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Update July 29, 2020 Jefferson County Schools Opening

Update July 29, 2020 Jefferson County Schools Opening

School Board To Re-Vote Due To Transparency Concerns on Two School Building Program

School Board To Re-Vote Due To Transparency Concerns on Two School Building Program

The question of funding for a proposed two school building program to replace Jefferson Elementary School and Piedmont Elementary School was before the Jefferson County Commission recently and the request brought conversation from Commissioners both for and against the request. Director of Jefferson County Schools, Dr. Shane Johnston, addressed the funding body looking for the […]

Distance Learning Deadline, July 26, 2020 – Jefferson County Schools Guidance on Requirements for Re-Opening

Distance Learning Deadline, July 26, 2020 – Jefferson County Schools Guidance on Requirements for Re-Opening

First, Starting Monday, July 27, 2020 masks will be required in school buildings for employees, visitors to campus, and students in grades 6-12. Masks remain strongly encouraged for PreK-5th grade students. Everyone should expect more guidance on this in the coming weeks and this is subject to change based on updated guidance. Secondly, parents must […]

Gov. Lee Announces $150 Million in Relief Funds for Tennessee Non-Profits

Gov. Lee Announces $150 Million in Relief Funds for Tennessee Non-Profits

Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee non-profits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on all aspects of our society, and non-profit […]

Jefferson County Schools Reopening Update

Jefferson County Schools Reopening Update

First Day Of School For Jefferson County Updated Information From DOE

First Day Of School For Jefferson County Updated Information From DOE

Announcement from Jefferson County Schools, Sunday, July 12, 2020 – Updated information concerning reopening of school buildings for 2020-2021. Be reminded that plans are being updated frequently and are subject to change prior to the start of school. Following today’s call, new written information will be posted on the district’s webpage and social media sites […]

Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Richard Peterson New President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

Richard Peterson New President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

The Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of Richard N. Peterson as our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Rich previously worked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC, as the Senior Liaison for National Groups and Organizations. At St. Jude, Rich managed the planning and […]

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) sponsored legislation in the 111th General Assembly to protect Agritourism venues from liability. House Bill 2371 and Senate Bill 2423 shield Agritourism professionals and farm businesses from liability that may result from damage to a participant’s property during a Agritourism activity. In passing this […]

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

L/R – Kay Hale, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority Representative, Mitch Cain, Scott Tipton, Tracy Jett and Greg Williams with AEC and Chris Quillen, TVA AEC is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority to help the local service […]

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Hunger Relief for Tennessee Families Amid Pandemic

Hunger Relief for Tennessee Families Amid Pandemic

Families faced with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic are finding relief from food banks, retailers and producers, and there are more donations on the way. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently joined representatives from Weigel’s Convenience Stores, Mayfield Dairy, the Randy Davis Memorial Milk Fund, the Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee, and Tennessee food […]

Unemployment Rates Decrease in Every Tennessee County

Unemployment Rates Decrease in Every Tennessee County

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not […]

Welcome To Summer 2020

Welcome To Summer 2020

Today marks the day of the summer solstice. After a long, seemingly never-ending quarantine, the first day of summer comes as a breath of fresh air. The June solstice occurs at 9:44 p.m., when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. The day of the solstice in the northern hemisphere is both the longest day […]

Mayor Potts Op-Ed Says EMS Got “Short End Of The Stick” Under Covid-19 Stimulus Funding

Mayor Potts Op-Ed Says EMS Got “Short End Of The Stick” Under Covid-19 Stimulus Funding

Douglas Lake Exceeds Full-Pool This Week

Douglas Lake Exceeds Full-Pool This Week

If Douglas Lake appears to be bursting at the seams it is not a figment of imagination. Lake levels for Douglas exceeded full pool this week, ahead of what is expected to be a wet weekend. Full pool for Douglas is 990.00 but Tuesday’s readings were 993.93. Though the waters are certainly lapping the shores, […]

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