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Not My Preacher – Op-Ed by Rep. Jeremy Faison, Dist 11

Not My Preacher – Op-Ed by Rep. Jeremy Faison, Dist 11

Op-Ed by: Jeremy Faison, TN House of Representatives, District 11, Chairman of GOP Caucus Do you remember being a child and thinking how incredible it would be to be the president? As a young child walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, I can still remember standing in front of the White House. I instantly became enamored with […]

JCHS Homecoming 2020

JCHS Homecoming 2020

Jefferson County High School presented the Homecoming Court this past weekend. Representing the Patriot Academy and the freshman class were: Eliza Collins: the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bent Collins of New Market. She is on the JCHS girls’ basketball, volleyball, and track team. Eliza is on the A Honor Roll and enjoys swimming, spending […]

Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Businesses Under Tennessee Pledge

Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Businesses Under Tennessee Pledge

In accordance with the current scientific understanding of COVID-19, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidance today for businesses and other activities under the Tennessee Pledge. The updates follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maintain emphasis on key preventative measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent disinfection. The update […]

Tennessee Court of Appeals Decision School Vouchers (ESA’S) Unconstitutional

Tennessee Court of Appeals Decision School Vouchers (ESA’S) Unconstitutional

By David Seal Background Education Savings Accounts (ESA’s), more commonly known as school vouchers, became law in Tennessee during the 2019 legislative session. Tennessee is one of a handful of states to enact law giving parents school choice, providing an option for their students to escape failing schools. In doing so, the state would issue […]

New Market’s Humbard Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Cherokee

New Market’s Humbard Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Cherokee

Boater Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Mountain Division Super-Tournament at Lake Cherokee. For his victory, Humbard earned $6,230. “I’ve been blessed to win the Mountain Division prior to […]

Jefferson County Schools Update and Schedule Changes

Jefferson County Schools Update and Schedule Changes

GOP Chairman Jeremy Faison meets with President Donald Trump

GOP Chairman Jeremy Faison meets with President Donald Trump

Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Sept. 23. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, at t he White House on Sept. 23. Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, got the opportunity of a […]

Happy Fall !

Happy Fall !

Fall is finally here as today marks the autumnal equinox! On Tuesday, September 22, day and night are exactly the same length. At 9:30 AM, the sun is directly above the equator and marks the beginning of fall.As the blazing sun gives way to a cool breeze, it is time to start gathering pumpkins and planning that long […]

County Boards Elect Officers

County Boards Elect Officers

The Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Budget Committee and Jefferson County School Board recently elected officers to hold various positions of service to the citizens. Commissioners elected Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts to the position of Chair of the County Commission. Commissioners Kesterson, Douglas and Scarlett will serve respectively as Chair Pro Temp, Chaplin and […]

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly and reliably as possible.  The documents, developed by HHS in coordination with DoD and the Centers for […]

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed campsite 82 and a section of Hazel Creek Trail after rangers have discovered the remains of an out-of-state adult male at the campsite.  On the afternoon of September 11, backpackers found an unoccupied tent at campsite 82.  Shortly thereafter, the hikers discovered what appeared to be human […]

Researchers show how AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

Researchers show how AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

As many as 400,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, but many of these deaths could be prevented by using electronic sensors and artificial intelligence to help medical professionals monitor and treat vulnerable patients in ways that improve outcomes while respecting privacy. “We have the ability to build technologies into the physical spaces […]

Tennessee Promise Program Gives More Tennesseans College Opportunities

Tennessee Promise Program Gives More Tennesseans College Opportunities

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed an extensive evaluation of the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Program, which was created by the General Assembly in 2014 to give more high school graduates an opportunity to earn an associate degree or technical diploma. Research by the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) shows that a larger […]

August Employment Rate Rises 1.4 Million

August Employment Rate Rises 1.4 Million

Jefferson County Schools Update Address, Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools

Jefferson County Schools Update Address, Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools
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