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TVA Begins Drawdown Schedule

TVA Begins Drawdown Schedule

It’s the end of summer, and with it comes seeing many of our favorite hang outs transform back into their usual selves. For many lake dwellers around the area, TVA’s annual summer drawdown might be a bit of a summer let down. The lake drawdown operations of TVA are a part of their regular seasonal [...]

Jefferson County Clerk Installs Kiosk in White Pine

Jefferson County Clerk Installs Kiosk in White Pine

Frank C. Herndon, Jefferson County Clerk, is pleased to announce a second self-service kiosk is now available to renew automobile registrations for Jefferson County residents. The new kiosk is located in the foyer of the White Pine Police Department at 1548 Main Street in White Pine and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days [...]

Still a Little Batty at the Hornets’ Nest

Still a Little Batty at the Hornets’ Nest

When the school year ended last spring, there were still questions as to what would happen with the bat situation that had plagued Maury Middle School last year. It was the intent of the Director of Schools Facilities and Business Affairs, Michael Phagan, to bring a conclusion to the bat problem, which had found infestation [...]

TDCI: Don’t Fall Victim to Scholarship & Student Loan Scams

TDCI: Don’t Fall Victim to Scholarship & Student Loan Scams

Scholarships and student loans are the most common way to ease the financial burden of tuition costs for many students. Unfortunately, financial predators prey on consumers’ fears of greater monetary responsibility with scams that promise more than they deliver and leave consumers facing greater headaches and debt. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) [...]

She Said, He Said: Microchipping Employees

She Said, He Said: Microchipping Employees

The following is the 10th entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Prime Viewing Locations for the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Prime Viewing Locations for the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Tennessee will soon bear witness to one of the most awe-inspiring celestial events that can be seen from Earth. The Great American Solar Eclipse will be occurring Monday, August 21, 2017. The eclipse will spend the day making its way across a specific path, which will lead it from coast to coast. Good news for [...]

“So Lonely I Could Die”

“So Lonely I Could Die”

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need–crucial to both well-being and survival. [...]

“Fat Shaming” in the Doctor’s Office Can be Mentally and Physically Harmful, According to Recent Research

“Fat Shaming” in the Doctor’s Office Can be Mentally and Physically Harmful, According to Recent Research

Medical discrimination based on people’s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people’s physical health and well-being, according to a review of recent research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their [...]

Kicking the Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough

Kicking the Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Sodium is an important contributor to high blood pressure, one of the leading causes of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association [...]

Tennessee Department of Education Awards $15 million for Career and Technical Education Equipment

Tennessee Department of Education Awards $15 million for Career and Technical Education Equipment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Thursday that the state is awarding $15 million in grants to fund new equipment for schools to align their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to Tennessee’s highest demand industry sectors. Nearly 94 percent of districts with high schools will receive funding through the grant program, which was designed to provide necessary [...]

Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

Jefferson Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Jefferson County woman eluded police for four and a half years, but now she’s been arrested in Sevier County in connection with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of sheriff’s offices in Sevier and Jefferson counties, today announced the arrest of Brittany N. Gottschalk, 24, of Dandridge. She was indicted by a Sevier County [...]

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Taking it to the Tweets – Statistics Prove Twitter a Powerful Tool in Forecasting Crime

Although most people don’t broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. Gerber’s research and work developing statistical crime prediction methods will be presented on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at [...]

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

Soccer Approved as a Jefferson County Middle School Sport

For the first time in the history of Jefferson County School Sports, soccer will be coming to local middle schools. The intent is to have enough teams to represent the local middle schools, though the teams will technically be club sports, rather than school sanctioned teams. Much like cross country or middle school softball, the [...]

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer [...]

TNReady High School Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

TNReady High School Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams. Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the state reduced the percentage of students scoring at the lowest achievement [...]

Tax Free Weekend Begins Today!

Tax Free Weekend Begins Today!

As much as we hate to say it, summer will not last forever. School is just around the corner for many in the area, and it is time to once again go shopping for those necessary supplies and other back to school items. There is a possible bright spot in this dreadful time of the [...]