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VITAL POLICY – OPINION – Jefferson County High School Should Honor Military Enlistees by Permitting Service Tassels at Commencement

VITAL POLICY – OPINION – Jefferson County High School Should Honor Military Enlistees by Permitting Service Tassels at Commencement

After nearly a week of fact-seeking to help concerned citizens get to the bottom of an issue concerning the wearing of military tassels at the Jefferson County High School graduation ceremony, questions remain unanswered as of the publication time of this article. School system policy has always been a moving target in Jefferson County; but […]

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Celebrating “exceptional and meritorious service,” Carson-Newman announces Robert Reedy Bryan Society

Five retirees of Carson-Newman University are inaugural members of the Robert Reedy Bryan Society. The recognition took place during C-N’s May 6 Spring Undergraduate Commencement featuring 303 graduates.Those honored were Vickie Butler, Dr. Mark Heinrich, Mary Phipps, Dr. Frank Pinkerton and Joe Bill Sloan. Named after the University’s second president, the society honors the dedicated […]

Student debt can impair your cardiovascular health into middle age

Student debt can impair your cardiovascular health into middle age

Adults who failed to pay down student debt, or took on new educational debt, between young adulthood and early mid-life face an elevated risk of cardiovascular illness, researchers report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. Adults who repaid their student debt had better or equivalent health than individuals who never faced student debt, suggesting […]

Slow Turnout For May 3rd Primary Race – VOTES ARE IN

Slow Turnout For May 3rd Primary Race – VOTES ARE IN

The Jefferson County May Primary was held Tuesday, May 3, 2022. This was the first year that candidates for the County Commission and the Jefferson County School Board were required to run in the Primary race. Both early voting and election day voting numbers were soft in Jefferson County with only 13.99% of registered voters […]

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III Statement on Leak of Draft Opinion in Mississippi Abortion Case (Dobbs)

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III Statement on Leak of Draft Opinion in Mississippi Abortion Case (Dobbs)

Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today issued the following statement following the leak of a draft opinion in Dobbs: “While we have a vested interest in the outcome of Dobbs in Tennessee, we will let the Supreme Court speak for itself. This leak is more than regrettable, it is an affront to the integrity of […]

Study of promising Alzheimer’s marker in blood prompts warning about brain-boosting supplements

Study of promising Alzheimer’s marker in blood prompts warning about brain-boosting supplements

Elevated levels of an enzyme called PHGDH in the blood of older adults could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease, and a study led by the University of California San Diego provides new evidence to support this claim. In analyzing brain tissue, researchers observed a trend consistent with their previous findings in blood […]

Growing Number of Tennessee Seniors Will Increase Demand for State Services

Growing Number of Tennessee Seniors Will Increase Demand for State Services

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released an updated version of its report on Senior Long-Term Care in Tennessee. The report indicates the number of Tennessee seniors age 60 and over is expected to increase by 30% from 1.6 million in 2020 to 2.1 million in 2040. The number of those age 80 and over in […]

Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Online Auto Sales

Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Online Auto Sales

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”), the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, and the Tennessee Department of Revenue are alerting consumers to problems related to the online purchase of vehicles in Tennessee. Vehicle sales by unlicensed companies are prohibited, even if the company only sells vehicles over the internet. […]

Gov. Lee Passes Full ‘America At Its Best’ Agenda

Gov. Lee Passes Full ‘America At Its Best’ Agenda

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the close of the 2022 legislative session, which includes the passage of his $52.8 billion budget and full agenda as outlined during his State of the State address in February. “Tennessee is America at Its Best, and we’ve made strategic investments to cut taxes, strengthen infrastructure and invest in education at […]

Fill Your Grill This Summer With Meats From a Tennessee Farm

Fill Your Grill This Summer With Meats From a Tennessee Farm

Pick Tennessee Products’ “Fill Your Grill” contest is back this year in plenty of time to plan your summer grilling menus. Winners will get to choose $200 in local meats from the Tennessee farm of their choice. There are two ways to register for the contest. From May 1 until May 15, visit www.picktnproducts.org and click on […]

TWRA Requests Public Input on Proposed 2022-23, 2023-24 Hunting Regulations

TWRA Requests Public Input on Proposed 2022-23, 2023-24 Hunting Regulations

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now soliciting comments on the proposed 2022-23 and 2023-24 hunting seasons’ regulations that were presented at the April meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about the proposed hunting regulations with TWRA staff. A public comment […]

Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest per annum for home loans as set by the General Assembly in 1987, Public Chapter 291, for the month of June, 2022 is 6.91 […]

May the 4th Be with You: Explore 10 Tennessee Science Museums & Attractions

May the 4th Be with You: Explore 10 Tennessee Science Museums & Attractions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 4, 2022 – Tennessee is known for its music, scenic beauty, culinary scene and outdoor adventure. The state is also home to unique stories, fascinating creatures and discoveries. Use the force to explore these Tennessee science museums and attractions. Johnson City – Downtown Johnson City will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away to […]

Industrial Development Board (IDB) of Jefferson County, TN Meeting, May 6, 2022

Industrial Development Board (IDB) of Jefferson County, TN Meeting, May 6, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all Jefferson County Industrial Development Board Members and residents of Jefferson County, TN, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board will meet Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:30 am at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse Main Courtroom, 202 W. […]

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library was SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE FEDERAL HUMANITIES GRANT

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library was SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE FEDERAL HUMANITIES GRANT

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide for the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan […]

Historians in Training: Junior Archivist Camp, June 13-17, 2022

Historians in Training: Junior Archivist Camp, June 13-17, 2022

The Tennessee State Library & Archives is excited to host a full-day summer camp, Historians in Training: Junior Archivist. The camp, presented by the Library & Archive Education Outreach team, takes place at the new Library & Archives, located on the northeast corner of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Part at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way […]

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