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Timber Theft Cases Reported Across Tennessee

Timber Theft Cases Reported Across Tennessee

Rising timber prices and the value of individual species have enticed thieves to steal timber across Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) urges forest landowners to be aware of timber theft and provides steps owners can take to protect their assets. “Timber theft can be financially devastating to a landowner,” State Forester David Arnold […]

Tennessee, Kentucky File Lawsuit against Biden Administration State Tax Policy

Tennessee, Kentucky File Lawsuit against Biden Administration State Tax Policy

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in a lawsuit challenging a mandate from the Biden Administration in the American Rescue Plan Act (the Act). The lawsuit, filed against Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, argues that the tax […]

The General Assembly Approves Constitutional Carry

The General Assembly Approves Constitutional Carry

House Republicans this week passed historic legislation restoring Tennesseans’ constitutional right to self-defense. House Bill 786 removes encroachments on law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment right to carry a handgun while increasing penalties for criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally. Tennesseans who are at least 21-years-old, or are honorably discharged […]

Business Fairness Act protects businesses in state of emergency

Business Fairness Act protects businesses in state of emergency

Legislation that seeks to protect small businesses during a state of emergency passed unanimously in the House Chamber on Monday. The Covid-19 pandemic presented many challenges for small businesses across the state. Those that were not deemed essential suffered while their bigger competitors were allowed to remain open, ultimately giving government the authority to pick […]

Randy Rogers Live Interview – Goals for Jefferson County’s Flagship & Students

Randy Rogers Live Interview – Goals for Jefferson County’s Flagship & Students

Funding Denied For New Jefferson Elementary School

Funding Denied For New Jefferson Elementary School

The Jefferson County Commission turned down a motion to fund a nearly $20 million dollar request from the Jefferson County Department of Education. Last week the Commission heard a proposal that would fund a new school to house Jefferson Elementary at the projected cost of $19,950,000. The projection included $16,927,495 for construction, a contingency of […]

Republican leaders continue to advance Constitutional Carry

Republican leaders continue to advance Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry legislation is continuing to move through the House, passing the Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee on Wednesday. House Bill 786 allows Tennesseans to exercise their constitutional right to defend themselves and their families while cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally. The bill also includes sentencing enhancements and increases […]

James Michael Shelton Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault

James Michael Shelton Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault

James B. Dunn, District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District, announces that on March 15, 2021, James Michael Shelton pleaded guilty to Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Domestic Assault in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Tennessee. The Honorable Judge Duane Slone sentenced the defendant to serve eight years in the Tennessee Department of Correction […]

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee

Over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed several signs with the 4-H clover and UT Extension logos scattered across the entire county. This is a part of this year’s activities to promote Extension in our local area. Our office covers many topic areas including 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, as […]

Randy Rogers New JCHS High School Principal Announced By DOE

Randy Rogers New JCHS High School Principal Announced By DOE

Jefferson County Department of Education is proud to announce that Mr. Randy Rogers has been named Principal of Jefferson County High School. This announcement follows the completion of interviews over the last few weeks. Applicants included candidates from within Jefferson County Schools, other parts of Tennessee, and outside the state. “During the interview process, Mr. […]

New Market Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Team 10th Annual Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt

New Market Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Team 10th Annual Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt

The New Market Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Team is in the planning stages of our 10th Annual Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Saturday April 03,2021. The event will kick off with a parade which will line up on the Old A.J. Highway at Lost Creek Golf Club at 12:00 […]

Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, has appointed State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, to serve on the Human Services & Public Safety Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG). “Chairman Farmer stands for law and order, and he is an effective leader in our General Assembly,” said Speaker […]

House Bill 003 Seeks To Protect Competitive Balance of Girls’ Sports

House Bill 003 Seeks To Protect Competitive Balance of Girls’ Sports

Legislation Protecting Women’s Sports A bill protecting women’s sports has been recommended for passage and referred to Calendars and Rules Committee. House Bill 003 seeks to protect the competitive balance of girls’ sports. Women’s sports were created to give girls a fair chance at competition. That includes fair victories and fair defeats. House Bill 003 […]

House Advances Legislation Limiting Health Boards’ Autonomy

House Advances Legislation Limiting Health Boards’ Autonomy

Legislation aimed at scaling back the power of Tennessee’s six independent metropolitan health boards passed the Health Subcommittee on Tuesday. House Bill 7 would decrease the autonomy of health departments in Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan Counties. These boards are comprised of unelected members with their own authority to issue health directives independently […]

Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions for Long-term Care Facilities

Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions for Long-term Care Facilities

Today the Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level. The Tennessee Department of Health recognizes […]

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