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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 […]

Duct Tape Won’t Fix This Problem

Duct Tape Won’t Fix This Problem

So, the Jefferson County Budget Committee is seeing red to the tune of more than $1.6 million dollars and the scratching to raise a penny is taking its toll. This week those that were brave enough, curious enough or required to attend the non profit portion of the budget season were in for more show […]

One for the Money, Two for the Show

One for the Money, Two for the Show

Everybody, well almost everybody, loves to watch the fireworks. For a few lucky folks that follow the political hoop la, fireworks are not reserved for July and January. In fact, most of the political fireworks can be seen in the spring, when the dogwoods are in bloom and pollen is thick in the air. And […]

Life and Basketball

Life and Basketball

t The following is a guest editorial by Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Sports.  The 2018 – 2019 NCAA Basketball season is dangerously close to coming to an end. The final four in the men’s bracket is set, and the women’s final four will be determined this week. So many twists and turns this past week as the Sweet 16 turned in to […]

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Finally, after backstroking our way through winter spring has arrived. Oh, she may be a little damp and wrinkled but, for me, she sure is a sight for sore eyes. It is with the changing of the seasons, and a dash more daylight to work with, that I start itching to clean out the cobwebs […]

Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Have you ever listened to an argument and wondered just what all the fuss was about? That was how I felt at the recent School Board meeting and, frankly, just about every time I tune into social media and the topic of the squatting patriot holding a football is brought up. I have never seen […]

Like a Lion

Like a Lion

It is that time of year. March comes in like a lion and with its roar it brings the impending budget season. For those that must present a balanced budget to the masses, with or without the dreaded property tax increase, it is a harrowing time of year. Added to the normal stress of crunching […]

Here’s Your Sign

Here’s Your Sign

Well, we almost made it through February without any real local debate. Maybe that was just too much to ask. After all, we have mostly been house bound for weeks on end, due to rain, and that affords the masses a little too much time to find something to be upset about. This time, if […]

Choices

Choices

I remember a time in this world when there really was a sure thing. You know, the stuff that you could count on, come hell or high water. Some people believe that is the stuff of fairy tales and Santa Claus but I clearly remember a time when there were absolutes and I miss that […]

A Full House

A Full House

An amazing thing happened this week at the County Commission meeting. We, for the first time in memory, had a full house of Commissioners. Recent months have plagued the Commission and various committees with more vacant seats than those that were filled. Not only do vacant seats mean that parts of the county are not […]

To Set the Record Straight

To Set the Record Straight

As adults, we tell children to own up to their mistakes, learn from them and then move on. It is really good advice. Should we, as adults and especially adults that oversee children, not model that behavior. Last week, during a County Commission meeting, the Director of the Boys and Girls Club was addressing the […]

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