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TVA Handling Above Average Rainfall During Fall of 2018

TVA Handling Above Average Rainfall During Fall of 2018

TVA River Management teams handled above average rainfall and runoff across the Tennessee Valley in fiscal year 2018. That trend continues to be the norm so far in fiscal year 2019 (which started on Oct. 1), with nearly 4 inches of rainfall last week across parts of the Valley and more on the way. Through [...]

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017

Cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). Still, about 47 million (1 in 5) U.S. adults used a tobacco product in [...]

Happy Veteran’s Day 2018!

Happy Veteran’s Day 2018!

Happy Veteran’s Day to those that have served our Country with pride and courage during times of conflict and provided security during times of peace. Veteran’s Day is one of the few holidays that is not included in the uniformed holiday act which moved the observation of several holidays to Mondays to provided an extended [...]

Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials were joined by Senator Lamar Alexander, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr, Congressman Phil Roe, Governor Bill Haslam, and NPS Southeast Regional Director Bob Vogel to dedicate the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN before the public opening on Saturday, November 10. The public [...]

JCHS Plans for New CTE Class Option

JCHS Plans for New CTE Class Option

Jefferson County High School may soon be offering an extended CTE course to answer projected needs in the Jefferson County Industrial market. With the location of Oshkosh to Jefferson City, the opportunity to expand the CTE program appears to be a top priority of new Director of School Johnston. On taps, should the particulars work [...]

Local Election Results Are In

Local Election Results Are In

Jefferson County residents came out in mass during the Governor’s election cycle to make their voices heard voting north of 16,000 in combined voting total. While the bulk of votes were cast during early voting, in excess of six thousand voted Election Day. Strongly contested races on the state and national level drove the unexpected [...]

Tennessee’s Farmer Veterans Serve Twice

Tennessee’s Farmer Veterans Serve Twice

This Veteran’s Day, we will honor the brave men and women who have served our country, but did you know that some Tennessee veterans are now serving by producing the food we eat and the fiber we use? Tennessee has more than 400 farmer veterans. One of them is Dennis Scales, owner of Running Hog [...]

Tennessee State Parks Host Free Hikes the Day After Thanksgiving

Tennessee State Parks Host Free Hikes the Day After Thanksgiving

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 state parks the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. “Tennessee’s state parks are once again offering the opportunity to get outdoors the day after Thanksgiving to engage in healthy, fun activities,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “It’s [...]

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Recovering from Severe Weather Damage

TDCI Shares Consumer Tips for Recovering from Severe Weather Damage

Severe weather made its way across the Volunteer State late Monday afternoon and evening and into early Tuesday morning leaving a trail of damage in its wake. As those affected by last night’s storms begin recovery, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding consumers of tips to aid them as they move [...]

Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

Support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone. The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life. The Tennessee Department of Health urges Tennesseans who want to quit smoking [...]

Tennessee Workers’ Comp Rates Fall For Sixth Consecutive Year

Tennessee Workers’ Comp Rates Fall For Sixth Consecutive Year

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak today announced that Tennessee workers’ compensation insurance premiums will decrease for the sixth consecutive year to a record low, continuing the trend of substantial savings created for Tennessee employers and workers. “I am pleased to see these continued decreases [...]

Families Receive Service Dogs Trained By Offenders

Families Receive Service Dogs Trained By Offenders

Friday, nine service dogs graduated from the Retrieving Independence Program at the Turney Center Industrial Complex.  This is an innovative program in which specially screened offenders train puppies to be service animals. The graduation marks the end of a nearly 18-month program where the dogs underwent an intensive training process,  teaching them everything from seizure detection [...]

Don’t Forget to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When You ‘Fall Back’ This Weekend

Don’t Forget to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When You ‘Fall Back’ This Weekend

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at 2 a.m. (CDT) when daylight saving time ends. “Smoke alarms have proven to save lives in the event of a home fire—but only if they [...]

The Time Has Come to Fall Back

The Time Has Come to Fall Back

It’s time to move those clocks back and catch a well-deserved extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time is officially coming to an end on Sunday November 4th, 2018 at 2:00 am. This means that all of us will have to remember to set our external clocks to a new hour which means that our [...]

Night Of Patriots Interview With David Seal As Show Approaches

Night Of Patriots Interview With David Seal As Show Approaches

Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to walk approximately two miles along the new section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley on Thursday, November 8 for a Community Day celebration. This is a special opportunity for pedestrians to experience the series of bridges that connect the 1.65-mile section known as [...]

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