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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 […]

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 […]

Office Manager Stole from TennCare Supported Company in Jefferson City

Office Manager Stole from TennCare Supported Company in Jefferson City

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Jefferson City Police Department, has resulted in the indictment of Tonya Lindsey, the former office manager for Priority Senior Care, LLC (Priority) in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Priority provides in-home care to qualified seniors and receives the majority of its funding through TennCare, the […]

Important School Updates, Summer Learning, Test & Event Dates – Video Address from Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools

Important School Updates, Summer Learning, Test & Event Dates – Video Address from Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools

Randy Rogers Live Interview – Goals for Jefferson County’s Flagship & Students

Randy Rogers Live Interview – Goals for Jefferson County’s Flagship & Students

Funding Denied For New Jefferson Elementary School

Funding Denied For New Jefferson Elementary School

The Jefferson County Commission turned down a motion to fund a nearly $20 million dollar request from the Jefferson County Department of Education. Last week the Commission heard a proposal that would fund a new school to house Jefferson Elementary at the projected cost of $19,950,000. The projection included $16,927,495 for construction, a contingency of […]

James Michael Shelton Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault

James Michael Shelton Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault

James B. Dunn, District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District, announces that on March 15, 2021, James Michael Shelton pleaded guilty to Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Domestic Assault in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Tennessee. The Honorable Judge Duane Slone sentenced the defendant to serve eight years in the Tennessee Department of Correction […]

JCHS Prom To Be Held April 16, 2021

JCHS Prom To Be Held April 16, 2021

Jefferson County High School announces Prom 2021 will be held on April 16, 2021 at the Sevierville Convention Center. “Last year’s spring semester activities were interrupted by Covid-19 and as a result many activities that mean so much to students and families were canceled or greatly altered. We wanted to do our best to provide […]

Randy Rogers New JCHS High School Principal Announced By DOE

Randy Rogers New JCHS High School Principal Announced By DOE

Jefferson County Department of Education is proud to announce that Mr. Randy Rogers has been named Principal of Jefferson County High School. This announcement follows the completion of interviews over the last few weeks. Applicants included candidates from within Jefferson County Schools, other parts of Tennessee, and outside the state. “During the interview process, Mr. […]

Vital Policy – Jefferson County and City of Farragut Make Resolutions Expressing Concerns Over 5G Small Cell Installations, State Legislation Pending

Vital Policy – Jefferson County and City of Farragut Make Resolutions Expressing Concerns Over 5G Small Cell Installations, State Legislation Pending

What do the governments of Farragut and Jefferson County, Tennessee have in common, two seemingly unlike jurisdictions? In addition to the typical tax and public service issues that all municipalities grapple with, that would be the safety and property rights concerns of 5G small cell support structure installations in public rights of way, as well […]

BXTN – Builders Exchange of Tennessee Awards Grant To Jefferson County CTE Tiny House Project

BXTN – Builders Exchange of Tennessee Awards Grant To Jefferson County CTE Tiny House Project

Jefferson County CTE department was awarded a grant in the amount of $11, 711.00 from BXTN – Builders Exchange of Tennessee to fund completion and finishing of Tiny House project.  The project is designed and built by Stephen Strange’s Structural Systems and Matthew Barrett’s HVAC and MEPS (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems).  Other classes and […]

Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Jefferson County Schools COVID-19 Situation, Testing Schedules and School Events

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to Southern Legislative Conference committee

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, has appointed State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, to serve on the Human Services & Public Safety Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG). “Chairman Farmer stands for law and order, and he is an effective leader in our General Assembly,” said Speaker […]

Jefferson County Schools Earns TN Pathways Certification In Welding

Jefferson County Schools Earns TN Pathways Certification In Welding

Jefferson County Schools is pleased to announce the recent notification of earning TN Pathways Certification in Welding.  The TN Department of Education notes, “The Tennessee Pathways Certification sets clear expectations for alignment, advisement, and partnerships that define strong education-to-career pathways.  In addition, “the certification elevates and celebrates innovative and exemplary pathways in the state.”  With […]

Jefferson County Commission Vote

Jefferson County Commission Vote

The Jefferson County Commission met for their regular quarterly voting session this week, with a portion of commissioners attending the meeting virtually. While most of the agenda was in the nature of general housekeeping, the commission did vote unanimously to extend the Local Coronavirus Relief which allows extended paid leave for employees through March 31, […]

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability

Jefferson County Schools announces the hiring of Mr. Trevor Collins as the new Director/Coordinator of Data and Accountability. Mr. Collins most recently was serving in the Lenoir City School system as the Director of Special Education. Mr. Collins has also been a classroom teacher, Tennessee Reward School Ambassador, Professional Learning Coordinator, and regional data analyst […]

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