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Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day! Millions of Americans will celebrate Columbus Day today, though it actually falls on October 12th, and in response to the federal holiday banks , Postal Service and State, Federal and local government offices will be closed for business. Since 1866 Columbus Day has been marked as the day to recognize Christopher Columbus [...]

Jefferson County Schools Create ACT Task Force

Jefferson County Schools Create ACT Task Force

Jefferson County Schools has created an ACT Task Force to help strengthen the preparation of students in the school district for success on the ACT. The focus of the group will be to build a bridge between all grade strands so that the ACT test is not just seen as a high school initiative, but [...]

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Newly re-elected School Board Member and previous long standing chair, Anne Marie Potts, was elected as Chairman of the 2018/19 Jefferson County School Board. With all six of the currently serving members present, the School Board unanimously elected Potts to lead the Board during their voting meeting Thursday evening.They also unanimously elected another senior member [...]

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

Dandridge, Tn., September, 26, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Jefferson County, including Dandridge, New Market & White Pine. This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations [...]

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

The State of Tennessee recently released information regarding the progress of schools across the state. Jefferson County Schools received the designation of being named an Advancing School District and had four schools that made the reward school list. Maury Middle School, New Market Elementary School, Rush Strong Elementary School and Talbott Elementary School all received [...]

Jadah Rice Crowned 2018 Jefferson County High School Homecoming Queen

Jadah Rice Crowned 2018 Jefferson County High School Homecoming Queen

To wrap up an exiting week of events honoring Jefferson County Homecoming, the students of the high school crowned their Homecoming Queen.  The representatives were chosen by popular vote and escorted by Cadets of the Jefferson County JROTC. The 2018 Jefferson County Homecoming Queen is Jadah Rice. Jadah Rice is the daughter of Sara Northern, [...]

Safety Awareness at Rush Strong School Begins at Young Age

Safety Awareness at Rush Strong School Begins at Young Age

Rush Strong Elementary School brought together their Kindergarten classes for a morning of safety awareness and instruction with SRO officer Moose Soloman. Rush Strong’s kindergarten teachers partnered with personnel to give the schools newest arrivals important tips about their new surroundings. SRO officer Soloman gathered with the 46 kindergartener’s along with eight grade volunteers to [...]

Jefferson County High School Announces Homecoming Court for 2018

Jefferson County High School Announces Homecoming Court for 2018

Jefferson County High School is set up to celebrate homecoming this week.  Each class elected members of the Homecoming Court to represent them throughout homecoming week.  The 2018 Jefferson County Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday night at the game against the William Blount Governors.  Each member of the court will be escorted by cadets [...]

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

The Jefferson County Budget Committee hosted their first meeting,following election of a new cohort of County Commissioners, preceding the meeting of the full body Monday evening, September 10, 2018. While most of the agenda consisted of the items that were in the nature of general housekeeping, including the passage of school and county budget amendments, [...]

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

A new class of County Commissioners took their first steps in public office on Monday, September 10,2018, as the Jefferson County Commission held its first Work Session since the August elections that placed nine new commissioners at the table. Because officers cannot be elected until the first voting meeting, which will take place next week, [...]

Jefferson County Schools Receive Settlement For Building 8 Collapse

Jefferson County Schools Receive Settlement For Building 8 Collapse

Thursday, August 30th the Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners held a special called meeting and authorized the Director of Schools to work with the attorney representing Jefferson County, Mr. Albert Harb, to agree with Traveler’s Insurance on a final amount. Jefferson County Schools has received the final settlement check from Traveler’s Insurance Group in [...]

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 [...]