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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Award ThreeStar Grants to Sixty Tennessee Counties

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Award ThreeStar Grants to Sixty Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today the 60 counties that will receive ThreeStar Grants. The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing economic development, education and workforce development, public safety, health and efficient government. “Providing more opportunities for Tennesseans is one [...]

2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results today, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math. Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups [...]

Tennessee Marks One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

Tennessee Marks One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for June 2018 and it marked an entire year the jobless figure in Tennessee has been 3.5 percent or lower. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June is 3.5 percent, which is unchanged from [...]

TDCI Warns Parents of the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for Teen Drivers

TDCI Warns Parents of the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for Teen Drivers

Summertime traditionally brings family vacations, relaxation, and plans for a new school year. But AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety reports  a more perilous side to summer as over 1,050 people were killed in auto crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s an average [...]

June 2018 Revenues Experience Moderate Growth

June 2018 Revenues Experience Moderate Growth

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that Tennessee tax revenue exceeded budgeted estimates for the month of June. Overall, June revenues totaled $1.4 billion, which is $31.4 million more than the state collected in June of 2017, and $31.3 million more than the budgeted estimate for the month. “June reported revenues [...]

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

Arrest Made In Area Aggravated Robbery And Aggravated Kidnapping Case

According to Jefferson County, TN Sheriff’s Department – A male and female committed Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping on two Residence in Jefferson County, Tn. Clyde Moore age 82 on June 29th 2018 and Roy Ledbetter age 72 on July 2nd 2018. They tied both victims up and robbed them of money and weapons. Our [...]

Tennessee Achieves Drive 55 Status

Tennessee Achieves Drive 55 Status

Thinking about going back to school or even starting school for the first time? Not sure where to start or what programs might actually be out there? Fortunately, the state of Tennessee has a possible solution for those non-traditional students with their Drive 55 campaign. What follows is more information about the campaign and if [...]

‘Staycations’ Can Help You Stay Within a Tight Budget

‘Staycations’ Can Help You Stay Within a Tight Budget

If you are a parent or a busy family sometimes spending time together or even taking a vacation can be hard. Summer is meant to be spent outdoors making memories, however, that isn’t always possible. If you are looking for a quick solution that might be a long weekend or even just a day trip [...]

Betts Seeks Commission Seat in 10th District

Betts Seeks Commission Seat in 10th District

My name is Dean Betts and I am running for County Commissioner in the 10th District. My wife Ellen and I have been residents of Jefferson County for 14 years and have come to greatly appreciate the area. For 24 years I was a small business owner of an engineering consulting firm serving the electric [...]

Taking Advantage of ‘Christmas in July’

Taking Advantage of ‘Christmas in July’

Christmas in July is not just about saving money anymore. For the most serious of shoppers, it’s preparing a strategy and getting your decorative Santa’s in the straightest of rows. Some might be a bit hesitant to talk about Christmas so early, but these next 5 months will go by in a flash. Staring to [...]

Summer Safety Is Important for Fur Babies Also

Summer Safety Is Important for Fur Babies Also

Summer is a great opportunity for all of us to flock outside and get some much needed vitamin c. Most of us take the chance to bring our pets along for the fun. While we know how to take care of ourselves bring the summer heat the same might not be said for our furry [...]

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Early voting has begun for the August 2, 2018 Election, which includes Federal and State Primary elections and the county general elections.  Locally, decisions will be made on Jefferson County Mayor, all 21 County Commission Seats, and School Board Districts one and three. Friday, July 13, 2018 marked the first day of early voting and [...]

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien Announces Retirement

Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien has announced plans for retirement effective December 31, 2018. Chosen as president of the private, Christian liberal arts university on July 8, 2008, O’Brien has served Carson-Newman for ten years. The O’Briens will continue their service to the university through the fall semester as the Board of Trustees begin the [...]

TDCI: New Consumer Protection Laws Protect, Empower Tennesseans

TDCI: New Consumer Protection Laws Protect, Empower Tennesseans

 Tennesseans now have greater protection from military impersonators, improved assistance when recovering from identity theft and cannot be charged by credit reporting companies when enacting security freezes, among other new protections. Those improvements are courtesy of several consumer-oriented laws passed earlier this year by the Tennessee General Assembly. “I am grateful for the Legislature’s passage [...]

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate an outbreak of illness after receiving more than 500 reports of gastrointestinal illness among visitors to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg. Testing is underway to try to identify the causes of the illnesses. Multiple patients who visited the facility since June 15, 2018 have [...]

Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Cherokee Lake Selected to Host FLW Tour in 2019

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth FLW Tour event of the 2019 season, April 11-14 in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The 2019 FLW Tour features seven regular-season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup. Each tournament is streamed on FLW Live and [...]