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The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “scorching.” The head governmental hive will meet this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are Buzzing that the swarm may bee hotter than usual. The low humm is that more can bee less if the associated pollination is in the counting. The low, low humm is that it [...]

School Board Acts to Fund Phase II of White Pine School Project

School Board Acts to Fund Phase II of White Pine School Project

The Jefferson County School Board approved funding late last week that would allow for the completion of Phase II at White Pine School. School Board Member Cox, who represents the White Pine district, brought two motions during Thursday’s meeting to secure funding to complete the renovation and addition project at White Pine School. Previously, the [...]

Of Sausage, Wine, and Legislation

Of Sausage, Wine, and Legislation

David Seal is a guest editorialist this week on The Post. David is a long time educator in Jefferson County, as well as a recognized artist and local businessman. He also serves Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and as a lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain and broadband accessibility on [...]

Is Your Child Vaccinated?

Is Your Child Vaccinated?

School is just around the corner for many around the area, and with that comes the usual back to school to-do list. Along with getting that new backpack and pens, you might consider taking a trip to your family doctors office. Many schools and daycares around the area have specific requirements on the types of [...]

Haslam Announces Lowest Unemployment Rate in State History

Haslam Announces Lowest Unemployment Rate in State History

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June 2017 was 3.6 percent, the lowest in Tennessee recorded history. The June 2017 preliminary seasonally adjusted rate surpasses the previous low of 3.7 percent from March 2000. The state has not experienced an unemployment [...]

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive. Related: [...]

Shark Scavenging Helps Reveal Clues about Human Remains

Shark Scavenging Helps Reveal Clues about Human Remains

Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida’s C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred. Most research focuses on [...]

Hot Gifts to Grab Early for Christmas

Hot Gifts to Grab Early for Christmas

Christmas in July is finally here, and now it is time to start gathering your list and sitting down to make this holiday season less stressful for yourself. Want to know what the kids will be begging for come early November? What follows is a list of the projected hottest toys this holiday season. So [...]

Roseanne Montillo’s “The Lady and Her Monsters”

Roseanne Montillo’s “The Lady and Her Monsters”

For this review, I am stepping away from fiction and taking a look at Roseanne Montillo’s The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece. In this book, Montillo examines various cases of human experimentation and corpse mutilation throughout the 1800s, as well as the effect these [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week was “ruckus.” The head governmental hive will swarm back to the nest this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could bee an interesting gathering. The low humm is that one pollination request that was put on ice doesn’t have the wings to fly. The low, [...]

Is There Life Out There?

Is There Life Out There?

So, with the recent drive and fumble to push economic development in Jefferson County, I have begun to wonder just how far the responsibility of the County extends in regard to providing jobs. For those of us who are native Jefferson County residents, it is no surprise that there is not an abundance of jobs [...]

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture of burnout and burnout among the young teachers’ closest circle of colleagues. Surprisingly, the link was stronger to [...]

Two Large Studies Link Higher Coffee Consumption to Reduced Risk for Death

Two Large Studies Link Higher Coffee Consumption to Reduced Risk for Death

1. Two large studies link higher coffee consumption to reduced risk for death* For the first time, researchers also studied coffee’s effect on white and non-white populations. *Video available for download: HD video soundbites of experts discussing their findings available at http://www.dssimon.com/MM/ACP-coffee. Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2945 Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2472 Editorial: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M17-1503 Free summary for patients: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/P17-9041 Study URLs go live when the embargo [...]

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

With summer in full swing, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers important fire safety tips to help Tennesseans protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property during the hottest months of the year. “While the summertime ushers in lots of opportunities for fun, the season also brings increased safety risks due to the elevated [...]

She Said, He Said: Satirical News

She Said, He Said: Satirical News

The following is the ninth entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “fortunate.” This week, the buzz was all about the No, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are Buzzing that the pollination proclamation will bee up held. The low humm is that the honey jar could bee seeing a serious infusion of honey. The low, low humm is that what [...]

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