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The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “released.” The education hive had parental bees in a swarm, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that antennas are wagging about the exodus. The low humm is that timing was a sticky point for some in the Plains. The low, low humm is that some believe blood [...]

Heat of the Summer

Heat of the Summer

Summer has officially arrived in East Tennessee, and, even though the heat lends itself to lazy days, the meeting schedule is about to pick up again. It is often during the long days of summer, while the general public is sitting around the pool or lake, that the ground work for the year is laid. [...]

Proposed Property Tax Allocation for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year

Proposed Property Tax Allocation for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will end the fiscal year 2017/18 budget season later this month when they present a balanced budget to the Jefferson County Commission for approval. The budget document will not include a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year and will see the property tax rate stay at the current rate [...]

New Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to be Involved in a Deadly Crash

New Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to be Involved in a Deadly Crash

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of [...]

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends No Fruit Juice For Children Under 1 Year

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends No Fruit Juice For Children Under 1 Year

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001. Over past years, the Academy advised against offering fruit juice [...]

Peter Benchley’s “Jaws”

Peter Benchley’s “Jaws”

As I was looking for a new read at my local bookstore, I had a nice little internal dialogue, and decided on my next book. You know what I apparently felt like not doing this summer? Swimming. If this sounds familiar, you too have probably read (or at least seen) Peter Benchley’s Jaws. If you [...]

Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family – 365,500 net new private sector jobs created since 2011 – Passed tort reform, overhauled workers’ comp, and TODAY MORE TENNESSEANS HAVE A JOB THAN AT ANY POINT IN STATE HISTORY Cut nearly three times as much in taxes as [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week was “explosive.” The budgeting hive faced a wall of drones looking for action and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that enough may bee enough. The low humm is that one nest south west was the sticking point with a couple of nays. The low, low humm is that [...]

Enough to Dampen the Flames

Enough to Dampen the Flames

It was an interesting week for Jefferson County. As some were busy planning picnics and lake outings, others were pouring into the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse to express their concerns about fire protection to the Jefferson County Budget Committee. If you think that the meeting went off without a hitch, you would be wrong. But [...]

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the sacrifices that so many are making in the name of America and the freedoms that we have because of it. These sacrifices are integral to the American identity, and are why we have holidays throughout the calendar year to help us remember them. Memorial Day is [...]

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the [...]

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

Memorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it’s timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has quantified the economic [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made history May 24, 2017, as he signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to [...]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state [...]

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

Curtis Hudson Chosen as Veterans Service Officer

On Monday night, May 25, 2017, the Jefferson County Commission voted in a new Veterans Service Officer. The position went to Commander Curtis Hudson, a Vietnam Army veteran with decades of commitment to veterans services, having served for over 13 years in the county, alone. Curtis worked for years with Jefferson County High School’s Night [...]

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA, a premier financial services firm serving middle market and emerging companies, private banking clients, top-tier real estate developers, plus retail and small business owners, has announced the completion of corporate rebranding initiatives designed to elevate the company’s brand message in eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia.  As part of the rebranding, Atlantic Capital [...]