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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, [...]

Of Sausage, Wine, and Legislation

Of Sausage, Wine, and Legislation

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 also serves Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and as a lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain and broadband accessibility on [...]

Is There Life Out There?

Is There Life Out There?

So, with the recent drive and fumble to push economic development in Jefferson County, I have begun to wonder just how far the responsibility of the County extends in regard to providing jobs. For those of us who are native Jefferson County residents, it is no surprise that there is not an abundance of jobs [...]

Magic 8 Ball Says

Magic 8 Ball Says

For those that are keeping up with such things, the race is already on for some positions in Jefferson County, even though any official action toward announcement is still months away. I always find it mildly amusing, and a little disturbing, that politicians (even those on a local level) only allow post or pre-election good [...]

Not in My America

Not in My America

You know, despite the current flavor and discord of the Country, I am always proud to be an American. I have never felt the need to apologize for the fact that we are who and what we are. Never have I wished to be anything other than one of the privileged that grew up in [...]

A New Position

A New Position

This is a big week for Jefferson County. By the week’s end, Jefferson County will begin a new fiscal year. I know that doesn’t mean much to some, and it is unlikely that anyone will ring in the new fiscal year with bells and whistles or fireworks, but some will certainly be glad to see [...]

The Pounding of the Hooves

The Pounding of the Hooves

In what universe is it even a consideration, little alone appropriate, to back your convictions up with violence? I am not talking about acts of war that, hopefully, are brought on with much consideration and thought for the greater good. I am talking about the average Joe on the street. You know, the one who [...]

Dandridge Says Yes

Dandridge Says Yes

This week the Town of Dandridge accepted the funding level proposed by the Jefferson County Budget Committee and laid the issue of fire service outside the city limits of the Town to rest, at least for the upcoming fiscal year. A hot topic issue since the Town, along with the City of White Pine, proposed [...]

Heat of the Summer

Heat of the Summer

Summer has officially arrived in East Tennessee, and, even though the heat lends itself to lazy days, the meeting schedule is about to pick up again. It is often during the long days of summer, while the general public is sitting around the pool or lake, that the ground work for the year is laid. [...]

Enough to Dampen the Flames

Enough to Dampen the Flames

It was an interesting week for Jefferson County. As some were busy planning picnics and lake outings, others were pouring into the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse to express their concerns about fire protection to the Jefferson County Budget Committee. If you think that the meeting went off without a hitch, you would be wrong. But [...]

Just a Few Words

Just a Few Words

Believe it or not, it is graduation time again. Saturday the Jefferson County High School Class of 2017 made their way across the stage, ending their career as Jefferson County students and taking their first step into adulthood. I remember clearly my own graduation from Jefferson County High School. If I try really hard, I [...]

Fair and Equitable

Fair and Equitable

It appears that we have some big changes that could be on the horizon for Jefferson County. Last week two municipalities, White Pine and Dandridge, put the County on notice that they can no longer financially support fire service outside their city limits and will be withdrawing from service to the County if Jefferson County [...]