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Maury Bat Update As Testing Week Begins

Maury Bat Update As Testing Week Begins

As students and teachers ready themselves for a week of testing, bats continue to plague Maury Middle School. According to Jefferson County School’s Director of Facilities and Business Affairs Michael Phagan, one classroom at Maury has been quarantined due to the presence of bats. Phagan stated that, following last weekend’s attempt to seal the entrance [...]

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Concerns from parents at Maury Middle School precipitated questions regarding the possible infestation of bats at Maury Middle School. According to information provided by parents, bats have been plaguing the school since the weather warmed up in late March. Though the situation has been brought to the attention of school administrators, it has been kept [...]

Dandridge Facing Fire Dilemma – Town Takes Hard Look At Options

Dandridge Facing Fire Dilemma – Town Takes Hard Look At Options

Questions regarding funding for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department were the focus of an extended Work Session for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Town of Dandridge is in the budget process and looking for options regarding fire department funding that might be more palatable in light of equipment upgrades that will be necessary [...]

Five In Five, An Interview With Jefferson County Finance Director Langdon Potts

Five In Five, An Interview With Jefferson County Finance Director Langdon Potts

Budget Season is in full swing and Jefferson County Director of Finance, Langdon Potts, is front and center in the budgeting process. The Jefferson County Post caught up with Director Potts for a Five in Five interview about how the proposed fiscal year 2017/2018 budget is shaping up and what tax payers may be able [...]

Women May Be at Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion than Men

Women May Be at Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion than Men

Women athletes are 50 percent more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. “Sports-related concussion is a significant public health problem and research has typically focused [...]

Dandridge Welcomes ‘Exterior Home Solutions Of East Tennessee”

Dandridge Welcomes ‘Exterior Home Solutions Of East Tennessee”

Dandridge welcomed Mike and Karen Miller with a grand opening of Exterior Home Solutions Of East Tennessee, LLC’s new location on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  the Miller’s new storefront can be found just across from Maury Middle School at 432 East Meeting Street, Dandridge, TN  37725. The Millers have been long time residents of the [...]

Jaguar Athletics All-Star Cheerleading Heads To UCA Internationals In Orlando

Jaguar Athletics All-Star Cheerleading Heads To UCA Internationals In Orlando

Jaguar Athletics All-Star Cheerleading has had several successful runs at recent competitions and are now headed to the UCA Internationals in Orlando. Jaguar Athletics All-Star Cheerleading is a performance and competition program here in Jefferson County. The competition in Nashville was the first successful run for the JAGS. The Tiny Team, Jags’ Meow, cheered their [...]

Tensions Rise As Razor Wire Comes Down At Mountain View

Tensions Rise As Razor Wire Comes Down At Mountain View

Serious changes are on tap for Mountain View Youth Development Center and the impact of those changes have been the cause of concern for local government officials and citizens. Mountain View is currently a state run, “hardware secure” youth correctional facility located on Industrial Drive in Dandridge,Tennessee. As is typical with a “hardware secure” correctional [...]

Area Elected Officials Attend Municipal Government Overview Course

Area Elected Officials Attend Municipal Government Overview Course

Marianne Reese of Dandridge and Chris Fair of New Market were among the municipal government officials who participated in Level I of the Elected Officials Academy on January 27 and 28, 2017 in Luttrell. The Elected Officials Academy is a program designed for elected officials. The curriculum designed for the academy was developed to give [...]

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76,#77 & #78 Participate In Annual Klondike Derby

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76,#77 & #78 Participate In Annual Klondike Derby

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76 Jefferson City, #78 White Pine and #77 Dandridge recently participated in the 2017 Klondike Derby at Thompson Farm in Baneberry, Tennessee. A weekend event, the Derby offers Scouts the opportunity to combine fun, skill building activities with service work. Around 150 Scouts and Webelos, along with 25 adult leaders, [...]

Chloe Hubbard Named Miss Queen City – Heading To Miss Tennessee Pageant

Chloe Hubbard Named Miss Queen City – Heading To Miss Tennessee Pageant

Chloe Hubbard of Dandridge, Tennessee has been crowned Miss Queen City 2017. Hubbard is the daughter of David and Kim Hubbard, and is the granddaughter of Dorothy and late Charles Arwood, and late Ralph and late Glada Hubbard. She is a 2016 Graduate of Jefferson County High school. Hubbard has also served Jefferson County as [...]

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 [...]

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