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Change is Coming

Change is Coming

Jefferson County is facing much change over the next calendar year. Not only will there be a new School Board seated, there will also be a new Director of Schools. Not only will there likely be a new complexion on the County Commission, as all are up for re election and some will probably choose [...]

The Wind Beneath Our Wings

The Wind Beneath Our Wings

November is a wonderful month. For those of us who look forward to the holidays, each year it is the official month that celebration can begin without cross looks from neighbors and coworkers. In East Tennessee, it is the month of colorful leaves and cooler days, football, evenings by the fire, and, of course, Thanksgiving. [...]

The Days of Our Lives

The Days of Our Lives

There are weeks that go by in the County that would lull any reasonable person into believing that we actually have our stuff together. And then there are weeks like last week, when I wonder how we don’t implode. It appears that we are in a fight on several fronts and the little battles are [...]

Guest Editorial: Steve Hammer

Guest Editorial: Steve Hammer

Guest editorials do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Jefferson County Post nor any of its employees. The Jefferson County Post does not underwrite any of the facts or situations mentioned in the letters. The following is a guest editorial by Steve Hammer, member of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board and local entrepreneur.  [...]

It’s That Time Again

It’s That Time Again

It is that time again. The Jefferson County School Board will soon begin their Director search to replace an exiting Edmonds, who will be leaving before the expiration of his contract due to health concerns. Last week, members of the School Board debated the wisdom of hiring an interim Director with an eye on filling [...]

Convenience Wins Every Time

Convenience Wins Every Time

I intentionally waited a week to get my thoughts together following the public meeting on economic development that took place recently. It has been reported, and it is true, that the meeting did not have a very large turnout even among elected and appointed officials. Six County Commissioners and four members of the Industrial Development [...]

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The following is a guest editorial by Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Sports. “Brick by Brick” is the slogan Coach Butch Jones coined when he first started his tenure with the University of Tennessee Athletic department. The fans actually rallied around him and his catchphrases his first year, as the Volunteers went 5-7. I was [...]

Changes

Changes

Change comes hard for some, and it is no different for elected officials. Make no mistake, we have much change coming in Jefferson County. A new Director of Schools will be a necessity when Dr. Charles Edmonds heads back home at the end of the calendar year. It is my opinion that Edmonds’ departure will [...]

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

The local governing body, the Jefferson County Commission, will meet this week to vote on several items of interest, mostly to them. They will choose a Chairman, Vice Chair and Parliamentarian, and there is, as always, great debate surrounding the potential choices. But, let’s be honest, for the majority of the public it isn’t much [...]

A Reflection on Fear

A Reflection on Fear

It’s September 11, 2017, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack. Despite having a decade and a half between us and the attack, we still feel as if we are on the brink of war. The difference is, of course, that all eyes are on North Korea nowadays. Tensions seem higher than ever, especially [...]

Exit of Summer

Exit of Summer

The unofficial end of summer has arrived, and I, for one, am not sorry to see it go. Usually, the heat gets to me around July and I spend the dog days of summer in a swelter awaiting the first changing of the leaves. This summer was not as hot as some we have experienced, [...]

Guest Editorial: House Representative (11th District) Jeremy Faison

Guest Editorial: House Representative (11th District) Jeremy Faison

The following is a guest editorial by Jeremy Faison, Tennessee House of Representatives (11th District): When judging a man’s character from history, I believe that it is imperative to judge actions in two ways.  First, we should judge their life in totality.  Secondly, we should judge them from the standpoint of the accepted norm in [...]

Just Another Name

Just Another Name

Sometimes I get caught up in all of the political posturing that goes on locally and lose sight of the big picture. No matter how messed up we are in East Tennessee, we can’t hold a candle to the ridiculous antics that take place in other parts of the nation and world. This week was [...]

Just Wondering

Just Wondering

Have you ever wondered just when it was that the world went crazy? Maybe I was just busy being a kid and raising a kid and missed the mass exodus of any sense of reason. It seems that we are too often putting the emphasis on things that don’t really matter and overlook the obvious. [...]

Another Man’s Ship

Another Man’s Ship

Times are changing and things are changing. What was once considered, at the least, to be freakish is now accepted as the norm. So, in this day of ever changing acceptability, I ask you, what is so necessary about political party affiliation? Does anyone really even care if you are a member of the Grand [...]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

This week our teachers and students make their way back to the classroom to search for knowledge. I always get excited this time of year because it is ripe with new possibilities. If it seems a little early, to those of us who remember a summer that did not end until after Labor Day, well, [...]

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