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Happy Fall, Y’all!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

It has been a long hot summer full of scorching heat, thunder and rain and a few tropical storms. For those of you looking for a relief from the heat be comforted that fall is just around the corner. Saturday September 22, 2018 is the start of the fall equinox and also happens to be [...]

Comptroller’s Office Creates New Maps that Highlight Land Use

Comptroller’s Office Creates New Maps that Highlight Land Use

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has launched a much-anticipated online tool that makes it easy to see how land is being used across the state of Tennessee. The Comptroller’s Land Use Model (LUM) will be a valuable resource for people working in economic and community development, urban planning, transportation development, and more. The online maps allow [...]

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River. On the Nolichucky, the advisory extends from Douglas Reservoir upstream to the mouth of Bent Creek at river mile 14.9. [...]

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

National FFA Organization Names 2018 American Star Award Finalists

Today, the National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2018 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. [...]

Transitioning from Lazy Days of Summer to Back to School

Transitioning from Lazy Days of Summer to Back to School

Those long, lazy summer days are coming to an end and back to school is just around the corner. Parents and students might find themselves feeling a sense of relief and dread with the coming school year. It means back to homework, tests and the daily grind that those traditional school days bring. Before you [...]

Tax Free Weekend is Upon Us!

Tax Free Weekend is Upon Us!

As those long summer nights come to an end and school is around the corner, parents and students have one last chance to save with Tennessee’s Tax free weekend. Tax Free weekend starts at 12:01 am on Friday July 27th and runs through Sunday July 29th at 11:59 pm. All Tennessee merchants who sell items [...]

‘Staycations’ Can Help You Stay Within a Tight Budget

‘Staycations’ Can Help You Stay Within a Tight Budget

If you are a parent or a busy family sometimes spending time together or even taking a vacation can be hard. Summer is meant to be spent outdoors making memories, however, that isn’t always possible. If you are looking for a quick solution that might be a long weekend or even just a day trip [...]

Betts Seeks Commission Seat in 10th District

Betts Seeks Commission Seat in 10th District

My name is Dean Betts and I am running for County Commissioner in the 10th District. My wife Ellen and I have been residents of Jefferson County for 14 years and have come to greatly appreciate the area. For 24 years I was a small business owner of an engineering consulting firm serving the electric [...]

Taking Advantage of ‘Christmas in July’

Taking Advantage of ‘Christmas in July’

Christmas in July is not just about saving money anymore. For the most serious of shoppers, it’s preparing a strategy and getting your decorative Santa’s in the straightest of rows. Some might be a bit hesitant to talk about Christmas so early, but these next 5 months will go by in a flash. Staring to [...]

Summer Safety Is Important for Fur Babies Also

Summer Safety Is Important for Fur Babies Also

Summer is a great opportunity for all of us to flock outside and get some much needed vitamin c. Most of us take the chance to bring our pets along for the fun. While we know how to take care of ourselves bring the summer heat the same might not be said for our furry [...]

Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for July 5-11, 2018

Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for July 5-11, 2018

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 62 between Union Valley Road and SR 162: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018. Motorists should be [...]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Today is Wednesday July 4th, 2018. America’s favorite summer holiday where we celebrate the birth of our great nation. Today we remember and honor the American spirit and all that so many have sacrificed. Ever wonder how America’s birthday really got started? How did the signing of the Declaration play into things? [...]

Don’t Let Home Rental and Moving Scammers Ruin Your Next Big Step

Don’t Let Home Rental and Moving Scammers Ruin Your Next Big Step

As Tennessee’s strong economy continues making the Volunteer State a popular destination for newcomers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering tips to prospective renters on how to avoid becoming a victim of moving and/or home rental scammers. “Moving is already a stressful process, but falling victim to [...]

Randal “Coach” Bradley Announces Candidacy for Reelection

Randal “Coach” Bradley Announces Candidacy for Reelection

Randall “Coach” Bradley announces his candidacy for reelection to the 1st district school board position which includes Swannsylvania, Piedmont, Chestnut Hill and Dandridge. After an honorable discharge from the army where he served as a military policeman, he enrolled at Carson-Newman College on a basketball scholarship graduating with a B. S. degree. Later he received [...]

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Another June Jubilee is in the books. The third Saturday of June is always a treat for the Town of Dandridge, and this year was no different.  With more food than one could shake a stick at, and almost 100 vendors, there was definitely plenty to come see and do on the streets of the [...]

Reed Announces Candidacy for County Commission

Reed Announces Candidacy for County Commission

Marcus Reed has announced his candidacy for 10th District County Commission. Reed served Jefferson County from 2005 to 2013 as the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Emergency Communications District/E-911. He was instrumental in the designing, budgeting, and construction phases of the County’s Emergency Services Center. Reed achieved great success in both government service and [...]

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