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Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is upon us, Monday, February 20, 2017. It is one of those holidays that most of us see pass in a blur and don’t really take the time to know or learn about. Presidents Day is a day of patriotic remembrance and a day to take a look back to the founding fathers [...]

Morristown Driver Services Center to Close and Relocate to New Facility

Morristown Driver Services Center to Close and Relocate to New Facility

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces the current Morristown Driver Services Center will close and relocate to a new center to better serve the citizens of Hamblen County.  The new location will be located at 1551 East Morris Boulevard, east of Liberty Road. The Morristown Driver Services Center, located on Buffalo Trail, [...]

Employee Raises get the Nod – Non Profits Put on Hold

Employee Raises get the Nod – Non Profits Put on Hold

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will not be starting this budget season in the hole, as it has in the past few budget cycles, according to information provided by Jefferson County Finance Director Potts. During last week’s first budget meeting to address the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget, Director Potts stated that the committee should not [...]

Registration Opens March 1 for 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration Opens March 1 for 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Each year, more than 700 people from more than 35 states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains as the spring flora tints the forest with flowers and vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home. The [...]

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

The Jefferson County Patriots hosted the South Doyle Cherokees for Valentines Day. Love was not in the air, as both teams aimed to advance in the District 2AAA Tournament. The evening was off to a slow start, as South Doyle pulled ahead slightly in the beginning minutes of the game. Jefferson County was quick to [...]

Happy Valentines Day 2017!

Happy Valentines Day 2017!

Candy hearts, chocolate and Valentines seem to be everywhere you turn today. Valentine’s Day is today, February 14, 2017! Now is the time to let your sweet heart, secret admirer, or friends and family know how much you love them. Valentine’s Day reminds us of the simple fact of love and calls to mind that [...]

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

The Jefferson County Lady Patriots hosted the Seymour Lady Eagles Monday night. The matchup, one of four games in the district that took place, was the first round of the District 2 AAA Girls Tournament. Aiming to advance further, the Lady Patriots took to the court hoping for a repeat of the last time they [...]

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

County Sales Tax Slump – Fluke Or Trend?

Sales tax is one very important component of the budgeting process for Jefferson County. Healthy sales tax revenue converts to pennies on the property tax, as the funds generated from sales tax for both cities and the County are split with the Department of Education and go toward the County’s mandatory financial commitment or maintenance [...]

Jefferson County School Bus Accident

Jefferson County School Bus Accident

According to information provided by the Jefferson County Department of Education, School Bus 98 went off of the shoulder of the road and wrecked. Bus 98 had just delivered children to Talbott Elementary School and it was in route to the Patriot Academy and Jefferson County High School when the wreck occurred. Approximately 31 children [...]

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Carmichael Talks Budget, Priorities and Making Ends Meet

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Carmichael Talks Budget, Priorities and Making Ends Meet

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Jim Carmichael sat down with the Jefferson County Post for a brief interview about hot topics of interest in Jefferson County. JCP-Budget season is about to get underway in Jefferson County. This year you sit on the Budget Committee as well as Chairing the County Commission. What do you think the [...]

She Said, He Said: College Safe Spaces

She Said, He Said: College Safe Spaces

The following is the second 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 [...]

5-in-5: Landfill Director David Gaut

5-in-5: Landfill Director David Gaut

The Jefferson County Post recently sat down with Landfill Director David Gaut and conducted a 5-in-5 interview. With the taking over of your position, do you have a vision for what you want to do for the organization? Gaut: My vision is taking what has already been started with the trash and recycling programs and [...]

School Calendar, Admission Fees and Questions About White Pine Funding high points of Called School Board Meeting

School Calendar, Admission Fees and Questions About White Pine Funding high points of Called School Board Meeting

Jefferson County School Board met for a Called Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Patriot Academy. As Board Members worked their way through a thin agenda, it was the first look at the proposed 2017-18 School Calendar that drew the most comments. Chairman of the Board Vines expressed his concern with a July [...]

Habitat for Humanity Assists Home Owners with “Critical Home Repair Program”

Habitat for Humanity Assists Home Owners with “Critical Home Repair Program”

The Jefferson County branch of Habitat for Humanity is making strides to improve the lives and living conditions of the citizens of Jefferson County. The program recently broke ground on its 31st house in its Racine Ridge Community. They are also working on a new home improvement program to better help established home owners. Habitat [...]

Multistate Settlement Requires Western Union to Develop Anti-Fraud Program

Multistate Settlement Requires Western Union to Develop Anti-Fraud Program

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints from consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers. In addition to Tennessee, 48 states and the District of [...]

Mild Winter Could Give Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers Multiple Options at Cherokee

Mild Winter Could Give Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers Multiple Options at Cherokee

When B.A.S.S. announced it would be holding its first Bassmaster Elite Series event of the 2017 season on Cherokee Lake in the mountains of eastern Tennessee in February, some anglers wondered if they might need ice suits and heaters on the front decks of their boats just to stay focused on fishing. But Brandon Card, [...]

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