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Jefferson County Commission Work Session

Jefferson County Commission Work Session

The Jefferson County Commission held their regular quarterly work session on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. The Meeting was Called to Order by Commission Chairman Mills and all Commissioners were present. Two citizens addressed the Commission. Both asked questions regarding the proposed Megasite for industrial development that has been proposed [...]

Leadership gathering for East Tennessee Regional Megasite

Leadership gathering for East Tennessee Regional Megasite

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR EAST TENNESSEE REGIONAL MEGASITE The Jefferson County Economic Development Oversight Committee (EDOC) hosted business, economic development and community leaders during a breakfast Tuesday to share information and garner support for the proposed East Tennessee Regional Megasite. The gathering on the campus of Carson-Newman College in [...]

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

Many people take sedatives to help them sleep. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding consumers that some drugs to treat insomnia could make them less able the next morning to perform activities for which they must be fully alert, including driving a car. FDA has informed manufacturers that the recommended dose should be [...]

Treating the Flu

What should you do if you have the flu? Follow these basic tips for treating the flu. If you have been diagnosed with the flu, you should stay home and follow your health care provider’s recommendations. You can treat the flu with or without medication. When treating without medication, be sure to get plenty of [...]

Treasury Commences Plan to Sell General Motors Common Stock

Treasury Commences Plan to Sell General Motors Common Stock

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it took the next step in its plan to sell its approximately 300.1 million remaining shares of General Motors (GM) common stock with the initiation of a pre-arranged written trading plan. Under the plan, Treasury will proceed with its December 2012 announcement that it intends to [...]

Tennessee Electronic Library Usage Increases Significantly in 2012

Tennessee Electronic Library Usage Increases Significantly in 2012

The Tennessee Electronic Library’s (TEL) web page saw an increase of nearly 15 percent last year compared to the year before, indicating more Tennesseans are finding the free resources available to them through TEL’s many databases. “TEL is an important resource for Tennesseans,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Whether it is helping students study [...]

TDEC Launches Tennessee State Parks Recreation “Finder” Portal

TDEC Launches Tennessee State Parks Recreation “Finder” Portal

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the launch of its new Geographic Information System (GIS)-based site that provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about recreational opportunities at Tennessee State Parks and natural areas. Plans also are under way to incorporate GIS information about state historical and archaeological sites in the future. The [...]

Congress Must Pass a Budget

Did you know that if the federal government completely zeroed out spending on national defense, education, foreign aid and infrastructure, we would still be operating in the red? The U.S. spent nearly $40 billion on foreign aid last year, and that’s just over one percent of our total spending. Even if we eliminated every last [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments Jan 18, 2013

Weekly Livestock Comments By Dr. Andrew P. Griffith January 18, 2013 Listen to the comments or download the file Click to subscribe to podcast FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $3 lower in the South and $7 to $8 lower in the North compared to last week. Live prices were $122 to $123 while dressed [...]

Weekly Crop Comments Jan 18, 2013

Weekly Crop Comments By Chuck Danehower January 18, 2013 Listen to the comments or download the file Click to subscribe to podcast Price Change US Dollar 80.11 +0.50 Crude 95.39 +1.83 Dow 13,629 +141 Corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat prices are all up for the week. An up week on prices was capped with good [...]

Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Had Conflict of Interests

Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Had Conflict of Interests

A former Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) benefits representative was doing paid consulting work for a Memphis area assisted living facility and performing many of the same tasks she was being paid to perform as a TDVA employee, a review by the Comptroller’s Division of Investigations has found. The investigation revealed that the former [...]

Faison and Farmer Sworn In As Members of 108th General Assembly

Faison and Farmer Sworn In As Members of 108th General Assembly

The 108th General Assembly of the Tennessee House of Legislature convened on January 8, 2013. Both the Senate and House of Representatives were sworn in on Tuesday. The House is the larger of the two governing bodies and, as such, occupies the House Chamber which is the largest space in the State Capitol Building. 99 [...]

Secretary Salazar to Return Home to Colorado

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that he will return to his home state of Colorado, having fulfilled his promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary. Secretary Salazar has informed President Obama that he intends to leave the Department by the end of March. “Colorado is and will always be [...]

Eason-Pile named director of annual giving and donor relations for UT Institute of Agriculture and UT Foundation

Donna Eason-Pile has been named director of annual giving and donor relations for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the UT Foundation, Inc. “The Institute is fortunate to have Donna in this important role,” said UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “Her corporate background as well as her experience with UT Extension will be exceptionally [...]

Knoxville Zoo has a new bear Monty!

This Baby Bear’s story begins in July 19th 2012 in Montgomery County Virginia. Animal control officers became the custodians of a bear cub that was found with a group of dogs and wearing a dog collar. The young male estimated to be about six months old at the time showed signs that he was human [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments January 11, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $2 lower compared to last week. Live prices were $125 to $126 while dressed prices were primarily $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $126.36 live up $0.05 from last week and $204.10 dressed with no reported trade from a week ago. A year ago [...]