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Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will receive the lion’s share of funding from the proceeds of the hotel/motel tax, thanks to action taken by the Jefferson County Budget Committee last week. In a split vote, the Committee approved a funding request from the Chamber of Commerce for $345,000 which was a significant increase from [...]

Honey Miller Receives Volunteer Award

Honey Miller Receives Volunteer Award

Jefferson County resident Honey Miller was awarded the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Award at Sunday’s banquet held at the Cherokee County Club in Knoxville. The East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony Is sponsored by Home Federal Bank and held every year to recognize individuals who volunteer helping making their communities better. The Awards ceremony is [...]

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

Members of the Jefferson County Commission met last week for their regular voting meeting but it was not the handful of items on the agenda that brought the most discussion. A recent incident at White Pine School was the point of conversation at the Monday voting meeting of the legislative body. A citizen addressed the [...]

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

A Thursday afternoon incident at White Pine School has some parents and Board Members questioning why the school did not go on lock down following the escape of two prisoners who were on work detail at the school and the subsequent theft of a Department of Education vehicle that was used in that escape. According [...]

Early Voting Begins

Early Voting Begins

Jefferson County jump started the voting process last week as early voting began on April 11, 2018 for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election. While historically Jefferson County has split the election day and early vote tally nearly equally, that was not the case in 2014 for the Primary Election cycle where early voting numbers [...]

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Debate Clips by Office: Introduction, Judges, Uncontested, State Representatives Mayor Debate Sheriff Debate Circuit Court Clerk Trustee County Clerk   

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

The Jefferson County School Board offered the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools to Shane Johnston of Rhea County, following interview with three candidate finalist Monday, April 2, 2018. Finalist interviews started at five pm with Mark Garrett, a Jefferson County native and community favorite for the position. All finalist were allocated one hour [...]

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How Safe are Jefferson County Schools?

How safe are Jefferson County Schools? For many parents, this is the question that plagues them, especially when incidents happen that make it impossible to ignore the fact that school safety presents a modern day quagmire that simply did not exist thirty years ago. While statically more than 95% of the schools nationwide have instituted [...]

Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is perhaps one of the saddest yet most revered days in Christianity. Good Friday is today March 30, 2018. Good Friday marks the beginning of this upcoming Easter weekend leading up to celebrations on Sunday as Easter Sunday. Just in case you need a refresher Good Friday is the Friday before Easter on which [...]

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

Tense Meeting Proves No Interest in Changing Jefferson County Boundaries

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Voting Meeting last week and, though there were other items of interest, an old topic facing the commission took the majority of the meeting time. Residents from Parrotts Chapel who are interested in succeeding from Jefferson County to become a part of Sevier County were out in [...]

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

School Board Announces Short List of Candidates for Director of Jefferson County School

The Jefferson County School Board narrowed 9 candidates for the Director of Jefferson County Schools down to three finalist. Names of the finalists were announced at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County School Board on Thursday evening, March 22, 2018. One local applicant and two from outside the area made the short list [...]

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Though the May election is still several months away, some are already looking toward the General Election in August. The late summer election ballot will carry the Republican nominations for County Elected Officials for the office of Mayor, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Court Clerk, Registrar of Deeds, Trustee, as well as judicial positions. Headlining [...]

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Search for the next Director of Jefferson County Schools is in full swing and the Jefferson County School Board will begin the interview process this week. Search facilitator Wayne Qualls presented the School Board with nine candidates for the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools during the Thursday, March 15, 2018 Board Work Session. [...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Jefferson County Post!

Today we celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland and avoid those who want to pinch us. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day Saturday March 17, 2018. Many around the world, not just those of Irish origins, will use the day to celebrate heritage and Christian traditions. St. Patrick’s Day has a rich and varied past that actually [...]

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

Fire Dept. Funding Hot Topic At Dandridge Board Of Mayor & Aldermen

The Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the allocation of up to $425,000 for a new fire truck to address the need to send multiple trucks for water carry load at their regular voting meeting Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018. Fire Chief Andy Riley made the presentation for a new truck, which has been [...]