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School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at the Patriot Academy for their Work Session. Prior to the Call to Order, several school officials, along with members of the Board, toured various location around Jefferson County High School hoping to identify the most logical location to implement upgrades to various sports [...]

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

Do you marvel at your friend’s ability to assemble complex IKEA furniture and navigate a new city, or do you all-around groan at your own lack of spatial skills? Don’t fret! A new CIRES-led study found that you, too, can improve your spatial reasoning with practice. Spatial reasoning skills are critical in many scientific disciplines, [...]

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Potts To Serve As School Board Chair

Newly re-elected School Board Member and previous long standing chair, Anne Marie Potts, was elected as Chairman of the 2018/19 Jefferson County School Board. With all six of the currently serving members present, the School Board unanimously elected Potts to lead the Board during their voting meeting Thursday evening.They also unanimously elected another senior member [...]

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

Dandridge, Tn., September, 26, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Jefferson County, including Dandridge, New Market & White Pine. This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations [...]

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Video Interview With Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

Director Johnston Weighs In On Reward Schools

The State of Tennessee recently released information regarding the progress of schools across the state. Jefferson County Schools received the designation of being named an Advancing School District and had four schools that made the reward school list. Maury Middle School, New Market Elementary School, Rush Strong Elementary School and Talbott Elementary School all received [...]

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

Scarlett Elected Budget Chair

The Jefferson County Budget Committee hosted their first meeting,following election of a new cohort of County Commissioners, preceding the meeting of the full body Monday evening, September 10, 2018. While most of the agenda consisted of the items that were in the nature of general housekeeping, including the passage of school and county budget amendments, [...]

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

Freshman Commissioners – First Work Session

A new class of County Commissioners took their first steps in public office on Monday, September 10,2018, as the Jefferson County Commission held its first Work Session since the August elections that placed nine new commissioners at the table. Because officers cannot be elected until the first voting meeting, which will take place next week, [...]

Happy Labor Day 2018

Happy Labor Day 2018

As if we didn’t need another reminder that summer is coming to an end, we have officially arrived to the last unofficial weekend of summer. Which can only mean one thing, Labor Day has arrived. In case you missed it Labor Day is Monday September 3rd, 2018. So what actually is Labor Day? Believe it [...]

Lady Patriots Soccer Blazes Down the Field

Lady Patriots Soccer Blazes Down the Field

The Jefferson County Lady Patriots Soccer Team has been fall sports’ little secret. The girls’ season started back on August 10, against Carter.  They ran away with the victory, and have been on fire ever since.  Most recently, over the past weekend, the Lady Patriots competed against Cleveland, Fairview, and Corbin to bring the Smoky [...]

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 [...]

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