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PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Commission Special Called Budget Committee Meeting, May 10, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Commission Special Called Budget Committee Meeting, May 10, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all Jefferson County residents, County Commissioners, and all other persons who might be interested that the following date has been set for the Jefferson County Budget Committee meeting on May 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., inclement weather and COVID-19 pending. This special called meeting is for the purpose of approving […]

Students Asked To Keep American Flags Out Of Sight By School Admin – Director Johnston Issues Apology, Clears Students Of Any Violations

Students Asked To Keep American Flags Out Of Sight By School Admin – Director Johnston Issues Apology, Clears Students Of Any Violations

In a statement issued by Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County Schools – Thursday, April 29 information came to the office of the Director of Schools concerning a student allegedly being suspended for displaying the American Flag. My office immediately began to investigate and discovered an incident had occurred between two students and an […]

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

My 5th Grade teacher, Nancy Jones, always gave her students sound advice, especially in the areas of life, respect, and humility. If you are going to criticize someone, she would say, at least be willing to suggest a better plan or be willing to listen to the ideas of others. We have a set of […]

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

VITAL POLICY – Getting Jefferson County’s Financial House In Order – A Path To Providing Better Education Services

My 5th Grade teacher, Nancy Jones, always gave her students sound advice, especially in the areas of life, respect, and humility. If you are going to criticize someone, she would say, at least be willing to suggest a better plan or be willing to listen to the ideas of others. We have a set of […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2022-2024

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2022-2024

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright today released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 68 individual project phases in 45 counties across the state. The program supports Gov. Lee’s first Executive Order by funding work on 58 highway and bridge projects in […]

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

With warm spring days in the forecast, Tennessee farms will quickly have fields turning red with juicy and sweet strawberries. If you are looking for the freshest berries, head straight to the farm. “Tennesseans are always looking to enjoy time with friends and family,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Since it’s strawberry season, a visit […]

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell has been awarded the Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award.  He was surprised during a ceremony for the Morristown-Hamblen Air Force JROTC on April 29, 2021.  The award is presented to members of the community who have a positive meaningful impact on the program and the community. Sergeant Stansell has served […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, May 11, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Highway Commission Meeting, May 11, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee and to all persons interested, that the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Highway Commission will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021  at 7:00 PM, at its office in the courthouse in Dandridge. This notice is given pursuant to the provisions […]

Betty Jo Taylor Kincer

Betty Jo Taylor Kincer, age 79 of Morristown, TN went to be with her heavenly father Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was known as a compassionate and loving care giver for many in Grainger County. She also done private sitting in Knoxville, TN as well, she was a loving mother and grandmother. Preceded in death […]

HELEN MAXINE (DEAN) DAMRON

HELEN MAXINE (DEAN) DAMRON, age 90, of Dandridge, TN, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 30, 2021. She was born on March 23, 1931 in Martinsburg, WV to Oscar and Catherine (Barton) Dean. She married Rans Damron on May 8, 1952 in Clintwood, VA and he preceded her in death on April […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County (IDB) Industrial Development Board Meeting, May 7, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County (IDB) Industrial Development Board Meeting, May 7, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Members and residents of Jefferson County, TN, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board will meet Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:30 am at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse jury room, 202 W. […]

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF REAL PROPERTY BY JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD (IDB)

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF REAL PROPERTY BY JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD (IDB)

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF REAL PROPERTY BY JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE Pursuant to the provisions of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-5-2507 (6) and (7). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the real property known as Jefferson County, Tennessee Property Tax Map 068, Control Map 068, Parcel 011.00, and further described on file with the Jefferson […]

Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening, Focus on Economic Recovery – Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority

Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening, Focus on Economic Recovery – Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority

Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the end of statewide public health orders and signed Executive Order 80 to address economic and regulatory functions. EO 80 also ends the local authority to issue mask requirements in the 89 counties directed by the state health department. “COVID-19 is now a managed public health issue in Tennessee […]

Tennessee Department of Health To Resume Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Tennessee Department of Health To Resume Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

After an extensive analysis of the risks and benefits of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that jurisdictions may resume their administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine without restrictions. The recommendation from the ACIP […]

County Unemployment Rates Inch Upward in March

County Unemployment Rates Inch Upward in March

Following a slight rise in the statewide unemployment rate in March, jobless statistics experienced minor increases in most of Tennessee’s 95 counties, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Five counties across the state did experience lower unemployment for the month, while rates went up in 86 counties, […]

Market Study Explores Tennesseans’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine

Market Study Explores Tennesseans’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine

The Tennessee Department of Health released results from a third party, statewide quantitative and qualitative survey of more than 1,000 adult Tennesseans exploring sentiments around the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary in Tennessee and this survey explored perspectives associated with choosing to receive the vaccine, like hesitancy or unwillingness in an effort to […]

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