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Multiple Megasite Proposals Targeting Auto Industry Revealed – SOFAH Prepares for Worksession

Multiple Megasite Proposals Targeting Auto Industry Revealed – SOFAH Prepares for Worksession

The Save Our Farms and Homes group met on Saturday afternoon to make plans in advance of the upcoming Jefferson County Commission Work Session and County Budget Meeting on Monday evening. Attorney for the group, Scott Hurley, stated that the opposition group continues to hold 1400 acres of the proposed 1800 for the East Tennessee [...]

Protect Yourself against Shingles: Get Vaccinated

Almost 1 out of 3 people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease. Shingles is also known as herpes zoster. It causes a painful, blistering skin rash that can last 2 to 4 [...]

Greene County Airport Receives Over $1 Million Aeronautics Grant for Relocating Airport Access Road Including Utilities

Greene County Airport Receives Over $1 Million Aeronautics Grant for Relocating Airport Access Road Including Utilities

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $4,413,873 have been approved for fifteen Tennessee airports. For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2013/AeronauticsGrantDetails.pdf The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. The Division administers federal and state funding to assist in the [...]

Curbing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Advances

Curbing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Advances

On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers on the House Health Subcommittee gave approval to a bill designed to help curb abuse of purchases made using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. House Bill 119, if passed by the legislature, will prohibit use of a welfare recipient’s EBT card in liquor stores, adult cabarets, casinos, and other gambling facilities. [...]

Cyber Command Adapts to Understand Cyber Battlespace

Cyber Command Adapts to Understand Cyber Battlespace

Since the Defense Department officially made cyberspace a new domain of warfare in 2011, experts in the public and private sectors have been working to make that inherently collaborative, adaptable environment a suitable place for military command and control. In July of that year, the first initiative of the first DOD Strategy for Operating in [...]

Lawmakers Move To Better Protect Student Athletes

Lawmakers Move To Better Protect Student Athletes

Legislation designed to protect student athletes who suffer concussions from risking further medical complications passed the House Education Subcommittee this week with full support from Republican lawmakers. As introduced, House Bill 867 would ensure guidelines are in place to help coaches, youth athletic instructors, and parents recognize a concussion and its symptoms in order to [...]

Time To Spring Forward

Time To Spring Forward

It is that time of year when the majority of the Nation sets their clocks up one hour to spring forward into Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time allows more daylight hours to work and play outdoors, which are especially important during warm weather months. In modern times, springing forward and falling back in time [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments March 8, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $127 to $128 while dressed prices ranged from $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $127.72 live, down $0.12 from last week and $203.26 dressed, down $0.04 from a week ago. A year [...]

Weekly Crop Comments March 8, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.78 +0.41 Crude 91.78 +1.10 Dow 14,397 +307 Cotton and soybean prices are up while corn and wheat prices are down for the week. The Dow Jones closes out the week at an all-time high. The jobs report released today was favorable with unemployment dropping from 7.9% to 7.7%.USDA released their [...]

Tennessee Education Continues To Improve

Tennessee Education Continues To Improve

Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm based in Washington D.C., this week announced that Tennessee schools have made the largest gains in the entire nation with regard to high school graduation rates. Between 2002 and 2010, the statewide high school graduation rate rose over 20 percentage points to an overall rate of 80.4%. Over the [...]

Corker Calls for New Approach to Counter North Korean Threat

Corker Calls for New Approach to Counter North Korean Threat

In Thursday’s hearing to examine U.S. policy toward North Korea, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noted the failure of decades of U.S. attempts to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear program and urged the U.S. to consider a new approach to counter the North Korean threat, [...]

New Market Man Shot By FBI Suspected Part of International Child Pornography Ring

New Market Man Shot By FBI Suspected Part of International Child Pornography Ring

A local man died on Wednesday morning as a result of shooting incident involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to information provided by the FBI, agents were attempting to execute a search and arrest warrant when the incident occurred. Federal agents were attempting to arrest the subject for the distribution and possession of child [...]

TDOT Conducts Emergency Pothole Repairs I-40 Jefferson County

TDOT Conducts Emergency Pothole Repairs I-40 Jefferson County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is conducting emergency pothole repairs between Interstate mile markers 410-412 in Jefferson County. According to TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi, TDOT is using a process known as continuous patching to address a progressive problem of pot holes in the area. TDOT is employing the more extensive process, which requires milling of [...]

Anti-Income Tax Amendment Sails Through Committee

Anti-Income Tax Amendment Sails Through Committee

A constitutional amendment designed to clarify that Tennessee’s Constitution prohibits an income and payroll tax easily passed the House State Government committee this week. The amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 1, specifies that the legislature as well as Tennessee counties and cities shall be prohibited from passing either an income tax or payroll tax, which is a tax on [...]

State Library and Archives to Host “Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements” Workshop

State Library and Archives to Host “Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements” Workshop

As the 1700s drew to a close, the Revolutionary War was over, but life was far from peaceful in places like Tennessee’s Cumberland Valley. Settlers in the region fought against various Native American tribes, haggled with North Carolina over territory and wrangled with the Spaniards over control of the area’s waterways. That period in Tennessee’s [...]

Jefferson County Residents Encounter Saturn

Jefferson County Residents Encounter Saturn

Jefferson County residents encountered Saturn, the most recent Winter storm, as it clipped the area on the way to the East Coast.  Regionally, Jefferson and Sevier Counties appeared to be some of the hardest hit as the cold air and moisture collided, producing more than just a dusting of snow and providing local students with [...]