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Jefferson County Schools Rollout 1:1 Initiative

Jefferson County Schools Rollout 1:1 Initiative

The Jefferson County Schools 20/20 Vision Team was assembled in 2016 to take Jefferson County Schools to the next level with blended and personalized learning. The focus of this team, made up of teachers, administrators, technology leaders, and central office leaders, was to investigate ways to provide students with technology that would promote and enhance [...]

County Commission Passes 2018-2019 Budget

County Commission Passes 2018-2019 Budget

Thursday night, the Jefferson County Commission gave the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year a once over, deliberated over amendments, and successfully passed it, just in time for the new fiscal year. After facing the shortfall of over $800,000 dollars, and providing a way of correcting the deficit, the commissioners went through and approved [...]

School Budget Movers and Shakers.

School Budget Movers and Shakers.

Tuesday night, the Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners held it’s final meeting with Interim Director Sherry Finchum at the helm, who will be replaced by the new Director of Schools Shane Johnson for the August meeting. After the approval for the minutes of the May meeting, and the approval of Tuesday’s agenda, there were [...]

Jefferson County 911 Receives Life-Saving Location from Apple for 9-1-1 Calls Via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse

Jefferson County 911 Receives Life-Saving Location from Apple for 9-1-1 Calls Via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse

Jefferson County 911 will be receiving fast and accurate device location data for 9-1-1 calls from Apple devices via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. The first and most important question in every 9-1-1 call is “What’s the location of your emergency?” Knowing the caller’s location is the first step to dispatching live-saving emergency responders. Jefferson County [...]

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

GIVE HIM SIX! It’s Football Time … in Tennessee! The national champions are clad in Big Orange! For more than 30 years, iconic play-by-play man John Ward brought Tennessee football and basketball games to life as the “Voice of the Vols” on Vol Network radio broadcasts. Ward passed away Wednesday evening in Knoxville. He was [...]

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

TWRA officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Douglas Lake Sunday night after a boat ran aground on an island injuring four people and ejecting one occupant. Officers say that between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m., a 2011 23-foot Mastercraft being operated by Brandon Watson, 21, of Strawberry Plains was traveling upstream from Douglas [...]

Professional Educators of Tennessee Announces Award Winners

Professional Educators of Tennessee Announces Award Winners

Professional Educators of Tennessee, a statewide professional association whose members come from all aspects of the educational systems in our state, announced their statewide award winners at their annual conference. “We are pleased to honor these well-respected educators that are making a difference in the lives of real students, while upholding the highest ethical standards [...]

Budget Committee To Recommend No Tax Increase Budget

Budget Committee To Recommend No Tax Increase Budget

The Jefferson County Commission will receive a recommended fiscal year 2018/19 budget from the Jefferson County Budget Committee that will include no property tax increase. Despite a deep hole of around $830,000 that faced the committee at their last meeting, committee members approved using funds from the Hospital Reserve Fund to meet the financial needs [...]

Happy Memorial Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day From The Jefferson County Post

Today marks the unofficial kick off of the season that we have all been waiting for, Summer! Today is Monday May 28, 2018 which means that it is Memorial Day. While this weekend may be coming to an end, we can all rest assured that warmer temperatures and summer fun are on the way. However, [...]

JCHS Celebrates Senior Students With Honors Night

JCHS Celebrates Senior Students With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School celebrated its Seniors on Tuesday night with the annual Honors Night awards ceremony.  The Event, held at Carson Newman’s Student Activities Center, honored over 300 students with scholarships, class honors, and group honors.  A special time for the event was the honoring  of JoAnne Vest, this year’s JCHS Community Patriot, for [...]

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Congratulations Class of 2018!

On a beautiful Saturday morning, hundreds of people gathered to honor Jefferson County High School’s 2018 Graduates at Walter’s State Expo Center in White Pine. The graduating seniors, 433 strong, filed in to the familiar sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” to be recognized by the community for their hard work and accomplishments. Eimy Quiroz welcomed [...]

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

The weather is warm, the local lakes are near or above full pool and the fish are biting. All of that is good news for the local economy. With four tournaments down and ten more to go before winter moves into the area, Jefferson County lakes are on the radar for anglers all across the [...]

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Throughout history there has been a long standing tradition to honor mothers and motherhood. Today is Mother’s Day Sunday May 13, 2018. Mother’s Day falls each year on the second Sunday in May. Honoring mothers and mother figures around the world this holiday has a long standing history that made it into the beloved holiday [...]

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will enter the final few weeks of budget season looking for $837,000 following the review and passage of most departmental budgets. After receiving budget requests and the passage of non profits, the committee found themselves digging out of a nearly $1.1 million dollar hole. Jefferson County Sheriff McCoig cut just [...]

Jefferson County Community Nationally Recognized for Wildfire Preparedness

Jefferson County Community Nationally Recognized for Wildfire Preparedness

The City of Baneberry in Jefferson County, Tenn. has earned Firewise USA recognition from the National Fire Protection Association based on their efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes in their community to wildfire. This community joins 21 others in Tennessee to earn this recognition since the program started in 2002. In celebration [...]

The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 was the Election Day for County Primaries, and with several offices running without Democrat or Independent opposition, those County Offices were decided. The exception is the County Mayor’s race, which is now between Mark Potts and Mike Dockery, and will be decided in the August 2 General Election. The total voter [...]