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Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred early this morning on South Cumberland Street. A male entered the Shell gas station on South Cumberland at approximately 3:30 am brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was [...]

County Commission Overrides Veto

County Commission Overrides Veto

The full body of the Jefferson County Commission held a called meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Carmichael called the meeting to order, and all members of the body were present. Commissioner David Seal offered the first motion of the evening, moving to override the Mayoral Veto [...]

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Tips on Finding Good, Cheap Fun for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner for many kids across the area. Carefree days and long nights under the stars are fast approaching. However, if you are a parent, the few months of your child’s summer can be a stressful time. How are you going to keep the kids happy and occupied while you, in [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

This week the buzz word is “quandary.” The budgeting hive will meet this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are expecting a room full of drones. The low humm is that the hot topic for the meeting may be even more controversial than some of the swarm are expecting. The low, low humm is [...]

Just a Few Words

Just a Few Words

Believe it or not, it is graduation time again. Saturday the Jefferson County High School Class of 2017 made their way across the stage, ending their career as Jefferson County students and taking their first step into adulthood. I remember clearly my own graduation from Jefferson County High School. If I try really hard, I [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Before a meeting of the Governor’s Rural Development Task Force at H&R Agri-Power, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act permits Tennessee’s private, nonprofit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service, and [...]

Purple Snails

Purple Snails

What’s up with the word purple? Come on, admit it. That is a weird word. Say it ten times in a row and tell me you don’t feel like a gelatinous blob speaking some obscure alien dialect or even that your sense of reality might be slipping ever so slowly away. I can see it [...]

Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3. Events will include free, ranger-led hikes through areas with waterfalls and scenic vistas as well as hikes focused on local history and trail clean-ups. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved [...]

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

The use of big data—collecting and interpreting vast amounts of information—has rapidly grown in importance across areas ranging from health care to nuclear security. To help meet that demand UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a first-of-its kind data science and engineering doctoral program, the only one in the United States to pair a university and national [...]

Research Highlights Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Research Highlights Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Sunscreen can be a valuable tool for skin cancer prevention — but only if it’s used correctly. When applying sunscreen, many people make mistakes that could compromise their protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which may increase their risk of skin cancer. Some of those mistakes are highlighted in new research published online today [...]

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs – like bees, ticks and mosquitoes. The best way to deal with pesky bites and stings, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, is to prevent them in the first place. This can also help you avoid an insect-related disease, which [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “cease.” A wing of the head governmental hive met this week and Buzzy Bees in the Know are buzzing that it was more educational than some expected. The low humm is that one who got the pollination nod could bee in for a cut. The low, low humm is [...]

Fair and Equitable

Fair and Equitable

It appears that we have some big changes that could be on the horizon for Jefferson County. Last week two municipalities, White Pine and Dandridge, put the County on notice that they can no longer financially support fire service outside their city limits and will be withdrawing from service to the County if Jefferson County [...]

She Said, He Said: Advice for the Graduating Class of 2017

She Said, He Said: Advice for the Graduating Class of 2017

The following is the seventh entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Douglas Clegg’s “Goat Dance”

Douglas Clegg’s “Goat Dance”

Several years ago I had a friend recommend a book, saying that it was a horror story that I would love. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the book and have been searching off and on for the name ever since. In a sudden, random rush I finally remembered the name of the book this [...]

Happy Mother’s Day 2017!

Happy Mother’s Day 2017!

Mother’s Day is celebrated this year on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. The holiday is typically used to celebrate motherhood and mother figures in our lives. Mother’s Day traditionally falls on the second Sunday in May since its official introduction as a holiday in 1914. Mother’s Day became popular through the efforts of many women abolitionists [...]