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State Representative Andrew Farmer Announces Funding Approval For Mountain View Upgrades

State Representative Andrew Farmer Announces Funding Approval For Mountain View Upgrades

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) announced today that the State Building Commission has officially approved funding for facility wide upgrades to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge. These updates include the replacement of kitchen and food services equipment; overhauling the freezer and cooler; replacing window heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units and rooftop [...]

“Baby It’s Hot Outside” – Christmas In July

“Baby It’s Hot Outside” – Christmas In July

As the thermometer reaches into the red, Christmas enthusiasts are immersing themselves in the Holidays. Though it is still five months until Christmas, Christmas in July is in full swing. For many, July signals the time to begin planning for the Holiday season. Christmas movies fill the schedule lineups on television, and retail stores offer [...]

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, junior wide receiver Jauan Jennings, senior defensive back/kick returner Evan Berry and redshirt senior punter Trevor Daniel have garnered 2017 Preseason Media Days All-SEC honors, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Friday. On Thursday, Robertson was named by the Football Writers Association of America to the preseason watch [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Responds To Budget Chair Comments Regarding Recent VETO

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Responds To Budget Chair Comments Regarding Recent VETO

In a release by the Jefferson County, Tennessee Mayor’s Office, July 11, 2017, Mayor Alan Palmieri states: “Concerning Commissioner Scarlett’s statements regarding my Budget Veto. I believe Mr. Scarlett has the best of intentions although I differ from his approach and positions on a great many of his standings. Without going over each point again [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri Vetoes Budget

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri Vetoes Budget

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri Vetoes the budget recently passed by the Jefferson County, Tennessee Board Of Commissioners, stating the following reasons: As provided in TCA 5-6-107 Powers and duties – Action on legislation: I am vetoing Resolution 2017-38 for the following reasons. Resolution 2017-38 is in direct conflict with Resolution 2007-46 and the adopted [...]

State 2017 IMPROVE Act Increases Vehicle Registration Fees To Fund Road And Bridge Projects

State 2017 IMPROVE Act Increases Vehicle Registration Fees To Fund Road And Bridge Projects

The 2017 IMPROVE Act was signed into law funding 1,000 road and bridge projects across Tennessee’s 95 counties. In order to fund the improvements one portion of the plan calls for an increase in certain vehicle registration fees. 100% of the increase goes to the state highway fund. The IMPROVE Act also reduced various taxes in other areas of [...]

Evelyn Foster Celebrates 100th Birthday

Evelyn Foster Celebrates 100th Birthday

Friends and family gathered together Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Chandler House to celebrate the 100th birthday of Evelyn Foster. Foster was born in 1917 to Arthur Greene, Sr. and Ocie Mae Greene, and spent her childhood traveling from state to state, as a result of her family’s work in construction. Evelyn graduated high [...]

JUNE JUBILEE 2017 – THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 17th – Historic Downtown Dandridge

JUNE JUBILEE 2017 – THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 17th – Historic Downtown Dandridge

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The county’s largest street festival will kick off at 10 am Saturday morning with food, music and vendors galore! June Jubilee is a family friendly event and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Lost [...]

Morristown Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Morristown Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred this evening on East Andrew Johnson Highway. An unknown male entered the CVS Pharmacy at 2114 East Andrew Johnson Highway shortly after 8 p.m. with a black semi automatic handgun and demanded the pharmacist give him Oxycodone. After receiving the drugs, he fled out [...]

Town Of Dandridge Votes To Continue Fire Coverage

Town Of Dandridge Votes To Continue Fire Coverage

The Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department will continue to service areas outside the city limits of Dandridge. Recently, the issue of fire service has become a hot topic in Jefferson County with the local municipalities of Dandridge and White Pine requesting additional funding to service the areas outside of their city limits and service to those [...]

Seal Takes Eminent Domain Issue To Nashville

Seal Takes Eminent Domain Issue To Nashville

Governor Bill Haslam recently signed into law Senate Bill 1184, enacting new law and amending existing law to protect land owners from abusive property takings under Title 29 and other statutes governing eminent domain (condemnation). The bill accomplishes three very important points of protection for land owners in Tennessee, 1) it deletes the “industrial parks” [...]

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 [...]

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