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98th Anniversary Of The Ratification Of 19th Amendment

98th Anniversary Of The Ratification Of 19th Amendment

In honor of the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) have authorized the release of an educational video, “The History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Tennessee and The Ratification of the 19th Amendment.” The video features a [...]

ELECTION RESULTS

ELECTION RESULTS

Voting totals are in and there will be several new local office holders sworn in on the last day of this month. Though the August 2nd election was the primary for the state, it was also the General Election for Jefferson County and the office of Jefferson County Mayor was contested making it the top [...]

Local Teen Reeling In Competition On National Level

Local Teen Reeling In Competition On National Level

Long before most of us are getting our morning routine started, in the dawn of the day, 16-year-old Garrett Bartlett has already been hard at work, hitting the lake. Growing up on the Holsten and French Broad Rivers for as long as he can remember, Garett started fishing with friends and neighbors. Showing a love [...]

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

Jefferson County To Receive $575,000+ In Appellate Court Reversal Decision

In July 2013, the Jefferson County High School campus experienced a roof collapse in a building known as Building 8. Following this roof collapse, the Jefferson County School District filed lawsuit against Travelers Insurance in an effort to obtain restitution for the damage caused by the roof collapse. This was the Jefferson County School’s response [...]

2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results today, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math. Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups [...]

Tennessee Marks One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

Tennessee Marks One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for June 2018 and it marked an entire year the jobless figure in Tennessee has been 3.5 percent or lower. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June is 3.5 percent, which is unchanged from [...]

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

According to Jefferson County, TN Sheriff’s Department – A male and female committed Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping on two Residence in Jefferson County, Tn. Clyde Moore age 82 on June 29th 2018 and Roy Ledbetter age 72 on July 2nd 2018. They tied both victims up and robbed them of money and weapons. Our [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Fortune 500 company Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) will establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson City. Oshkosh Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, plans to create more than 300 jobs in Jefferson County [...]

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

GIVE HIM SIX! It’s Football Time … in Tennessee! The national champions are clad in Big Orange! For more than 30 years, iconic play-by-play man John Ward brought Tennessee football and basketball games to life as the “Voice of the Vols” on Vol Network radio broadcasts. Ward passed away Wednesday evening in Knoxville. He was [...]

Budget Committee To Recommend No Tax Increase Budget

Budget Committee To Recommend No Tax Increase Budget

The Jefferson County Commission will receive a recommended fiscal year 2018/19 budget from the Jefferson County Budget Committee that will include no property tax increase. Despite a deep hole of around $830,000 that faced the committee at their last meeting, committee members approved using funds from the Hospital Reserve Fund to meet the financial needs [...]

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, sued Purdue Pharma today for its unlawful marketing and promotion of OxyContin and other drugs and its role in causing and prolonging the opioid epidemic in Tennessee. The State’s lawsuit, filed in Knox County Circuit Court, alleges Purdue violated the Tennessee [...]

Department of Agriculture to Accept Additional Hemp Growing Applications

Department of Agriculture to Accept Additional Hemp Growing Applications

In effort to broaden the opportunity and impact of the industrial hemp program for farmers and industry, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is reopening the application period for industrial hemp grower and processor licenses through June 1, 2018. “This is a proactive effort to assist Tennessee farmers who are looking to diversify, and we [...]

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

The weather is warm, the local lakes are near or above full pool and the fish are biting. All of that is good news for the local economy. With four tournaments down and ten more to go before winter moves into the area, Jefferson County lakes are on the radar for anglers all across the [...]

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will enter the final few weeks of budget season looking for $837,000 following the review and passage of most departmental budgets. After receiving budget requests and the passage of non profits, the committee found themselves digging out of a nearly $1.1 million dollar hole. Jefferson County Sheriff McCoig cut just [...]

Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

Budget Committee Deliberates Non-Profit Funding

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will receive the lion’s share of funding from the proceeds of the hotel/motel tax, thanks to action taken by the Jefferson County Budget Committee last week. In a split vote, the Committee approved a funding request from the Chamber of Commerce for $345,000 which was a significant increase from [...]

Unemployment Situation Improves in Nearly all Tennessee Counties

Unemployment Situation Improves in Nearly all Tennessee Counties

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today released the March 2018 unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee. The newest statistics highlighted improved rates during March for the majority of the state’s counties. Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February 2018. The rates in nine counties [...]

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