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Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee First Meeting Of Season

Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee First Meeting Of Season

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened this week to begin work on the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. Due to considerations for the spread of Covid-19 ( coronavirus) Budget Chair Scarlett, Finance Director Potts, Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts, Jefferson County Facilities Director Longmire and Jefferson County Technology Manager Mike Bolton were the only ones present […]

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

State Senator Presses for Broadband Deregulation to Benefit Consumers, Advance Internet Expansion

State Senator Presses for Broadband Deregulation to Benefit Consumers, Advance Internet Expansion

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) continues to advance proposed legislation aimed at making broadband service more available to rural citizens and to create market competition among internet service providers (ISP’s). Her proposals would define broadband at or above the FCC standard, streamline the franchise certification process for ISP’s under certain circumstances, permit authorization for multiple […]

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic 				Police Academy

Left to Right: Front Row – Bain, Cameron, Second Row – Chief Roger D. Overholt, Third Row – Alexander, Fourth Row – Reed, Fifth Row – Donahoo Walters State Community College’s Police Academy Class 115 graduated on March 24, 2020. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Jason Alexander, Blake Bain, Hunter Donahoo, Michael Cameron and […]

Mayor Potts – Courthouse Entrance & Proceedures

Mayor Potts – Courthouse Entrance & Proceedures

Effective immediately! The only entrance and exit to the courthouse is the ADA entrance on the north side of the building next to the Board of Education Building. The front doors are closed with directions to enter through the ADA entrance. Each department will have a radio to communicate with the Courthouse Security Officer.  The […]

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

Sunday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6, 2020. The order also outlines ways businesses and citizens should work to protect vulnerable populations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created both […]

Tennessee Distillery Shifts To Hand Sanitizer Production to Battle COVID-19 Spread

Tennessee Distillery Shifts To Hand Sanitizer Production to Battle COVID-19 Spread

In a statement from Old Glory Distilling Co. – With the current shortage of hand sanitizer in our community and across the country, we are pausing production of our Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey for the next 2 weeks to focus our efforts on producing something more important. We’ve received federal approval to begin production of […]

Joint Statement on Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

Joint Statement on Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

GM and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation’s coordinated private sector response to COVID-19, are collaborating to enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ventec will leverage GM’s logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of their critically important […]

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

The Town of Dandridge is requesting that all residents and visitors adhere to the Department of Health guidelines for social distancing of 6ft and limiting group numbers to 10 or less at gatherings. As the number of Coronavirus positive individuals continue to grow across the state, because we are uniquely placed at the 417 exit […]

Agriculture Commissioner: We Are Committed to Food Safety and Supply

Agriculture Commissioner: We Are Committed to Food Safety and Supply

During this time of uncertainty, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) remains committed in our mission to safeguard your food and fiber and ensure equity in the marketplace. With our citizens and our employees in mind, TDA inspectors, administrators, and support staff continue to provide the services you count on while also following CDC guidelines […]

New State Resources For Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

New State Resources For Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The Department revamped its website to put information and resources in a convenient form for Tennesseans to access. The website now has separate sections for employers, employees, frequently asked questions, and for information […]

In-person Photo Requirement to be Waived for Renewals and License Expiration Dates Extended Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

In-person Photo Requirement to be Waived for Renewals and License Expiration Dates Extended Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely. At this time, most State Driver Services Centers remain open and the Department is currently taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees. To relieve as many customers as possible from needing to visit […]

Academics and Nutrition in Jefferson County Schools, Closure through April 3, 2020 – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director

Academics and Nutrition in Jefferson County Schools, Closure through April 3, 2020 – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director

Jefferson County Schools will be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020 due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus (Covid-19). ACADEMICS During this time the Jefferson County School System will be providing a list of academic resources available to parents and students. The purpose of these resource links is to keep the focus on […]

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

Governor Lee Issues Statement – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Governor Lee Issues Statement  – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement regarding statewide school closure: “As the response to COVID-19 evolves, I urge every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the latest. Schools should remain closed through March 31, 2020 […]

All In-Person Proceedings In All State and Local Courts of Tennessee Suspended Through March 31, 2020 – Supreme Court Of Tennessee Order

All In-Person Proceedings In All State and Local Courts of Tennessee Suspended Through March 31, 2020 – Supreme Court Of Tennessee Order

Subsequent to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Order NO ADM2020-00428, All in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennesse, including but not limited to municipal, juvenile, general sessions, trial and appellate courts, are suspended from the close of business March 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020, subject to exceptions. The exceptions are included […]

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