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Happy Earth Day 2017!

Happy Earth Day 2017!

April 22nd is Earth Day 2017, a day devoted to conservation and environmental awareness. Earth Day has its origins back in 1970, when United States Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the holiday as an environmental teach-in. Danis Hayes, who was involved in an unrelated Earth Day celebration earlier that year, took Nelson’s idea and spread it [...]

State Representative Jeremy Faison Responds To The Passage Of The IMPROVE Act

State Representative Jeremy Faison Responds To The Passage Of The IMPROVE Act

This week in Nashville, members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed House Bill 534, the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act” — a proposal that Governor Bill Haslam introduced in January that raises the gas and diesel tax and implements a series of other fees in an effort to [...]

IMPROVE Act Passes House Of Representatives

IMPROVE Act Passes House Of Representatives

This week, members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed House Bill 534, the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act” — a proposal that Governor Bill Haslam introduced in January in an effort to help fund the state’s $10 billion backlog of road construction projects. House Bill 534 is a [...]

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Quick Tips for Choosing Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is quickly approaching! Over the course of the next month, millions of students around the nation will walk across the stage to receive a diploma at high schools and colleges. If they are heading off to university in the fall, or hoping to land that huge job interview, here are a few gift [...]

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Mayor Vetos Public Input Resolution

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri has exercised his veto power on a recent resolution of the Jefferson County Commission that recommended the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board consider holding public meetings to receive public input on development projects. Resolution 2017-20 was passed Monday evening, April 17, 2017 at the Regular Voting Meeting of the Jefferson County [...]

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Commission Puts Priority on Citizen Input

Jefferson County Commissioners approved a motion on Monday, April 17, 2017 that sends a recommendation to the Jefferson County Industrial Development assuring that residents will have more input into projects that are initiated by the Jefferson County Industrial Development Board. In a motion presented by Commissioner David Seal and 2nd by Commissioner McGraw (with amendments [...]

Solomon Arrested On Multiple Charges

Solomon Arrested On Multiple Charges

Frank Solomon, Alderman of New Market, Tennessee and Constable of the 7th District, was arrested around 10:30 am on Monday, April 17, 2017 on charges stemming from an investigation by the State of Tennessee Comptrollers Office. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig, his office carried out the arrest warrant that followed a Grand Jury [...]

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Bats Invade Hornet’s Nest – Bat Infestation Causing Problems For Maury Middle School

Concerns from parents at Maury Middle School precipitated questions regarding the possible infestation of bats at Maury Middle School. According to information provided by parents, bats have been plaguing the school since the weather warmed up in late March. Though the situation has been brought to the attention of school administrators, it has been kept [...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

It is the most celebrated day in Christianity besides the birth of Jesus: Easter is today, April 16, 2017. Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead following his crucifixion and death on Good Friday in the Christian faith . The date of Easter is celebrated anywhere from March 22 through April 25. The proximity of [...]

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Good Friday from the Jefferson County Post

Today is the kickoff to one of the fundamental weekends in the Christian faith. Good Friday is Friday, April 14, 2017, which is the Friday preceding Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While the holiday does not have a fixed date, many around the area have the day off. It is said that Jesus [...]

Eligible Tennesseans Urged to Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement

Eligible Tennesseans Urged to Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement

On August 5, 2016 Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee, along with 48 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a $125 million settlement with Cephalon, Inc. and affiliated companies, now part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. The settlement ended a multistate investigation into alleged anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon designed to block [...]

When it Comes to Reading, Kindergarten is the New First Grade

When it Comes to Reading, Kindergarten is the New First Grade

A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger age, but the study also revealed where gaps remain — especially in more advanced reading [...]

Consumer Alert: IRS Authorizes Four Private Companies to Collect Overdue Federal Taxes

Consumer Alert: IRS Authorizes Four Private Companies to Collect Overdue Federal Taxes

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds residents that beginning April 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to use four designated private agencies to collect certain overdue federal tax debts on the government’s behalf. The program was enacted by Congress in December 2015 under Section 32102 of the [...]

Video Interview With Mayor Alan Palmieri – White Pine Commerce Park, Budget Season & Department Needs

Video Interview With Mayor Alan Palmieri – White Pine Commerce Park, Budget Season & Department Needs

Surviving the TCAP Season

Surviving the TCAP Season

With the end of the year comes the anticipation of summer for both students and parents. Before the fun in the sun can begin, students around the area must take standardized testing at the end of the school year. For younger students this involves TCAP testing. TCAP testing for students in Jefferson County will be [...]

To Save Honey Bees, Human Behavior Must Change

To Save Honey Bees, Human Behavior Must Change

In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time for professionals and hobbyists in the beekeeping industry to look in the mirror. In a research essay to be published this week in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Economic Entomology, [...]