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Republican Leaders Introduce Right to Work Constitutional Amendment

Republican Leaders Introduce Right to Work Constitutional Amendment

Republican leaders have introduced a resolution that would add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution. The resolution is sponsored by more than a dozen high ranking Republican House members. It guarantees future generations of Tennessee workers their right to work regardless of whether they choose to join a union. Tennessee’s Right to […]

AG Slatery Applauds New Law Curbing Unwanted Robocalls

AG Slatery Applauds New Law Curbing Unwanted Robocalls

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III applauds the passage of new federal legislation known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED). The TRACED Act is the first federal law designed to combat the rampant problem of robocalls, which increased by more than 36% in 2018. The law will prioritize industry-wide implementation […]

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the Jefferson County Post! In honor Martin Luther King Day and to celebrate the life works of Dr. King, a parade and ceremony were held at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Dandridge. A standing tradition, the program is open to all that follow and appreciate the […]

TN Promise FAFSA Filing Deadline February 1, 2020

TN Promise FAFSA Filing Deadline February 1, 2020

The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Saturday, February 1, 2020 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any student […]

Public Health Screening to Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

Public Health Screening to Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China. This activity is in response to an outbreak in China caused by a novel […]

Binge Drinking in 12th Grade a Strong Predictor of Driving While Intoxicated Later

Binge Drinking in 12th Grade a Strong Predictor of Driving While Intoxicated Later

New research suggests that high school seniors who binge drink are more likely to drive while intoxicated and be involved in other risky, alcohol-related situations as young adults. The February 2020 Pediatrics study, “Longitudinal Associations of 12th Grade Binge Drinking with Risky Driving and High-Risk Drinking” (published online Jan. 6), examined the annual NEXT Generation Health Study, […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture, Topic of Recent Statewide Forum in Knoxville Local Activist Participating

Civil Asset Forfeiture, Topic of Recent Statewide Forum in Knoxville Local Activist Participating

“Civil asset forfeiture is patently unconstitutional”, one of many strong statements made by Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Glen Jacobs as he gave opening remarks to a group of legislators, business leaders, and concerned citizens who recently assembled to raise money in the fight against “civil asset forfeiture” in Tennessee. Among the groups and individuals participating […]

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Photos courtesy of Morristown Police Department The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Papa John’s Pizza. Just before noon, January 5, 2020 a white male in his mid-20’s to early-30’s described as clean-shaven and approximately 6’ tall weighing about 200 pounds robbed […]

Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter

Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise — walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping — is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and […]

NOTICE – Thomas Koontz Seeking Legal Title for 1989 GMC S-15. VIN# 1GTCS19R4K2524886

NOTICE – Thomas Koontz Seeking Legal Title for 1989 GMC S-15.  VIN# 1GTCS19R4K2524886

NOTICE Thomas Koontz Seeking Legal Title for 1989 GMC S-15. VIN# 1GTCS19R4K2524886. Seeking clear title to 1989 GMC S-15 VIN# 1GTCS19R4K2524886, purchased in White Pine, TN and seeking response via certified mail in regards to title and seeking possession and ownership of vehicle purchased by Thomas Koontz, 145 Bridle Way, Lot# 35, White Pine, TN. […]

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post

Happy New Year from the Jefferson County Post

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Popular gyms undermining health with tanning beds, UConn researcher says

Popular gyms undermining health with tanning beds, UConn researcher says

The end of 2019 brings with it holiday gatherings, school vacations, and the annual tradition of New Year’s resolutions – with some of the most common resolutions being to exercise more and lose weight. Popular gym chains across the country capitalize on the broad desire to get healthy in the New Year with persuasive post-holiday […]

Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success, study suggests

Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success, study suggests

Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests. The study, led by the University of York, found that parents’ socioeconomic status and children’s inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement. However, the research suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial […]

Freestanding emergency departments may increase out-of-pocket spending for patients

Freestanding emergency departments may increase out-of-pocket spending for patients

With emergency department visits spiking around the holidays, patients may be inclined to seek care at freestanding emergency departments in an urgent situation. However, a new study suggests the best and most cost-effective option may be to skip the freestanding emergency department and head to an urgent care center. A collaborative study led by researchers […]

New Algorithm Could Mean More Efficient, Accurate Equipment for Army

New Algorithm Could Mean More Efficient, Accurate Equipment for Army

Wei Cai, Dr. Bo Wang and Wenzhong Zhang, researchers at SMU work on an Army-funded project developed an algorithm to simulate how electromagnetic waves interact with materials in devices to create equipment more efficiently and accurately. The algorithm could be used in a wide range of fields — from biology and astronomy to military applications […]

Deaths in middle-aged adults drive decrease in U.S. life expectancy

Deaths in middle-aged adults drive decrease in U.S. life expectancy

Americans in the prime of life, age 25 to 64, are dying at a greater rate than in years past, lowering overall U.S. life expectancy, according to a new study published Nov. 26 in JAMA. Life expectancy — the average number of years a newborn can expect to live — increased in the U.S. by almost […]

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