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Flood Damage Assistance Available for Farmers

Flood Damage Assistance Available for Farmers

The Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke Farm Service Agency county committee has requested assistance for damage suffered due to flooding for Cocke County farmers, through the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). “If ECP is approved for Jefferson County, then the county office will hold a signup period for producers to request assistance through ECP”, according to James Giffin, County Executive […]

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today urged the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing. A coalition of 54 attorneys general, led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. […]

Low Unemployment Continues Across Much of Tennessee in January

Low Unemployment Continues Across Much of Tennessee in January

Statistics released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show 67 of the state’s 95 counties continued to experience unemployment rates below 5 percent during the first month of 2019. The January unemployment rate is 5 percent or greater in the remaining 28 Tennessee counties.  Williamson County has the lowest unemployment […]

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

Body Found In Douglas Lake – Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help With Identification

JCHS Announces Proposed Design for New Leroy Shannon Field

JCHS Announces Proposed Design for New Leroy Shannon Field

Jefferson County Schools is excited to announce, and share with the community, the proposed design of Leroy Shannon Field on the campus of JCHS. The renovations include a synthetic game field, new track, new tennis courts, upgrades at the softball facility, and an expanded natural grass practice field. JCHS Athletic Director – Mr. Randy Rogers […]

Chesnut Hill Road Closed Due to Rockslide

Chesnut Hill Road Closed Due to Rockslide

State Route 92, known as Chesnut Hill Road in Southern Jefferson County is temporarily closed due to a rockslide. The damage is located near Lake Breeze Drive. TDOT estimates that the road will remain closed until around 4 p.m.

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools – Updates On Schools And Programs

Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools – Updates On Schools And Programs

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday

Winter is coming to an end, and already shades of green are popping up all around East Tennessee. With the coming warmer temperatures, budding trees, and splashes of color from spring flowers, comes another thing, Daylight Savings Time. Beginning during World War I, Daylight Savings Time was implemented in the U.S. and other European countries […]

Representative Andrew Farmer To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Bill Lee

Representative Andrew Farmer To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Bill Lee

House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced that State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) has been chosen as a co-prime sponsor to shepherd House Bill 942 through the legislative process on behalf of Republican leadership.  The measure is part of Governor Lee’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally sponsored by the House Majority […]

Roe Reintroduces Resolution Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses

Roe Reintroduces Resolution Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced a resolution that reinforces First Amendment rights for all Americans on college campuses. This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that institutions of higher education should facilitate and recommit themselves to protecting and promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, and that free speech zones and codes are inherently […]

AG Slatery Announces Tennesseans Can Access Wells Fargo Redress Program

AG Slatery Announces Tennesseans Can Access Wells Fargo Redress Program

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III said Tennesseans who have not yet been made whole through other Wells Fargo settlement remediation programs can now register a complaint with Wells Fargo for possible relief. Wells Fargo’s redress review program (https://www.wellsfargo.com/commitment/redress/) was a key component of the December 2018 settlement with the attorneys general of all 50 […]

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated. The study is the first to accurately measure the share of […]

WSU Researcher Discovers Oldest Tattoo Tool in Western North America

WSU Researcher Discovers Oldest Tattoo Tool in Western North America

Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America. With a handle of skunkbush and a cactus-spine business end, the tool was made around 2,000 years ago by the Ancestral Pueblo people of the Basketmaker II period in what is now southeastern Utah. Andrew Gillreath-Brown, an anthropology PhD candidate, chanced […]

Special Events Planned in East Tennessee and West Tennessee

Special Events Planned in East Tennessee and West Tennessee

Thursday, in an effort to reach new audiences outside the state capital, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced plans to deliver regional addresses following the State of the State speech tonight. “I look forward to delivering my first State of the State address on Monday during a joint session of the legislature in Nashville, however, I […]

Comptroller’s Office Completes In-Depth Study of Sex Week at UTK

Comptroller’s Office Completes In-Depth Study of Sex Week at UTK

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released an in-depth report examining Sex Week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK). Legislative leadership requested a review of the week-long event which has been held on the UTK campus each spring since 2013. The event is organized by Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT), which is a registered […]

Republican Lawmakers Continue To Support Statewide Job Growth

Republican Lawmakers Continue To Support Statewide Job Growth

This week, House Republicans joined with the Administration and our Department of Economic and Community Development to announce new jobs are on their way to several communities in the Volunteer State. Republican leaders joined with JNJ Express to announce an $83.6 million to expand its operations in Memphis. According to JNJ Express officials, they will […]