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Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Jefferson County woman eluded police for four and a half years, but now she’s been arrested in Sevier County in connection with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of sheriff’s offices in Sevier and Jefferson counties, today announced the arrest of Brittany N. Gottschalk, 24, of Dandridge. She was indicted by a Sevier County [...]

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Although most people don’t broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. Gerber’s research and work developing statistical crime prediction methods will be presented on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at [...]

DONALD ALVIN KERR

Donald Alvin Kerr, age 79, a lifelong resident of New Market (Piedmont), TN passed away suddenly on August 1st in the early morning hours. He was born March 1, 1938 and lived a healthy and hearty life. Don enjoyed every moment with his family and special friends…way too many to name. He was a graduate [...]

Rescue 180 Forms NARCAN Task Force

Rescue 180 Forms NARCAN Task Force

Overdoses are overtaking our communities. What is the answer? Throughout Tennessee, Prevention Coalitions are being formed in order to provide Prevention Education, and to date, there are 35 (mostly county-wide) Coalitions working to control this epidemic. Each Coalition that is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is required to [...]

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

For the first time in the history of Jefferson County School Sports, soccer will be coming to local middle schools. The intent is to have enough teams to represent the local middle schools, though the teams will technically be club sports, rather than school sanctioned teams. Much like cross country or middle school softball, the [...]

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “compliance.” The head governmental hive met, and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it was the meeting after the meeting with the sting. The low humm is that timing is everything, especially with pollination on the table. The low, low humm is that the swarm is mad [...]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

This week our teachers and students make their way back to the classroom to search for knowledge. I always get excited this time of year because it is ripe with new possibilities. If it seems a little early, to those of us who remember a summer that did not end until after Labor Day, well, [...]

LILLIAN FERN BULL HART

LILLIAN FERN BULL HART, age 94 of Dandridge peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was a long-time member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Preceded in by her husband, James Ray Hart; parents, Reed Bull Sr. and Maggie Gaddis Bull; brothers, Reed Bull Jr. and Marshall Bull; sisters, Nina Kite, JoAnn King, Doris Jones, [...]

RAYMOND WILLIAM (UNCLE BILL) HOLDWAY

Raymond William (Uncle Bill) Holdway, age 85 of Cleveland, OH formerly of Morristown, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, JC and Margaret Holdway and his wife Norma Holdway. Survivors include his children, Bonnie (John) Eneix, Pam (Darrell) Blankenbeckler and Willie (Diane) Holdway, grandchildren, Scott and Emily Eneix, [...]

Mountain Trails

Mountain trails, swinging bridges, log bridge, waterfalls, creeks, rock climbing, and crawdads are plesannt memories of the hiking world of my younger days. I can remember hiking with my husband and children when the kids were younger (and so were we). Of course, picnics were also a part of the festivities. We usually had a [...]

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s “Batman: The Killing Joke”

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s “Batman: The Killing Joke”

This week I am reviewing something a little different, but that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on: Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore (illustrated by Brian Bolland). This is perhaps the most legendary graphic novel of all time, so when a friend picked up the deluxe edition recently, I just had to [...]

A New School Year

A New School Year

It’s a new school year, which makes this a perfect time to establish good interactions with school staff. I am encoring a series of articles I feel are important iin this endeavor. One of the most profound statements concerning children and their needs is attributed to Hillary Clinton. She simply said, “It takes a village [...]

Smoky Maple Baked Beans

Smoky Maple Baked Beans

I recently visited Gatlinburg with my husband and discovered my new favorite shop: Zi Olive, located in The Village Shops area. They specialize in gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars, but also have pasta, seasoning mixes, handmade oil dispensing bottles and so much more. You can sample any oil or vinegar there, and I suggest [...]

TNReady High School Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

TNReady High School Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams. Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the state reduced the percentage of students scoring at the lowest achievement [...]

Tax Free Weekend Begins Today!

Tax Free Weekend Begins Today!

As much as we hate to say it, summer will not last forever. School is just around the corner for many in the area, and it is time to once again go shopping for those necessary supplies and other back to school items. There is a possible bright spot in this dreadful time of the [...]