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Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Voting Glitch Raises Questions In County Commission

Jefferson County Finance Office and Jefferson County Mayor’s Office will not be relocating to another downtown Dandridge location according to a tie vote of County Commissioners that defeated a motion that would have purchased the proposed new location for up to $1 million dollars plus associated costs. The motion was tied to the sale of […]

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults—including 8 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor requiring cigarette makers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are less addictive, according to a new reportpublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Data for the report come from the 2018 SummerStyles survey, a nationally representative online survey of […]

Troopers Rescue Children Locked Inside Back of U-Haul Truck

Troopers Rescue Children Locked Inside Back of U-Haul Truck

On July 10th, 2019, Fall Branch Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Owen Caudill received a call from dispatch stating a bystander observed several small children being locked in the back of a white U-Haul box truck at the I-40 446 Welcome Center in Cocke County. While driving in that direction, Trooper Caudill observed a U-Haul truck […]

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

First Meeting of the New Fiscal Year for Jefferson County Commission

In their first meeting since approving a five cent property tax increase for the current fiscal year, the Jefferson County Commission held their annual quarterly work session. While many upcoming agenda items are more general housekeeping in nature, the Commission will vote on a recommendation from the Jefferson County Budget Committee that would approve the […]

Searchers Find Unidentified Human Remains

Searchers Find Unidentified Human Remains

Searchers in Great Smoky Mountain National Park found the remains of an unidentified human body after being notified of the remains by an off-trail hiker.  The remains were found in an off-trail area of the park off of Laurel Creek Road and appear to be several months old.  The cause of death is under investigation.  […]

Child Struck By Boat Propeller On Douglas Lake

Child Struck By Boat Propeller On Douglas Lake

DANDRIDGE, TENN.—A four-year-old child has been seriously injured after being struck by a boat propeller during a boating incident on Douglas lake this afternoon. TWRA Boating Enforcement Officer Chase Rich reports that around 3 p.m., Bill Thomas Wardlow Jr., 44, of Sevierville, was swimming with three children under the age of eight years old near […]

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

Earlier this afternoon, just before 4:00 pm, unofficial credible sources reported that a mother and child being strolled on a sidewalk were killed due to a hit and run on W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway near the Sustainable Aquatics business front in old downtown Jefferson City, TN. Further according to sources, another pedestrian was struck […]

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE MUSIC & STREET FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE MUSIC & STREET FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

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Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, will be helping people see more clearly. Since she was 16 years old, Savannah knew that she wanted to be an optometrist. She knew what classes would be required, what credits would transfer, and the path that she wanted to take. While most of her peers […]

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen declined to sign a letter of support for a proposed low income housing development that would have utilized a part of the old Dandridge Elementary School. The school, which is a historic building located in the Historic District of downtown Dandridge, has spent several decades in disrepair. The building […]

New Market Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

New Market Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

A joint investigation with Special Agents from the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with multiple East Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a New Market police officer for arranging to have sexual activity with a minor. At the request of 4th District Attorney General Jimmy […]

Representative Andrew E. Farmer Leads Successful Negotiations With Governor To Protect District 17 From ESA Legislation

Representative Andrew E. Farmer Leads Successful Negotiations With Governor To Protect District 17 From ESA Legislation

Recently, there has been much discussion related to House Bill 939, a proposal creating an Education Savings Account (ESA) pilot program in Tennessee. Because this initiative has generated concerns from our teachers, superintendents, school board members, and parents, I knew we needed to have a seat at the table during negotiations with Governor Lee and […]

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

The Jefferson County Board of Education held a ground breaking ceremony for the new multi sports complex at Jefferson County High School. The upgrades to the current facilities will allow a safe environment for all student athletes, as well as other members of the student body that utilize the track and field, and will answer […]

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held a grave marking ceremony April 13, 2019 at the Hills Union Cemetery in Dandridge, Tennessee. The grave was that of Revolutionary War Patriot, Joseph Hill, born CIRCA 1735, and passed February 1, 1807 in Tennessee. Joseph Hill was identified as a Patriot […]

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts  from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

The Tennessee State Museum’s current exhibition, Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts – its first new show since its grand opening last fall – features close to 40 quilts selected from the Museum’s vast collection that highlight Tennessee’s quilt artistry across more than two centuries and all three grand divisions of the […]

New Principals Named for Dandridge Elementary, Jefferson Middle and White Pine

New Principals Named for Dandridge Elementary, Jefferson Middle and White Pine

Jefferson County Schools announce the promotion of three high quality assistant principals to the office of principal at Dandridge Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, and White Pine School. This announcement follows the completion of interviews held the week of April 1. “This is an exciting time for these individuals and the schools involved. I am […]

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