Jefferson Co. While traveling through Waynesboro, Virginia, TWRA Fisheries Technician Gary Loucks visited Jake’s Bar and Grill and met restaurant owner Rhonda Winfield, who told him about her son Jason (nicknamed Jake), who lost his life while serving his country during the war on [...]

Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

After a day of celebrating the princes and princesses of Jefferson County, the main ceremony of the Fairest of the Fair Competition was held Saturday night. 7 lovely ladies from the surrounding area competed for the crown.  Contestants were interviewed by judges, performed a dance to Blake Shelton’s version of Footloose, and were also asked [...]

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

JOHNSON CITY – The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours and earn a [...]

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

The Maury Hornets will be welcomed back to school Thursday by a massive Hornet standing guard at the entrance of the school. The 1,300 pound structure stands tall just outside of the main entrance.  Made from a mix of metals, the giant hornet rests on a base created by a piece of the old Dandridge [...]

ELECTION RESULTS

ELECTION RESULTS

Voting totals are in and there will be several new local office holders sworn in on the last day of this month. Though the August 2nd election was the primary for the state, it was also the General Election for Jefferson County and the office of Jefferson County Mayor was contested making it the top [...]

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools hosted the entire administrative team last week as part of the annual Principal Retreat. Lead principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, central office supervisors, and the Director of Schools took part in two days of training in preparation for the beginning of school. The meetings were held on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, [...]

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Trooper Jeff Coffey resigned today. He was elected Jefferson County Sheriff. He served the THP for 13 years. Congratulations!

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education

Boyd Foundation Awards C.A.R.E. Dog Park Dash Grant

Boyd Foundation Awards C.A.R.E. Dog Park Dash Grant

The dogs and their humans of Jefferson County will soon have a new place to play. Back in March, the Boyd Foundation launched the Tennessee Dog Park Dash, a multi-year initiative toward making Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America. Over the next three years, The Boyd Foundation will award $3 million in total grants for building [...]

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

In July 2013, the Jefferson County High School campus experienced a roof collapse in a building known as Building 8. Following this roof collapse, the Jefferson County School District filed lawsuit against Travelers Insurance in an effort to obtain restitution for the damage caused by the roof collapse. This was the Jefferson County School’s response [...]

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

According to Jefferson County, TN Sheriff’s Department – A male and female committed Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping on two Residence in Jefferson County, Tn. Clyde Moore age 82 on June 29th 2018 and Roy Ledbetter age 72 on July 2nd 2018. They tied both victims up and robbed them of money and weapons. Our [...]

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early voting has begun for the August 2, 2018 Election, which includes Federal and State Primary elections and the county general elections.  Locally, decisions will be made on Jefferson County Mayor, all 21 County Commission Seats, and School Board Districts one and three. Friday, July 13, 2018 marked the first day of early voting and [...]

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien has announced plans for retirement effective December 31, 2018. Chosen as president of the private, Christian liberal arts university on July 8, 2008, O’Brien has served Carson-Newman for ten years. The O’Briens will continue their service to the university through the fall semester as the Board of Trustees begin the [...]