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Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen Counter Skyrocketing Inflation With Pay Increases For Town Employees

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen Counter Skyrocketing Inflation With Pay Increases For Town Employees

The Town of Dandridge employees will receive a $2 dollar per hour raise thanks to action taken by the Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday evening. During the fiscal year 2022-2023 budgeting cycle a 3% raise had been factored into the current budget but that increase proved to be too little to accommodate […]

The Power of Partnership Between AEC and MU Fuels Clean Energy and Projected Savings

The Power of Partnership Between AEC and MU Fuels Clean Energy and Projected Savings

White Pine, Tennessee, July 28, 2022 – Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) and Morristown Utilities Commission (MUC) Boards have executed a Power Purchase Agreement with Dancing Horse, LLC (Sunrise Energy Ventures) to purchase solar power from a joint project to be located in White Pine. Both utilities have long-term power contracts with TVA and in exchange, TVA […]

Seasonal Unemployment Boosts County Jobless Rates for June

Seasonal Unemployment Boosts County Jobless Rates for June

School employees on their yearly summer break were one of the factors that impacted the June 2022 county unemployment rates, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The latest statistics showed, as they typically do in June, jobless numbers increased in each of the state’s 95 counties. Statewide, unemployment remained unchanged between […]

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Cases of Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Cases of Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

The State Veterinarian is advising horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County is in addition to two cases earlier this month in DeKalb and Rutherford Counties. “We are seeing an uptick in PHF cases in Tennessee compared to […]

Tennessee National Guard responds to severe flooding in Kentucky

Tennessee National Guard responds to severe flooding in Kentucky

Tennessee Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, announced yesterday that five Blackhawk helicopters from the Tennessee Army National Guard are supporting state, county, and local emergency responders assisting citizens of Kentucky impacted by flash flooding. Governor Bill Lee authorized Tennessee guardsmen to provide this critical air-rescue support in eastern Kentucky in coordination with the Tennessee […]

AG Slatery Leads 22 States Against Biden Administration for Threatening to Withhold Nutrition Assistance for Schools; Programs that Don’t Adhere to ‘Gender Identity’, ‘Sexual Orientation’ Policy

AG Slatery Leads 22 States Against Biden Administration for Threatening to Withhold Nutrition Assistance for Schools; Programs that Don’t Adhere to ‘Gender Identity’, ‘Sexual Orientation’ Policy

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 22-state coalition along with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Tennessee. The lawsuit seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing an expansive and unlawful interpretation of federal antidiscrimination laws under the threat of withdrawing key food assistance program funding. In the complaint, the multi-state […]

Tennessee Set to Begin P-EBT Distribution

Tennessee Set to Begin P-EBT Distribution

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is announcing 3 new developments with the administration of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Program (P-EBT): School Year 2021/2022 P-EBT The distribution of P-EBT benefits covering the 2021/2022 school year will begin on July 30, 2022. Eligibility for P-EBT is based on National School Lunch Program qualification and school attendance […]

Short Meeting Marks Summer Wind-Down for School Board

Short Meeting Marks Summer Wind-Down for School Board

With elections still pending, the Jefferson County School Board met this week to address policy committee recommendations and budget amendments. New Director of Jefferson County Schools Tommy Arnold and Vice Chair Pinkerton helmed the meeting that was absent two Board Members ( Bradley and Board Chair Potts). Following the Call to Order the agenda was […]

County Commission Gives Nod To Sheriff’s Request

County Commission Gives Nod To Sheriff’s Request

The Jefferson County Commission approved a request from Jefferson County Sheriff Coffey to increase pay for jailers/workhouse. Sheriff Coffey spoke before the County Commission last week regarding the necessity of an immediate wage increase to prevent the exodus of jail/workhouse employees to other better paying counties. He stated that an already seriously understaffed jail/workhouse was […]

Eagle Anglers land successful weekend with 4th annual youth camp

Eagle Anglers land successful weekend with 4th annual youth camp

Carson-Newman University’s nationally ranked Eagle Anglers hosted its fourth annual Youth Angler Academy over the weekend. The event, which gives high school and middle school age anglers the chance for hands-on instruction from C-N’s team, featured 2019 Bassmaster Classic Champion Ott Defoe as guest speaker. Eagle Angler’s Head Coach Hunter Sales says the event was a success. […]

District Court Rules: Federal Government Cannot Force Tennessee, 19 Other States to Allow Biological Males to Compete on Girls’ Sports Teams, Use Girls’ Showers/Locker Rooms

District Court Rules: Federal Government Cannot Force Tennessee, 19 Other States to Allow Biological Males to Compete on Girls’ Sports Teams, Use Girls’ Showers/Locker Rooms

In a federal lawsuit filed by Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and 19 other states’ attorneys general, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has enjoined the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful guidance on federal antidiscrimination laws.  The now-enjoined guidance attempted […]

Dandridge Native Selected for Perfect Game’s Third Annual 12U Select Baseball Festival

Continuing to expand the efforts of leading the amateur baseball industry, Perfect Game (PG) is excited to announce Dandridge native Chase Gockenbach has been selected for the Third Annual 12U Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival to be held at 12 PM EST on Sunday, Aug. 14 at East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, Ga. Far […]

Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline is July 28

Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline is July 28

The deadline for Tennessee voters to request a ballot to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 4 State and Federal Primary & State and County General Election is Thursday, July 28. “County election commissions are accepting absentee by-mail requests now for the Aug. 4 election,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “If you meet one […]

Milestone Moments Federal Employees Should Be Alert To As Retirement Nears

Milestone Moments Federal Employees Should Be Alert To As Retirement Nears

Retirement seems a distant rumor when a federal employee shows up for their first day on the job. But eventually time passes and retirement comes speeding into view, whether you’re ready or not. So just when should federal employees stop thinking of retirement as a far-off dream and get serious about making sure they are […]

State Rep. Andrew Farmer and Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison announce Tennessee Arts Commission grants for local organizations

State Rep. Andrew Farmer and Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison announce Tennessee Arts Commission grants for local organizations

State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, and House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, announce $65,310 in grant funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission to support arts and cultural activities in Greene and Jefferson counties. “We are excited to see these significant investments being made to support local arts programs and facilities in our community,” Farmer […]

Risk factors in adults with cardiovascular disease are worsening over time

Risk factors in adults with cardiovascular disease are worsening over time

In an analysis of medical information of more than 6,000 American adults with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine conclude that CVD risk “profiles” in secondary prevention have failed to improve over the last two decades. Secondary prevention refers to prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events such as heart attack or […]

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