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Investigation Finds UT Athletics Staff Accepted Trips and Entertainment from Vendors

Investigation Finds UT Athletics Staff Accepted Trips and Entertainment from Vendors

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has revealed a number of issues related to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Sports Surface Management. These issues include trips and entertainment that were provided to UT Athletics staff by a department vendor and prospective vendor. The investigation began after the University of Tennessee Department of Audit and [...]

Eating insects might seem yucky, but they are nutritious and there is no reason you can’t

Eating insects might seem yucky, but they are nutritious and there is no reason you can’t

The thought of eating an insect makes most people cringe – at least those who live in America, Canada and Europe, a minority of the world’s population who would not let a cricket, grasshopper or beetle near their dinner table. The “yuck” factor, however, does not have anything to do with nutrition, digestion or evolution. [...]

U.S. Supreme Court sides with the States in WOTUS Decision

U.S. Supreme Court sides with the States in WOTUS Decision

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III applauds the United States Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to reverse the Sixth Circuit ruling in Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Supreme Court’s decision to require the rule be challenged in federal district courts, a more local and direct route than being limited to the U.S. Court of Appeals, helps [...]

Free Beginner Beekeeping Program Offered By UT Extension Office In Jefferson County, February 12 & 13, 2018

Free Beginner Beekeeping Program Offered By UT Extension Office In Jefferson County, February 12 & 13, 2018

Most people realize that beekeeping is important to worldwide agricultural production, because bees pollinate fruits and vegetables valued in billions of dollars. Without the honeybee, our food supply could be in serious jeopardy. The economic value of honey, wax and other hive products is continually increasing as we find new uses for bee-related products. People [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of School Commissioners Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the media center at the Patriot Academy. 01/18/2018 – 01/25/2018

Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum’s oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men – Khnum-nakht and [...]

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

When the temperature drops, the risk of avian influenza rises. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising poultry owners to take precautions to safeguard their flocks. Avian influenza has not been detected in any domesticated poultry in Tennessee in 2018. However, in March 2017, strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian [...]

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 74.7 percent of the state’s high school class of 2018—nearly 52,000 students—participated in the department’s second ACT Senior Retake Day in October 2017. This number is double the number of seniors who chose to participate in the first ACT Senior Retake Day the previous fall. Of those seniors [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Board Of Commissioners Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will meet for an open public Regular Quarterly Session on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Finance Committee Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Finance Committee Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Finance Committee will meet for an open public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Conservation Board Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Conservation Board Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other interested persons that the Jefferson County Conservation Board will meet for an open public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Jury Room of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Special Session Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Jefferson County Budget Committee Special Session Meeting, January 29, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all County Commissioners and residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and to all other persons who might be interested, that the Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee will meet in Special Session for an open, public meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, [...]

January 16, 2018 Jefferson County Meetings Cancelled Due To Winter Weather Advisory

January 16, 2018 Jefferson County Meetings Cancelled Due To Winter Weather Advisory

Tonight’s meetings of the Jefferson County Finance Committee, Conservation Board, and County Commission have been CANCELLED due to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service for this afternoon and tonight.  The dates for the rescheduled meetings will be posted on the Jefferson County Government website under UPCOMING EVENTS and published in the [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Industrial Development Board IDB Meeting, January 26, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – Industrial Development Board IDB Meeting, January 26, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board will meet on Friday, January 26, 2018  at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Jefferson County Health Department, 931 Industrial Park Road. 01/16/2018 – 01/26/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – E911 Board Of Jefferson County Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE – E911 Board Of Jefferson County Meeting, January 25, 2018

PUBLLIC NOTICE The regular scheduled meeting of the E-911 Board of Jefferson County will be held on Thursday January 25, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Center 911 Conference Room 581 W. Old AJ Hwy New Market TN 37820. Justin Crowther Director 01/16/2018 – 01/25/2018

INVITATION TO BID – 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 Chassis Coach

INVITATION TO BID – 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 Chassis Coach

INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson County Purchasing Department will be accepting sealed bids for 2017 or 2018 Ford (or equivalent) E-350 chassis Coach For specifications, you may contact Langdon Potts at LPotts@JeffersonCountyTn.gov or Jefferson County’s website, jeffersoncountytn.gov, under Government/Finance Department/Purchasing & RFP’s. Sealed bids should be labeled “Ford 350 Coach” and either mailed to the [...]