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Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

Makenzi Penrod wins 2018 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair

After a day of celebrating the princes and princesses of Jefferson County, the main ceremony of the Fairest of the Fair Competition was held Saturday night. 7 lovely ladies from the surrounding area competed for the crown.  Contestants were interviewed by judges, performed a dance to Blake Shelton’s version of Footloose, and were also asked [...]

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

Carlson Makes ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List

JOHNSON CITY – The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours and earn a [...]

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

Bridge Lives On to Beautify Hornets Nest

The Maury Hornets will be welcomed back to school Thursday by a massive Hornet standing guard at the entrance of the school. The 1,300 pound structure stands tall just outside of the main entrance.  Made from a mix of metals, the giant hornet rests on a base created by a piece of the old Dandridge [...]

ELECTION RESULTS

ELECTION RESULTS

Voting totals are in and there will be several new local office holders sworn in on the last day of this month. Though the August 2nd election was the primary for the state, it was also the General Election for Jefferson County and the office of Jefferson County Mayor was contested making it the top [...]

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools Host Principal Retreat

Jefferson County Schools hosted the entire administrative team last week as part of the annual Principal Retreat. Lead principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, central office supervisors, and the Director of Schools took part in two days of training in preparation for the beginning of school. The meetings were held on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, [...]

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Sheriff-Elect Jeff Coffey Resigns From THP

Trooper Jeff Coffey resigned today. He was elected Jefferson County Sheriff. He served the THP for 13 years. Congratulations!

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education

Video – Welcome To Students & Parents From Jefferson County Department Of Education

Boyd Foundation Awards C.A.R.E. Dog Park Dash Grant

Boyd Foundation Awards C.A.R.E. Dog Park Dash Grant

The dogs and their humans of Jefferson County will soon have a new place to play. Back in March, the Boyd Foundation launched the Tennessee Dog Park Dash, a multi-year initiative toward making Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America. Over the next three years, The Boyd Foundation will award $3 million in total grants for building [...]

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

In July 2013, the Jefferson County High School campus experienced a roof collapse in a building known as Building 8. Following this roof collapse, the Jefferson County School District filed lawsuit against Travelers Insurance in an effort to obtain restitution for the damage caused by the roof collapse. This was the Jefferson County School’s response [...]

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

According to Jefferson County, TN Sheriff’s Department – A male and female committed Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping on two Residence in Jefferson County, Tn. Clyde Moore age 82 on June 29th 2018 and Roy Ledbetter age 72 on July 2nd 2018. They tied both victims up and robbed them of money and weapons. Our [...]

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early voting has begun for the August 2, 2018 Election, which includes Federal and State Primary elections and the county general elections.  Locally, decisions will be made on Jefferson County Mayor, all 21 County Commission Seats, and School Board Districts one and three. Friday, July 13, 2018 marked the first day of early voting and [...]

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien has announced plans for retirement effective December 31, 2018. Chosen as president of the private, Christian liberal arts university on July 8, 2008, O’Brien has served Carson-Newman for ten years. The O’Briens will continue their service to the university through the fall semester as the Board of Trustees begin the [...]

Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth FLW Tour event of the 2019 season, April 11-14 in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The 2019 FLW Tour features seven regular-season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup. Each tournament is streamed on FLW Live and [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Fortune 500 company Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) will establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson City. Oshkosh Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, plans to create more than 300 jobs in Jefferson County [...]

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 [...]