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Tennessee Secures First SEC Win over Mississippi State

Tennessee Secures First SEC Win over Mississippi State

Limiting Mississippi State to a season-low 10 points in the game, Tennessee secured its first SEC victory of the season, winning 20-10 over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Neyland Stadium. Mississippi State’s (3-3, 1-2 SEC) Kylin Hill came into today’s game as the SEC leader in rushing yards with 119.2 yards per game. Tennessee (2-4, […]

Happy Columbus Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day from the Jefferson County Post

Today, October 14th, is Columbus Day! Columbus Day was founded on the ideals of European exploration and the achievements of those explorations that would have a profound impact on the world as we know it today. This controversial holiday has changed with different generations and continues to have lasting cultural implications. Columbus Day is a […]

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. “The CDBG funds are designed to help rural communities in Tennessee succeed, which aligns directly with our […]

Lady Patriots Soccer Honor Senior Players

Lady Patriots Soccer Honor Senior Players

Tuesday night, the Jefferson County Lady Patriots Soccer team hosted the Powell High School Lady Panthers. This would be the last regular season home game for the Lady Patriots, and they took the opportunity to honor the seniors of the team. The Lady Patriots were coming off a loss to Knoxville West, and The Lady […]

Lee Administration Health Care Modernization Task Force Formed

Lee Administration Health Care Modernization Task Force Formed

Finance & Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced the formation of a Health Care Modernization Task Force, which he will co-chair with Bill Carpenter, former Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. The Task Force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some the state’s major healthcare issues. “Working […]

Gun Sanctuary Town Declared By Dandridge Board Of Mayor and Aldermen

Gun Sanctuary Town Declared By Dandridge Board Of Mayor and Aldermen

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Dandridge, Tennessee voted Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019 to make the municipality a Gun Sanctuary Town. Last week, the issue was brought before the board by Alderman Kesterson at the monthly work session. While the BMA voiced their support of gun owner rights, questions arose concerning the ability […]

TN Attorney General Sues Opioid Distributor AmerisourceBergen

TN Attorney General Sues Opioid Distributor AmerisourceBergen

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that he sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for its unlawful distribution of pharmaceutical narcotics and its role in generating and prolonging the ongoing opioid epidemic in Tennessee. The State of Tennessee has already filed enforcement actions against two drug manufacturers, but Amerisource is the first distributor to be […]

TDMHSAS Receives New Funding for Suicide Prevention Lifeline

TDMHSAS Receives New Funding for Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving more than $200,000 in new funding to improve the response for Tennesseans seeking help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. TDMHSAS is one of 12 states to receive the two-year capacity building grant funded by Vibrant Emotional Health.  In Tennessee, the funding […]

Jefferson County Schools 2020-2021 Calendar

Jefferson County Schools 2020-2021 Calendar

Vols Fall To No. 3 UGA In Maurer’s Debut

Vols Fall To No. 3 UGA In Maurer’s Debut

Tennessee took a 14-10 second-quarter lead over No. 3 Georgia behind gritty play from true freshman quarterback Brian Maurer before falling, 43-14, in front of a crowd of 92,709 Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. In his first career start for the Vols (1-4/0-2 SEC), Maurer completed 14 of 28 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. The […]

Patriots Fall to Indians in Homecoming Shutout

Patriots Fall to Indians in Homecoming Shutout

After a rough three weeks on the road, the Jefferson County Patriots returned to Leroy Shannon Field Friday night for the 2019 Homecoming Game. Now sporting a 3-3 record, the Patriots welcomed the Dobyns-Bennett High School Indians to Dumplin Valley, hoping to regain some momentum lost over the last three weeks. Unfortunately this would not […]

Chasity Osborne Crowned Homecoming Queen

Chasity Osborne Crowned Homecoming Queen

An exciting week of homecoming activities came to a close Friday night at halftime of the Jefferson County High School vs Dobyns-Bennett High School football Game. All the homecoming representatives, escorted by JROTC cadets, graced the field in their evening best, honoring each class that had elected them. Congratulations to the Jefferson County High School […]

School Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar

School Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar

The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners convened at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Thursday night for the monthly work session and meeting. To begin the meeting, Maury Middle School and New Market Elementary Schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools. Reward schools are generally those that are improving in terms of achievement and growth […]

Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for new requirements designed to promote good health in state licensed child care agencies. The National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education cited those changes in a report https://nrckids.org/files/Final.ASHW.2018.Report_8.19.19.pdf ranking Tennessee’s regulations as the most supportive of obesity prevention in […]

Scots-Irish Festival Marches in to Dandridge

Scots-Irish Festival Marches in to Dandridge

The 2019 Scots-Irish festival brought great talent and many grins to the town of Dandridge. This yearly event celebrated Celtic heritage from local ancestors who settled in the area shortly after the Revolutionary War. Festival goers traveled from surrounding states to learn about the Scots-Irish culture and relish in delicious Celtic food. Entertainment for the […]

Another Record Year for the Number of Students Taking the AP Exam

Another Record Year for the Number of Students Taking the AP Exam

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that more than 33,800 Tennessee public school students took the Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the 2018-19 school year – breaking the previous year’s record high of 32,000 for Tennessee.  Across Tennessee, 17,607 students earned a score of 3, 4, or 5, which translates into a 3.1 percent increase […]

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