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Modern Woodmen Honors Sherry Carr as Hometown Hero

The Jefferson City Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Sherry Carr as our “Hometown Hero” for her outstanding service to our…

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Mayor Potts Proclaims September 17-23 Constitution Week In Jefferson County

Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts has proclaimed September 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Jefferson County. September 17 marks the 232nd anniversary of the…

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University ‘Exercise Concept’ Group Receives Life Care Volunteer Award

Carson-Newman University’s Exercise Concept group received Life Care Centers of America’s Group Volunteer Award for its service to Life Care Center of Jefferson…

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

DAR Holds Fall Workshop

Twenty-two ladies represented the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), at the Tennessee State Daughters of…

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Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Jefferson County Schools released the following statement concerning the incident: “Earlier today my office was notified that an inmate from the Jefferson County…

It has been eight weeks since Jefferson County has seen a measurable rainfall, and it’s beginning to show. The grass is becoming crunchy, trees are already starting to…

Employment rose in each of Tennessee’s six largest counties from March 2018 to March 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) reported Wednesday. The USBLS qualifies large…

Wildland fire officials with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry are keeping a close eye on weather conditions as the state and region experience a prolonged…

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent.  Not only is that more than half a percentage point…

Jefferson County Commissioners met for their Regular Monthly Voting Session on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Historic Jefferson County Courthouse. Absent at Roll Call were Commissioners Phagan,…

Part of each school day includes what happens before, and after school.  Before and after school care, homework and winding down at the end of the day all…

State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) and Representatives Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) announced today that Jefferson County is receiving $7,738 in Technology Grants from the…

This August, I had the honor of visiting Israel with a congressional delegation to renew and strengthen the unique friendship between our two countries, to learn more about…

Superstitious folks are getting a double whammy as the full harvest moon happens tonight, Friday the 13th. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that happens closest to…

The University of Tennessee is lighting the way for the young Vol fan who made his own UT T-shirt. In recognition of the fourth-grader’s Volunteer spirit, the university…

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and…

The Tennessee Department of Health has reported six cases of suspected serious respiratory disease among people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease…

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Employment Rises In Tennessee’s Six Largest Counties

Employment rose in each of Tennessee’s six largest counties from March 2018 to March 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) reported Wednesday. The USBLS qualifies large…

TN Division of Forestry Monitoring Wildfire Risk

TN Division of Forestry Monitoring Wildfire Risk

Wildland fire officials with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry are keeping a close eye on weather conditions as the state and region experience a prolonged…

Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent.  Not only is that more than half a percentage point…

Local Lawmakers Announce Technology Grants for Public Libraries in Jefferson County

Local Lawmakers Announce Technology Grants for Public Libraries in Jefferson County

State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) and Representatives Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) announced today that Jefferson County is receiving $7,738 in Technology Grants from the…

Attorney General Slatery Joins Google Bipartisan Multistate Antitrust Investigation

Attorney General Slatery Joins Google Bipartisan Multistate Antitrust Investigation

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and…

Sen. Niceley Gives Keynote Speech at TSU Small Farm Expo Luncheon to “Celebrate the Success of Our Small Farms”

Sen. Niceley Gives Keynote Speech at TSU Small Farm Expo Luncheon to “Celebrate the Success of Our Small Farms”

On Wednesday, State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) gave a keynote speech at Tennessee State University’s (TSU) Fifteenth Annual Small Farm Expo and Small Farmer of the Year Awards Program…

Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell Set Sights on Tourism Future

Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell Set Sights on Tourism Future

Governor Bill Lee today addressed tourism professionals during the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism at the Music City Center, noting the state’s 2nd largest industry and…