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Haslam Announces 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership Participants

Haslam Announces 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership Participants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the participants selected for the 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program for assistant principals to increase their leadership capacity. The third annual academy is a unique partnership between the state of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate and develop future [...]

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met on Friday, November 17, 2017 on the ground floor of the Jefferson County Health Department. Chairman Mike Dockery presided over the meeting. Jefferson County Commissioner David Seal addressed the body concerning two resolutions that will be before the County Commission on Monday for vote. Seal, the driving force [...]

Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings”

Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings”

Since the Christmas shopping season is upon us, I figured it’d be a good time to pick up a newer series and see if it is worth getting someone as a gift. The Way of Kings is the first entry in The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. Just starting out in 2010 with several [...]

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Sweet Potato Pie

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 [...]

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Work Session on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Tucker presided over the meeting, bringing for consideration the annual schedule for the County Commission. Three citizens addressed the Commission: one a Jefferson County High School Student regarding animal leash tether lengths, [...]

Change is Coming

Change is Coming

Jefferson County is facing much change over the next calendar year. Not only will there be a new School Board seated, there will also be a new Director of Schools. Not only will there likely be a new complexion on the County Commission, as all are up for re election and some will probably choose [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “new.” The educational hive met, and the drones are buzzing that a new queen will be in charge of the hive, temporarily, with Buzzy Bees in the Know wagging antennas at the eleventh hour shift. The low humm is that one drone is waiting in the wings to see [...]

Finchum Temporarily Takes the Helm

Finchum Temporarily Takes the Helm

Sherry Finchum will take the temporary helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education as of January 1st 2018. In a School Board meeting Thursday evening, November 11, 2017, Finchum was hired as Interim Director when sitting Director Charles Edmonds exits the position of Director at the end of the calendar year. Finchum has been [...]

A Letter From John Currie: Nov. 12, 2017

A Letter From John Currie: Nov. 12, 2017

Good Afternoon, Big Orange Nation. This morning I met with Coach Butch Jones to discuss the future of the football program, and I informed him of my decision that he step down as the University of Tennessee’s head football coach. Transitions like this are never easy for anyone involved, and I am grateful for the way Coach [...]

Vols Fall to Missouri, 50-17

Vols Fall to Missouri, 50-17

The Tennessee Volunteers dropped their final road SEC game of the season, 50-17, on Saturday night to Missouri as true freshman quarterback Will McBride made his first-career start for the Big Orange. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC) now holds a 2-4 all-time record against Missouri (5-5, 2-4 SEC), including a 1-2 record in Columbia. In his first start, McBride completed [...]

Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn’t. A new analysis led by researchers at UCLA and Harvard University, however, finds that the program may be so focused on keeping some patients out of the hospital that related [...]

Scientists Investigate How Different Houses and Lifestyles Affect Which Bugs Live With Us

Scientists Investigate How Different Houses and Lifestyles Affect Which Bugs Live With Us

Humans have lived under the same roof with bugs since we first began building shelters 20,000 years ago. Now, scientists are studying how physical factors of our homes–from the floor plan and the number of windows to even how tidy we are–may play a role in the diversity of the multi-legged communities populating the indoor [...]

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

The students of Jefferson County High School came together, once again, for the annual Night of the Patriots celebration. The program to honor those who have served and are serving in all branches of the military celebrated its 25th production Thursday night. The evening began with the JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors, while the [...]

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Today, November 17, 2017, is Veterans Day! The day is used as a celebration of the service of Veterans across our nation. This holiday has a vast and varied past, but is stark in the history and foundations of America. Veterans Day originally began in 1918, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in [...]

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Green Bean Casserole

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 “pondering.” The search is on for the King of the DOE hive, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it is absence from the mix that may bee the most puzzling. The low humm is that one drone is taking a pass, but it has antennas wagging [...]