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Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth FLW Tour event of the 2019 season, April 11-14 in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The 2019 FLW Tour features seven regular-season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup. Each tournament is streamed on FLW Live and [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Oshkosh Corporation Plant in Jefferson City, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Fortune 500 company Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) will establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson City. Oshkosh Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, plans to create more than 300 jobs in Jefferson County [...]

2018 Peyton Manning Scholars Recognized

2018 Peyton Manning Scholars Recognized

An exclusive club of current and past Tennessee students welcomed new members on Tuesday as four incoming freshmen were awarded the Peyton Manning Scholarship. With the induction of its newest members, the Manning Scholarship, which originated 21 years ago, has now been awarded to 37 UT Knoxville students. Peyton Manning and Interim UT Knoxville Chancellor [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 70 Community Development Block Grants

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 70 Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $28 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts. “Congratulations to the 70 Community Development Block Grant recipients,” Haslam said. “It’s always great to [...]

Jefferson County Schools Rollout 1:1 Initiative

Jefferson County Schools Rollout 1:1 Initiative

The Jefferson County Schools 20/20 Vision Team was assembled in 2016 to take Jefferson County Schools to the next level with blended and personalized learning. The focus of this team, made up of teachers, administrators, technology leaders, and central office leaders, was to investigate ways to provide students with technology that would promote and enhance [...]

Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for July 5-11, 2018

Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for July 5-11, 2018

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 62 between Union Valley Road and SR 162: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018. Motorists should be [...]

Pair of New Boating Regulations Became Effective July 1

Pair of New Boating Regulations Became Effective July 1

Two new laws concerning recreational boating became effective July 1 that are hoped to help increase safety on Tennessee waters. As of July 1, a requirement similar to the “Move Over” law on land will go into effect. As written, the new law will require boaters to slow to no wake speed within 100 feet [...]

SFMO Urges Parents to Practice Fire Safety During Summer Months

SFMO Urges Parents to Practice Fire Safety During Summer Months

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of child fire safety education this summer in light of a recent analysis of state fire data that reveals an ongoing increase in child fire fatalities during the months of June and July. Data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting [...]

Most Youth Hookah Smoking Takes Place in a Home Setting

Most Youth Hookah Smoking Takes Place in a Home Setting

Use of any tobacco product by teens and adolescents, including hookah, is unsafe. A study in the August 2018 Pediatrics, “Social Aspects of Hookah Smoking Among U.S. Youth” (published online July 2), suggests parents may help decrease its use with no-smoking rules at home. Youth hookah smoking is a social behavior, researchers found, with the majority [...]

The Gender Bias of Names: Surnames Standing Solo Gives Men Advantage

The Gender Bias of Names: Surnames Standing Solo Gives Men Advantage

When talking about famous people, do you say “Darwin” but “Marie Curie?” Dickens but Emily Dickinson? Shakespeare but Jane Austen? What’s in a name – or part of a name – matters. In new research, Cornell University psychologists find that study participants, on average, were more than twice as likely to call male professionals – [...]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Today is Wednesday July 4th, 2018. America’s favorite summer holiday where we celebrate the birth of our great nation. Today we remember and honor the American spirit and all that so many have sacrificed. Ever wonder how America’s birthday really got started? How did the signing of the Declaration play into things? [...]

Expecting A Stressful Day May Lower Cognitive Abilities Throughout The Day

Expecting A Stressful Day May Lower Cognitive Abilities Throughout The Day

There may be some truth to the saying “getting up on the wrong side of the bed,” according to Penn State researchers who say starting your morning by focusing on how stressful your day will be may be harmful to your mindset throughout the day. The researchers found that when participants woke up feeling like [...]

‘Find Your Passion’ May Not Be The Best Advice After All

‘Find Your Passion’ May Not Be The Best Advice After All

As the world becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, having diverse interests can help people make important connections across fields, such as between the Arts and Sciences. A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Psychology Paul A O’Keefe and colleagues suggests that one’s belief about the nature of interests might prevent those insights from happening. Those [...]

County Commission Passes 2018-2019 Budget

County Commission Passes 2018-2019 Budget

Thursday night, the Jefferson County Commission gave the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year a once over, deliberated over amendments, and successfully passed it, just in time for the new fiscal year. After facing the shortfall of over $800,000 dollars, and providing a way of correcting the deficit, the commissioners went through and approved [...]

Construction Won’t Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

Construction Won’t Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. “Over 831,000 motorists are expected to travel [...]

Knowing the Difference Between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Knowing the Difference Between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Scorching temperatures and blistering sun seem to have been making the weather headlines for weeks now. With no sign of relief in sight, many of us are flocking to area pools and waterways in an attempt to cool down. While there may be some sanctuary outside, an important factor might be overlooked. Your overall heath. [...]

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