Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

Oak Ridge Property Taxes Mailed Out, Due Aug. 31

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 29, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge property tax notices for 2021 have been mailed and property owners should have received them. Property owners have until August 31 to pay without penalty. Property tax notices are mailed to the property owner at the address on …

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Blackburn, Wicker Introduce Federal Data Privacy Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE …

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Oliver Springs Water Department Outage

UPDATE (12:15PM): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the water will remain off in the area of Old Batley to Caldwell Circle until at least 3:00pm. Previously: The Water Department will have the water shut down on Hwy 61 starting at Old Batley to Caldwell Circle. Approximate time on finish will be …

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State announces 95% participation rate in TCAPs

(TDE/Staff reports) Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the state’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) participation rates for the 2020-21 annual assessment administration, achieving an overall participation rate of 95% statewide. During the January 2021 Special Session, Public Chapter 2 removed negative consequences associated with accountability for districts and schools …

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“Everywhere you look, UT” Tour Starts Aug. 3

KNOXVILLE – The unique stories of how the University of Tennessee System serves the state of Tennessee will come to life beginning in August as part of the “Everywhere you look, UT” tour.  Beginning Aug. 3, UT System President Randy Boyd will travel to more than 50 counties during the next three months learning and celebrating UT’s impact across Tennessee.  “Everywhere you …

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