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Wreaths Across America, December 17, 2022

Wreaths Across America, December 17, 2022

Giving the gift of remembrance! Each December, Wreaths Across America (WAA) coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 3,400 other locations in all 50 U.S. states. Wreaths are also laid at sea and in foreign lands. According to its website www.wreathsacrossamerica.org, the non-profit organization has three paramount goals: to REMEMBER our […]

District Attorney General’s Office Finds Insufficient Evidence Of Criminal Violation By Newport Utility Board

District Attorney General’s Office Finds Insufficient Evidence Of Criminal Violation By Newport Utility Board

Investigation Details Several Issues within Newport Utilities

Investigation Details Several Issues within Newport Utilities

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General, has completed an investigation into Newport Utilities (utilities) which provides electric, water, wastewater, and broadband services in the City of Newport and surrounding areas. Beginning in 2016, the utilities began installing a broadband system in its service area. As […]

TN Attorney General’s Office Files Petition to Withdraw Federal Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

TN Attorney General’s Office Files Petition to Withdraw Federal Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a Petition for Rulemaking, requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) repeal the unlawful federal vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and withdraw related guidance. “Evidence continues to mount that the ongoing […]

Tennessee Continues Low Unemployment Rate in October

Tennessee Continues Low Unemployment Rate in October

Tennessee continues to experience low unemployment, despite a slight uptick in October’s monthly rate, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The seasonally adjusted number for the month increased by just 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5%. The state has had unemployment rates at or below 3.5% since January 2022. In a […]

Jefferson City Patriots Youth Football League Brings Home Another Superbowl Win

Jefferson City Patriots Youth Football League Brings Home Another Superbowl Win

Jefferson City Patriots youth football league has brought home another superbowl win for the second year in a row. This team was undefeated in their division, earning a Class A  & Super bowl championship to their growing league.These young men and coaches have put in countless hours of dedication and hard work, bringing their season […]

Knoxville Symphony Coming To Performing Arts Center, December 2, 2022

Knoxville Symphony Coming To Performing Arts Center, December 2, 2022

The Knoxville Symphony is coming to the Performing Arts Center at Jefferson County High School on December 2 at 7pm. Tickets are $15.00 per person and can be purchased at the following locations. In Jefferson City at the Community Center located at 1247 N Hwy 92 in Jefferson City. In Dandridge at the following locations. […]

40 Attorneys General Announce Historic Google Settlement over Location Tracking

40 Attorneys General Announce Historic Google Settlement over Location Tracking

Attorney General Skrmetti today announced that Tennessee, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in the history of the United States. Tennessee will receive $14,560,086.13 from the settlement. […]

Comptroller’s Office Releases First Review of Literacy Success Act

Comptroller’s Office Releases First Review of Literacy Success Act

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has completed its first annual review of the implementation of the Tennessee Literacy Success Act (LSA). Passed during the General Assembly’s 2021 Special Session on Education, the LSA seeks to ensure that students in early grades are on track to become proficient readers by the […]

Thank You To The Citizens Of Dandridge – Jeff Depew, Alderman

Thank You To The Citizens Of Dandridge – Jeff Depew, Alderman

Thank you for your support and votes in this year’s election. It has been a pleasure to serve the Town of Dandridge and I look forward to continuing to serve in the position you have afforded me. Thank you to my wife Krissi Swann Depew, Son Jake Depew, Daughter-in-law Ashlin Thomas Depew, Mother-in-law Linda Swann […]

GOOD STUFF – Community Supports Isaiah 117 House This Saturday – Two Big Events

GOOD STUFF – Community Supports Isaiah 117 House This Saturday – Two Big Events

GOOD STUFF is a column sponsored by RESCUE 180, dedicated to spotlighting the good side of the news. Saturday is a big day for Isaiah 117 House. For those who have seen posters and fund-raising events for the local Isaiah 117 House and have wondered exactly what the non profit is about, Isaiah 117 House […]

Jeff Depew Seeks Re-Election For Dandridge Aldermen (City Council)

Jeff Depew Seeks Re-Election For Dandridge Aldermen (City Council)

Jeff Depew, of 787 Cherokee Drive, Dandridge, announces his candidacy for the seat of Alderman (City Council) for the Town of Dandridge. Jeff is currently a member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, serving his first full term on the Board. In his time as Alderman for the Town of Dandridge, Depew has supported […]

Which Way Do We Go?

Which Way Do We Go?

Which way do we go? For as many years as I have been writing editorials, that has been the prevailing question in Jefferson County. Be it city or township or county, defining ourselves has been a long standing issue. Are we agricultural? Well, with dwindling working farms and the absence of even a Jefferson County […]

Jefferson County School Board – Jefferson Elementary School Renovation, Bus Driver Bonus Among Items Considered

Jefferson County School Board – Jefferson Elementary School Renovation, Bus Driver Bonus Among Items Considered

Last week the Jefferson County School Board met for their regular work session and monthly meeting. In consideration of timing, recognition for students and staff were moved to the front of the work session agenda. The JCHS Girl’s Golf Team and Jefferson County Reward Schools were introduced for their achievements. One of the actionable items […]

Tennessee, Montana Lead State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking and Monitoring Firearm Purchases

Tennessee, Montana Lead State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking and Monitoring Firearm Purchases

Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti along with Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a coalition of 24 states alerting the Chief Executive Officers of three major credit card companies that the recent creation of a Merchant Category Code for the processing of firearms purchases from gun stores is potentially a violation of consumer protection and […]

2022 Jefferson County High School Homecoming Court

2022 Jefferson County High School Homecoming Court

Representing the Patriot Academy and the freshmen class…….. Cheyenne Holt- is the daughter of John and Heather Holt of Jefferson City.  She is a member of the varsity cheerleading team.  Cheyenne enjoys cheer, gymnastics, making new friends, and spending time with her siblings.  She is escorted by Luis Valdes, son of Sarah Corral of Jefferson […]

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