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Alan Palmieri’s Jefferson County Mayoral Address

Alan Palmieri’s Jefferson County Mayoral Address

Jefferson County Mayor Alan Palmieri addressed questions about issues that are currently impacting JeffersonCounty, in his second Jefferson County Post address. The Post regularly receives questions from readers, which the editor compiled and presented to Mayor Palmieri directly before the interview. The Mayor addressed the issue of the Megasite, including his position on the upcoming […]

Hangin’ With The Wrong Crowd

Hangin’ With The Wrong Crowd

Knoxville Zoo’s newest bear, Monty, had a very strange start to life. He was discovered wearing a collar and running with a group of dogs. Because he was domesticated as a cub, it made introducing him to new environments easier but it also insured a life spent in captivity. The zoo is glad that he […]

SOFAH Stresses Funding Of Megasite Is Consciously Wasting Taxpayer Money.

SOFAH Stresses Funding Of Megasite Is Consciously Wasting Taxpayer Money.

Save Our Farms and Homes, the citizen group opposed to the site of the proposed Megasite, held their last organizational meeting on Saturday afternoon in preparation of Monday night’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commission. The Jefferson County Budget Committee approved funding the initial $442,000 request of the EDOC last week, though the voting margin […]

Congressman Duncan Meeting With Constituents

Congressman Duncan Meeting With Constituents

Congressman Duncan was on hand to speak to constituents on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Congressman took the morning on Friday to spend some one on one time with people in his District. Around 70 local residents took the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Duncan, who met […]

Crowther New Director of Jefferson County E911

Crowther New Director of Jefferson County E911

The Jefferson County E-911 Board held a meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2013 in which they accepted the resignation of E-911 Director Marcus Reed. During the meeting Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri presented the resignation letter to the Board and expressed his gratitude for the more than seven years of service that Reed has spent at […]

Reader Contributed Photos of Douglas Dam

Reader Contributed Photos of Douglas Dam

“Save Our Farms And Homes – S.O.F.A.H” Prepares for County Commission Meeting

“Save Our Farms And Homes – S.O.F.A.H” Prepares for County Commission Meeting

The Jefferson County community group Save our Farms and Homes met on Wednesday evening to discuss organizational strategy for reaching the public and governmental officials regarding their opposition to the location of the proposed Megasite. Property owners in the footprint of the Megasite were joined by Attorney Scott Hurley and concerned citizens, both in and […]

A Rare View At TVA Douglas Dam

A Rare View At TVA Douglas Dam

The Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center has stepped up their normal generation schedule and is allowing Douglas Dam to spill until further notice. A River Forecast Center Representative stated Monday evening that the continual spillage was an effort to pull lake levels down to winter levels. Currently, Douglas is only 5 to 6 ft […]

Dandridge Limits and Decisions

Dandridge Limits and Decisions

The Town of Dandridge may soon have to make a decision regarding the Town’s limits and the proposed Megasite. Town of Dandridge Administrator McCarter and Water Management Facility Superintendent Mike Norton stated recently that it will be necessary for the Town to make adjustment to either the boundaries of the Town or lift the current […]

Senior Night at Jefferson High

Senior Night at Jefferson High

Friday evening was a special night for several Jefferson County High School Patriots as they were honored on Senior Night. Family and Friends crowded into the high school gym to share in the recognition of student winter athletes in the Class of 2013. Senior dancer, cheerleaders, wrestlers, swimmers and basketball players were all part of the […]

Will Gov. Haslam’s Voucher System Impact Jefferson County Schools?

Will Gov. Haslam’s Voucher System Impact Jefferson County Schools?

Education reform has been a topic on the forefront of the Republican controlled Tennessee legislature and the various changes in collective bargaining and teacher evaluations have met with some degree of resistance from educators across the State. In his most recent State of the State address, Governor Haslam unveiled his most recent proposed Education Initiatives […]

Weather Takes Another Swing

Weather Takes Another Swing

Jefferson County residents have been hit with a plethora of strange weather swings this Winter and the trend looks to continue into the first week of February. Last week’s ice has turned into yesterday’s storms and looks to make another transformation into possible snow flurries. Not only has the precipitation had difficulty determining which form it […]

Sub Committee Appointed for Body Farm and Cadaver Research Study Site

Sub Committee Appointed for Body Farm and Cadaver Research Study Site

The Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Chairman Reneau. Absent from Roll Call was Board Member Batson. Following Approval of the Minutes, Director of Zoning Compliance Tim Seals brought for administrative review and determination of district […]

DES Family Reading Night

DES Family Reading Night

Dandridge Elementary School hosted a family reading night on Tuesday, January 29th. The event brought out students and their parents to enjoy time together sharing books. Proficient reading skills have been identified as one of the major indicators in a student’s long-term academic success and the local schools are working hard to promote early reading. […]

Budget Committee Approves $442K

Budget Committee Approves $442K

The Jefferson County Budget Committee held a Called Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Griffith. A full committee was present, with Commissioner Musick in for Committee Member Baxley and Commissioner Barreiro in for Committee Member Blevins, along with Commissioners Dockery, Carmichael, Cureton, […]

Anonymous Targets U.S. Dept. of Justice

Anonymous Targets U.S. Dept. of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has been targeted by the online hacker syndicate, Anonymous. Anonymous is a group of activists who have participated in multiple criminal activities and instances of cyber terrorism since their formation in 2003. It is important to note that there is no true organized Anonymous, as there is no hierarchy. Members […]