Home » Archives by category » News (Page 3)

UT Agriculture Tennessee Market Highlights, May 25, 2018

UT Agriculture Tennessee Market Highlights, May 25, 2018

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 25 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists [...]

Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for a Scam-Free Summer Vacation

Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for a Scam-Free Summer Vacation

With Memorial Day (May 28) kicking off the unofficial start of summer vacation season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. “Summer travel is a great opportunity to make fun memories with family and [...]

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

The city of Gatlinburg, Tenn. will host a ceremony to celebrate earning Firewise USA recognition on May 23 at 3 p.m. EDT at Rocky Top SportsWorld in Gatlinburg. To become Firewise, the Gatlinburg community conducted wildfire hazard assessments and developed protection plans to address safety concerns with guidance from the Gatlinburg Fire Department, Great Smoky [...]

JCHS Celebrates Senior Students With Honors Night

JCHS Celebrates Senior Students With Honors Night

Jefferson County High School celebrated its Seniors on Tuesday night with the annual Honors Night awards ceremony.  The Event, held at Carson Newman’s Student Activities Center, honored over 300 students with scholarships, class honors, and group honors.  A special time for the event was the honoring  of JoAnne Vest, this year’s JCHS Community Patriot, for [...]

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Congratulations Class of 2018!

On a beautiful Saturday morning, hundreds of people gathered to honor Jefferson County High School’s 2018 Graduates at Walter’s State Expo Center in White Pine. The graduating seniors, 433 strong, filed in to the familiar sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” to be recognized by the community for their hard work and accomplishments. Eimy Quiroz welcomed [...]

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, sued Purdue Pharma today for its unlawful marketing and promotion of OxyContin and other drugs and its role in causing and prolonging the opioid epidemic in Tennessee. The State’s lawsuit, filed in Knox County Circuit Court, alleges Purdue violated the Tennessee [...]

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

Skyrocketing drug prices and the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare are just two of many pressing issues caused by America’s surging baby-boom population, often referred to as the “Silver Tsunami.” What can be done about it? In a recent article published in The Elder Law Journal, Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor [...]

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

Tournaments Great News For Local Economy

The weather is warm, the local lakes are near or above full pool and the fish are biting. All of that is good news for the local economy. With four tournaments down and ten more to go before winter moves into the area, Jefferson County lakes are on the radar for anglers all across the [...]

April 2018 State Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

April 2018 State Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that revenues for April exceeded the monthly revenues from the previous year. State revenues for April were $1.9 billion, which is a growth of 3.76 percent more than last year and $128.3 million more than the state budgeted. “Total revenues in April reflect significant [...]

Knoxville Community Resource Center Holding Career & Resource Fair

Knoxville Community Resource Center Holding Career & Resource Fair

In an effort to assist the offender population in Knoxville and surrounding communities, the Knoxville Day Reporting and Community Resource Center (DRC/CRC) will be holding a Career & Resource Fair. Employers and representatives from agencies around Knoxville and East Tennessee, including the American Job Center, Express Employment, Goodwill Industries, University of Tennessee’s, Partnership for Ongoing [...]

Are Your Children Overdoing It? Too Many Extracurricular Activities Can Do More Harm Than Good

Are Your Children Overdoing It? Too Many Extracurricular Activities Can Do More Harm Than Good

The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families. A new study, published in Taylor & Francis journal Sport, Education and Society, reveals just how significant a role extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports clubs, play in family life. Attempting to understand [...]

She Said, He Said: Tattoos

She Said, He Said: Tattoos

The following is the 1st entry in a new season of “She Said, He Said,” a 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 [...]

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

Tips for the Graduating Class of 2018

With graduation season on the horizon, many around the area are saying their last goodbyes to people and institutions that have molded them over the past few years. New and better things lie ahead, and for many the transition can be overwhelming and sometimes unsettling. We here at the Jefferson County Post understand this change [...]

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Mother’s Day From The Jefferson County Post

Throughout history there has been a long standing tradition to honor mothers and motherhood. Today is Mother’s Day Sunday May 13, 2018. Mother’s Day falls each year on the second Sunday in May. Honoring mothers and mother figures around the world this holiday has a long standing history that made it into the beloved holiday [...]

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police officers observed a man wanted on several outstanding warrants sitting in a vehicle on Hayter Drive in south Morristown at approximately 9:30 am this morning. When the officers attempted to take the man into custody, he used his Mercury Grand Marquis to ram officers’ vehicles in an attempt to escape. Officers were in [...]