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Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened Monday evening, May 22, 2017, at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse, for what would prove to be the final leg in the budget recommendation process. After pushing the item back to accommodate the Public Service Committee, who were to present a recommendation on fire department funding, the Budget Committee [...]

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

May the 16th was a bittersweet day for Jefferson County High School Seniors, as it was the last official day of school for them.  That night, a celebration of the top scholars took place at Carson Newman University.  The best of the 451 future graduates were honored with dozens of awards and scholarships, and it [...]

Black Bear Sightings In Jefferson County

Black Bear Sightings In Jefferson County

Recently, several Black Bear reports have been received by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) in Jefferson County. Dumplin Valley Road, C.H. Rankin, Swann’s Marina, and even the Danridge Golf Course have been some of the locations reported according to TWRA Officer Wayne Rich. If you are experiencing a problem with a bear, call TWRA [...]

Funding Forces Dandridge To City Only Fire Service – Town Offers Fire Service Contract To Jefferson County

Funding Forces Dandridge To City Only Fire Service – Town Offers Fire Service Contract To Jefferson County

In a meeting that saw the first reading the the fiscal year 2017/2018 budget, the hot topic for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 meeting of the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen was funding for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department. For several fiscal cycles, the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department has requested additional funding from Jefferson County [...]

White Pine Fire Service May Be Forced To City Only Without Additional Funding From County

White Pine Fire Service May Be Forced To City Only Without Additional Funding From County

The Jefferson County Pubic Service Committee, an arm of the Jefferson County Commission, met on Monday to address funding, territory and sub station issues with the local Fire Chief’s Association at the directive of the County Commission’s Budget Committee. Monday evening’s meeting was the second time the local Fire Departments and the Public Service Committee [...]

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, [...]

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