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Planning Commission Considers Guidelines for Cadaver Research Centers

Planning Commission Considers Guidelines for Cadaver Research Centers

The Jefferson County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday evening in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting preceded the County Planning Commission and only one item was on the agenda. The Board Approved a request for a 15 foot variance for a home to be placed [...]

Dandridge Low Income Housing Development To Be Revisited This Thursday

Dandridge Low Income Housing Development To Be Revisited This Thursday

A tax credit housing development that was slotted for the Shrader Road area in Dandridge, adjacent to the Field of Dreams and the new multi million dollar Activity Center investment, hit a bump in the road at last week’s Dandridge Planning Commission Meeting. WODA, an Ohio based Development Company, had appeared before the Planning Commission [...]

Jefferson Memorial Foundation Board Meets

Jefferson Memorial Foundation Board Meets

The Jefferson Memorial Foundation Board met on Monday, February 25, 2013 to discuss and take action regarding $12.4 million dollars in funds that the Foundation is charged with investing and distributing. Following a Call to Order by Board Chairman Fain and approval of the minutes, the Chairman informed the Board that action was needed to [...]

And Now We Wait

And Now We Wait

The Jefferson County Commission recently approved funding in the amount of $442,311 for the initial phase of certification for the proposed Megasite project that would be located around the interstate 40 and interstate 81 split. The appropriation came at the request of the Economic Development Board, which is an arm of the Jefferson County Chamber [...]

Two Bucks and a Nickel, Can We Hold On?

Two Bucks and a Nickel, Can We Hold On?

Though the third month of 2013 is just approaching, the fiscal year for Jefferson County is winding down and the budgeting process for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is in full swing. Jefferson County Finance Director Helton stated that the County side of the financial picture appears to be in a good place heading into the [...]

TN House Representative Faison on Property Rights, Gun Rights & Small Business

TN House Representative Faison on Property Rights, Gun Rights & Small Business

Tennessee House Representative Jeremy Faison of District 11, which includes a portion of Jefferson County, has spent a considerable amount of time in Nashville recently as the 108th Tennessee General Assembly is currently in session. Though this is Faison’s sophomore year as a Representative, due to redistricting, it is his first term as a Representative [...]

East TN HAMS Attend District 8 Leadership

East TN HAMS Attend District 8 Leadership

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) leaders representing twelve east Tennessee counties gathered last Saturday to discuss emergency communications preparedness and how amateur radio operators (HAMS) can best serve their local communities.The following counties comprise District 8: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union. and nearly all were represented at [...]

League of Women Voters Celebrates 93nd Birthday

League of Women Voters Celebrates 93nd Birthday

The League of Women Voters celebrated our 93rd anniversary on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Since our founding in 1920, the League has worked tirelessly to protect and uphold the constitutional right to vote, a right that composes the very foundation of our democracy. However, while we celebrate our successes, we are concerned by stark challenges [...]

Planning Commission Rescinds Dandridge Development Decision

Planning Commission Rescinds Dandridge Development Decision

The Dandridge Planning Commission met in a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the Public Works Building in Dandridge. The purpose of the meeting was for consideration to Act Upon or Rescind the Revitalization Plan of WODA Development for the Shrader Road area around the Field of Dreams and new Dandridge Activity [...]

Examining The Battlefield

Examining The Battlefield

The Save Our Farms and Homes organization met on Monday evening to discuss issues pertaining to the recent decision by the Jefferson County Commission to tie County funding of the proposed Megasite to eminent domain and recent information concerning TVA and State of Tennessee’s statements on their participation in the proposed project. Present at the [...]

C-N department chairs give presentation at San Antonio conference

Four Carson-Newman University department chairs traveled to the Academic Chairperson’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 7, to present their paper: “Navigating Waves of Change: A Peer-Led Chair Development Series.” Drs. Jeremy Buckner, Christine Dalton, Kara Stooksbury, and Laura Wadlington presented their research before department chairs from across the country. “This came about [...]

TVA and State Statements Regarding Megasite Funding Participaton

TVA and State Statements Regarding Megasite Funding Participaton

Jefferson County Commission recently appropriated $442,311 in initial funding for the certification phase of the proposed East Tennessee Regional Megasite. There has been question of the level of involvement, particularly concerning financing of the project, from the State of Tennessee and Tennessee Valley Authority. Though a TVA spokesman recently stated during an interview that the [...]

Jefferson City Fire Recruit Academy Prepares for Live Burn

Jefferson City Fire Recruit Academy Prepares for Live Burn

Trainers and Fire Recruits participating in the Jefferson City Fire Recruit Academy were hard at work on Saturday putting in the long hours required to prepare for the State test later this year. Instructors and recruits will put in training hours three days per week, until the final live burn test in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. [...]

Norfolk Southern Intermodal Still Question Mark

Norfolk Southern Intermodal Still Question Mark

In the wake of proposed development in Jefferson County, questions have arisen concerning Norfolk Southern’s intent regarding the proposed Intermodal site slotted to be located in the New Market area. Susan Terpay, Director of Public Relations for Norfolk Southern, would neither confirm nor deny reports that Norfolk Southern is nearing completion of the necessary property [...]

Special Called School Board Meeting

Special Called School Board Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board met in a Called Meeting and Workshop on Thursday evening, February 14, 2013. After a Call to Order from Chairman of the Board Potts, Mt. Horeb Principal Sandra Austin presented a list of requested items for purchase from the remaining funds from the QCSB account (building bonds). Money from the [...]

Vehicle Owner Still Being Sought After Wednesday Night Fire

Vehicle Owner Still Being Sought After Wednesday Night Fire

New Market Volunteer Fire Department responded to an automobile fire call on Wednesday night on John Barber Road in Strawberry Plains.  The vehicle was totally lost to flames.  According to Captain Sammy Solomon, early determination of ownership was impossible due to the vin number and plates being totally destroyed at the time of this article. [...]