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Obama Takes Oath of Office

Obama Takes Oath of Office

President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than 5,000 military members – some participating in the [...]

Corker Marks Presidential Inauguration, Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Corker Marks Presidential Inauguration, Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today regarding President Obama’s second inauguration, which falls on the same day the nation honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “As we mark the beginning of President Obama’s second term and the start of the 113th Congress, my hope is that Dr. King’s [...]

State Unemployment Rate

State Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Thursday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent and remained constant from the November revised rate of 7.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for December 2012 was 7.8 percent, also unchanged from the previous month.Economic Summary: Tennessee’s December unemployment rate remained constant at 7.6 percent [...]

The Post Goes Daily

The Post Goes Daily

You asked for it and we listened! Jefferson County Post is excited to announce that as of today we will proudly provided Jefferson County with daily news updates. Editorials, columnists and The Buzz will publish on Monday as usual but news coverage, as well as community news, will be updated daily. Our new look is [...]

International Military Action in Mali

International Military Action in Mali

On Thursday, January 17th, French warplanes led multiple successful raids against Islamist militant targets in the African nation of Mali, marking the fourth consecutive day that airstrikes rocked the countryside. The strikes come in response to an international movement to aid Mali’s government in repelling rebel forces. The attacks have continued steadily since the initial [...]

Jefferson County Budget Committee

Jefferson County Budget Committee

The Jefferson County Budget Committee met on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse.  The Meeting was Called to Order by Committee Chairman Griffith. All Committee Members were present for Roll Call.  Upon a Motion from Committee Member Akard and 2nd from Committee Member Baxley the Committee Approved the Minutes of the [...]

Council on Women

Council on Women

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women has released its 2012 report on the status of women across the State of Tennessee and in all of the 95 Counties in the State independently. Overall, the population of women in Jefferson County is faring better than they were a dozen years ago. The 2000 report listed Jefferson [...]

Snow Blankets Jefferson County

Snow Blankets Jefferson County

  Winter snow blanketed Jefferson County for the first time this season, as rain turned into snow Thursday afternoon. Heavy, wet flakes began falling across the area in the early afternoon hours and quickly accumulated on streets, trees and grassy surfaces, making travel treacherous. Snow totals in the area were fairly significant, with some areas [...]

East Tennessee Megasite Meeting

East Tennessee Megasite Meeting

A large group of Jefferson County residents gathered at the Expo Center in White Pine last week with the intent of gathering information on the recently proposed manufacturing Megasite. According to the Public Relations Firm Moxley Carmichael of Knoxville, residents in the footprint of the proposed site were invited to attend the open house, though [...]

Same District – Different Perspective

Same District – Different Perspective

Interview with Jimmy Carmichael, County Commissioner District #9 The proposed Megasite that is slotted for the Valley Home/ Talbott Kansas Road area of the County will have a major impact on residents of District 9. County Commissioner for District 9, Jimmy Carmichael, has been open regarding his view of the Megasite and what will become [...]

Wide Spread Flooding

Wide Spread Flooding

Days of unrelenting rain took its toll on Jefferson County last week, leaving many residents dealing with the fallout from extensive flooding. Around 8 inches of rain fell locally in the span of a four and ½ day period, that left many homeowners dealing with floods in their homes and on their property. Creeks flooded [...]

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 [...]