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“So Lonely I Could Die”

“So Lonely I Could Die”

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need–crucial to both well-being and survival. [...]

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. University of Florida Assistant Professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management Brian Mills will present new findings on this subject August 1 at the [...]

“Fat Shaming” in the Doctor’s Office Can be Mentally and Physically Harmful, According to Recent Research

“Fat Shaming” in the Doctor’s Office Can be Mentally and Physically Harmful, According to Recent Research

Medical discrimination based on people’s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people’s physical health and well-being, according to a review of recent research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their [...]

Kicking the Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough

Kicking the Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Sodium is an important contributor to high blood pressure, one of the leading causes of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association [...]

Tennessee Department of Education Awards $15 million for Career and Technical Education Equipment

Tennessee Department of Education Awards $15 million for Career and Technical Education Equipment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Thursday that the state is awarding $15 million in grants to fund new equipment for schools to align their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to Tennessee’s highest demand industry sectors. Nearly 94 percent of districts with high schools will receive funding through the grant program, which was designed to provide necessary [...]

MARJORIE McCOIG MARTIN

MARJORIE McCOIG MARTIN – age 84, of Dandridge, TN went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was a member of Swann’s Chapel Baptist Church. In 1950, she graduated from Maury High School and married her sweetheart. She retired from Jefferson County Schools after 22 years as a Teacher’s Assistant at [...]

Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Jefferson County woman eluded police for four and a half years, but now she’s been arrested in Sevier County in connection with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of sheriff’s offices in Sevier and Jefferson counties, today announced the arrest of Brittany N. Gottschalk, 24, of Dandridge. She was indicted by a Sevier County [...]

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Although most people don’t broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. Gerber’s research and work developing statistical crime prediction methods will be presented on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at [...]

DONALD ALVIN KERR

Donald Alvin Kerr, age 79, a lifelong resident of New Market (Piedmont), TN passed away suddenly on August 1st in the early morning hours. He was born March 1, 1938 and lived a healthy and hearty life. Don enjoyed every moment with his family and special friends…way too many to name. He was a graduate [...]

Rescue 180 Forms NARCAN Task Force

Rescue 180 Forms NARCAN Task Force

Overdoses are overtaking our communities. What is the answer? Throughout Tennessee, Prevention Coalitions are being formed in order to provide Prevention Education, and to date, there are 35 (mostly county-wide) Coalitions working to control this epidemic. Each Coalition that is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is required to [...]

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

For the first time in the history of Jefferson County School Sports, soccer will be coming to local middle schools. The intent is to have enough teams to represent the local middle schools, though the teams will technically be club sports, rather than school sanctioned teams. Much like cross country or middle school softball, the [...]

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “compliance.” The head governmental hive met, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it was the meeting after the meeting with the sting. The low humm is that timing is everything, especially with pollination on the table. The low, low humm is that the swarm is mad [...]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

This week our teachers and students make their way back to the classroom to search for knowledge. I always get excited this time of year because it is ripe with new possibilities. If it seems a little early, to those of us who remember a summer that did not end until after Labor Day, well, [...]

LILLIAN FERN BULL HART

LILLIAN FERN BULL HART, age 94 of Dandridge peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was a long-time member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Preceded in by her husband, James Ray Hart; parents, Reed Bull Sr. and Maggie Gaddis Bull; brothers, Reed Bull Jr. and Marshall Bull; sisters, Nina Kite, JoAnn King, Doris Jones, [...]

RAYMOND WILLIAM (UNCLE BILL) HOLDWAY

Raymond William (Uncle Bill) Holdway, age 85 of Cleveland, OH formerly of Morristown, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, JC and Margaret Holdway and his wife Norma Holdway. Survivors include his children, Bonnie (John) Eneix, Pam (Darrell) Blankenbeckler and Willie (Diane) Holdway, grandchildren, Scott and Emily Eneix, [...]