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Tennessee, 15 Other States Reach $900,000 Data Breach Settlement

Tennessee, 15 Other States Reach $900,000 Data Breach Settlement

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that a U.S. district court judge has signed a consent judgment negotiated by 16 states’ attorneys general and Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. This case was the nation’s first-ever multistate lawsuit involving a HIPAA-related data breach. The lawsuit, led by Indiana, was filed in December of 2018 against […]

Study: High Rates of Food Insecurity Found at Southern Appalachia Colleges

Study: High Rates of Food Insecurity Found at Southern Appalachia Colleges

College students in Southern Appalachia are affected by food insecurity at a higher rate than the national average, which can translate into poor academic performance and unhealthy spending habits and coping mechanisms, according to a new study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in Current Developments in Nutrition. Researchers found that […]

AG Slatery Calls for Automatic Discharge of Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans

AG Slatery Calls for Automatic Discharge of Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a group of 51 Attorneys General urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops […]

Summer Scooter, Bicycle and Playground Safety

Summer Scooter, Bicycle and Playground Safety

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet. Please feel free to use them in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. PLAYGROUND SAFETY  The playground should have safety-tested mats or loose-fill materials (shredded rubber, sand, […]

Invasive Tick Detected in Tennessee

Invasive Tick Detected in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in Tennessee. The Asian longhorned tick has now spread to 11 states. The Centers for Disease […]

TDCI: Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

TDCI: Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

Consumers beware: Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents. A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft. Scam artists have preyed on Tennesseans, making the Tennessee […]

Happy Memorial Day from The Jefferson County Post

Happy Memorial Day from The Jefferson County Post

Often known as the unofficial start to the summer season, Memorial Day holds a much deeper meaning. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day, which started shortly after the Civil War. Set aside as a special day to honor those who had fallen during the conflict, Decoration Day was just how it sounded, a […]

TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is proud to join the Administration for Community Living in promoting May as Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Connect, Create, Contribute,” which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities […]

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment rates for 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped in April 2019 according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The unemployment rate in Maury County remained unchanged for the month. Ninety-four counties have rates lower than 5 percent and only one county’s rate is higher than 5 […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division launched a new mobile application that will better serve Tennesseans.  The mobile application, titled TN Driver Services, can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Driver Services is offering another way to conduct business rather than visiting a driver services center. […]

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

The 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend is May 24-27 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner. The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest […]

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer – JCHS Grad Receives Doctorate of Optometry

Savannah Hammer, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, will be helping people see more clearly. Since she was 16 years old, Savannah knew that she wanted to be an optometrist. She knew what classes would be required, what credits would transfer, and the path that she wanted to take. While most of her peers […]

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

JCHS Dedicates Revolutionary Patriot Sculpture

The sculpture that we are dedicating today symbolizes several things; and I hope when people see this art work in the future they are reminded of some of these symbols. PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP, two of the most important things that we teach our students. In fact, our school mission statement makes direct reference to the […]

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

The 2019 National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and […]

Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses

Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses

The state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Middle Tennessee. Twenty-two horses have tested positive for EP in five locations within Bedford, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated. EP is a blood parasite that affects equines. […]

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

Congratulations Jefferson County High School Class of 2019

The moment that over 400 students have waited the last 13 years for, finally came around Saturday Morning. The community arrived in full force to honor the Jefferson County High School Class of 2019. The 44th Commencement Ceremony, was full of excitement, hope, and of course the Pomp and Circumstance that one would expect with […]