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Malibu is a 1-Year-Old Female Cat

Malibu is a 1-Year-Old Female Cat

Dixon is a 2-Year-Old Male Boxer/Hound Mix

Dixon is a 2-Year-Old Male Boxer/Hound Mix

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, defensive tackle Kendal Vickers and wide receiver Marquez Callaway met with the media on Monday in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio to preview this weekend’s game against UMass and talk about moving forward following the loss at Florida. Details a Point of Emphasis for Vols this Week  Jones praised his team’s will to [...]

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds to Resign

Following several years at the helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education, and with time still left on his contract, Dr. Charles Edmonds announced that he is resigning his position as Director of Schools as of the end of the calendar year. Late last week, Director Edmonds confirmed that he was, indeed, leaving the [...]

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

Wins and Losses Mark the Beginning of the Final Year in County Commissioners’ Current Term

The gavel came down Monday evening, as the Jefferson County Commission began the final twelve months of their terms with the election of County Commission officers. Sitting Chair Jim Carmichael and two term Commissioner Robert Tucker were brought as nominees from David Seal and Bob Beeler, respectively. With 20 of the 21 Commissioners present to [...]

Jedediah Berry’s “The Manual of Detection”

Jedediah Berry’s “The Manual of Detection”

This week I am doing a quick review of a rather unusual mystery/detective novel: Jedediah Berry’s The Manual of Detection. The story follows Charles Unwin, a clerk at a massive detective agency. In fact, Charles works at The detective agency. Set in a sci-fi unnamed city, the world of The Manual of Detection has seen [...]

Multiple Types of Learning

Multiple Types of Learning

According to multiple intelligences learning theory (1983 Howard Gardner), we are all intelligent beings, but in different ways. We learn in different ways and we express ourselves in different ways, as well. It is good to know we are all good at something. When children begin to understand how they are intelligent, they understand the [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “counting.” The head governmental hive will meet to crown a demi King, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could bee a close call. The low humm is that an overestimation could be the fly in the ointment. The low, low humm is that the big [...]

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

To Succeed or Not to Succeed

The local governing body, the Jefferson County Commission, will meet this week to vote on several items of interest, mostly to them. They will choose a Chairman, Vice Chair and Parliamentarian, and there is, as always, great debate surrounding the potential choices. But, let’s be honest, for the majority of the public it isn’t much [...]

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

No. 23 Tennessee fought back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but No. 24/25 Florida’s Hail Mary pass gave the Gators a 26-20 win on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) entered the second half trailing, 6-3, and fell behind by as much as 10 points [...]

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Teens Also at Risk for Organ Damage from High Blood Pressure

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco. And the damage to the heart [...]

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

The Jefferson County Patriots welcomed the Farragut Admirals to Leroy Shannon Field and left a bit downtrodden by the end of the evening. The number four Admirals were quick to get on the board early in the first quarter with a breakout run. The Patriots were able to block the extra point to keep the [...]

Good Seasons and Bad Seasons

Have you ever noticed cable/TV programming seems to be much like a roller-coaster, with lots of ups and downs, some slow starts, as well as some head rushing dives. Year after year, we wait for the perfect shows to fill the fall line-up and tweak our interest, providing entertainment for the cold days ahead. Sometimes, [...]

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.  In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other [...]

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Price of Water and Sewer Increase for Dandridge Water Customers

Dandridge Water Customers will soon see an increase on their water bill. Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 ( Depew, Nelson NO, Reese Absent) to increase the cost of water by 5% and sewer by 15% for all customers. The move came after Town and Water Department Administration recommended a 10% hike for [...]

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

Parrotts Chapel Looks to Leave Jefferson County, Taking $1 Million in Revenue with Them

The Jefferson County Commission held their first work session of their senior year of their current term in office on Monday, September 11, 2017. With three years of the current term under their belt, Commission Members met on Monday to preview their agenda for next week’s voting meeting, as well as field community concerns regarding [...]

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