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Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders

Copies of the U.S. Constitution are on their way to Jefferson County Eighth Graders across the school system. Pictured from left ro right are: Michelle Walker, Supervisor of Secondary Education and Assessment; Trevor Collins, Supervisor of Data and Accountability; Tommy Arnold, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Maintenance; David Seal, 917 Society Volunteer, Kristi Waltke, Supervisor of Elementary Education. The 917 Society […]

CPI for all items rises 0.3% in August; gasoline, food, shelter among indexes rising

CPI for all items rises 0.3% in August; gasoline, food, shelter among indexes rising

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.5 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3 percent before seasonal adjustment. The indexes for gasoline, household furnishings and […]

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Bank Holiday Schedule In response to anticipated questions, this will serve as confirmation that Tennessee state-chartered banks may be closed on the following dates, in addition to federally designated holidays, provided that adequate notice is given to customers prior to the closing: ·       Friday, November 26, 2021 (in addition to Thursday, November 25, 2021) ·       Friday, December […]

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City leadership recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Leadership of Carson-Newman, Jefferson County and Jefferson City united in support of bringing awareness to the seriousness of suicide in Tennessee. In support of efforts by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain, Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler and Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts signed proclamations recognizing September as Suicide Prevention […]

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, Overton Counties September 18

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, Overton Counties September 18

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Cocke, Coffee, Dickson, and Overton counties on Saturday September 18. Tennesseans are encouraged to bring household hazardous waste – including cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries and more – to a designated drop-off location. A person does not need to […]

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 20-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws. In the complaint, the multi-state coalition challenges federal guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and citizens a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes […]

‘LEST WE FORGET’ – Dr. Art Bohanan, Forensics Expert, Journal Recount of 911 Part 1 & 2

‘LEST WE FORGET’ – Dr. Art Bohanan, Forensics Expert, Journal Recount of 911 Part 1 & 2

Every American alive and of memory age will never forget Sept 11th 2001. Each of us have our own story of where and what we were doing that morning when America came under attack on American soil, the first time since Pearl Harbor. This was our Pearl Harbor. My wife and I were in Bar […]

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

VITAL POLICY – Arthur Bohanan Reflects on 911 Terror Attack, Advises Vigilance

“We are not dismissing school early today. Despite the events unfolding in Washington D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania, we are not canceling class. We are not changing our schedule or yielding to those who are doing evil”, words spoken to Jefferson County High School students and staff via intercom by Assistant Principal Louie Vesser at […]

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

In celebration of National Voter Registration Month in September, the Secretary of State’s office is leading voter registration efforts in Tennessee with college voter registration tailgates, the launch of the Ann Dallas Dudley Award for high schools and by working with businesses and organizations across the state. “More Tennesseans are registered to vote now than […]

Happy Labor Day 2021!

Happy Labor Day 2021!

Monday, September 6, 2021, is Labor Day, the beloved federal holiday often seen as a turning point from Summer into Fall, and that serves as a respite after the first few weeks of hectic school. Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882, proposed by the Central Labor Union, and was officially recognized as occurring on […]

VITAL POLICY – Tennesseans Will Vote on State Constitutional Amendment in November 2022

VITAL POLICY – Tennesseans Will Vote on State Constitutional Amendment in November 2022

Tennessee is one of the most financially responsible states in the nation, has a fully funded retirement system for teachers and other civil service employees, no income tax, low unemployment, very low debt, and a healthy economy that has weathered many financial storms. Tennessee ended its 2020-2021 fiscal year with a budget surplus of over […]

Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health

Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health

Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression, new research suggests. In a series of studies, researchers examined the effects of a common belief in modern society: that productivity is the ultimate goal and time’s a-wasting if you’re just having fun. People who most […]

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the variants circulating now are partially resistant to some of the antibody-based therapeutics that were developed based on the original virus. As the pandemic continues, more variants inevitably will arise, and […]

AG Slatery Co-Leads Bipartisan Coalition Calling on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

AG Slatery Co-Leads Bipartisan Coalition Calling on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is co-leading a group of thirty-one states, U.S. territories, and jurisdictions urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the surge of youth nicotine addiction. Specifically, the bipartisan coalition is calling on the FDA to use its regulatory power to eliminate youth-appealing flavors, limit nicotine levels […]

Tennessee Unemployment Drops for Second Consecutive Month

Tennessee Unemployment Drops for Second Consecutive Month

Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate decreased for the second consecutive month in July, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for July 2021 is 4.7%, a drop of 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate of 4.9%. Tennessee’s unemployment rate has been at […]

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