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The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “candidate.” The head governmental hive was on a snow hiatus this week, but that did not stop Buzzy Bees in the Know from buzzing that the race for one King Bee position could bee tighter. The low humm is that one step down is looking to fly one step [...]

December Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

December Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced today that revenues for December posted higher than expected and exceeded the monthly revenues from the previous year.  State revenues for December were $1.4 billion, which is a growth of 11.34 percent and $139.9 million more than December 2016. “Total revenues in December were higher [...]

Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities. “Our main message is this:  Get a flu vaccine now if you haven’t had it yet,” [...]

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, Monday, January 15, 2018. In observance of the holiday, government offices, both state, local, and federal, will be closed. Many school systems will also be closed, including Jefferson County Schools. Banks and other organizations that operate on a federal holiday schedule will not be open for [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “announcement.” The head governmental hive met this week, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it is a return from the recent past that has antennas wagging. The low humm is that the review has more to do with August than agreement. The low, low humm says [...]

Changes are Coming

Changes are Coming

As weeks go, this week has had quite an impact on politics in Jefferson County. As many know, Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri announced Friday that he would not be running for reelection in 2018, at least for the Mayor’s office. While the response has been mixed, depending on which side of the Palmieri fence you [...]

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post

It’s finally here: 2018 has arrived! New Years is almost always eagerly awaited, with people making all sorts of resolutions for the coming months. What started this “new year, new me” craze? Celebrations of the New Year can be traced back some 4,000 years to Babylonian culture. Their New Year began with the first new [...]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post Family, to yours!

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

There is a certain chill in the air this time of year that makes us all nostalgic. We slow down and notice the people and situations around us with a more cheerful heart. There is a willingness to actually achieve peace on earth and good will toward all men. Christmas as we know it is [...]

The Winter Solstice is Here!

The Winter Solstice is Here!

December is full of many celebrations and events, so many that the celebration seems to last all month long. Did you know there is another reason to celebrate this time of the year? The shortest day of the year is quickly upon us! Thursday, December 21, 2017 will mark this year’s Winter Solstice at 11:28 [...]

Last Minute Gifts Ideas for the Christmas Shopping Frenzy

Last Minute Gifts Ideas for the Christmas Shopping Frenzy

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year for everyone. Coordinating schedules, finding much needed family time, cooking, shopping… it’s enough to drive even the best of us crazy. On top of all that comes the pressure of finding the perfect holiday gift for those you love, and even though it’s the thought [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “coal.” Some in the head governmental hive appear to have a bee in their bonnet, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that a point of contention has caused a stinging reaction. The low humm is that some in the swarm are more in favor of micro than [...]

Take a Moment

Take a Moment

Things are winding down for 2017. Christmas is just around the corner, and then it is just a hop and skip to the dropping of the ball. It is so easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the season, in both the magical and manic ways. It is at this time of the [...]

Our Memory Shifts into High Gear when We Think about Raising Our Children, New Study Shows

Our Memory Shifts into High Gear when We Think about Raising Our Children, New Study Shows

Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising their offspring, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “Our ability to think and memorize information arises from our nervous systems,” said Binghamton University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ralph Miller. [...]

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, the eve of the last day of school for students and staff before the holiday break. This was the final meeting for the 2017 calendar year for the School Board and the last meeting where Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds would be at the helm of [...]

November 2017 State Revenues Show Increase From Previous Year, Yet Less Than Budgeted Estimate

November 2017 State Revenues Show Increase From Previous Year, Yet Less Than Budgeted Estimate

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced Thursday that overall November state revenues were $957.3 million, which is 5.55 percent more than November 2016, but $4.1 million less than the budgeted estimate. “Overall November revenues posted positive gains compared to the same time period one year ago,” Martin said. “Sales tax revenues, [...]