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TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is proud to join the Administration for Community Living in promoting May as Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Connect, Create, Contribute,” which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities […]

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment rates for 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped in April 2019 according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The unemployment rate in Maury County remained unchanged for the month. Ninety-four counties have rates lower than 5 percent and only one county’s rate is higher than 5 […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division launched a new mobile application that will better serve Tennesseans.  The mobile application, titled TN Driver Services, can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Driver Services is offering another way to conduct business rather than visiting a driver services center. […]

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

The 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend is May 24-27 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner. The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest […]

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, will be helping people see more clearly. Since she was 16 years old, Savannah knew that she wanted to be an optometrist. She knew what classes would be required, what credits would transfer, and the path that she wanted to take. While most of her peers […]

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

The sculpture that we are dedicating today symbolizes several things; and I hope when people see this art work in the future they are reminded of some of these symbols. PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP, two of the most important things that we teach our students. In fact, our school mission statement makes direct reference to the […]

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

The 2019 National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and […]

Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses

Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses

The state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Middle Tennessee. Twenty-two horses have tested positive for EP in five locations within Bedford, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated. EP is a blood parasite that affects equines. […]

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

The moment that over 400 students have waited the last 13 years for, finally came around Saturday Morning. The community arrived in full force to honor the Jefferson County High School Class of 2019. The 44th Commencement Ceremony, was full of excitement, hope, and of course the Pomp and Circumstance that one would expect with […]

JCHS Seniors Recognized at Honors Night

JCHS Seniors Recognized at Honors Night

Graduation is just around the corner, and before the big ceremony on Saturday, Jefferson County High School took one last chance to honor its Class of 2019 with Honors Night. Countless scholarships were awarded, along with department awards, and students who were at the top of their class. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for […]

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Council Declines Support For Low Income Housing Project

Dandridge Board of Mayor and Aldermen declined to sign a letter of support for a proposed low income housing development that would have utilized a part of the old Dandridge Elementary School. The school, which is a historic building located in the Historic District of downtown Dandridge, has spent several decades in disrepair. The building […]

Jefferson County High School Honors Underclassmen During 2019 Honors Night

Jefferson County High School Honors Underclassmen During 2019 Honors Night

Monday night, Jefferson County High School held its annual Underclass Honors Night at the Carson-Newman University Student Activities Center. The evening honored 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who earned many accolades among their peers. Congratulations to all the students on a great school year! Girls State Representatives: Karissa Long, Sarah Tollefson, and Kaitlyn Williams. […]

General Assembly Enhances Tennessee’s Statue Of Limitation Laws Against Child Predators

General Assembly Enhances Tennessee’s Statue Of Limitation Laws Against Child Predators

Members of the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to enhance Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations laws against child predators this year. House Bill 565 removes the statute of limitations for all felony crimes committed against a child if the victim is under 13 years of age or if he or she is 13-17 years […]

Republicans Pass Legislation To Curb Fentanyl In Tennessee

Republicans Pass Legislation To Curb Fentanyl In Tennessee

House Republicans also passed multiple pieces of legislation this year to fight back against Tennessee’s opioid and drug epidemic. House Bill 942, changes the penalties to a Class B felony for 15 grams or more or a Class A felony for 150 grams or more of fentanyl. Additionally, House Bill 705 adds the sale or […]

Bill Promoting Civics Education Passes

Bill Promoting Civics Education Passes

The General Assembly passed House Bill 944 recognizing Tennessee’s public schools and school districts that implement high-quality civic education because it is essential to preserving our constitutional democracy. In partnership with the Secretary of State’s office, this initiative seeks to promote efforts to increase access to quality civics education, while also recognizing our schools for […]

Republicans Work To Increase Transparency Within The Education System

Republicans Work To Increase Transparency Within The Education System

Republican leaders supported legislation that will help increase transparency within the education system this year. House Bill 946 requires a Local Education Agency (LEA) to report to the Department of Education how additional funds were used for each year an LEA receives an increase in funding for salaries and wages. We are committed to increasing […]

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