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Knowing the Difference Between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Knowing the Difference Between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Scorching temperatures and blistering sun seem to have been making the weather headlines for weeks now. With no sign of relief in sight, many of us are flocking to area pools and waterways in an attempt to cool down. While there may be some sanctuary outside, an important factor might be overlooked. Your overall heath. [...]

Keeping a Watchful Eye Could Avoid a Damper on Summer Fun

Keeping a Watchful Eye Could Avoid a Damper on Summer Fun

Water safety is crucial this time of the year with children and families visiting water parks, pools and lakes. An unfortunate fact is that drowning seems to be one the top reasons for childhood deaths this time of year. Parents especially need to be alert when taking kids to the pool no matter how experienced [...]

Don’t Let Home Rental and Moving Scammers Ruin Your Next Big Step

Don’t Let Home Rental and Moving Scammers Ruin Your Next Big Step

As Tennessee’s strong economy continues making the Volunteer State a popular destination for newcomers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering tips to prospective renters on how to avoid becoming a victim of moving and/or home rental scammers. “Moving is already a stressful process, but falling victim to [...]

School Budget Movers and Shakers.

School Budget Movers and Shakers.

Tuesday night, the Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners held it’s final meeting with Interim Director Sherry Finchum at the helm, who will be replaced by the new Director of Schools Shane Johnson for the August meeting. After the approval for the minutes of the May meeting, and the approval of Tuesday’s agenda, there were [...]

Jefferson County 911 Receives Life-Saving Location from Apple for 9-1-1 Calls Via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse

Jefferson County 911 Receives Life-Saving Location from Apple for 9-1-1 Calls Via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse

Jefferson County 911 will be receiving fast and accurate device location data for 9-1-1 calls from Apple devices via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. The first and most important question in every 9-1-1 call is “What’s the location of your emergency?” Knowing the caller’s location is the first step to dispatching live-saving emergency responders. Jefferson County [...]

One Year of School Comes With an IQ Bump, Meta-Analysis Shows

One Year of School Comes With an IQ Bump, Meta-Analysis Shows

A year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, according to a systematic meta-analysis published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our analyses provide the strongest evidence yet that education raises intelligence test scores,” says psychological scientist [...]

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

GIVE HIM SIX! It’s Football Time … in Tennessee! The national champions are clad in Big Orange! For more than 30 years, iconic play-by-play man John Ward brought Tennessee football and basketball games to life as the “Voice of the Vols” on Vol Network radio broadcasts. Ward passed away Wednesday evening in Knoxville. He was [...]

Welcome Summer 2018!

Welcome Summer 2018!

Even though the heat has been on for weeks, with temperatures well in to the 80′s and 90′s and the lakes getting full use, today marks the official beginning of summer. The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, happens when the planet’s rotational axis on either its northern or southern hemisphere is tilted [...]

Using Bloodstains at Crime Scenes to Determine Age of Suspect or Victim

Using Bloodstains at Crime Scenes to Determine Age of Suspect or Victim

From the spatter analysis made famous in the TV show Dexter to the frequent DNA profiling of CSI and the real cases covered in the FBI Files, blood tests are ubiquitous in forensic science. Now, researchers report in ACS Central Science that a new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect [...]

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

TWRA officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Douglas Lake Sunday night after a boat ran aground on an island injuring four people and ejecting one occupant. Officers say that between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m., a 2011 23-foot Mastercraft being operated by Brandon Watson, 21, of Strawberry Plains was traveling upstream from Douglas [...]

Randal “Coach” Bradley Announces Candidacy for Reelection

Randal “Coach” Bradley Announces Candidacy for Reelection

Randall “Coach” Bradley announces his candidacy for reelection to the 1st district school board position which includes Swannsylvania, Piedmont, Chestnut Hill and Dandridge. After an honorable discharge from the army where he served as a military policeman, he enrolled at Carson-Newman College on a basketball scholarship graduating with a B. S. degree. Later he received [...]

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Another June Jubilee is in the books. The third Saturday of June is always a treat for the Town of Dandridge, and this year was no different.  With more food than one could shake a stick at, and almost 100 vendors, there was definitely plenty to come see and do on the streets of the [...]

Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

The 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report, but the findings leave room for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks. “The health of our youth reflects the Nation’s wellbeing,” said CDC Director Robert [...]

TDCI Urges Consumers To Be Wary of Scammers Ahead of New Medicare Cards

TDCI Urges Consumers To Be Wary of Scammers Ahead of New Medicare Cards

With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards’ pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers (SSNs) [...]

Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of more than 500 employees, including some 400 sworn police officers. Rausch joined the KPD [...]

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Fathers are such an important influence and piece of our lives. Today we honor them as it is Sunday June 17th, 2018 otherwise known as Father’s Day. For all of their hard work and effort that they put into making us laugh and raising us to be our best, we say thank you Dad. Ever [...]