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County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

Sales tax is one very important component of the budgeting process for Jefferson County. Healthy sales tax revenue converts to pennies on the property tax, as the funds generated from sales tax for both cities and the County are split with the Department of Education and go toward the County’s mandatory financial commitment or maintenance [...]

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds, a lifelong Tennessean, in recognition of his heroic actions during World War II. As the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for 1,275 members of the [...]

Mild Winter Could Give Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers Multiple Options at Cherokee

Mild Winter Could Give Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers Multiple Options at Cherokee

When B.A.S.S. announced it would be holding its first Bassmaster Elite Series event of the 2017 season on Cherokee Lake in the mountains of eastern Tennessee in February, some anglers wondered if they might need ice suits and heaters on the front decks of their boats just to stay focused on fishing. But Brandon Card, [...]

Commerce Park Proposed For White Pine

Commerce Park Proposed For White Pine

Concerned and interested citizens came out on Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, to participate in a public forum regarding a Commerce Park that has been proposed for the White Pine area. The presentation, directed by Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Chairman Larry Masters, took place at White Pine Town Hall. In addition to Masters, representatives [...]

Patriots Dominate Cherokee Chiefs, 53-27; Lady Patriots 52-37

Patriots Dominate Cherokee Chiefs, 53-27; Lady Patriots 52-37

The Lady Patriots and the Patriots welcomed the New Year to Dumplin Valley by defeating the Cherokee High School Chiefs Tuesday night. The Lady Patriots, who are now 11-5, started the evening a little slower than fans were used to seeing. In the first quarter, the Ladies of Jefferson County outscored the Lady Chiefs by [...]

Mayor Alan Palmieri County Address 2016

Mayor Alan Palmieri County Address 2016

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

Historic Dandridge Christmas Parade

The Annual Dandridge Christmas Parade was held in Downtown on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

“Motion Sickness” Plagues School Board During Joint Meeting

The Jefferson County School Board and the Jefferson County Budget Committee held a joint meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Patriot Academy to discuss and take action on the White Pine School Project. Preceding the joint meeting the School Board held their own meeting to conduct some end of the year business and [...]

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

Four Inmates Escape Jefferson County Work House – Two Recaptured, Two Remain At Large

On December 16th, 2016 Deputies were treating an inmate at the Jefferson County Work House 983 Industrial Park Road Dandridge, Tn. Inmate Adam Lethco had hurt his hand and Deputies were icing and wrapping his hand. As the Deputies exited the cell four inmates assaulted the Deputies, took the keys to a Deputies Vehicle and [...]

Unemployment & Insurance Claims Fast-Tracked For Wildfire Impacted Employees And Residents

Unemployment & Insurance Claims Fast-Tracked For Wildfire Impacted Employees And Residents

Recent wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses in the greater Gatlinburg area. In an effort to provide relief to those impacted with loss of homes or employment, local members of the Tennessee General Assembly have lobbied the State of Tennessee to quickly process both insurance claims and unemployment claims. With the loss of [...]

Smoky Mountain Fires Continue To Blanket Area With Smoke And Ash

Smoky Mountain Fires Continue To Blanket Area With Smoke And Ash

Park Fire Update ·        The Chimney 2 fire started on Wed, Nov 23 on the north spire of the Chimney Tops. The fire was first reported at less than 2 acres and grew to 8 acres by Sat (11/26). ·        A suppression area was established but due to extreme winds sustained at 20 mph and [...]

TVA Sites Closed Because of Fire Danger

TVA Sites Closed Because of Fire Danger

Yesterday, news sources revealed that there are now more than 1,200 wildfires burning across the southeastern United States. That includes many inside the TVA service region. To help combat the problem and protect the safety of the public, TVA has announced a burn ban on all of its public lands. All open flames are prohibited—including [...]

Prisoner Escapes From Jefferson County, TN Work House

Prisoner Escapes From Jefferson County, TN Work House

11-11-2016 at 7:56 P.M. Jeremy Ryan Archer escaped from the Jefferson County Work House 983 Industrial Park Road, Dandridge, Tn. Archer was spending time for Violation of Probation on previous charges of Burglary of a vehicle, theft, and vandalism. Archer was being held in an isolated cell for breaking a sprinkler head off at the [...]

Trump Trumps Clinton And Leads A Ballot Of State And Local Winners

Trump Trumps Clinton And Leads A Ballot Of State And Local Winners

A larger than usual number of Absentee votes made for a late night for the Jefferson County Election Commission, as they worked to provide the tallies of the Presidential Election Cycle on November 8, 2016. Early voting in Jefferson County totaled 12641, which was a record setting early vote according to the Administrator of Elections [...]

Annual Jefferson County FFA Blind Auction To Benefit Scholarship, December 2, 2016

Annual Jefferson County FFA Blind Auction To Benefit Scholarship, December 2, 2016

Please Attend the Jefferson County FFA Blind Auction December 2nd 2016 at 6:00pm Our local senior FFA members have spent countless hours working hard to do the best for the agriculture industry and the Jefferson County community. Please help us give back to these deserving senior FFA members by attending our annual blind auction on [...]

Historic Dandridge Kicks Off Christmas Season With Merriment On Mainstreet & Small Business Saturday

Historic Dandridge Kicks Off Christmas Season With Merriment On Mainstreet & Small Business Saturday

This year’s Christmas In Dandridge Celebration’s theme is “A Christmas To Remember”.   Events will kick off on November 26, 2016 with “Merriment On Mainstreet” which will be held in conjunction with “Small Business Saturday”. We are excited to announce this year we will have live Reindeer! Behind Town Hall. “Letters To Santa” may be [...]

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