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Autumnal Equinox Arrives Today!

Autumnal Equinox Arrives Today!

Say goodbye to Summer, because the Autumnal Equinox has just arrived! Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 3:20 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun will cross the celestial equator (the imaginary line drawn directly up from the equator), signifying for cultures around the world that a change in seasons is upon us. For those of us […]

4th Judicial District Judges Election Announcement

4th Judicial District Judges Election Announcement

Fourth Judicial District Circuit Judges Carter Moore, Jim Gass, Rex Henry Ogle, and Duane Slone jointly announce their candidacy for re-election in 2022. Chancellor Telford Forgety announces his intention to retire at the end of the current term. The judges serve in Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. Forgety also serves Blount County. All are […]

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Bank Holiday Schedule In response to anticipated questions, this will serve as confirmation that Tennessee state-chartered banks may be closed on the following dates, in addition to federally designated holidays, provided that adequate notice is given to customers prior to the closing: ·       Friday, November 26, 2021 (in addition to Thursday, November 25, 2021) ·       Friday, December […]

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 20-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws. In the complaint, the multi-state coalition challenges federal guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and citizens a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes […]

The Josh Heupel Show Debuts This Weekend

The Josh Heupel Show Debuts This Weekend

After a 38-6 victory to open the program’s 125th season, The Josh Heupel Show begins its 12-week stretch of Tennessee football highlights, in-depth analysis and exclusive features this weekend. Hosted by Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling and head coach Josh Heupel, this VFL Films production takes fans behind the scenes of game week and gameday. The Josh Heupel Show will air […]

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the variants circulating now are partially resistant to some of the antibody-based therapeutics that were developed based on the original virus. As the pandemic continues, more variants inevitably will arise, and […]

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Republicans Call Primary Elections for May 3, 2022, County Commission Offices Included

VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Republicans Call Primary Elections for May 3, 2022, County Commission Offices Included

Jefferson County Republican Party has called primary elections for May 3, 2022, for the following offices. Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part I           Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part II Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part III Circuit Court Judge 4th Judicial District, Part IV Chancellor 4th […]

State Landmarks Lit Green for Child Support Awareness Month

State Landmarks Lit Green for Child Support Awareness Month

The State Capitol Cupola and other well-known landmarks across Tennessee will be lit green tonight in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month. Each August the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) works to light up recognizable locations in green as a shining reminder of the important role its Child Support Program plays in the health […]

Schools Update from Director, Assistant Director & Data and Accountability – What This Year Will Look Like

Schools Update from Director, Assistant Director & Data and Accountability – What This Year Will Look Like

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

Operation Dry Water Set for July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. The July 4th holiday means an increase in boater activity on the water and there is also an increase in the number on […]

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO of Jefferson County Chamber

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce – On behalf of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are proud to announce that Diondre Jackson has been named Interim President and CEO Diondre is the founder and CEO of Penultimate Development, a 10-month residency leadership program targeting at risk young men between the ages […]

District Attorney General James “Jimmy” B. Dunn Announces Candidacy For Re-election as District Attorney General

District Attorney General James “Jimmy” B. Dunn Announces Candidacy For Re-election as District Attorney General

District Attorney General James “Jimmy” B. Dunn announced Wednesday, June 23rd, outside the Jefferson County Courthouse that he will be running for another term to serve the Fourth Judicial District that includes Jefferson, Cocke, Grainger, and Sevier Counties. Dunn is focused on victims’ rights. He received a victim witness coordinator for Jefferson County through a federal grant […]

Tennessee National Guard aircrew rescue bear attack victim

Tennessee National Guard aircrew rescue bear attack victim

A Tennessee Army National Guard medical flight crew responded to an emergency air evacuation mission after a camper was attacked and injured by a bear while sleeping in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park area, June 18. Shortly before 7 a.m., the Tennessee Military Department and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency were notified of a camper […]

Unemployment Steady as the Economy Continues Rebounding

Unemployment Steady as the Economy Continues Rebounding

Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady at 5% between April and May 2021, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). While Tennessee’s unemployment rate did not change in the month-to-month comparison, it was 4.6 percentage points lower than the May 2020 rate. At that time, many of the […]

New position statement declares that sleep is essential to health

New position statement declares that sleep is essential to health

A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity, and insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders are detrimental for health, well-being, and public safety. Published online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the statement notes that sleep is vital for health and well-being in children, adolescents, and […]

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