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County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

Two resolutions that would have changed the approach to economic development in Jefferson County failed to find favor with the Jefferson County Commission when they met for their regular voting meeting last week. Resolution 2017-51 and Resolution 2017-52, which addressed Chamber of Commerce Accountability for open records and restructuring the hierarchy of economic development respectively, [...]

Retail Expert: Holiday Shoppers Will Spend More, Break Online Sales Records

Retail Expert: Holiday Shoppers Will Spend More, Break Online Sales Records

Adobe Digital Insights predicts the 2017 holiday season to be the first to break $100 billion in online sales, a 13 percent increase from last year. “To take advantage of projected trends, retailers need to ensure consumers’ online experiences are positive,” said Ann Fairhurst, professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism [...]

Vols Lose to Vanderbilt, 42-24, in Season Finale

Vols Lose to Vanderbilt, 42-24, in Season Finale

The Tennessee Volunteers concluded the 2017 football season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium in front of a crowd of 83,117. After a close start, Vanderbilt (5-7, 1-7 SEC) took a 21-14 lead shortly before halftime with a touchdown. While Tennessee (4-8, 0-8) came within four points on a 49-yard field goal by Aaron [...]

Shop “Small” this Saturday

Shop “Small” this Saturday

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is reminding Americans that shopping  on Small Business Saturday supports America’s thriving small businesses. “Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses and creating jobs in communities all across America,” said McMahon. “Shopping small this Saturday is the perfect opportunity for Americans to support their local [...]

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with 67 percent of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 13th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation. The survey of retail loss prevention employees found that 96 percent of responding companies had experienced ORC in the past year. [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jefferson County Post!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jefferson County Post!

The morning is crisp and cold, with leaves swirling around in the late autumn air. Today, November 23, 2017, is the holiday that many have been waiting for: Thanksgiving! It’s time to gear up for our Thanksgiving feasts and some much needed family time. Have you ever thought about how all our Thanksgiving traditions got [...]

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Turkey and Dressing

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Turkey and Dressing

Thanksgiving can be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but can, at the same time, be one of the most stressful. This is doubly true for those families who are hosting the holiday for the first time. To make your holiday season just a little easier, Jefferson County Post feature writer Elizabeth Lane [...]

State Fire Marshal Urges Safety in the Kitchen this Thanksgiving

State Fire Marshal Urges Safety in the Kitchen this Thanksgiving

As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, November 23, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to incorporate good cooking safety habits into their plans in order to avoid a holiday home fire. Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times [...]

Commissioner McQueen Continues to Improve Testing in Tennessee with Special Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment

Commissioner McQueen Continues to Improve Testing in Tennessee with Special Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the reconvening of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment to further study and identify best practices in testing at the school, district, and state level. Commissioner McQueen first convened the assessment task force after taking office in 2015 to seek feedback from educators, parents, and stakeholders [...]

Black Friday and Children

Black Friday and Children

With Black Friday a few days away, I felt it was a good time to share an earlier article on purchasing appropriate toys. When selecting toys for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc., there are a few things to keep in mind. Before buying consider these questions. Is the toy age appropriate? Always consider the [...]

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Extra Cheesy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Extra Cheesy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thanksgiving can be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but can, at the same time, be one of the most stressful. This is doubly true for those families who are hosting the holiday for the first time. To make your holiday season just a little easier, Jefferson County Post feature writer Elizabeth Lane [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “contrary.” The head governmental hive met this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it could bee the roll of the tape that gets the most air time. The low humm is that some in the swarm may bee having a stinging response to a pollination [...]

Blessed

Blessed

Every year at this time I am reminded of how much I have to be thankful for, and that list grows with each passing day. It has taken me a long time to realize that true thankfulness requires a little maturity. When we are young, we just assume that the world as we know it [...]

Vols Fall to LSU, 30-10

Vols Fall to LSU, 30-10

Tennessee out-gained 20th-ranked LSU, 287-281, but a pair of Vol turnovers and the Tigers’ strong rushing attack proved to be the difference in a 30-10 win for LSU on a damp Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. With an announced crowd of 96,888 on hand despite gusting winds and heavy rain in the forecast, UT redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett [...]

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history. The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low [...]

TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

With the holiday shopping season underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up to score discount deals on Black Friday (11/24) and Cyber Monday (11/27). Whether giving or receiving gifts, it’s always important to be aware of a store’s return policy to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s [...]