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Industrial Development Board IDB Votes On Appropriation of Megasite Funds

Industrial Development Board IDB Votes On Appropriation of Megasite Funds

The Jefferson County Industrial Board met on Friday, March 22, 2013 in the low level of the Jefferson County Health Department. The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Duignan. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Worley and Miller. Board Members were informed that Board Member Hodge had resigned his position and that the […]

The Post Welcomes Ashley West

The Post Welcomes Ashley West

We are growing and adding new faces to the Jefferson County Post! The Post is pleased to welcome Ashley West to the staff. Ashley is a native of Jefferson City, a graduate of Jefferson County High School and honor student at Carson Newman University. She will be providing administrative support, as well as spending time […]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Favors Withdrawal From Megasite Project, Take Project Back To Drawing Board

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Favors Withdrawal From Megasite Project, Take Project Back To Drawing Board

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri stated Thursday that he is in favor of halting the current proposed Megasite project in which the County has invested $442,311 of a projected nearly $3 million needed for possible site certification. The Mayor conveyed concerns regarding the ability of the County to fund the balance of the cost of the […]

Jefferson County Beer Board Approves Permit for Rockin On The Dock, Previously Cowboy’s Seafood

The Jefferson County Beer Board Convened on March 18, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Absent from Roll Call were Board Members Scarlett, Solomon, Tabor, Baxley, Blevins, Tucker, Barriero, Maples and Akard. The Board Approved the Minutes of the September 17, 2012 meeting, with a Motion from Board Member Estes and 2nd from Board […]

Budget Committee Action

Budget Committee Action

The Jefferson County Budget Committee held a meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Griffith. Absent from Roll Call were Committee Members Blevins and Akard. Minutes were Approved with a Motion from Committee Member Baxley and 2nd from Committee Member Cureton. Jefferson […]

Jefferson County Commission Meeting March 18, 2013

Jefferson County Commission Meeting March 18, 2013

The Jefferson County Commission met in their Regular Voting Session on Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Solomon, Akard, Blevins and Tabor. The Commission honored the late Commisisoner Tommy Musick for dedication and service to […]

Senator Niceley Touts Brownfields Over Proposed Megasite Location

Senator Niceley Touts Brownfields Over Proposed Megasite Location

State Senator Frank Niceley was in attendance at the Saturday joint meeting of SOFAH and Jefferson County Tomorrow, two public interest groups that have been outspoken regarding property owner rights and the direction that Jefferson County is heading in the quest for economic development. Senator Niceley addressed a room of around 200 citizens and local […]

Regional Governmental Bodies Pass Resolution In Support Of East Tennessee Regional Megasite

Regional Governmental Bodies Pass Resolution In Support Of East Tennessee Regional Megasite

Five governmental bodies in East Tennessee have passed resolutions in support of the Jefferson County megasite, saying the development would be of “great benefit” to their areas as well as Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Economic Development Oversight Committee (EDOC) said the megasite planned at the junction of I-40 and I-81 is estimated to create […]

Secretary Of State Tre Hargett Visits Jefferson County Library Board

Secretary Of State Tre Hargett Visits Jefferson County Library Board

A large group attended the March 14, 2013 meeting organized by the Jefferson County Library Board and hosted by the Jefferson City Library. The meeting’s main subject of discussion concerned the future for the Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains and how the services can be expanded to serve the community more effectively. The small, […]

Jefferson County School Board Addresses Bus Issues

Jefferson County School Board Addresses Bus Issues

The Jefferson County School Board met in a Special Session prior to their Work Session on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Media Center of Jefferson County High School.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Vice Chairman of the Board Jarnigan due to a delay of Chairman Potts. Absent from Roll Call were Board […]

EDOC Director Wagley Responds To Megasite Concerns

EDOC Director Wagley Responds To Megasite Concerns

There has been much discussion in Jefferson County, among officials and during meetings, regarding the proposed Megasite that would be located near the I40 and I81 split in Jefferson County. Attorney Scott Hurley, who represents 1400 acres of property in the footprint of the site, spoke in opposition to the project at the Monday evening […]

Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training class offers limited number of scholarships

Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training class offers limited number of scholarships

The American Red Cross will offer a limited number of Nurse Assistant Training scholarships for its upcoming class starting the last week in March.  Anyone needing details must attend an information session, which starts at 10:00 a.m. every Thursday at the Red Cross 1741 Triangle Park Drive in Maryville and lasts approximately an hour. No […]

Appalachian Electric Cooperative Announces Upcoming Rate Change

We’ll all soon be paying a bit more for the electricity we use. That’s according to Appalachian Electric Cooperative General Manager Greg Williams. “As of April 1st, rates are projected to increase by about 1.97 percent,” he announced. “This rate change is not just advisable but necessary in order to remain financially stable and secure.” […]

County Commission Working On Issues For Next Week’s Meeting

County Commission Working On Issues For Next Week’s Meeting

The Jefferson County Commission met for a regular Work Session on Monday evening. Attorney Scott Hurley addressed the Commission of behalf of his clients who are property holders in opposition of the proposed Megasite. Hurley stated that the Commission had been distributed a letter that includes signatures representing more than 1400 acres in the footprint […]

Monday Night Budget Committee

Monday Night Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Griffith. Upon a Motion from Committee Member Akard and 2nd from Committee Member Carmichael the Minutes were Approved. Jefferson County Director of Finance Helton presented the Committee with 4 Budget […]

JMH Foundation Board One Step Closer To Answer

JMH Foundation Board One Step Closer To Answer

The Jefferson County Commission met in Called Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman of the Commission Mills. Absent from Roll Call were Commissioners Patterson and Barreiro. Jefferson County Attorney Drinnon addressed the Commission regarding a request from the Jefferson Memorial Hospital […]