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Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Cross County Band Host Spring Performance

Jefferson County High School’s gym was filled with tunes on Thursday night as band programs from across the county came together to perform. The mega band, which included band programs from Jefferson County Schools, was composed of all skill levels from fifth grade to high school.  The Jefferson County Marching Band had the chance to [...]

Boyd Speaks at EDA Dinner

Boyd Speaks at EDA Dinner

The Jefferson County Economic Development Alliance hosted investors, potential investors and interested parties Thursday evening, April 20, 2017 at the First Annual Economic Development Alliance Investor’s Dinner at the Carriage House in Dandridge. Current Chairman of the EDA, Langdon Potts, offered the welcome address and recognized Board Members and distinguished guests. Potts also introduced the [...]

She Said, He Said: Millennials

She Said, He Said: Millennials

The following is the sixth entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Maury Bat Update As Testing Week Begins

Maury Bat Update As Testing Week Begins

As students and teachers ready themselves for a week of testing, bats continue to plague Maury Middle School. According to Jefferson County School’s Director of Facilities and Business Affairs Michael Phagan, one classroom at Maury has been quarantined due to the presence of bats. Phagan stated that, following last weekend’s attempt to seal the entrance [...]

District 9 Commissioner Seal Speaks Out On Mayoral Veto

District 9 Commissioner Seal Speaks Out On Mayoral Veto

Resolution 2017-20 was moved in County Commission on behalf of a growing number of citizens that believe that they are being left out of economic development decisions made in Jefferson County by the Industrial Development Board (IDB).  As the resolution states, “citizens of any community in Jefferson County deserve to be made aware of any [...]

TWRA Conducts Research on Pygmy Rattlesnakes

TWRA Conducts Research on Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research will help in conservation efforts to preserve the species in the state. Native to Tennessee, pygmy rattlesnakes [...]

Happy Earth Day 2017!

Happy Earth Day 2017!

April 22nd is Earth Day 2017, a day devoted to conservation and environmental awareness. Earth Day has its origins back in 1970, when United States Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the holiday as an environmental teach-in. Danis Hayes, who was involved in an unrelated Earth Day celebration earlier that year, took Nelson’s idea and spread it [...]

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is quickly approaching! Over the course of the next month, millions of students around the nation will walk across the stage to receive a diploma at high schools and colleges. If they are heading off to university in the fall, or hoping to land that huge job interview, here are a few gift [...]

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri has exercised his veto power on a recent resolution of the Jefferson County Commission that recommended the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board consider holding public meetings to receive public input on development projects. Resolution 2017-20 was passed Monday evening, April 17, 2017 at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County [...]

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Jefferson County Commissioners approved a motion on Monday, April 17, 2017 that sends a recommendation to the Jefferson County Industrial Development assuring that residents will have more input into projects that are initiated by the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board. In a motion presented by Commissioner David Seal and 2nd by Commissioner McGraw (with amendments [...]

Solomon Arrested On Multiple Charges

Solomon Arrested On Multiple Charges

Frank Solomon, Alderman of New Market, Tennessee and Constable of the 7th District, was arrested around 10:30 am on Monday, April 17, 2017 on charges stemming from an investigation by the State of Tennessee Comptrollers Office. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig, his office carried out the arrest warrant that followed a Grand Jury [...]

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Concerns from parents at Maury Middle School precipitated questions regarding the possible infestation of bats at Maury Middle School. According to information provided by parents, bats have been plaguing the school since the weather warmed up in late March. Though the situation has been brought to the attention of school administrators, it has been kept [...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

It is the most celebrated day in Christianity besides the birth of Jesus: Easter is today, April 16, 2017. Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead following his crucifixion and death on Good Friday in the Christian faith . The date of Easter is celebrated anywhere from March 22 through April 25. The proximity of [...]

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

Patriot Pals Host Annual Spring Fashion Show

The Patriot Pals and other students from Pod Five at Jefferson County High School hosted their Annual Spring Fashion Show on Monday. The models strutted their stuff on the catwalk during lunch, showing off spring fashion ensembles. The formal wear, which came from several area shops, including Goodwill and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, were [...]

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Today is the kickoff to one of the fundamental weekends in the Christian faith. Good Friday is Friday, April 14, 2017, which is the Friday preceding Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While the holiday does not have a fixed date, many around the area have the day off. It is said that Jesus [...]

Eligible Tennesseans Urged to Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement

Eligible Tennesseans Urged to Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement

On August 5, 2016 Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee, along with 48 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a $125 million settlement with Cephalon, Inc. and affiliated companies, now part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. The settlement ended a multistate investigation into alleged anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon designed to block [...]

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