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Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, sued Purdue Pharma today for its unlawful marketing and promotion of OxyContin and other drugs and its role in causing and prolonging the opioid epidemic in Tennessee. The State’s lawsuit, filed in Knox County Circuit Court, alleges Purdue violated the Tennessee [...]

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

Skyrocketing drug prices and the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare are just two of many pressing issues caused by America’s surging baby-boom population, often referred to as the “Silver Tsunami.” What can be done about it? In a recent article published in The Elder Law Journal, Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor [...]

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

The weather is warm, the local lakes are near or above full pool and the fish are biting. All of that is good news for the local economy. With four tournaments down and ten more to go before winter moves into the area, Jefferson County lakes are on the radar for anglers all across the [...]

April 2018 State Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

April 2018 State Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that revenues for April exceeded the monthly revenues from the previous year. State revenues for April were $1.9 billion, which is a growth of 3.76 percent more than last year and $128.3 million more than the state budgeted. “Total revenues in April reflect significant [...]

Knoxville Community Resource Center Holding Career & Resource Fair

Knoxville Community Resource Center Holding Career & Resource Fair

In an effort to assist the offender population in Knoxville and surrounding communities, the Knoxville Day Reporting and Community Resource Center (DRC/CRC) will be holding a Career & Resource Fair. Employers and representatives from agencies around Knoxville and East Tennessee, including the American Job Center, Express Employment, Goodwill Industries, University of Tennessee’s, Partnership for Ongoing [...]

Are Your Children Overdoing It? Too Many Extracurricular Activities Can Do More Harm Than Good

Are Your Children Overdoing It? Too Many Extracurricular Activities Can Do More Harm Than Good

The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families. A new study, published in Taylor & Francis journal Sport, Education and Society, reveals just how significant a role extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports clubs, play in family life. Attempting to understand [...]

She Said, He Said: Tattoos

She Said, He Said: Tattoos

The following is the 1st entry in a new season of “She Said, He Said,” a 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 [...]

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

With graduation season on the horizon, many around the area are saying their last goodbyes to people and institutions that have molded them over the past few years. New and better things lie ahead, and for many the transition can be overwhelming and sometimes unsettling. We here at the Jefferson County Post understand this change [...]

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Throughout history there has been a long standing tradition to honor mothers and motherhood. Today is Mother’s Day Sunday May 13, 2018. Mother’s Day falls each year on the second Sunday in May. Honoring mothers and mother figures around the world this holiday has a long standing history that made it into the beloved holiday [...]

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police officers observed a man wanted on several outstanding warrants sitting in a vehicle on Hayter Drive in south Morristown at approximately 9:30 am this morning. When the officers attempted to take the man into custody, he used his Mercury Grand Marquis to ram officers’ vehicles in an attempt to escape. Officers were in [...]

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers [...]

Finally, It’s Warm!

Finally, It’s Warm!

After what has seemed to be the coldest, dreariest, and wettest winter East Tennessee has had in a long time, the sun has finally returned. A brief warming period in February got the hopes of many stirring for an early spring, but winter sent back a harsh reminder that it wasn’t quite ready to let [...]

TBI Releases Crime Studies on Hate Crime, Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers

TBI Releases Crime Studies on Hate Crime, Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports, detailing the volume and nature of crime identified as hate crime and violence against the state’s law enforcement officers. The annual studies compile crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the findings from ‘Tennessee [...]

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

Budget Committee Has $839,000 Hole To Fill

The Jefferson County Budget Committee will enter the final few weeks of budget season looking for $837,000 following the review and passage of most departmental budgets. After receiving budget requests and the passage of non profits, the committee found themselves digging out of a nearly $1.1 million dollar hole. Jefferson County Sheriff McCoig cut just [...]

Petoskey Plastics, Inc. to Expand Morristown Operations

Petoskey Plastics, Inc. to Expand Morristown Operations

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Petoskey Plastics, Inc. officials announced today that the company will invest $29.6 million to expand its operations in Hamblen County. Petoskey Plastics plans to create approximately 70 jobs in Morristown over the next five years. “I’d like to thank Petoskey Plastics for making such [...]

TDOE Awards Funding for High-Quality Early Learning Opportunities in More Than 900 Classrooms

TDOE Awards Funding for High-Quality Early Learning Opportunities in More Than 900 Classrooms

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 18,320 students in 916 classrooms across the state will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2018-19 school year. Nearly 95 percent of districts in Tennessee will receive VPK funding designed to serve 4-year-olds who are at-risk and those in high-priority communities. In an effort to [...]

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