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State Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to examine criminal sentencing and supervision

State Rep. Andrew Farmer appointed to examine criminal sentencing and supervision

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, today announced he has appointed State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, to chair a special committee to examine the adequacy of criminal sentencing and supervision following an uptick in serious violent crimes in Memphis. Created by the Speakers of the House and Senate, the joint ad hoc committee will review guidelines relevant […]

Find Out Where the Money Goes in Your County with Online Tool

Find Out Where the Money Goes in Your County with Online Tool

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office is bringing even more transparency and accountability to local government finances with the relaunch of its Where the Money Goes website. The online tool, also known as Transparency and Accountability for Governments (TAG), provides an easy-to-use platform where users can track revenue, expenditure, and debt information over time for Tennessee’s 95 county governments. […]

Attorney General’s Office and Commerce & Insurance Join CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin Scheme Solicited More Than $185 Million from Defrauded Senior Investors

Attorney General’s Office and Commerce & Insurance Join CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin Scheme Solicited More Than $185 Million from Defrauded Senior Investors

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance announced today that they are participating in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to disrupt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited more than $185 million from seniors and other investors across the United States. This week, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office […]

Unemployment Down in Nearly Every Tennessee County

Unemployment Down in Nearly Every Tennessee County

Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development highlighted an improving economy with lower unemployment in nearly every county across the state in August. Unemployment rates decreased in 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties during the month. Benton was the only county with a slight increase of 0.1 of a percentage point […]

Tennessee’s Free Hunting Day Set for Saturday, Squirrel Season to Open

Tennessee’s Free Hunting Day Set for Saturday, Squirrel Season to Open

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 22 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves […]

Vols Run Past Murray State in Second Half, 82-63

Vols Run Past Murray State in Second Half, 82-63

Behind a career-high 26 points from Jordan Bowden, Tennessee extended its nation-leading home win streak to 28 games with an 82-63 win over Murray State on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. In addition to his career-best scoring output, Bowden hit a career-high six 3-pointers, finishing 6-for-8 from beyond the arc. The Knoxville native scored 19 of […]

Regulatory Barriers Persist, Rural Broadband Advances at a Snail’s Pace

Regulatory Barriers Persist, Rural Broadband Advances at a Snail’s Pace

Rural broadband expansion is caught in a regulatory tug of war that started in 1999. State legislators authorized municipal utilities to provide internet services at a time when few private internet service providers (ISP’s) were willing to reach into certain fledgling market areas. Municipal providers were “authorized” but limited to their electric service areas, essentially […]

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

The Jefferson County School Board met last week at the Historic Jefferson County Court House. The business session followed a work session and short trip to view property for potential sale. The voting portion of the meeting largely consisted of general housekeeping items associated with the fiscal year of 2018-2019, which comes to a close […]

WILLIAM (BILL) LYEN

WILLIAM (BILL) LYEN, 72, of Dandridge, TN passed away Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Bill was born on May 22, 1946, in Harrodsburg, KY. He married Terry Harper Lyen in 2007, and they retired to Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN. He is survived by his son Michael Lyen (Betsy), step-children Vivi Gragnano (Ryan), Jamie Gray (Heather), four […]

League of Women Voters to Meet February 12

Denise Aludo, Executive Director of Lakeway CASA, will present the program at the February 12 meeting of the Jefferson County League of Women Voters.  Ms. Aludo’s topic will be “Children–Collateral Damage in the War on Drugs.” Members of the public are encouraged to attend and to join the discussion after the program. League meetings are […]

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed through state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Prior research has found that low-income, high-achieving […]

Workers’ Compensation Scam Targets Tennessee Woman

Workers’ Compensation Scam Targets Tennessee Woman

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is warning Tennesseans of a scam in which victims are contacted via Facebook Messenger and then asked to wire funds in order to receive money from a federal workers’ compensation program. The alleged scam artist, who used the account of an actual Facebook friend, recently contacted a Tennessee […]

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 […]

JCHS Announces Homecoming Court 2017

JCHS Announces Homecoming Court 2017

Jefferson County High School announced the homecoming court for 2017.  The ladies were selected by their teachers and peers to represent each class of the High School and Freshman Academy throughout Spirit Week.  Each representative will be honored, with homecoming queen chosen at Friday Night’s homecoming game against the Morristown West Trojans. Congratulations to all […]

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Junior running back John Kelly dashed for four touchdowns and racked up 128 rushing yards to help lead No. 25/24 Tennessee to a double-overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Vols’ season-opening Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “That was a very good college football game,” Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said. “I have a lot of respect for […]

House Republicans Move Forward With Critical Legislation To Combat Welfare Fraud

House Republicans Move Forward With Critical Legislation To Combat Welfare Fraud

At the end of February, House Republicans moved forward with critical legislation designed to combat welfare fraud in Tennessee by passing House Bill 227 on the full House floor. House Bill 227, referred to as the Program Integrity Act, is the result of over two years of work between Republican lawmakers and the Department of […]

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