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Learning Through Movement

Learning Through Movement

Children learn through movement, yet, more often than not, we tell them to sit still and be quiet while learning new material. Many children are capable of learning visually and auditorially without movement, but some are not. When we get new information, it has to be stored for future retrieval. If a child’s memory storage [...]

Keychain Detector Could Catch Food Allergens Before It’s Too Late

Keychain Detector Could Catch Food Allergens Before It’s Too Late

For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new portable allergen-detection system — including a keychain [...]

A Stinging Report: FSU Research Shows Climate Change a Major Threat to Bumble Bees

A Stinging Report: FSU Research Shows Climate Change a Major Threat to Bumble Bees

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide. In a study published today in the journal Ecology Letters, researchers examining three subalpine bumble bee species in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains found that, [...]

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The following is a guest editorial by Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Sports. “Brick by Brick” is the slogan Coach Butch Jones coined when he first started his tenure with the University of Tennessee Athletic department. The fans actually rallied around him and his catchphrases his first year, as the Volunteers went 5-7. I was [...]

The Great Gourd Search: Tips to Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

The Great Gourd Search: Tips to Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

Fall has officially begun. Tennesseans are now focused on purchasing fall decor from local farmers and bringing autumn color into and around their homes. Pumpkins and hard squashes are temporary treasures, so it’s important to choose produce that won’t decay before fall’s festivities have passed. Fortunately, it’s easy to spot good pumpkins. The shape or [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “change.” The head governmental hive met this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that ins and outs are not equal. The low humm is that the swarm is looking for a change, and they got it. The low, low humm is that negotiations were not what [...]

Changes

Changes

Change comes hard for some, and it is no different for elected officials. Make no mistake, we have much change coming in Jefferson County. A new Director of Schools will be a necessity when Dr. Charles Edmonds heads back home at the end of the calendar year. It is my opinion that Edmonds’ departure will [...]

Tucker Takes the Gavel

Tucker Takes the Gavel

For the first time in three years, the Jefferson County Commission has a change in leadership, with the election of Robert Tucker to the position of Chairman of the County Commission. Tucker, who represents the 8th district, is beginning his eighth year of service on the County Commission. In his tenure he has served as [...]

Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

On a hotter-than-normal late September Saturday, the University of Tennessee Volunteers hosted the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. UMass came to Neyland Stadium 0-4, having suffered losses to Hawaii, Coastal, Old Dominion, and Temple. The Vols, still reeling from the heartbreaking loss to Flordia last week, came into this contest 3-1. Predictions had UT steamrolling over [...]

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 [...]