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Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

According to the Jefferson County Humane Society, general intake of animals has been suspended. The announcement of the change in procedure was made public via the organization’s Facebook page on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. According to information provided by representatives of the shelter, it will take animals only when space becomes available through the placement [...]

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

Merry Christmas from the Jefferson County Post!

There is a certain chill in the air this time of year that makes us all nostalgic. We slow down and notice the people and situations around us with a more cheerful heart. There is a willingness to actually achieve peace on earth and good will toward all men. Christmas as we know it is [...]

The Winter Solstice is Here!

The Winter Solstice is Here!

December is full of many celebrations and events, so many that the celebration seems to last all month long. Did you know there is another reason to celebrate this time of the year? The shortest day of the year is quickly upon us! Thursday, December 21, 2017 will mark this year’s Winter Solstice at 11:28 [...]

Tennessee Department of Education Awards More Than $8.8 Million for Read to Be Ready Summer Programs

Tennessee Department of Education Awards More Than $8.8 Million for Read to Be Ready Summer Programs

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the 203 public school recipients of the 2018 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,860,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 7,700 students in need across the state. For summer 2018, the third year of the grant program, the department [...]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 8:00 p.m. [...]

Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Continue Growing in 2018

Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Continue Growing in 2018

The Tennessee and US economies will continue to have sustained growth in 2018, according to a report released December 19 by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. “The economy is on a roll and growth should continue into 2018 and beyond,” said Matt Murray, associate director of the center and project director for the 2018 [...]

Last Minute Gifts Ideas for the Christmas Shopping Frenzy

Last Minute Gifts Ideas for the Christmas Shopping Frenzy

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year for everyone. Coordinating schedules, finding much needed family time, cooking, shopping… it’s enough to drive even the best of us crazy. On top of all that comes the pressure of finding the perfect holiday gift for those you love, and even though it’s the thought [...]

Broadband Internet Update

Broadband Internet Update

After holding four town hall meetings across Jefferson County on the subject of broadband internet distribution, three things are clear, 1) the demand for broadband internet service in underserved rural areas is extremely high, 2) broadband is desperately needed by consumers, students, and businesses that are located in rural areas, and 3) the Broadband Accessibility [...]

Our Memory Shifts into High Gear when We Think about Raising Our Children, New Study Shows

Our Memory Shifts into High Gear when We Think about Raising Our Children, New Study Shows

Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising their offspring, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “Our ability to think and memorize information arises from our nervous systems,” said Binghamton University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ralph Miller. [...]

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

School Board Holds Final Meeting of 2017

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, the eve of the last day of school for students and staff before the holiday break. This was the final meeting for the 2017 calendar year for the School Board and the last meeting where Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds would be at the helm of [...]

November 2017 State Revenues Show Increase From Previous Year, Yet Less Than Budgeted Estimate

November 2017 State Revenues Show Increase From Previous Year, Yet Less Than Budgeted Estimate

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced Thursday that overall November state revenues were $957.3 million, which is 5.55 percent more than November 2016, but $4.1 million less than the budgeted estimate. “Overall November revenues posted positive gains compared to the same time period one year ago,” Martin said. “Sales tax revenues, [...]

Park Seeks Tips Regarding Damage to Elkmont Cabins

Park Seeks Tips Regarding Damage to Elkmont Cabins

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) is seeking witnesses who may have information regarding a recent human-caused fire that caused damage to cabins in the Elkmont Historic District. US Park Rangers responded to an initial report of the fire at about 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  The damaged cabins are located [...]

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proposing new rules and requirements for use of herbicides containing dicamba in the commercial production of cotton and soybeans. TDA is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Special Local Needs [24(c)] label to further restrict use of new formulation products in Tennessee including [...]

What Do High School Athletes, Their Parents and Coaches Know About Concussion?

What Do High School Athletes, Their Parents and Coaches Know About Concussion?

Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury. Those findings are outlined in a new Mayo Clinic study. Athletes were more likely than parents and coaches to correctly identify a concussion as a brain injury. Identifying trends [...]

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

 The holidays are about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Because influenza and other viruses are easily spread where groups of  people gather together, it is important to do your part to keep everyone around you healthy. “We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special [...]

County Commissioner David Seal Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

County Commissioner David Seal Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

County Commissioner David Seal announces his candidacy for re-election in the August 2018 County General Election. The candidate points to four major issues in seeking another term on County Commission; exercising fiscal responsibility for the benefit of all taxpayers, protecting private property rights, promoting accountability and transparency of government, and promoting economic development that is [...]