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Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

The Dandridge (SR 92) Bridge was originally built by the Nashville Bridge Company between 1942-1944. The Dandridge Bridge is vital in that it provides a direct route from the city of Dandridge to the residents of the Chestnut Hill area. The replacement of the existing bridge was let to contract on October 16, 2015. The [...]

Governor Haslam Designates 22 Healthier Tennessee Communities

Governor Haslam Designates 22 Healthier Tennessee Communities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson today designated 22 communities as Healthier Tennessee Communities. The recognition honors Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Bledsoe, Cumberland, DeKalb, Giles, Grundy, Hamblen, Hardeman, Henderson, Houston, Lake, Marshall, McNairy, Obion, Roane, Sevier, Tipton, Trousdale and Unicoi counties and the city of Spring Hill for [...]

LU ANN BALLEW ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

LU ANN BALLEW ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

Attorney Lu Ann (Hatcher) Ballew announces her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Part I, for the 4th Judicial District, which serves Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, and Grainger Counties. The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II. The Circuit Court Judge presides over civil and criminal cases, including jury trials. She [...]

Unemployment Rate 3% in Jefferson County

Unemployment Rate 3% in Jefferson County

Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state’s 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.  October marked the fifth consecutive month Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate was in record territory, matching the all-time low [...]

County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

County Commission Holds Last Regular Meeting of 2017

Two resolutions that would have changed the approach to economic development in Jefferson County failed to find favor with the Jefferson County Commission when they met for their regular voting meeting last week. Resolution 2017-51 and Resolution 2017-52, which addressed Chamber of Commerce Accountability for open records and restructuring the hierarchy of economic development respectively, [...]

Retail Expert: Holiday Shoppers Will Spend More, Break Online Sales Records

Retail Expert: Holiday Shoppers Will Spend More, Break Online Sales Records

Adobe Digital Insights predicts the 2017 holiday season to be the first to break $100 billion in online sales, a 13 percent increase from last year. “To take advantage of projected trends, retailers need to ensure consumers’ online experiences are positive,” said Ann Fairhurst, professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism [...]

Shop “Small” this Saturday

Shop “Small” this Saturday

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is reminding Americans that shopping  on Small Business Saturday supports America’s thriving small businesses. “Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses and creating jobs in communities all across America,” said McMahon. “Shopping small this Saturday is the perfect opportunity for Americans to support their local [...]

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with 67 percent of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 13th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation. The survey of retail loss prevention employees found that 96 percent of responding companies had experienced ORC in the past year. [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jefferson County Post!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jefferson County Post!

The morning is crisp and cold, with leaves swirling around in the late autumn air. Today, November 23, 2017, is the holiday that many have been waiting for: Thanksgiving! It’s time to gear up for our Thanksgiving feasts and some much needed family time. Have you ever thought about how all our Thanksgiving traditions got [...]

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Turkey and Dressing

Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair: Turkey and Dressing

Thanksgiving can be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but can, at the same time, be one of the most stressful. This is doubly true for those families who are hosting the holiday for the first time. To make your holiday season just a little easier, Jefferson County Post feature writer Elizabeth Lane [...]

State Fire Marshal Urges Safety in the Kitchen this Thanksgiving

State Fire Marshal Urges Safety in the Kitchen this Thanksgiving

As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, November 23, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to incorporate good cooking safety habits into their plans in order to avoid a holiday home fire. Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times [...]

Commissioner McQueen Continues to Improve Testing in Tennessee with Special Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment

Commissioner McQueen Continues to Improve Testing in Tennessee with Special Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the reconvening of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment to further study and identify best practices in testing at the school, district, and state level. Commissioner McQueen first convened the assessment task force after taking office in 2015 to seek feedback from educators, parents, and stakeholders [...]

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Extra Cheesy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Extra Cheesy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thanksgiving can be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but can, at the same time, be one of the most stressful. This is doubly true for those families who are hosting the holiday for the first time. To make your holiday season just a little easier, Jefferson County Post feature writer Elizabeth Lane [...]

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history. The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low [...]

TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

With the holiday shopping season underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up to score discount deals on Black Friday (11/24) and Cyber Monday (11/27). Whether giving or receiving gifts, it’s always important to be aware of a store’s return policy to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s [...]

Haslam Announces 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership Participants

Haslam Announces 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership Participants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the participants selected for the 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program for assistant principals to increase their leadership capacity. The third annual academy is a unique partnership between the state of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate and develop future [...]