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Tips for Keeping the Ghouls Safe this Halloween

Tips for Keeping the Ghouls Safe this Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching and you and your little ghouls and goblins are probably picking out the best costumes and trick or treat bags that will make this celebration the best yet. In the coming weeks it’s not just the tricks and treats parents should find themselves concerned about. Parents also need to take into […]

Leaves Are Essential for Fall Decor This Year

Leaves Are Essential for Fall Decor This Year

The temperatures are finally agreeing with the calendar, it’s finally fall y’all! You may think that you’re a little late in the game, but the cooler temperatures are getting you in to the spirit.  Have no fear, we’re here with some tips and tricks to get you looking festive without breaking the bank. Leaf wreaths […]

Multiple Agencies Respond to New Market Accident

Multiple Agencies Respond to New Market Accident

On Monday morning, the New Market Fire and Rescue Team responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 11-E in New Market.  Knoxville Rescue Squad, Jefferson City Fire Dept., Jefferson Co EMS, Jefferson Co Sheriff Dept., Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, one personnel from Morristown Rescue Squad, and New Market Volunteer Fire Department all […]

Regional Treats For Family Fall Fun Are Gearing Up In The Area

Regional Treats For Family Fall Fun Are Gearing Up In The Area

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary this year. For those of us with weaker dispositions for fright or anything spooky really there is hope to still enjoy this festive October holiday. Several family friendly events are taking place across the area before Halloween even begins! You can get in on the fun and enjoy Halloween […]

Budget Committee and County Commission Prepare for Full Body Voting Meeting

Budget Committee and County Commission Prepare for Full Body Voting Meeting

Jefferson County Budget Committee met Tuesday night for their regular voting meeting, and the Jefferson County Commission had a work session as well. The Budget Committee Meeting, presided by Budget Chair Scarlett, had mostly the nature of general housekeeping,  in the form of amendments to already approved budgets, but there were some significant points of […]

Betzaida Shands Announces Candidacy for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Betzaida Shands Announces Candidacy for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Betzaida Shands announces her candidacy for Jefferson County School Board in the November 6, 2018 general election. “I am a firm believer that knowledge is empowerment and that we must be strong advocates of education. As a community, nothing will give us a better return for our investment than to focus on the education of […]

The Spectacular Views of Fall Are Just Around the Corner

The Spectacular Views of Fall Are Just Around the Corner

The summer like temperatures we have been experiencing in the area may make it easy to forget, but it is October.  With all the fall festivals, carnivals, and craft shows going on this month, there is something even more magical on its way:  the changing of the leaves. It’s hard to imagine that something as […]

Fall Fun is Finally Here!

Fall Fun is Finally Here!

Grab those sweaters and gather all the pumpkin spice drinks that you can find. Fall is officially here in East Tennessee. You might still be a little bummed that summer is over but fear not there is plenty for everyone to do of all ages no matter budget or schedule. What follows is just a […]

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 […]

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