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It is not our goal, it is our legacy

It is not our goal, it is our legacy

For many of us, 2020 seemed like a nightmare that you just couldn’t wake up from and we were all hanging our hopes on 2021 bringing a much better year. After basically trading our normal, everyday life in for a mask, $1200 and the promise that it will all be over soon, we arrived at […]

Tennessee Makes Rapid Progress in Vaccinating Highest Risk Populations

Tennessee Makes Rapid Progress in Vaccinating Highest Risk Populations

Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at highest-risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. Within four weeks of Tennessee receiving its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, more than 221,000 people in the state have received vaccinations, and the Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccinations as rapidly as supplies are […]

COVID-19 Update from Jefferson County Schools Director, Dr. Shane Johnston

COVID-19 Update from Jefferson County Schools Director, Dr. Shane Johnston

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating more than 150,000 Tennesseans in just two weeks,” […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Guidance on School Safety Amid Pandemic

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Guidance on School Safety Amid Pandemic

As U.S. schools reach the mid-year of teaching classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for school safety based on the latest research. In the updated document, the AAP outlines a series of safety protocols communities need to address to allow schools to be open for in-person learning. […]

Administration Changes In Jefferson County Schools

Administration Changes In Jefferson County Schools

Jefferson County Schools Distance Learning – Citizens Should Be Proud Of Community, Faculty, & Parent Support

Jefferson County Schools Distance Learning – Citizens Should Be Proud Of Community, Faculty, & Parent Support

Successful learning always takes a partnership, and this has been especially true in 2020. Talk to any teacher or parent and you are bound to hear a story of challenge, a story unprecedented. Just a year ago, no one could have predicted the need for distance learning days for all students. Yet, in the first […]

Covenant Health Receives First Shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Covenant Health Receives First Shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Covenant Health received its first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech (mRNA vaccine) COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The first round of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be offered to employees working in environments that are considered high risk or high exposure to COVID-19. Receiving the vaccine is voluntary for staff. The vaccine will be […]

GOVERNOR LEE, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE REVANCE THERAPEUTICS TO RELOCATE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS TO NASHVILLE

GOVERNOR LEE, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE REVANCE THERAPEUTICS TO RELOCATE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS TO NASHVILLE

Silicon Valley biotechnology innovator in aesthetics, therapeutics and financial technology Company will invest more than $10 million in Nashville operations Project will create nearly 150 jobs over five years   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Revance Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RVNC) officials announced today that […]

Mask Mandates and Executive Orders Challenged by Lawsuits in Multiple Tennessee Courts

Mask Mandates and Executive Orders Challenged by Lawsuits in Multiple Tennessee Courts

Submitted by David Seal, Three lawsuits originating in Davidson and Williamson Counties could have statewide implications on the ability of local governments, mayors, and school districts to impose mask mandates and limit constitutional rights by executive order. All three suits challenge the authority of executive orders issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, orders that serve […]

Little Free Library Received for National Family Literacy Month

Little Free Library Received for National Family Literacy Month

Sally Anne Lawson (educator), Ella Morrison, Tracy E. Lewis (library’s artist), Ben Morrison, Bobby Wells (library’s builder), Amy Shaver and Jeremy Lawson – Photo by Sadie Lewis In celebration of National Family Literacy Month in November, H&R Block of Dandridge did their part by kicking in and helping punch illiteracy out of Jefferson County. Franchise owner, Jeremy Lawson, has chartered […]

ESA School Voucher Case Appealed to Tennessee Supreme Court

ESA School Voucher Case Appealed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Parents from Davidson and Shelby Counties have appealed the ESA Voucher decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court so their children can attend a school that meets their educational needs. Like other Tennessee parents seeking alternatives to public schools, their fate is now in the hands of Tennessee’s highest court. A Davidson County Chancellor ruled earlier […]

Business Filing Patterns Show Signs of a Solid Economic Recovery – Key Indicators Soared in Q3 2020

Business Filing Patterns Show Signs of a Solid Economic Recovery – Key Indicators Soared in Q3 2020

Alleyway Caffe Cuts Ribbon On Downtown Dandridge Location

Alleyway Caffe Cuts Ribbon On Downtown Dandridge Location

Alleyway Caffe – Family owned Coffee Shop Opens in Historic Downtown Dandridge! Left – Right: Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts, Austin Hoops, son Trace, Tamara Hoops, Dandridge Alderman Jeff Depew Photo by Jefferson County Post, N. Kelly Alleyway Caffe cut the ribbon on their new location November 11, 2020 in the Historic Downtown Dandridge, located […]

Jefferson County Schools Update November 18, 2020 – Increase In Quarantine Numbers

Jefferson County Schools Update November 18, 2020 – Increase In Quarantine Numbers

Distance Learning Days Declared for November 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Distance Learning Days Declared for November 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Statement from Jefferson County, TN Director of Schools, Dr. Shane Johnston: Urgent information for families in the Jefferson County School system. I received updated Covid related numbers Thursday evening following last week’s call to families and those numbers were sharply higher than the day before. That trend continued through the weekend as well. We were […]

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