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Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the sacrifices that so many are making in the name of America and the freedoms that we have because of it. These sacrifices are integral to the American identity, and are why we have holidays throughout the calendar year to help us remember them. Memorial Day is [...]

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the [...]

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

Memorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it’s timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has quantified the economic [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made history May 24, 2017, as he signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to [...]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state [...]

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

On Monday night, May 25, 2017, the Jefferson County Commission voted in a new Veterans Service Officer. The position went to Commander Curtis Hudson, a Vietnam Army veteran with decades of commitment to veterans services, having served for over 13 years in the county, alone. Curtis worked for years with Jefferson County High School’s Night [...]

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred early this morning on South Cumberland Street. A male entered the Shell gas station on South Cumberland at approximately 3:30 am brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was [...]

County Commission Overrides Veto

County Commission Overrides Veto

The full body of the Jefferson County Commission held a called meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Carmichael called the meeting to order, and all members of the body were present. Commissioner David Seal offered the first motion of the evening, moving to override the Mayoral Veto [...]

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Humane Society of Jefferson County Rolling Once Again

Imagine having a van full of animals. You’re on the way to take them to another location, so they can find their “furrever” home.  Just as you’re cruising along, suddenly the van breaks down, and you’re stuck on the side of the road with the animals you have in tow.  It’s hot, you’re scared, the [...]

Budget Committee Recommends No Increase To Property Tax Budget

Budget Committee Recommends No Increase To Property Tax Budget

Monday evening, May 22, 2017 marked the final meeting of budget preparation before the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2017/18 goes before the full Commission body for confirmation. The Budget Committee will present a budget document that show no tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year, despite deep cuts in the Department of Education [...]

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened Monday evening, May 22, 2017, at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse, for what would prove to be the final leg in the budget recommendation process. After pushing the item back to accommodate the Public Service Committee, who were to present a recommendation on fire department funding, the Budget Committee [...]

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner for many kids across the area. Carefree days and long nights under the stars are fast approaching. However, if you are a parent, the few months of your child’s summer can be a stressful time. How are you going to keep the kids happy and occupied while you, in [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Before a meeting of the Governor’s Rural Development Task Force at H&R Agri-Power, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act permits Tennessee’s private, nonprofit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service, and [...]

Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3. Events will include free, ranger-led hikes through areas with waterfalls and scenic vistas as well as hikes focused on local history and trail clean-ups. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved [...]

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Jefferson County High School Holds Their 41st Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20th: the day that 451 graduating Seniors from Jefferson County High School have been waiting for has finally arrived. After a procession of the faculty, who lined up according to their years of service, the familiar music of “Pomp and Circumstance” began.  The thousands in attendance to honor the Jefferson County Class of [...]

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Celebrates Outgoing Seniors With Honors Night

May the 16th was a bittersweet day for Jefferson County High School Seniors, as it was the last official day of school for them.  That night, a celebration of the top scholars took place at Carson Newman University.  The best of the 451 future graduates were honored with dozens of awards and scholarships, and it [...]

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