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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 [...]

New Assistant District Attorney Sworn in for the Fourth Judicial District

New Assistant District Attorney Sworn in for the Fourth Judicial District

Brett Jared Bell was sworn in today, May 3, 2018, in Jefferson County as Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District by the Honorable Duane Slone, Circuit Court Judge. He was appointed by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General, James B. Dunn. Brett Bell is from Jefferson County and is the son of Bruce [...]

Finally, It’s Warm!

Finally, It’s Warm!

After what has seemed to be the coldest, dreariest, and wettest winter East Tennessee has had in a long time, the sun has finally returned. A brief warming period in February got the hopes of many stirring for an early spring, but winter sent back a harsh reminder that it wasn’t quite ready to let [...]

Petoskey Plastics, Inc. to Expand Morristown Operations

Petoskey Plastics, Inc. to Expand Morristown Operations

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Petoskey Plastics, Inc. officials announced today that the company will invest $29.6 million to expand its operations in Hamblen County. Petoskey Plastics plans to create approximately 70 jobs in Morristown over the next five years. “I’d like to thank Petoskey Plastics for making such [...]

Visitors Spend $923 million in Gateway Communities

Visitors Spend $923 million in Gateway Communities

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 11,338,893 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2017 spent $922,947,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,942 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, with every dollar invested by American taxpayers in the [...]

Winter Brings Lower Lake Levels

Winter Brings Lower Lake Levels

It might sound a bit premature to start talking about lake levels this early in the year, but many of you may be thinking ahead to when lake levels start rising. Since we are still in the middle of winter it should be noted that they aren’t going to be rising any time soon. However, [...]

Will Phill Be Spooked?

Will Phill Be Spooked?

It is that time of year, again! February 2nd marks Groundhog Day, a time when most hold their breath in hopes of a cloudy day to keep Punxsutawney Phil happy and above ground so that spring will be just a few short weeks away. Winter 2018 has been a cold one, with local schools closing [...]

Wintery Weather Whittles Away at Snow Days

Wintery Weather Whittles Away at Snow Days

Winter is in full force here in East Tennessee, and with it winter weather seems to be on everyone’s minds lately. Most of us dread the thought of braving the elements to get through our daily routine. Although, if you happen to be a student in Jefferson County, or any surrounding county for that matter, [...]

Jefferson County Post Celebrates Lucky Number 7

Jefferson County Post Celebrates Lucky Number 7

Happy Birthday to us! Today marks the 7th Birthday of Jefferson County’s only online newspaper The Jefferson County Post. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our readers, supporters and advertisers. You are what makes all of this possible. It is with your support that we have been able to [...]

TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Three lime-yellow HELP trucks from Knoxville will patrol the area, assisting with incidents in an [...]

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