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Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

Skills USA Holds 7th Annual Hero’s Supper

The 7th Annual Jefferson County High School’s Skills USA and local businesses celebrated their tribute to local Heros September 19, 2017 by inviting the public to meet and greet with police, fire fighters, ambulance personnel, and many more. The event was catered by Piezano’s Pizza in Dandridge. Skills USA is a career tech organization where [...]

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

Mike Dockery To Run As Independent Candidate for Jefferson County Mayor

In less than a year, Jefferson County citizens will decide once again who is to lead their county. Many things that contribute to our quality of life depend upon this choice. At this time, I would like to offer you my skills and abilities, my commitment and integrity, for your consideration for the position of [...]

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Mark Potts Announces Candidacy For Jefferson County Mayor

Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts announced his candidacy for Jefferson County Mayor, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at a gathering at the Jefferson City Library. Mayor Potts said “I want to thank my family, because without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do it.”  I think it is time for Jefferson County to have a [...]

State Representative Andrew Farmer Works To Protect The Personal Information Of Tennessee Residents

State Representative Andrew Farmer Works To Protect The Personal Information Of Tennessee Residents

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today addressed the recent Equifax data breach that jeopardized the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. consumers nationwide — including 3 million Tennessee residents — between May-July of 2017. Representative Farmer wants the hardworking families of District 17 to know that he is working to ensure that their [...]

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Following several years at the helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education, and with time still left on his contract, Dr. Charles Edmonds announced that he is resigning his position as Director of Schools as of the end of the calendar year. Late last week, Director Edmonds confirmed that he was, indeed, leaving the [...]

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

The gavel came down Monday evening, as the Jefferson County Commission began the final twelve months of their terms with the election of County Commission officers. Sitting Chair Jim Carmichael and two term Commissioner Robert Tucker were brought as nominees from David Seal and Bob Beeler, respectively. With 20 of the 21 Commissioners present to [...]

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC Line Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Restoration

AEC line crews were released from storm restoration work on Saturday, September 16 and have returned safely home. Jim Greer, Director of Operations for AEC said “We are certainly thankful to have them home safely and we are glad that we were able to help the membership of Amicalola EMC and restore electric services damaged [...]

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

No. 23 Tennessee fought back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but No. 24/25 Florida’s Hail Mary pass gave the Gators a 26-20 win on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) entered the second half trailing, 6-3, and fell behind by as much as 10 points [...]

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco. And the damage to the heart [...]

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

The Jefferson County Patriots welcomed the Farragut Admirals to Leroy Shannon Field and left a bit downtrodden by the end of the evening. The number four Admirals were quick to get on the board early in the first quarter with a breakout run. The Patriots were able to block the extra point to keep the [...]

Tennessee Helicopters Headed to Virgin Islands

Tennessee Helicopters Headed to Virgin Islands

Four UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters and 34 Soldiers assigned to the 1/230th Aviation Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, are headed to the US Virgin Islands to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. The helicopters were loaded onto C17 Globemaster III and C130 Hercules aircraft from New York and Rhode Island at Joint Base Berry Field [...]

Tennessee High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Rate on Record

Tennessee High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Rate on Record

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percent since the 2010-11 school year. This year, [...]

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.  In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other [...]

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Dandridge Water Customers will soon see an increase on their water bill. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 ( Depew, Nelson NO, Reese Absent) to increase the cost of water by 5% and sewer by 15% for all customers. The move came after Town and Water Department Administration recommended a 10% hike for [...]

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

The Jefferson County Commission held their first work session of their senior year of their current term in office on Monday, September 11, 2017. With three years of the current term under their belt, Commission Members met on Monday to preview their agenda for next week’s voting meeting, as well as field community concerns regarding [...]

Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” To Play in the Carousel Theatre

Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” To Play in the Carousel Theatre

Anton Chekhov’s classic “Three Sisters,” in a new adaptation by Libby Appel, will play in the Carousel Theatre September 27 to October 15.  A Talk Back with the cast will take place Sunday, October 8following the matinee and the Open Captioned performance is Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 pm.  The production is sponsored by Stowers Machinery Company and [...]

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