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Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

A Thursday afternoon incident at White Pine School has some parents and Board Members questioning why the school did not go on lock down following the escape of two prisoners who were on work detail at the school and the subsequent theft of a Department of Education vehicle that was used in that escape. According [...]

Early Voting Begins

Early Voting Begins

Jefferson County jump started the voting process last week as early voting began on April 11, 2018 for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election. While historically Jefferson County has split the election day and early vote tally nearly equally, that was not the case in 2014 for the Primary Election cycle where early voting numbers [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Van Hool NV officials announced today that the Belgian company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Morristown and create nearly 640 jobs over the next five years. Van Hool, a family-owned Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, [...]

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Debate Clips by Office: Introduction, Judges, Uncontested, State Representatives Mayor Debate Sheriff Debate Circuit Court Clerk Trustee County Clerk   

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

School Board Hires Rhea County’s Shane Johnson To Fill Director Of Schools Position

The Jefferson County School Board offered the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools to Shane Johnston of Rhea County, following interview with three candidate finalist Monday, April 2, 2018. Finalist interviews started at five pm with Mark Garrett, a Jefferson County native and community favorite for the position. All finalist were allocated one hour [...]

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019 Jefferson County Schools

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Interviews For New Director Of Schools Begins

Search for the next Director of Jefferson County Schools is in full swing and the Jefferson County School Board will begin the interview process this week. Search facilitator Wayne Qualls presented the School Board with nine candidates for the position of Director of Jefferson County Schools during the Thursday, March 15, 2018 Board Work Session. [...]

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

Budget Committee Action – CARE To Take Over Animal Shelter Operations

With budget season under way, the Jefferson County Budget Committee met for their regular voting meeting on Monday evening, March 13, 2018 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The committee approved several budget amendments on both the County and School side largely as a part of regular housekeeping. The majority of the discussion centered around [...]

Daylight Savings Time; Good Time To Change Batteries In Smoke Alarms

Daylight Savings Time; Good Time To Change Batteries In Smoke Alarms

With the loss of 11 lives to residential structure fires since Feb. 28, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is encouraging all Tennesseans to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time. “Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested [...]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Michigan Drug Trafficker in Jefferson County

Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team Arrest Michigan Drug Trafficker in Jefferson County

On Monday, February 12, Tennessee Highway Patrol Fall Branch Interdiction Plus Trooper William Connors stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Jefferson County for a speeding violation.  While interviewing the driver, several indicators of criminal activity were present.  Interdiction Plus Trooper Sollie Rabun arrived on scene to assist with a consensual search of the vehicle. The [...]

Lodwick Disqualified From May 1st Republican Primary

Lodwick Disqualified From May 1st Republican Primary

Kenneth H. Lodwick, who had submitted paperwork to run for the office of Circuit Court Clerk, has officially been disqualified by the Tennessee Republican Party (TRP) from running as a Republican candidate in the May 1st primary. An official challenge of Mr. Lodwick’s status as not being a “bona fide Republican” was submitted in late-January [...]

Rise of Fintech Raises New Concerns for Securities Regulators

Rise of Fintech Raises New Concerns for Securities Regulators

A new survey of securities regulators by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is a member, underscores why regulators, the industry and investors, especially Millennials, must step up to be vigilant amid the rapid pace of development spurred by advances in financial [...]

Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression

Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. The study found that people whose diets adhered more closely to [...]

January 2018 Revenues Less than Expected, While Year-to-Date State Revenues Remain More than Budgeted

January 2018 Revenues Less than Expected, While Year-to-Date State Revenues Remain More than Budgeted

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that overall January state tax revenues posted less than expected, while year-to-date state revenues remain more than budgeted. Revenues for January totaled $1.4 billion, and were 3.18 percent less than revenues received in the same time period one year ago, and were $25 million [...]

County Department of Education Building Funding Approved

County Department of Education Building Funding Approved

The historic Department of Education building located in Dandridge will soon get a nearly $1.3 million dollar face lift and renovation thanks to action taken in a called meeting of the Jefferson County Commission that was held Monday evening, February 12, 2018 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Seventeen Members of the twenty one member [...]

State Department Of Education Denies Waiver Of Illness Days – Students To Make Up Days

State Department Of Education Denies Waiver Of Illness Days – Students To Make Up Days

February 19 and 20th will now become regular school days for Jefferson County Schools.  After closing on Thursday and Friday, due to illness, Jefferson County Schools has now missed a cumulative number of 12 days of school.  As was previously advertised on our Public 2017-2018 Calendar, the first days to be used for make-up days [...]

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