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Friday Labor Statistics Stuns Analysts – Market Gaps Up In Early Trading and Futures

Friday Labor Statistics Stuns Analysts – Market Gaps Up In Early Trading and Futures

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to […]

Karissa Long Selected as Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR Good Citizens Award 2020

Karissa Long Selected as Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR Good Citizens Award 2020

Karissa Long, a recent graduate of Jefferson County High School, has been selected as the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, NSDAR, Good Citizens Award winner for 2020. Karen Bible, Recording Secretary and DAR Good Citizens Committee Chairman, presented the award for Long’s exemplary performance in the area of citizenship. The Good Citizens Award recipient must be […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Announces $1,598,908 for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Tennessee

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Announces $1,598,908 for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award 256 grants totaling $53 million to 211 small businesses in 35 states and the District of Columbia. These awards include eight in Tennessee totaling $1,598,908. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology […]

Eligible Voters Can Now Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for August Election

Eligible Voters Can Now Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for August Election

Eligible Tennesseans can request a ballot to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General election without ever leaving their home. “Election offices are already accepting absentee by-mail ballot requests for the August election. One of the most popular reasons to vote absentee is being 60 years or older.” […]

New Pricipals Announced For Jefferson Middle and Maury Middle Scool

New Pricipals Announced For Jefferson Middle and Maury Middle Scool

Jefferson County Schools announce new lead principals for Jefferson Middle School and Maury Middle School. This announcement follows the completion of interviews over the last month. “Every child deserves highly effective teachers and every school deserves highly effective leaders. It is our goal to provide highly effective leadership teams at each school location. These moves […]

2020 National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

2020 National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

The 2020 National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and […]

Smoky Mountains National Park Re-Opens

Smoky Mountains National Park Re-Opens

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using […]

China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up

Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Wuhan, the Chinese government engaged in a misinformation campaign and tried to suppress the truth about the coronavirus. As we fight this invisible enemy, we must hold the Chinese government accountable for its lies, deceit and inaction, which allowed the virus to spread rapidly and delayed the […]

Covid-19 vs. Liberty, (2020) – Constitutional Questions for Public Review

Covid-19 vs. Liberty, (2020) – Constitutional Questions for Public Review

Covid-19 vs. Liberty, (2020) Constitutional Questions for Public Review A Guest Editorial By David Seal We all have a civic duty to defeat the Coronavirus, a threat to public health and economic security. Adjusting our behavior in accordance with the advice of health care professionals, wearing PPE, working from home if possible, exercising good hygiene […]

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

Jefferson County Declares State Of Emergency – Video Press Conference

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations

Sunday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6, 2020. The order also outlines ways businesses and citizens should work to protect vulnerable populations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created both […]

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

Town Of Dandridge Asks Businesses and Citizens To Follow Health Guidelines For COVID-19

The Town of Dandridge is requesting that all residents and visitors adhere to the Department of Health guidelines for social distancing of 6ft and limiting group numbers to 10 or less at gatherings. As the number of Coronavirus positive individuals continue to grow across the state, because we are uniquely placed at the 417 exit […]

New State Resources For Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

New State Resources For Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has new resources available for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The Department revamped its website to put information and resources in a convenient form for Tennesseans to access. The website now has separate sections for employers, employees, frequently asked questions, and for information […]

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

COVID-19 Video Interview with Jeffferson County EMS Director, Brad Phillips

Governor Lee Issues Statement – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Governor Lee Issues Statement  – “All Schools Expected to Close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Latest through March 31, 2020”

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement regarding statewide school closure: “As the response to COVID-19 evolves, I urge every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20, 2020 at the latest. Schools should remain closed through March 31, 2020 […]

First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Jefferson County, TN

First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Jefferson County, TN

The Tennessee Department of Heath released information today that Jefferson County, Tennessee has its first citizen that has tested positive for Covid-19 or, as it is more popularly known, the Coronavirus. While privacy policies prevent the identification of the Jefferson County resident, it has been confirmed that he/she is a retired international traveler and it […]

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