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Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Rep. Jeremy Faison: Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family

Under Conservative Leadership, Tennessee Is A Better Place To Live, Work, And Raise A Family – 365,500 net new private sector jobs created since 2011 – Passed tort reform, overhauled workers’ comp, and TODAY MORE TENNESSEANS HAVE A JOB THAN AT ANY POINT IN STATE HISTORY Cut nearly three times as much in taxes as [...]

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day from the Jefferson County Post

Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the sacrifices that so many are making in the name of America and the freedoms that we have because of it. These sacrifices are integral to the American identity, and are why we have holidays throughout the calendar year to help us remember them. Memorial Day is [...]

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the [...]

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

New Economic Study Finds $1 Million-Per-Mile Economic Impact of TVA Reservoirs

Memorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it’s timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has quantified the economic [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Reconnect Act

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made history May 24, 2017, as he signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to [...]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state [...]

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Completion of Major Rebranding in Eastern Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

Atlantic Capital Bank, NA, a premier financial services firm serving middle market and emerging companies, private banking clients, top-tier real estate developers, plus retail and small business owners, has announced the completion of corporate rebranding initiatives designed to elevate the company’s brand message in eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia.  As part of the rebranding, Atlantic Capital [...]

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

Morristown Police Department Seeks Suspect in Armed Robbery

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred early this morning on South Cumberland Street. A male entered the Shell gas station on South Cumberland at approximately 3:30 am brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was [...]

County Commission Overrides Veto

County Commission Overrides Veto

The full body of the Jefferson County Commission held a called meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Commission Chairman Carmichael called the meeting to order, and all members of the body were present. Commissioner David Seal offered the first motion of the evening, moving to override the Mayoral Veto [...]

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

Fire Department Funding Hot Topic For Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee convened Monday evening, May 22, 2017, at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse, for what would prove to be the final leg in the budget recommendation process. After pushing the item back to accommodate the Public Service Committee, who were to present a recommendation on fire department funding, the Budget Committee [...]

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

Before a meeting of the Governor’s Rural Development Task Force at H&R Agri-Power, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act permits Tennessee’s private, nonprofit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service, and [...]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

ARMED FORCES DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For almost 70 years, our Nation has set aside one day to recognize the great debt we owe to the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  On Armed Forces Day, [...]

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

The use of big data—collecting and interpreting vast amounts of information—has rapidly grown in importance across areas ranging from health care to nuclear security. To help meet that demand UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a first-of-its kind data science and engineering doctoral program, the only one in the United States to pair a university and national [...]

Research Highlights Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Research Highlights Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Sunscreen can be a valuable tool for skin cancer prevention — but only if it’s used correctly. When applying sunscreen, many people make mistakes that could compromise their protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which may increase their risk of skin cancer. Some of those mistakes are highlighted in new research published online today [...]

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs – like bees, ticks and mosquitoes. The best way to deal with pesky bites and stings, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, is to prevent them in the first place. This can also help you avoid an insect-related disease, which [...]

Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget Passed By House Of Representatives

Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget Passed By House Of Representatives

In the final week of this year’s legislative session, the House of Representatives passed the state’s annual budget bill with an 83 – 2 vote. The bill’s passage was the culmination of months of tireless work crafting a fiscally responsible and balanced plan for Tennessee’s future. The $37 billion budget cuts taxes, puts $132 million [...]

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