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Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the best in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Carson-Newman remains the state’s highest-ranked private school in the “Best Online MBA Program” category. The 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, released today, placed C-N’s online graduate education program as No. 1 in the state and […]

Danny White Named Director of Athletics

Danny White Named Director of Athletics

Dr. Danny White, recently ranked the fourth-best athletic director in the country by Stadium, will become the new athletic director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced today. His consistent record of transforming college athletic programs to win championships, drive growth, and achieve success, have made him a rising star in college […]

Imposter Scheme Targeting Tennessee Businesses – AG Slatery & Secretary of States Office Action

Imposter Scheme Targeting Tennessee Businesses – AG Slatery & Secretary of States Office Action

AG Slatery and the Secretary of State’s Office Announce Action against Michigan Operators of Government Imposter Scheme Targeting Tennessee Businesses Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and the Secretary of State’s office announced a lawsuit against Michigan-based Labor Law Poster Service (LLPS, Inc.), Council for Corporations, LLC, ANS, Inc., and several members of a […]

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, […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is surprising. The head governmental hive met this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that perception could bee sticky for one hive. The low humm is that dips in the honey jar may not bee what they appear. The low, low humm is that too good to […]

Political Good Ole Days

Political Good Ole Days

It light of the recent political climate nationally, I have started asking myself some uncomfortable questions and have found that I really don’t like the answers. Perhaps the most troubling question is the one that sheds a dim light on future elections and decision making. Are the young millennial and generation Z( those from teens […]

Agriculture Market Update, January, 22, 2021

Agriculture Market Update, January, 22, 2021

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would You Like to Join the DAR?

Would you like to join the DAR? When I was 18, if I had been asked that question, I would have responded, “Why?” for this reason: I had the impression that members of the DAR were stuffy old ladies who liked to drink tea and wear big hats and hold their noses in the air […]

Virtual Computer Classes Schedule for Parrott-Wood Memorial Library

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library is proud to announce the new schedule for upcoming Virtual Computer Classes. These classes were made possible through the Adult Literacy Grant from Dollar General. Mrs. Rita Hussung will be presenting these computer classes via Zoom. Registration is required. You may register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/parrott-wood-memorial-library-12763544747 or call the library at 865-933-1311. All […]

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 […]

Gov. Bill Lee Announces Intervention for Tennessee Students

Gov. Bill Lee Announces Intervention for Tennessee Students

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced special session legislation addressing K-12 student learning loss and the adverse effects on Tennessee students’ proficiency in reading and math after extended time away from the classroom due to COVID-19. “COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of education and we are on the cusp of severe consequences for our students […]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is repeat. The head budgeting hive met last week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that is was another flash from the past. The low humm is that some of the drones are looking for package deal. The low, low humm is that questionable wording had some antennas […]

Hello from Lucas

Hello from Lucas

Hello to all the hoomans. I am. Lucus. I would very much like to be frens forever with you. I like girls, and other dogs. I like men too it just takes me a little while to stop shouting at them. I like to shout at them when I first meet them. It’s fun. I […]

University of Tennessee Issues Letters of Termination for Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, Two Assistant Coaches and Seven Others on the Football Staff

University of Tennessee Issues Letters of Termination for Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, Two Assistant Coaches and Seven Others on the Football Staff

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, today announced significant personnel action in the football program resulting from an investigation into potential NCAA violations. In announcing the findings, Chancellor Donde Plowman said she is accepting the recommendation of Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer to move forward with terminating Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, two assistant coaches, and seven […]

A Head Scratcher

A Head Scratcher

I have spent the past week considering things that just don’t make any sense to me, already, this year. You would think that being a fresh year and less than a month into it the list of things that make me shake my head would be short but that doesn’t seem to be the case. […]

115 Years of Pollution to Continue with new Pigeon River Permit – Water Advocacy Groups Concerned With Permit Renewal

115 Years of Pollution to Continue with new Pigeon River Permit – Water Advocacy Groups Concerned With Permit Renewal

Water advocacy groups in Tennessee are hoping to bring attention to a renewal of a controversial wastewater permit that is being proposed for the large paper mill along the Pigeon River in Canton, NC known as Blue Ridge Paper Products. The groups say that the new draft permit, which is overdue for its renewal, calls […]

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