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Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Mayor Potts Will Not Mandate Face Coverings for Jefferson County Residents – Follow Safe Practices

Mossy Creek Mini Golf To Host 2022, USPMGA US Open. $15,000 Cash Purse Event

Mossy Creek Mini Golf To Host 2022, USPMGA US Open. $15,000 Cash Purse Event

Mossy Creek Mini Golf in Jefferson City, Tennessee has been selected to host USPMGA Professional Mini Golf event in 2022 The United States Pro Mini Golf Association was established in 1997 and currently has over a hundred professional players. USPMGA hosts two major events each year. Photo: Matt Finley, resident of Dandridge, tied the course […]

Richard Peterson New President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

Richard Peterson New President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

The Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of Richard N. Peterson as our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Rich previously worked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC, as the Senior Liaison for National Groups and Organizations. At St. Jude, Rich managed the planning and […]

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) sponsored legislation in the 111th General Assembly to protect Agritourism venues from liability. House Bill 2371 and Senate Bill 2423 shield Agritourism professionals and farm businesses from liability that may result from damage to a participant’s property during a Agritourism activity. In passing this […]

Hill House Farms – Dandridge Farmer’s Market Feature This Week

Hill House Farms – Dandridge Farmer’s Market Feature This Week

Photo: Amanda, Hill House Farms From the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 27, we are featuring Hill House Farms to tell us all about their delectable produce. Hill House Farms can be found at the Farmers Market or on Facebook where people can “make orders . . . or contact through their business card.” Produce […]

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Today is the biggest summer holiday for most Americans, with many celebrating with parades, BBQs, fireworks, and neighborhood block parties. Take the day to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who found the country, as well as those millions who fight to keep America the nation that it is. Happy Fourth of […]

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

AEC Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority To provide member assistance with electric bills

L/R – Kay Hale, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority Representative, Mitch Cain, Scott Tipton, Tracy Jett and Greg Williams with AEC and Chris Quillen, TVA AEC is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $30,000 to Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority to help the local service […]

Nonfarm Payroll Employment Rose by 4.8 Million in June, and Unemployment Rate Declined to 11.1 percent

Nonfarm Payroll Employment Rose by 4.8 Million in June, and Unemployment Rate Declined to 11.1 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday, July 2, 2020. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

July 4th Travelers in Tennessee Won’t be Delayed by Construction

July 4th Travelers in Tennessee Won’t be Delayed by Construction

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. “The coronavirus has impacted […]

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Jefferson County Schools Opening Amid Covid 19 – What To Expect – Video Address by Director of Schools Dr. Shane Johnston

Hunger Relief for Tennessee Families Amid Pandemic

Hunger Relief for Tennessee Families Amid Pandemic

Families faced with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic are finding relief from food banks, retailers and producers, and there are more donations on the way. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently joined representatives from Weigel’s Convenience Stores, Mayfield Dairy, the Randy Davis Memorial Milk Fund, the Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee, and Tennessee food […]

Unemployment Rates Decrease in Every Tennessee County

Unemployment Rates Decrease in Every Tennessee County

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not […]

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Program Ending in July

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Program Ending in July

FPUC provided $600 per week in federal assistance, in addition to benefits from other unemployment insurance programs, including Tennessee Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The CARES Act requires states to provide FPUC through July 31. Tennessee, like many other states, ends its benefit week on Saturdays. July 25 is the last Saturday in […]

Legislation Expires in Tennessee General Assembly on Civil Asset Forfeiture – Reporting Standards and Due Process Delayed

Legislation Expires in Tennessee General Assembly on Civil Asset Forfeiture – Reporting Standards and Due Process Delayed

By David Seal With the conclusion of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly, adjourning sine die, a number of bills of great interest have expired. Among those are civil asset forfeiture bills sponsored by Representative Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains). HB 340 / SB 362 as amended would have repealed a code […]

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Sunday, June 21st marks the 110th anniversary of Father’s Day. Celebrated worldwide, this is a day to cherish our beloved fathers and thank them for all that they are. As a matter of fact, more and more dads are taking on the stay-at-home status to care for their kids. Since 1989, the number of stay-at-home dads […]

Welcome To Summer 2020

Welcome To Summer 2020

Today marks the day of the summer solstice. After a long, seemingly never-ending quarantine, the first day of summer comes as a breath of fresh air. The June solstice occurs at 9:44 p.m., when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. The day of the solstice in the northern hemisphere is both the longest day […]

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