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Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Concerns from parents at Maury Middle School precipitated questions regarding the possible infestation of bats at Maury Middle School. According to information provided by parents, bats have been plaguing the school since the weather warmed up in late March. Though the situation has been brought to the attention of school administrators, it has been kept [...]

Video Interview With Mayor Alan Palmieri – White Pine Commerce Park, Budget Season & Department Needs

Video Interview With Mayor Alan Palmieri – White Pine Commerce Park, Budget Season & Department Needs

Public Service Committee Passes Torch Back To Fire Chiefs

Public Service Committee Passes Torch Back To Fire Chiefs

Fire Department Funding was the topic of discussion as the Jefferson County Public Service Committee met last week at the Patriot Academy. Charged by the Budget Committee with reviewing established areas of service, the possibility of combining stations and bringing back a formula for equitable funding, the Public Service Committee and representatives of most of [...]

Dandridge Facing Fire Dilemma – Town Takes Hard Look At Options

Dandridge Facing Fire Dilemma – Town Takes Hard Look At Options

Questions regarding funding for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department were the focus of an extended Work Session for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Town of Dandridge is in the budget process and looking for options regarding fire department funding that might be more palatable in light of equipment upgrades that will be necessary [...]

Five In Five, An Interview With Jefferson County Finance Director Langdon Potts

Five In Five, An Interview With Jefferson County Finance Director Langdon Potts

Budget Season is in full swing and Jefferson County Director of Finance, Langdon Potts, is front and center in the budgeting process. The Jefferson County Post caught up with Director Potts for a Five in Five interview about how the proposed fiscal year 2017/2018 budget is shaping up and what tax payers may be able [...]

Jefferson County Democrats Meet and Elect New Officers

Jefferson County Democrats Meet and Elect New Officers

Members of the Jefferson County Democrats met today at the Jefferson City Library to elect new officers. The meeting quickly moved through the process of nominations and voting. Five positions in total were voted upon, as well as additions to the executive member committee. John Sonnen was voted again as the Chair of the Jefferson [...]

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic with Budget Committee

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic with Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee continued their work on the fiscal year 2017/18 budget earlier this week with a review of the County’s Debt Service, Capital Projects and Non Profit requests. Included in the non profit were funding requests from the various fire departments, the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Alliance, Jefferson County Humane Society [...]

School Board Steps Up for Students and Staff in Light of Proposed Changes at Mountain View Youth Development Center

School Board Steps Up for Students and Staff in Light of Proposed Changes at Mountain View Youth Development Center

In unanimous action Thursday evening, March 23, 2017, the Jefferson County School Board approved a resolution drafted by Director of Jefferson County Schools Edmonds that goes on record in opposition to changes that may be contemplated by the State of Tennessee regarding educational placement of inmates at Mountain View Youth Development Center and any intent [...]

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

County Commission Nixed Proposed White Pine Commerce Park and Eyes Established Location

The Jefferson County Commission declined to approve funding for a proposed Commerce Park that was to be located in the C.H. Rankin, Hwy 113 and Roy Messer area of White Pine. Multiple citizens took to the podium again at Thursday’s Voting Meeting to assure that their concerns regarding the proposal were heard prior to the [...]

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Town Of Dandridge And County Put State On Notice To Keep Security High At Mountain View

Jefferson County Commission and the Town of Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen took action last week to pass resolutions against the removal of razor wire at Mountain View Youth Development Center. Recently, the State of Tennessee Department of Child Services, which oversees the youth corrections programs in the state, announced that they would be [...]

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

IDB Requests Initial $2 Million Investment in Commerce Park

A proposed Commerce Park to be located in the White Pine community was the subject of discussion at the Jefferson County Work Session that was held Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Several citizens spoke in opposition to the site selected for the Commerce Park, which would impact property on the [...]

Citizens Align to Oppose Commerce Park in White Pine

Citizens Align to Oppose Commerce Park in White Pine

Citizens opposing the location of the proposed White Pine Commerce Park met last week to organize their efforts to derail the project. While there are multiple reasons cited from those opposing the Commerce Park, location and funding appear to top the list. Stress on roads, property value impact and proximity of an established similar park [...]

Tensions Rise As Razor Wire Comes Down At Mountain View

Tensions Rise As Razor Wire Comes Down At Mountain View

Serious changes are on tap for Mountain View Youth Development Center and the impact of those changes have been the cause of concern for local government officials and citizens. Mountain View is currently a state run, “hardware secure” youth correctional facility located on Industrial Drive in Dandridge,Tennessee. As is typical with a “hardware secure” correctional [...]

Area Elected Officials Attend Municipal Government Overview Course

Area Elected Officials Attend Municipal Government Overview Course

Marianne Reese of Dandridge and Chris Fair of New Market were among the municipal government officials who participated in Level I of the Elected Officials Academy on January 27 and 28, 2017 in Luttrell. The Elected Officials Academy is a program designed for elected officials. The curriculum designed for the academy was developed to give [...]

Industrial Development Board Meets, Gives Projected Total Cost of White Pine Commerce Park Project

Industrial Development Board Meets, Gives Projected Total Cost of White Pine Commerce Park Project

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met Friday, February 27, 2017, and was joined by a number of citizens. The meeting opened with comments and questions by citizens. The primary concerns of citizens revolved around the tax abatement of Nyrstar. In response, Chairman Masters stated that Nyrstar’s tax abatement was completely finished as of January [...]

First Full Day of School is August 8, 2017

First Full Day of School is August 8, 2017

The first day of school for Jefferson County students will be on August 8, 2017, though teachers will report for their first full day of school on August 1, 2017. Calendar School Year 2017-2018 dates were solidified on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Regular Meeting of the Jefferson County School Board. Other items of [...]