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Representative Andrew E. Farmer Leads Successful Negotiations With Governor To Protect District 17 From ESA Legislation

Representative Andrew E. Farmer Leads Successful Negotiations With Governor To Protect District 17 From ESA Legislation

Recently, there has been much discussion related to House Bill 939, a proposal creating an Education Savings Account (ESA) pilot program in Tennessee. Because this initiative has generated concerns from our teachers, superintendents, school board members, and parents, I knew we needed to have a seat at the table during negotiations with Governor Lee and […]

4H Fashion Show Features Future Designers

4H Fashion Show Features Future Designers

Historic Downtown Dandridge and the Shepard Inn was the stage for the 4H Fashion Show, April 22, 2019. Models were not only the stars of the show, they were also the fashion designers. These models were members of the 4H sewing class lead by Karen Nelms, Extension Agent, Karen Smith, Volunteer, and Robyn Elswick, Program […]

Budget Committee Faces $1.6 Deficit – Struggles to Make Cuts

Budget Committee Faces $1.6 Deficit – Struggles to Make Cuts

Members of the Jefferson County Budget Committee were hard at work Monday evening, April 22, 2019, as they met to address funding requests from non profit organizations. The committee entered the evening $1,679,000 in the red, according to information provided by Jefferson County Finance Director Potts, and looking to dig out the county out of […]

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

The Jefferson County Board of Education held a ground breaking ceremony for the new multi sports complex at Jefferson County High School. The upgrades to the current facilities will allow a safe environment for all student athletes, as well as other members of the student body that utilize the track and field, and will answer […]

Leadership in place at White Pine School, Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School for the 2019/20 School Year

Leadership in place at White Pine School, Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School for the 2019/20 School Year

The Jefferson County Department of Education has released the names of those that will be filling the position of Assistant Principal for three local schools. Following the retirement of the Principals for White Pine School and Jefferson Middle School, as well as the promotion of Dandridge Elementary School’s Principal Tommy Arnold, three current Assistant Principals […]

Feds Grant Governor’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration For Flood Relief In 56 Tennessee Counties

Feds Grant Governor’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration For Flood Relief In 56 Tennessee Counties

The federal government has approved the Governor’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to make federal recovery assistance available to 56 county jurisdictions impacted by February’s flooding and severe storms. The following counties are included in this declaration:  Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, […]

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department Sending Out Annual Donation Letters

This is a significant year for the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) and for you, residents of our primary response area.  This year the department is purchasing a new fire engine to replace a 31 year old engine in our fleet.  The cost to purchase the Pierce M206 Rescue-Pumper is $365,943.00. Thanks to your past […]

Dandridge Named 2019 Champions for WIVK “Battle of the ‘Burbs”

Dandridge Named 2019 Champions for WIVK “Battle of the ‘Burbs”

Knoxville radio station 107.7 WIVK held an online contest they deemed the “Battle of the ‘Burbs”, which consisted of local communities competing against each other in a March Madness style bracket. The competition, held on Facebook, was decided by listeners who voted for each town for several days, in which Dandridge came out on top. […]

Happy Easter from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Easter from the Jefferson County Post

From our family to yours, Happy Easter! May your day be blessed!

Tennessee’s Historic Low Unemployment Holds Steady In March

Tennessee’s Historic Low Unemployment Holds Steady In March

Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for March 2019 remains at the historic low of 3.2 percent according to the latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). March is the second consecutive month the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sits at the all-time low. When compared to March 2018, unemployment in […]

TDH Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

TDH Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of the East Tennessee. While the investigation is currently centered in East Tennessee, all Tennesseans should be aware of measles and its symptoms. These symptoms may include fever, […]

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Grave Marking for Revolutionary War Patriot Joseph Hill

Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held a grave marking ceremony April 13, 2019 at the Hills Union Cemetery in Dandridge, Tennessee. The grave was that of Revolutionary War Patriot, Joseph Hill, born CIRCA 1735, and passed February 1, 1807 in Tennessee. Joseph Hill was identified as a Patriot […]

Property Reassessment Notices Coming Soon

Property Reassessment Notices Coming Soon

Jefferson County property owners will soon be getting their property assessments and some will likely see some changes. 2019 is a reassessment year for Jefferson County and our local Assessor of Property Susan Gass and her staff have been working hard to meet mandated deadlines. Reassessment notices will go out in the mail from Nashville […]

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

Tennessee State Museum Quilt Exhibition Features More Than 40 quilts  from Across the State, Including Two from Jefferson County

The Tennessee State Museum’s current exhibition, Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts – its first new show since its grand opening last fall – features close to 40 quilts selected from the Museum’s vast collection that highlight Tennessee’s quilt artistry across more than two centuries and all three grand divisions of the […]

County Commission Approves Help for Flooded Area

County Commission Approves Help for Flooded Area

A group of citizens that have literally been underwater for months will hopefully see some relief soon as the Jefferson County Commission voted Monday evening, April 15, 2019 to allocate funding up to $5,000 for water removal from Ashley Oaks Subdivision. The Jefferson County Highway Department will join with TEMA, who is providing seven days […]

Jefferson County Facilities Committee Looks at Options

Jefferson County Facilities Committee Looks at Options

The Jefferson County Facility Committee is looking at options to alleviate space needs for the Jefferson County Mayor’s Office, the County Clerk and the Jefferson County Finance Office. Jefferson County Facilities Director Longmire informed the committee that he has obtained appraisals on the current Finance Office and a potential building in downtown Dandridge that could […]

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