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Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Sweet Potato Pie

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 [...]

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

New Sanitation Fees on Tap

The Jefferson County Commission met for their Regular Work Session on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Tucker presided over the meeting, bringing for consideration the annual schedule for the County Commission. Three citizens addressed the Commission: one a Jefferson County High School Student regarding animal leash tether lengths, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finchum Temporarily Takes the Helm

Finchum Temporarily Takes the Helm

Sherry Finchum will take the temporary helm of the Jefferson County Department of Education as of January 1st 2018. In a School Board meeting Thursday evening, November 11, 2017, Finchum was hired as Interim Director when sitting Director Charles Edmonds exits the position of Director at the end of the calendar year. Finchum has been [...]

Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn’t. A new analysis led by researchers at UCLA and Harvard University, however, finds that the program may be so focused on keeping some patients out of the hospital that related [...]

Scientists Investigate How Different Houses and Lifestyles Affect Which Bugs Live With Us

Scientists Investigate How Different Houses and Lifestyles Affect Which Bugs Live With Us

Humans have lived under the same roof with bugs since we first began building shelters 20,000 years ago. Now, scientists are studying how physical factors of our homes–from the floor plan and the number of windows to even how tidy we are–may play a role in the diversity of the multi-legged communities populating the indoor [...]

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

JCHS Holds 25th Night of the Patriots

The students of Jefferson County High School came together, once again, for the annual Night of the Patriots celebration. The program to honor those who have served and are serving in all branches of the military celebrated its 25th production Thursday night. The evening began with the JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors, while the [...]

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Today, November 17, 2017, is Veterans Day! The day is used as a celebration of the service of Veterans across our nation. This holiday has a vast and varied past, but is stark in the history and foundations of America. Veterans Day originally began in 1918, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in [...]

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 [...]

Got Diabetes? Get Your Flu Vaccine During National Diabetes Month

Got Diabetes? Get Your Flu Vaccine During National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month in the United States, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. These occasions shine a spotlight on a serious disease that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and amputation. November also offers people with diabetes an important opportunity to protect themselves against [...]

Clocks Fall Back November 5, 2017!

Clocks Fall Back November 5, 2017!

It’s that time of the year again! Time to fall back and gain that extra hour of sleep that we begrudgingly lost in the spring. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at exactly 2:00 a.m. You might want to set the clock back before you go to bed on Saturday night, [...]

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