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Rebecca V. Lee Announces Candidacy For 4th Judicial District Public Defender

Rebecca V. Lee Announces Candidacy For 4th Judicial District Public Defender

Rebecca V. Lee is announcing her candidacy for the 4th Judicial District Public Defender, serving Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. Lee was appointed to this position in January by Governor Bill Lee after zealously advocating for the constitutional rights of the citizens in her community as an Assistant Public Defender. Ed Miller served 31 […]

New Jefferson Elementary School, Once Again To Be Topic For Discussion By County Commission

New Jefferson Elementary School, Once Again To Be Topic For Discussion By County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission will again be addressing the possibility of a new Jefferson Elementary School at Monday’s quarterly meeting. In work session this week Commissioner Thomas of the 10th district informed the full body that she will be bringing a motion for the Nominating Committee to form a committee to bring a proposed solution […]

County Commission Hears Concerns Due To Proposed Rezoning For Slaughterhouse In Strawberry Plains

County Commission Hears Concerns Due To Proposed Rezoning For Slaughterhouse In Strawberry Plains

Jefferson County Commissioners will be faced with the decision to approve or deny a request to rezone property located off of Highway 11E (near Eslinger Road) Strawberry Plains from A-1( agriculture/forestry) to I-2 ( Environmental/ Industrial) to accommodate a proposed slaughter house and retail store. Ten citizens from the area, some with direct impact and […]

Jefferson County Schools Gets Green Light From State On Virtual Academy

Jefferson County Schools Gets Green Light From State On Virtual Academy

Jefferson County Schools received word from the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) on Friday, July 2 that the Jefferson County Virtual Academy (JCVA) has been approved. JCVA’s office will be located on the Rush Strong School Campus. The academy will operate as an independent school with a STEM focus. JCS looks forward to providing students […]

Carson-Newman groundbreaking for health sciences building sets stage for five-year plan

Carson-Newman groundbreaking for health sciences building sets stage for five-year plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. –On Friday, July 9, community leaders, faculty, staff, trustees and friends gathered on Carson-Newman University’s campus to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Drama and Ted Russell Center. The Center will serve as the future hub for the University’s health science programs and honors Knoxville’s Drama Russell and her husband Ted, a 1962 […]

Parrott-Wood Library Awarded $10,000 Grant By Jane L. Pettway Foundation

Parrott-Wood Library Awarded $10,000 Grant By Jane L. Pettway Foundation

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library (through the Friends of Parrott-Wood Memorial Library) has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Jane L. Pettway Foundation for technology upgrades. This grant will enable the library to purchase six new desktop computers. Director Donna Phillips has designated $2,500.00 of this grant to help pay for Trilight Fiber internet services at […]

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. The July 4th holiday means an increase in boater activity on the water and there is also an increase in the number on […]

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce – On behalf of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are proud to announce that Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO Diondre is the founder and CEO of Penultimate Development, a 10-month residency leadership program targeting at risk young men between the ages […]

JUNE JUBILEE 2021 RETURNS TO JEFFERSON COUNTY THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19

JUNE JUBILEE 2021 RETURNS TO JEFFERSON COUNTY THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19

June Jubilee is coming to the streets of the Historic Town Square in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 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 […]

Gaines Cox Named Athletic Director JCHS

Gaines Cox Named Athletic Director JCHS

Director Of Schools End Of Year Address, Initiatives and Summer Learning Camps

Director Of Schools End Of Year Address, Initiatives and Summer Learning Camps

School Board Votes To Send Un-Balanced Budget To Commission

School Board Votes To Send Un-Balanced Budget To Commission

The Jefferson County School Board will send a deficit budget to the Jefferson County Commission for approval for the fiscal year 2021-2022. School Board Member Jarnigan offered a motion to send the budget as presented, which was balanced, for budget committee and, ultimately, full commission approval. He was 2nd by School Board Member Bradley but […]

Amendment Riddled Special Called Meeting Ends In Pass To Worksession

Amendment Riddled Special Called Meeting Ends In Pass To Worksession

Jefferson County Commissioners met this week in a Special Called Meeting to address a handful of general housekeeping items, as well as a time sensitive budget amendment for the Department of Education that addressed federal funds for an intensive summer program that is designed to catch students up that have fallen behind during the recent […]

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 […]

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