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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 [...]

Adderhold Announces Candidacy For County Clerk

Adderhold Announces Candidacy For County Clerk

Travis Adderhold announces his candidacy for Jefferson County Clerk on the May 1 Republican Primary ballot. Travis has lived in Jefferson County for over 20 years. He moved to Jefferson County with his parents while attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in pursuit of his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Adderhold worked for the former [...]

Lodwick Disqualified From May 1st Republican Primary

Lodwick Disqualified From May 1st Republican Primary

Kenneth H. Lodwick, who had submitted paperwork to run for the office of Circuit Court Clerk, has officially been disqualified by the Tennessee Republican Party (TRP) from running as a Republican candidate in the May 1st primary. An official challenge of Mr. Lodwick’s status as not being a “bona fide Republican” was submitted in late-January [...]

Rachel Niceley of Strawberry Plains Announces Candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor

Rachel Niceley of Strawberry Plains Announces Candidacy  for Jefferson County Mayor

Rachel Niceley of Strawberry Plains announces her candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor in the Republican Primary on May 1st. Rachel is the youngest daughter of Sen. Frank and Cyndie Niceley and sister to former County Commissioner Anna Niceley-Barreiro. Her main platform points include reducing Jefferson County’s debt, making county government more transparent and accessible, respecting [...]

The Race is ON

The Race is ON

Though May is still several months away, the closing date to file as a candidate in the May 2018 primary passed last week. There are a few highly contested elections on tap for the May primary, including that of Jefferson County Mayor, Jefferson County Sheriff, County Trustee, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk for Jefferson County, [...]

Frank Herndon Seeks Re-Election For Jefferson County Clerk

Frank Herndon Seeks Re-Election For Jefferson County Clerk

Jefferson County’s current County Clerk, Frank C. Herndon, is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for County Clerk in the May 1st Republican Primary. Herndon, who is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County says, “I have been honored to serve the citizens of Jefferson County as your County Clerk for the past four years, and I respectfully ask [...]

County Department of Education Building Funding Approved

County Department of Education Building Funding Approved

The historic Department of Education building located in Dandridge will soon get a nearly $1.3 million dollar face lift and renovation thanks to action taken in a called meeting of the Jefferson County Commission that was held Monday evening, February 12, 2018 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Seventeen Members of the twenty one member [...]

State Department Of Education Denies Waiver Of Illness Days – Students To Make Up Days

State Department Of Education Denies Waiver Of Illness Days – Students To Make Up Days

February 19 and 20th will now become regular school days for Jefferson County Schools.  After closing on Thursday and Friday, due to illness, Jefferson County Schools has now missed a cumulative number of 12 days of school.  As was previously advertised on our Public 2017-2018 Calendar, the first days to be used for make-up days [...]

ROBERT TUCKER ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY MAYOR

ROBERT TUCKER ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY MAYOR

Jefferson County Commissioner and PDS founder Robert Tucker declared his candidacy for Mayor. “I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Jefferson County During my 20 plus years as a business owner and nearly eight years of experience on commission in this county, I have gained an understanding of the complexities [...]

Mayor Alan Palmieri Interview – Budget Season

Mayor Alan Palmieri Interview – Budget Season

Latest Updates On Broadband Availabiliy

Latest Updates On Broadband Availabiliy

David Seal is a guest editorialist this week on The Post. David is a long time educator in Jefferson County, as well as a recognized artist and local businessman. He also serves Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and as a lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain and broadband accessibility on [...]

County Commission Freezes Funds For Animal Shelter Until Open Surrender Is Reinstated

County Commission Freezes Funds For Animal Shelter Until Open Surrender Is Reinstated

Jefferson County Commissioners gathered Monday for an early evening meeting in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The meeting was the regular voting meeting that had been previously canceled due to inclement weather and was preceding an already established budget committee meeting. Commission Chair Tucker called the meeting to order. Following the approval of the agenda [...]

Jefferson County Fair Looks To Settle Debt, In Hopes Of Lease

Jefferson County Fair Looks To Settle Debt, In Hopes Of Lease

Last week the Jefferson County School Board was faced with the issue of a lease agreement with the Jefferson County Fair. The grounds that have housed the Jefferson County Fair belong to the Department of Education and, as of the meeting Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, the terms of the past lease had not been [...]

School Board Questions Uncompleted Capital Projects

School Board Questions Uncompleted Capital Projects

The Jefferson County School Board met for their regular monthly meeting last week. This was the first voting meeting since the installation of Interim Director of Schools Finchum. Following the approval of the agenda and consent agenda, the Board received a brief overview of the state of the Special Education Department from Department Director Bowlin. [...]