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Holiday Schedule for State and Local Government

Holiday Schedule for State and Local Government

In observance of the upcoming New Year’s Day holiday, Tennessee State and Jefferson County Government offices will be closed for business on Monday, January 2, 2017 and Tuesday, January 3, 2017. They will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 for regular business hours. The Federal Government will be closed for observance of New Year’s Day [...]

A Year In Review: 2016, January-June

A Year In Review: 2016, January-June

This is the first entry in “A Year in Review,” covering some important events in the first half of 2016. As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, many of us will be taking time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year. 2016 has been a varied year, offering plenty of [...]

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

The Annual Dandridge Christmas Parade was held in Downtown on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board and the Jefferson County Budget Committee held a joint meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Patriot Academy to discuss and take action on the White Pine School Project. Preceding the joint meeting the School Board held their own meeting to conduct some end of the year business and [...]

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

On December 16th, 2016 Deputies were treating an inmate at the Jefferson County Work House 983 Industrial Park Road Dandridge, Tn. Inmate Adam Lethco had hurt his hand and Deputies were icing and wrapping his hand. As the Deputies exited the cell four inmates assaulted the Deputies, took the keys to a Deputies Vehicle and [...]

New Aldermen Take Seats In First Voting Meeting – Lengthy Agenda For Dandridge BMA

New Aldermen Take Seats In First Voting Meeting – Lengthy Agenda For Dandridge BMA

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the Town of Dandridge met for their regular voting meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, marking the first voting meeting for two new Aldermen. Alderman Reese and Alderman Elder were sworn in earlier this month, along with returning Alderman Nelson and Mayor Gantte. Tuesday’s meeting boasted a lengthy [...]

Solar Panel Subscription Presented to Expo Center by AEC

Solar Panel Subscription Presented to Expo Center by AEC

Gift-giving season may be just around the corner, but the folks at the Co-op are starting early. Appalachian Electric Cooperative has conveyed the generation of four solar panels from the utility’s new 1.3 megawatt community solar facility in New Market to the Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine. Mitch Cain, member [...]

School Board Bumps Capital Projects List and Shifts Funding to White Pine

School Board Bumps Capital Projects List and Shifts Funding to White Pine

Action taken by the Jefferson County School Board following push back from the Jefferson County Budget Committee leaves an unfunded Capital Projects Plan and a White Pine renovation project that is short on time and money. Earlier in November, the School Board was informed that the $2.8 million dollars in funding that was earmarked for [...]

County Commission Upholds Planning Commission Decision

County Commission Upholds Planning Commission Decision

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Monthly Session preceding the Thanksgiving Holiday break, which will be their last scheduled meeting of the calendar year. Items of business included several resolutions and a contested rezoning request for property off of Highway 139 in Dandridge. With a motion from Commissioner Baxley and 2nd from Commissioner [...]

SFMO, Red Cross Join Jefferson Co. Fire Departments to Install Smoke Alarms Nov. 19

SFMO, Red Cross Join Jefferson Co. Fire Departments to Install Smoke Alarms Nov. 19

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) will join forces with nine Jefferson County fire departments and the American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee to install free smoke alarms in homes throughout Jefferson County on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Working in conjunction with local residents, organizers hope to reach at least 800 homes during the [...]

Budget Committee Sends Back School Board Request

Budget Committee Sends Back School Board Request

The renovation and additions to White Pine School were the largest item of conversation and action as the Jefferson County Budget Committee met for the regular November session on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Jefferson County Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds carried a request from the Jefferson County School [...]

Prisoner Escapes From Jefferson County, TN Work House

Prisoner Escapes From Jefferson County, TN Work House

11-11-2016 at 7:56 P.M. Jeremy Ryan Archer escaped from the Jefferson County Work House 983 Industrial Park Road, Dandridge, Tn. Archer was spending time for Violation of Probation on previous charges of Burglary of a vehicle, theft, and vandalism. Archer was being held in an isolated cell for breaking a sprinkler head off at the [...]

White Pine School Project Hits Costly Bump in the Road

White Pine School Project Hits Costly Bump in the Road

The Jefferson County School Board hit a road block in their plans to renovate and expand White Pine School, a project that initiated as a joint funding effort between the Jefferson County Commission and the School Board. Originally, the plan was to renovate the kitchen area of the school and put on additional classroom space [...]

Constellation Of Microsatellites To Gather Never-Before Seen Details On Formation Of Tropical Cyclones And Hurricanes

Constellation Of Microsatellites To Gather Never-Before Seen Details On Formation Of Tropical Cyclones And Hurricanes

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites that will gather never-before-seen details on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes. The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium [...]

Jefferson County Declares Ban On Open Air Burning

Jefferson County Declares Ban On Open Air Burning

Due to extreme fire hazard conditions, the Commissioner of Agriculture in consultation with the State Forester and the Mayor of Jefferson County, Alan Palmieri has issued a burning ban prohibiting all open air fire in any area of the County of Jefferson, Tennessee until rescinded. A violation of this ban is reckless burning and punishable [...]

Nyrstar Tennessee Mines’ Notify Jefferson County Property Owners Of Intent To Exercise Mineral Rights

Nyrstar Tennessee Mines’ Notify Jefferson County Property Owners Of Intent To Exercise Mineral Rights

Several Jefferson County land owners were recently informed that Nyrstar Tennessee Mines, located in Strawberry Plains, will begin exercising their mineral rights which will impact an undisclosed number of Jefferson County property owners. Nyrstar’s mineral interest in Jefferson County encompasses 9,105 acres, according to filings in the Jefferson County Assessor of Property’s Office. Letters that [...]