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Same District – Different Perspective

Same District – Different Perspective

Interview with Jimmy Carmichael, County Commissioner District #9 The proposed Megasite that is slotted for the Valley Home/ Talbott Kansas Road area of the County will have a major impact on residents of District 9. County Commissioner for District 9, Jimmy Carmichael, has been open regarding his view of the Megasite and what will become [...]

Wide Spread Flooding

Wide Spread Flooding

Days of unrelenting rain took its toll on Jefferson County last week, leaving many residents dealing with the fallout from extensive flooding. Around 8 inches of rain fell locally in the span of a four and ½ day period, that left many homeowners dealing with floods in their homes and on their property. Creeks flooded [...]

Jefferson County Commission Work Session

Jefferson County Commission Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission held their regular quarterly work session on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills and all Commissioners were present. Two citizens addressed the Commission. Both asked questions regarding the proposed Megasite for industrial development that has been proposed [...]

Leadership gathering for East Tennessee Regional Megasite

Leadership gathering for East Tennessee Regional Megasite

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR EAST TENNESSEE REGIONAL MEGASITE The Jefferson County Economic Development Oversight Committee (EDOC) hosted business, economic development and community leaders during a breakfast Tuesday to share information and garner support for the proposed East Tennessee Regional Megasite. The gathering on the campus of Carson-Newman College in [...]

Body Farm Zoning Decision Draws Suit

Body Farm Zoning Decision Draws Suit

A proposed cadaver research area that is slotted for Jefferson County is the issue of contention in a recently filed law suit. Doris Ligon dba Highland Oak Farms has filed suit against the Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals for their December 18th 2012 decision to place “body farms” as approved usage in A-1 zoning [...]

PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013-14 TENNESSEE WILDLIFE CALENDAR ISSUE

PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013-14 TENNESSEE WILDLIFE CALENDAR ISSUE

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2013-14 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s popular annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing and wildlife species native to Tennessee, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee. Interested photographers must submit their [...]

Vick vs. Jefferson County Board of Education Court Date Set

Former principal of Jefferson Elementary School Dr. Robert C. Vick and Jefferson County Board of Education have a court date set for March 19, 2013 to hear arguments over his demotion from his position as principal at Jefferson Elementary School. The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Vick, contents that his demotion on June 18, 2009 violated [...]

Dandridge Farmers Market 2013 Planning Meeting

Dandridge Farmers Market 2013 Planning Meeting

Dandridge Farmers Market 2013 Planning Meeting will be held January 15, 2013, UT Extension Office in Dandridge at 6 PM A 2013 planning meeting for the Dandridge Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 6 PM at the UT Extension Office on Lake Drive in downtown Dandridge. The Dandridge Farmers Market [...]

Resolve to Give Blood

Resolve to Give Blood

Medic Regional Blood Center hopes that blood donation is on top of the list for New Year’s Resolutions. “If all donors gave just one more donation per year, our area would rarely experience a blood shortage,” explains Christi Fightmaster, Director of Public Relations. Medic is the sole provider of blood for 21 counties and 27 [...]

Jefferson County School Board Meets In Called Meeting

Jefferson County School Board Meets In Called Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board met in a Called Meeting on December 18, 2012 in the Media Center of Jefferson County High School. The purpose of the Called Meeting was for action regarding the White Pine School Copier Settlement. Prior to the Called Meeting the School Board met in Executive Session with their attorney. The [...]

Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee

The meeting was called to order by Chairman O’Donovan at 10AM and introductions were made. Dan noted that Mike Keane, our colleague, friend and vice-chairman of LEPC, passed away on December 3rd. The vice-chair vacancy will be addressed at the next LEPC meeting in March 2013. Mike will be missed by all. · The September [...]

Redistricting

Redistricting

In the most recent election, Jefferson County elected two Representatives to the State House. The redistricting process divided Jefferson County into Districts 11 and 17, sharing representation with Cocke and Greene Counties in District 11 and Sevier County in District 17. Jeremy Faison will represent Jefferson County in District 11. Faison is an incumbent and [...]

Dr. Bob and Dr. Terry Douglass to deliver Carson-Newman’s fall commencement addresses

Dr. Robert Overholt, known across much of Tennessee as “Dr. Bob,” will deliver Carson-Newman College’s fall commencement address to undergraduates at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, in Holt Field House. Dr. Terry Douglass will address those receiving graduate degrees at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church. “We are certainly [...]

Portable Classrooms To Remain At JCHS, Jefferson Academy, and White Pine School

The Jefferson County School System is in the process of removing portables from some local schools. The relocation of some of the units has been the source of questions in the County. Director of School Facilities and Business Affairs, Michael Phagan, provided information regarding the relocation of County owned units to replace leased units at [...]

EMS / EMA / E911 Receives Patriotic Addition

EMS / EMA / E911 Receives Patriotic Addition

The new Jefferson County Emergency Combination Building received a new Patriotic addition last week, thanks to the generous contribution from Modern Woodmen of America. Two local Modern Woodmen of America chapters joined together to provide a flag pole for the new facility. The 30 ft tall aluminum flag pole is adorned with a 15 inch [...]

Work To Begin In Jefferson County Schools

Work To Begin In Jefferson County Schools

Some Jefferson County Schools are slotted for work, as the Director of Transportation, Maintenance and Capitol Projects Phagan procured funding for several projects that had been postponed. Funding for the planned expenditures rolled into the School system fund balance at the end of the last fiscal year, which ended in June of 2012. Director of [...]