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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 […]

Principal Tommy Arnold Hired As Supervisor Of Federal Programs

Principal Tommy Arnold Hired As Supervisor Of Federal Programs

Mr. Tommy Arnold has been hired as the Supervisor of Federal Programs for Jefferson County Schools. Mr. Arnold will be a support in other programs as well, with his primary focus on federal programs. “We are excited to have Mr. Arnold in this position. I am confident that his years of service and the experiences […]

DeFoe Storybook Win In 2019 Bassmaster Classic

DeFoe Storybook Win In 2019 Bassmaster Classic

Tennessee anglers captured the top two places and posted two additional spots among the top seven in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. The impressive performances capped off the three-day event in Knoxville. Ott DeFoe put the finishing touches on a storybook performance in his hometown. The Knoxville angler was the overall champion with a total of […]

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

Jefferson County EMA Request for Initial Damage Reports From Public

Jefferson County EMA Request for Initial Damage Reports From Public

Local Church Has New Feature, Thanks to Eagle Scout.

Local Church Has New Feature, Thanks to Eagle Scout.

Benjamin Bolinsky, who recently earned the title of Eagle Scout, wanted to do a community service project that would be useful for many years and would be beneficial to as many people possible. The choice seemed to be easy for him, though, as an active member of French Broad Baptist Church, as he chose to […]

Tennessee General Assembly Tackles Civil Forfeiture…Again

Tennessee General Assembly Tackles Civil Forfeiture…Again

Civil asset forfeiture is once again under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly. Forfeiture of assets became a means of confiscating property used in the commission of a crime in the early 1980’s when federal authorities set out to interrupt illicit drug cartels operating in the United States. The practice has strayed widely from its […]

Tennessee Reconnect Continues Extraordinary Success

Tennessee Reconnect Continues Extraordinary Success

When Republican leaders created Tennessee Reconnect in 2017, an estimated 7,000 adults were expected to benefit from this groundbreaking education initiative. New numbers recently released by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) indicate that Reconnect has greatly exceeded those early expectations. Through Jan. 15, more than 38,000 Tennesseans have already applied for the Reconnect Grant, […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison Urges A New Approach To Criminal Justice Reform: Restorative Justice

State Rep. Jeremy Faison Urges A New Approach To Criminal Justice Reform: Restorative Justice

“Buzz Words” are thrown around during campaign season by passionate politicians to emphasize their platform and to bolster support. Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) is one of these “buzz words.” From conservative groups such as the Beacon Center to liberal groups such as the ACLU, public support for CJR is on the rise. President Trump, Nancy […]

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

The expansion of the microbrewery industry in Tennessee is stimulating an interest for locally produced hops and other crops used in brewing and distilling. To help producers understand the potential for hops as a crop in Tennessee, experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present informational workshops on the production and marketing […]

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert “Skeeter” Allen, 50, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Handgun following a day-long search by members of the Morristown Police Department Criminal Apprehension Unit, investigators, patrol, and Special Response Team Members. The charges stem from a shooting which occurred just after midnight in which 24-year-old Jarell […]

Tennessee Announces What’s New In Tourism For 2019

Tennessee Announces What’s New In Tourism For 2019

Tourism in Tennessee continues to expand with new attractions, impressive state-of-the-art developments, expansions and milestone anniversary celebrations of iconic attractions that help shape “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” 2019 marks several milestones in Tennessee, including Memphis’ Bicentennial, Bijou Theatre’s 110th anniversary in Knoxville, and the 25th anniversary of the RC MoonPie Festival in Bell Buckle. […]

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