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Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family – 365,500 net new private sector jobs created since 2011 – Passed tort reform, overhauled workers’ comp, and TODAY MORE TENNESSEANS HAVE A JOB THAN AT ANY POINT IN STATE HISTORY Cut nearly three times as much in taxes as [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week was “explosive.” The budgeting hive faced a wall of drones looking for action and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that enough may bee enough. The low humm is that one nest south west was the sticking point with a couple of nays. The low, low humm is that [...]

Enough to Dampen the Flames

Enough to Dampen the Flames

It was an interesting week for Jefferson County. As some were busy planning picnics and lake outings, others were pouring into the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse to express their concerns about fire protection to the Jefferson County Budget Committee. If you think that the meeting went off without a hitch, you would be wrong. But [...]

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the sacrifices that so many are making in the name of America and the freedoms that we have because of it. These sacrifices are integral to the American identity, and are why we have holidays throughout the calendar year to help us remember them. Memorial Day is [...]

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the [...]

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

Memorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it’s timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has quantified the economic [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made history May 24, 2017, as he signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to [...]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state [...]

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

On Monday night, May 25, 2017, the Jefferson County Commission voted in a new Veterans Service Officer. The position went to Commander Curtis Hudson, a Vietnam Army veteran with decades of commitment to veterans services, having served for over 13 years in the county, alone. Curtis worked for years with Jefferson County High School’s Night [...]

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA, a premier financial services firm serving middle market and emerging companies, private banking clients, top-tier real estate developers, plus retail and small business owners, has announced the completion of corporate rebranding initiatives designed to elevate the company’s brand message in eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia.  As part of the rebranding, Atlantic Capital [...]

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred early this morning on South Cumberland Street. A male entered the Shell gas station on South Cumberland at approximately 3:30 am brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was [...]

County Commission Overrides Veto

County Commission Overrides Veto

The full body of the Jefferson County Commission held a called meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Carmichael called the meeting to order, and all members of the body were present. Commissioner David Seal offered the first motion of the evening, moving to override the Mayoral Veto [...]

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner for many kids across the area. Carefree days and long nights under the stars are fast approaching. However, if you are a parent, the few months of your child’s summer can be a stressful time. How are you going to keep the kids happy and occupied while you, in [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

This week the buzz word is “quandary.” The budgeting hive will meet this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are expecting a room full of drones. The low humm is that the hot topic for the meeting may be even more controversial than some of the swarm are expecting. The low, low humm is [...]

Just a Few Words

Just a Few Words

Believe it or not, it is graduation time again. Saturday the Jefferson County High School Class of 2017 made their way across the stage, ending their career as Jefferson County students and taking their first step into adulthood. I remember clearly my own graduation from Jefferson County High School. If I try really hard, I [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Before a meeting of the Governor’s Rural Development Task Force at H&R Agri-Power, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act permits Tennessee’s private, nonprofit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service, and [...]

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