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DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE THIS SATURDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DANDRIDGE

DANDRIDGE JUNE JUBILEE THIS SATURDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DANDRIDGE

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The county’s largest and oldest street festival will kick off at 10 am Saturday morning with food, music and vendors galore! June Jubilee is a family friendly event and there is something for everyone to […]

Carson-Newman nursing receives scholarship support from Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Carson-Newman nursing receives scholarship support from Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Representatives of Jefferson Memorial Hospital were on Carson-Newman University’s campus recently to present a $1,000 check toward student scholarships within the school’s nursing program. “Every year Jefferson Memorial celebrates physicians in our community in recognition of Doctor’s Day,” said JMH CEO Ben Ridder. “In honor of our physicians, the hospital is saying thank you by donating […]

New Market Girl Scout achieves highest honor

New Market Girl Scout achieves highest honor

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians has announced its 2024 Gold Award recipients, presenting the honor to 24 girls across the region, one of whom is from New Market. The Gold Award is the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, presented to girls in grades 9-12 who have planned and implemented significant projects that address […]

Barbara Parsons, Local Archivists Recognized as 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute Graduates

Barbara Parsons, Local Archivists Recognized as 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute Graduates

The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently recognized nine archivists who earned their Archives Management Certifications at the 2024 Tennessee Archives Institute. Hosted by the Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee Archives Institute is an annual two-day workshop focused on the principles and practices of archival management and records preservation. This year’s program graduates include: […]

VITAL POLICY – Successful Legislation Creates New Opportunity for Homeschool Athletes in Tennessee, Bill Originated in Jefferson County

VITAL POLICY – Successful Legislation Creates New Opportunity for Homeschool Athletes in Tennessee, Bill Originated in Jefferson County

Back in 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly created legislation to provide opportunities for homeschool students to participate in public school sports. The intent was to provide all homeschool students with access to organized public-school sports that would not otherwise be available. However, some public-school systems and their attorneys found a legal loophole to exclude some […]

FREE Vessel Examinations this Saturday

FREE Vessel Examinations this Saturday

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct free vessel safety examinations on Saturday, May 25, at Swann’s Marina, 2515 Swann’s Marina Road, Dandridge, TN 37725. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified vessel examiners will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (VSC) for your boat (personal pleasure craft, only) anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. No […]

Cherokee Lake Set to Host 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Presented by T-H Marine

Cherokee Lake Set to Host 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Presented by T-H Marine

Major League Fishing (MLF) returns to Tennessee, next week, May 29-31, for the 41st annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American Championship Presented by T-H Marine on Cherokee Lake. The three-day tournament, hosted by  Visit Jefferson County TN, will showcase the nation’s best weekend grassroots anglers, and awards the winning boater a top prize of up to $120,000, […]

A Heartfelt Thank You to Teachers and Educators

A Heartfelt Thank You to Teachers and Educators

As we celebrate National Teacher Day on May 7, 2024, and observe National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6-10, 2024, we extend our deepest gratitude to all the dedicated teachers and educators in Jefferson County. Your commitment to shaping young minds and fostering a love for learning does not go unnoticed. You are the unsung […]

Kara Campbell of Jefferson Elementary Serves On Tennessee Distinguished Educator Council Financial Literacy Commission

Kara Campbell of Jefferson Elementary Serves On Tennessee Distinguished Educator Council Financial Literacy Commission

As educators in your community, we see more than concerns in the classroom. We see families struggling to live month to month. We see people going into debt over emergencies because they simply don’t have enough saved to help them recover. Most importantly, we see the stress financial strains put on families. Financial stability begins […]

Director of Schools Releases Statement Regarding TN House Bill 1202

Director of Schools Releases Statement Regarding TN House Bill 1202

Jefferson County, Tennessee Director of Schools – I am releasing the following statement on the below TN House Bill 1202. Once signed into law. Jefferson County Schools will not immediately change any policy or procedure allowing staff to begin carrying a gun this school year. I will have discussions concerning policy and procedure of employees […]

Jefferson County Commission Rejects Proposed Wheel Tax

Jefferson County Commission Rejects Proposed Wheel Tax

The Jefferson County Commission faced a crucial decision regarding a proposed wheel tax during its meeting on April 15, 2024. The tax, which had previously contributed approximately 0.08 cents to the budget in past cycles, was up for consideration once again. Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett revived the issue by proposing a $30 wheel tax, stipulating […]

County Clerk’s Office Moving To New Location – Temporary Closure

County Clerk’s Office Moving To New Location – Temporary Closure

Johns Hopkins Principles Coalition Announces 2023 Quarter 4 Award Winners – Jefferson County, Tennessee and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Johns Hopkins Principles Coalition Announces 2023 Quarter 4 Award Winners – Jefferson County, Tennessee and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The Principles coalition is excited to announce the recipients of the Award for Excellence in the Application of the Opioid Litigation Principles for the 4th Quarter of 2023: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and Jefferson County, Tennessee. These quarterly awards are based on a set of evidence-based guidelines developed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, […]

Mayor Mark Potts Proclaims April 2024 as WORLD WISH MONTH in Jefferson County

Mayor Mark Potts Proclaims April 2024 as WORLD WISH MONTH in Jefferson County

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Schools Not Advising Parents That District’s Mental Health Contractor is LGBTQ+ Affirming Before Students Are Counseled

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Schools Not Advising Parents That District’s Mental Health Contractor is LGBTQ+ Affirming Before Students Are Counseled

Two questions were presented to Jefferson County Director of Schools. QUESTION: “Are parents advised BY THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM that Allied Behavioral Health Solutions is fully affirming of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (+) BEFORE they consent for their children to be counseled by Allied Behavioral Health Solutions?” ANSWER by Director of Jefferson County […]

Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee reported 2023 results and announces stock valuations to shareholders

Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee reported 2023 results and announces stock valuations to shareholders

Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee, the trade name for Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies, reported 2023 results and announced stock valuations to shareholders on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the company’s Annual Meeting in Franklin, Tenn. During the meeting, the leadership team discussed the opportunities that were cultivated in 2023 despite financial and weather-related challenges. Josh Webber, […]

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