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We All Have Dreams

We All Have Dreams

It is a new year and a new decade. The roaring twenties, millennial style, have come round again and it makes me wonder if this will be a feast or famine decade. Frankly, the past ten years have been more on the famine side until the last couple of years. Not that it was really […]

Enough Is As Good As A Feast

Enough Is As Good As A Feast

For several years now, I have watched as the County Commission has struggled to find the funds to provide for the financial needs of Jefferson County. Truthfully, we enjoy a reasonable tax rate and that is important to many who struggle to pay their property taxes. You only have to have a couple of discussions […]

Reading The Fine Print

Reading The Fine Print

Sometimes politicians can make much ado about nothing. And then, there are those times when questions should be asked and answered but none are forthcoming. We are presently sitting on both ends of the spectrum. Recently, Jefferson County declared themselves to be a county that upholds the Second Amendment of the United States of America. […]

Better Judgement

Better Judgement

Have you ever wondered what the people in decision making positions are thinking? Personally, I have been scratching my head for a couple of weeks and I must admit that all that head scratching has been for nothing. I am still confused. September brought some of the strangest decision making that I have seen in […]

A Good Place To Start

A Good Place To Start

Freedom to express oneself in speech or through other non violent methods is a fundamental part of being an American. It is one of the base things that set us apart from other nations and I believe in the right to non violent expression. But, isn’t there a place where reasonable adults draw the line. […]

We Cannot Stay Status Quo

We Cannot Stay Status Quo

Sometimes change comes hard. We all have the tendency to get set in a pattern, even if we profess it to be contrary to growth, and there we want to stay. After all, the more we stretch the more we feel the pain. Jefferson County is no different. We are in a time of change […]

It’s Hot

It’s Hot

It doesn’t take a genius or even a weather man to know that the dog days of summer are fully upon us. All it takes is stepping outside anytime that the sun is up ( and well after the sun is down) to know that the heat is on. When the thermometer rises the amount […]

Is it Worth the Fight?

Is it Worth the Fight?

With the arrival of the dog days of summers comes the end of summer break for teachers and students across the area. The first partial week is under their belts and the start of the first full week of school means they are back in earnest. Any new school year brings its challenges and any […]

School Vouchers, More Questions Than Answers

School Vouchers, More Questions Than Answers

Guest Editorial by David Seal I may be one of the few public school teachers that is not fundamentally opposed to school vouchers. In some states, giving public tax dollars to private institutions may be the best choice for providing a good education for students that are hurting from failing schools, especially if the voucher […]

Patriot Academy Seven Year Itch

Patriot Academy Seven Year Itch

It was just a few short years ago that a big change came to Jefferson County High School with the opening of the Patriot Academy. Controversial from the start, the Patriot Academy was the multi million dollar answer to overcrowding at Jefferson County High School proper. It was designed to house the freshman class of […]

Rabbit Ears?

Rabbit Ears?

Technology is a great thing, especially when it can take an arduous task and make it more timely and efficient. Unfortunately, that often isn’t the case. Many times I find myself thinking that activities would be easier with just a little more physical or mental exertion and a little less technology. Don’t get me wrong, […]

A Lump of Coal

A Lump of Coal

Even though January first is still several months away, it is the first month of the new fiscal year. Santa brought us a nickle property tax increase and the promise of an argument on whether or not to purchase a building in downtown Dandridge for the relocation of the Mayor’s Office and the Finance Office. […]

Protectionist Tennessee Law Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

Protectionist Tennessee Law Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

David Seal is a guest editorialist this week on The Post. David is a long time educator in Jefferson County, as well as a recognized artist and local businessman. He has also served Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and is a lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain and broadband accessibility […]

Riding the Pines

Riding the Pines

After much push and pull and multiple motions ( and I do mean multiple) the budget document is finally ready for public consumption. Actually, considering the difficulty getting a motion to fly, it is a testament to all those involved that the process ended ahead of schedule. The view from the cheap seats is fine […]

When Will Sanity Return?

When Will Sanity Return?

I remember a billion years ago, when I was a student at Jefferson County High School, that many things were different than they are now. Of course, that was in the pre Columbine days when we were all blissfully ignorant of the fall out that happens when children kill children especially at school. But, it […]

It’s Almost Over

It’s Almost Over

This is the time of the year when folks really want to relax and spend some time with the family. The days are warm and the water on the local lakes looks good. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most hectic times for many people. The grind in on for both the county and […]

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