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J. L. CATE

J. L. CATE, age 76, of Dandridge, TN passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 following a brief illness. He was born and raised in the Dumplin community of Jefferson County, the son of the late Arthur and Laura Caroline (Gann) Cate. He was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, D.F., Roy, Harold and Cecil; sister, [...]

TDCI: Use Caution When Investing Through a Social Network

TDCI: Use Caution When Investing Through a Social Network

Social networking in the Internet age allows people to connect to one another easier than ever before. However, as more investment promoters turn to social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and eHarmony to find potential investors, consumers must take care to avoid online investment scams that could compromise personal and financial information. As [...]

KENNETH E. DAVIS

Kenneth E. Davis, age 81 of White Pine, went home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to be with his heavenly father. He was a wonderful and loving father and husband. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Davis, daughter and son-in-law, Vonda Kaye and George Rice of Morristown. Granddaughter, Donna Kaye Rice [...]

TNECD Releases Labor and Education Alignment Report

TNECD Releases Labor and Education Alignment Report

A report released by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) highlights jobs in high demand across Tennessee, including occupations in IT, healthcare, engineering and production, among others. TNECD’s annual Labor and Education Alignment Program (LEAP) report, a regional study of occupations in high demand among employers throughout Tennessee, identifies more than 250 occupations with high [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce M&M Industries to Expand in Chattanooga

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce M&M Industries to Expand in Chattanooga

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and M&M Industries officials announced that the solutions packaging manufacturer will undergo a major expansion in Chattanooga. M&M Industries plans to invest more than $42 million and create 110 jobs in Hamilton County. “We’ve worked hard to make Tennessee a state where [...]

Haslam Names Stephen Smith Chief of Staff

Haslam Names Stephen Smith Chief of Staff

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Stephen Smith will serve as his chief of staff to oversee day-to-day operations of the governor’s office and serve as top advisor and strategist. Smith joined the governor’s office in August 2016 and most recently served as senior advisor to the governor. He has served in the Haslam administration [...]

Broadband Town Hall Meeting November 16th

County Commissioner David Seal announces the third BROADBAND TOWN HALL MEETING for Thursday November 16th at the Jefferson City Fire Hall Training Room from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Co-presenting with Commissioner Seal will be broadband activist Joe Malgeri. Industrial Development Board Chairman Mike Dockery will be on hand to hear from citizens and discuss broadband as it relates to [...]

New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

New Name, New Vision, Renewed Purpose

Replant according to Webster’s dictionary means: to plant again or anew. For Magna View Baptist Church (now Grace Point Baptist) it means a fresh start. Although the building and property will remain in the same location east of Jefferson City (1170 East Hwy 11E), the congregation has voted to replant the church—with a new name, [...]

Governor Haslam Reconizes Six Military Veteran Employees for Exemplary Service

Governor Haslam Reconizes Six Military Veteran Employees for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in [...]

Rescue 180 and True Life Church Host Addiction Forum

Rescue 180 and True Life Church Host Addiction Forum

People recover from addiction every day. Families are rebuilt. Lives are restored. But recovery rarely happens in a vacuum. It takes a community willing to stand beside the person, to support them, and to help lead them out of the darkness. “We are so appreciative to True Life Church for joining with us to bring [...]

LARRY CANADA

LARRY CANADA, age 67 of Dandridge, TN passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Select Specialty North Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Larry was born in Williamson, West Virginia to Wade and Virginia (Jean) Canada and lived most of his life in Ragland, WV. After graduating from Buich High School, he served with the U.S. Army in [...]

CARROLL HOSTETTER

CARROLL HOSTETTER, age 98, of Jefferson City, TN, born June 27, 1919 in Alton, KY passed away November 9, 2017. He was a native of Anderson County, KY, the son of the late Frank and Nora Thomas Hostetter. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U. S. Army in the European [...]

BETTY R. COLLINS SANE

BETTY R. COLLINS SANE, age 76, of Jefferson City, TN passed away at home on November 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from BASF after 24 years. Preceded in death by special daughter, Belinda Lowe; husband, Cicero Sane; parents, Paul and Jennie Vee Collins; sister, Oda Vee [...]

Beware Financial Scams Aimed at Tennessee Veterans

Beware Financial Scams Aimed at Tennessee Veterans

Ahead of Veterans Day (observed Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017), the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Office urge Tennessee’s veterans and their families to beware of financial scams that often make them the target of unscrupulous scammers. “All too often military families are the focus of [...]

Researchers Teach Computer to Recognize Emotions in Speech

Researchers Teach Computer to Recognize Emotions in Speech

Experts of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics have created an automatic system capable of identifying emotions in the sound of a voice. Their report was presented at a major international conference – Neuroinformatics-2017. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66604-4_18 For a long time, computers have successfully converted speech into text. However, the [...]

BILLY RAY ROBINSON

Billy Ray Robinson 61 of White Pine, Tn passed away Thurs Nov. 9th 2017. Billy was a caring and loving person. He loved his family and was a very outspoken person. He had his way of always making you laugh and smile. He will be forever missed and loved. Billy is survived by by his [...]

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