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JCHS Senior Class Brings Onstage Magic with “Curtains”

JCHS Senior Class Brings Onstage Magic with “Curtains”

Death, a murder mystery, and the old west on stage… what more does an upcoming Broadway musical need? The Jefferson County High School Senior Class answered that question just this weekend with their production of Curtains: nothing! The play gets its origins from a book of the same name by Peter Stone. Stone unfortunately died [...]

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Interest High for County Commission Seats

Though the May election is still several months away, some are already looking toward the General Election in August. The late summer election ballot will carry the Republican nominations for County Elected Officials for the office of Mayor, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Court Clerk, Registrar of Deeds, Trustee, as well as judicial positions. Headlining [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “reaching.” With the County hive in a flurry over the upcoming yea and nay, Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that conceptions could bee more important than playing well with others. The low humm is that the drones are aligning and it is the crossovers that could bee [...]

By Going Through the Process

By Going Through the Process

This week I expect that there will be some discussion about the funding level of the fire departments. Now whether that discussion is a part of the budget committee meeting or if it is just among those that follow such things remains to be seen, but it is unlikely that the recent work session of [...]

Can’t Sleep? Could be Down to Genetics

Can’t Sleep? Could be Down to Genetics

Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions such as type 2 diabetes. The study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, which is published by Springer Nature, was led by Murray Stein of the [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz work this week is “withdrawn.” The head governmental hive met this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that pollination questions could bee foreshadowing of things to come. The low humm is that one drone could have been flying alone and caused the swarm to stir. The low, low humm is [...]

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

Last week was a difficult week for parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers and neighbors to understand. It is not everyday, but it is way too often, that a young person takes such heinous action against their peers and society in general in the way that happened in Florida last week. If if didn’t [...]

Happy Presidents Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Presidents Day from the Jefferson County Post

The foundations of American society can be found in the work and achievements of our founding fathers. The work and bravery of these select few created a republic that has stood the test of time. In honor of these men, Presidents Day was created. Presidents Day this year is today, Monday, February 19, 2018. How [...]

The Race is ON

The Race is ON

Though May is still several months away, the closing date to file as a candidate in the May 2018 primary passed last week. There are a few highly contested elections on tap for the May primary, including that of Jefferson County Mayor, Jefferson County Sheriff, County Trustee, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk for Jefferson County, [...]

Haslam Announces Application is Open for Tuition-Free Community or Technical College Through Tennessee Reconnect

Haslam Announces Application is Open for Tuition-Free Community or Technical College Through Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the application is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect. Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Jefferson County Post!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Jefferson County Post!

In 278 AD, Saint Valentine, a holy priest in the Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. It’s a tragic beginning to one of the most romantic holidays of the year. Valentine’s Day has a unique and somewhat checkered past before it would become the beloved holiday that is so well known [...]

Happy Ash Wednesday!

Happy Ash Wednesday!

The season of religious reflection and self-preservation is upon us: Lent begins today! Today marks the 40 days before Easter. Lent will begin this year on February 14, 2018 and will end on Thursday, March 29, 2018. It seems that there is a lot happening today, as February 14th is also Valentine’s Day. However, Lent [...]

Tennessee Counties End 2017 With Continued Low Unemployment

Tennessee Counties End 2017 With Continued Low Unemployment

County unemployment rates released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show unemployment remained below 5 percent in an overwhelming majority of the state’s 95 counties during December 2017. The latest statistics also highlight how each county had significantly lower unemployment compared to one year ago. Eighty-nine counties experienced unemployment under [...]

Mosquitoes Remember Human Smells, but also Swats, Researchers Find

Mosquitoes Remember Human Smells, but also Swats, Researchers Find

Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you’re ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched after all, according to pioneering research from Virginia Tech scientists. The study, published Jan. 25 in the journal Current Biology, shows that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts and that dopamine is a key mediator [...]

Guest Editorial: To Cede or Not to Cede

Guest Editorial: To Cede or Not to Cede

The following is a guest editorial by Steve Hammer. Steve is a local businessman, and holds a seat on the Jefferson County Industrial Development board. To Cede or Not to Cede… Over the past several months, the county commission has been inundated with the numerous concerns from the Parrotts Chapel community. These concerns primarily relate [...]

The Year of the Vote

The Year of the Vote

This week Republican candidates for various offices got together for a meet and greet with members of the Republican Party. It was more along the lines of an introduction to the candidates and was the unofficial kick off for voting season. Sure, there is still time for petition pick ups and turn ins before the [...]