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Building A Better Future Holds First Of Four Town Hall Meetings

Building A Better Future Holds First Of Four Town Hall Meetings

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of four town hall style meetings to address the vision of citizens for Jefferson County. Building a Better Future, a program that previously helped bore the Economic Development Alliance, has now lived out its projected distance and members of the Chamber of Commerce are looking for new [...]

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

The Jefferson County Budget Committee is already looking at some of the last budget season’s hot topic items, as it takes first steps toward discussion regarding fire department funding and employee health care. Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett charged the Budget Committee with going into their respective districts for answers to questions regarding funding priorities for [...]

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Breaking News UPDATE: Michael Brandon Ratliff, who was wanted for Second Degree Murder, was taken into custody by officers from the Morristown Police Department and the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop at approximately 4:00 pm this afternoon. Ratliff was apprehended after he was seen leaving the property of 1845 Cedar Creek Road. [...]

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

The Annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival came to the streets of Historic Downtown Dandridge, Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The annual festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the heritage of Scots-Irish settlers in the area.  Traditional music, food, and dance are always a part of the festival as is the parade of Pipe and Drums.  [...]

Tennessee Court Of Appeals Overturns Lower Court In Favor Of Citizen Group

Tennessee Court Of Appeals Overturns Lower Court In Favor Of Citizen Group

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has returned a unanimous decision in favor of the plaintiffs, a citizen’s group that filed suit against the Jefferson County Economic Development Committee (formerly EDOC now re-branded as EDA) for open records. Following several years in the court system, the Court of Appeals at Knoxville overturned a previous ruling of [...]

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

In less than a year, Jefferson County citizens will decide once again who is to lead their county. Many things that contribute to our quality of life depend upon this choice. At this time, I would like to offer you my skills and abilities, my commitment and integrity, for your consideration for the position of [...]

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts announced his candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at a gathering at the Jefferson City Library. Mayor Potts said “I want to thank my family, because without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do it.”  I think it is time for Jefferson County to have a [...]

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC line crews were released from storm restoration work on Saturday, September 16 and have returned safely home. Jim Greer, Director of Operations for AEC said “We are certainly thankful to have them home safely and we are glad that we were able to help the membership of Amicalola EMC and restore electric services damaged [...]

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell Arrested By Dandridge Police Department – Fugitive From Justice and Person Of Interest In Murder and Rape Of Somerset, KY Woman

Dwight Mitchel Bell was arrested in Dandridge today and charged as a fugitive from justice. He is also a person of interest in the murder and rape of 70 year old Carolyn New of Somerset, Kentucky, theft of her vehicle and a separate incident of strangulation in Henry County, Indiana. New was found dead in [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Starts 12th Year in Office

September marks a month of change in weather, seasons, and government, as it is the month that local county elected officials are sworn into office. This month marks the twelfth year of service as the Mayor of Jefferson County for Mayor Alan Palmieri. A veteran of Jefferson County politics, Palmieri is entering his final year [...]

Patriots Swat the Hornets, 35-7

Patriots Swat the Hornets, 35-7

The Jefferson County Patriots invaded Carter High School Friday night, in a big way. It wouldn’t take long for Jefferson County, still feeling the 23-0 loss against Bearden the week before, to take their frustration out against the Hornets. Topping off the first drive of the game, Clay Woods dove into the endzone after breaking [...]

Guest Editorial: House Representative (11th District) Jeremy Faison

Guest Editorial: House Representative (11th District) Jeremy Faison

The following is a guest editorial by Jeremy Faison, Tennessee House of Representatives (11th District): When judging a man’s character from history, I believe that it is imperative to judge actions in two ways.  First, we should judge their life in totality.  Secondly, we should judge them from the standpoint of the accepted norm in [...]

Bohanan Reunited with Family After 11 Days

Bohanan Reunited with Family After 11 Days

After spending 11 nights lost in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Austin Bohanan walked out of the woods along Panther Creek and flagged down a passing boat for help on August 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m. He was quickly reunited with his family who has gathered daily near the site since his [...]

Carson-Newman Honors Faculty, Staff Service

Carson-Newman Honors Faculty, Staff Service

On Thursday, Carson-Newman University recognized the service of faculty and staff during its annual Welcome Assembly. Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien, pictured front left, thanked each for their years of service and contributions to the institution. Pictured with O’Brien is: Front Row, left to right, Dr. Kitty Coffey, 40 years; Becky Boatright, 35 years; Anita [...]

The Great American Eclipse at Parrott-Wood Memorial Library

The Great American Eclipse at Parrott-Wood Memorial Library

Monday, August 21, 2017 Parrott-Wood Memorial Library 3133 Old Andrew Johnson Highway Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 1:30 p.m. ***First 200 people will get a free pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses*** Pre-Party – August 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Pre-Party – August 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY has joined more than 1,000 libraries [...]

AEC Installs New Payment Option

AEC Installs New Payment Option

AEC has recently installed a new Kiosk payment center at its office facility, located at 1109 Hill Drive in New Market. The self-service kiosk allows members to make real-time payments to their electric accounts 24 hours per day / 7 days a week. The kiosk takes cash, checks and credit card payments and provides receipts [...]

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