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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. [...]

Chamber Chairman Resigns

Chamber Chairman Resigns

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, David Haston, has resigned his board position with the Chamber. Don Cason, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Director, confirmed that Haston exited his position on Monday, just a few short weeks after assuming the position at the helm of the Board. Cason did not indicate the [...]

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen, February 12, 2013

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen, February 12, 2013

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Tuesday evening for discussion and action on several items of general housekeeping including adjustments in the personnel handbook regarding inclement weather policy, bookkeeping adjustments for the previous fiscal year and adding a Municipal Tax Levy of $13.25 to cases involving judicial action in the Town’s Municipal Court. [...]

First Group Of Property Owners Commits To Options

Property owners representing 400 acres of the proposed megasite in Jefferson County have signed options with real estate representatives of the Jefferson County Economic Development Oversight Committee (EDOC), it was announced February 11th, 2013. Since the Jan. 9 announcement of the megasite proposal, Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate has been communicating with property owners about [...]

COMMISSION GIVES MEGASITE GO-AHEAD

COMMISSION GIVES MEGASITE GO-AHEAD

The Jefferson County Commission held a Special Called Meeting on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Maples and Dockery. Commissioner Barreiro made a Motion to set aside the rules and allow the Attorney for property [...]

Alan Palmieri’s Jefferson County Mayoral Address

Alan Palmieri’s Jefferson County Mayoral Address

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri addressed questions about issues that are currently impacting JeffersonCounty, in his second Jefferson County Post address. The Post regularly receives questions from readers, which the editor compiled and presented to Mayor Palmieri directly before the interview. The Mayor addressed the issue of the Megasite, including his position on the upcoming [...]

Reminder for foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States

Reminder for foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States

Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director James Giffin, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security [...]