Home » Posts tagged with » feature

Local Church Has New Feature, Thanks to Eagle Scout.

Local Church Has New Feature, Thanks to Eagle Scout.

Benjamin Bolinsky, who recently earned the title of Eagle Scout, wanted to do a community service project that would be useful for many years and would be beneficial to as many people possible. The choice seemed to be easy for him, though, as an active member of French Broad Baptist Church, as he chose to […]

Tennessee General Assembly Tackles Civil Forfeiture…Again

Tennessee General Assembly Tackles Civil Forfeiture…Again

Civil asset forfeiture is once again under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly. Forfeiture of assets became a means of confiscating property used in the commission of a crime in the early 1980’s when federal authorities set out to interrupt illicit drug cartels operating in the United States. The practice has strayed widely from its […]

Tennessee Reconnect Continues Extraordinary Success

Tennessee Reconnect Continues Extraordinary Success

When Republican leaders created Tennessee Reconnect in 2017, an estimated 7,000 adults were expected to benefit from this groundbreaking education initiative. New numbers recently released by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) indicate that Reconnect has greatly exceeded those early expectations. Through Jan. 15, more than 38,000 Tennesseans have already applied for the Reconnect Grant, […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison Urges A New Approach To Criminal Justice Reform: Restorative Justice

State Rep. Jeremy Faison Urges A New Approach To Criminal Justice Reform: Restorative Justice

“Buzz Words” are thrown around during campaign season by passionate politicians to emphasize their platform and to bolster support. Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) is one of these “buzz words.” From conservative groups such as the Beacon Center to liberal groups such as the ACLU, public support for CJR is on the rise. President Trump, Nancy […]

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

The expansion of the microbrewery industry in Tennessee is stimulating an interest for locally produced hops and other crops used in brewing and distilling. To help producers understand the potential for hops as a crop in Tennessee, experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present informational workshops on the production and marketing […]

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert “Skeeter” Allen, 50, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Handgun following a day-long search by members of the Morristown Police Department Criminal Apprehension Unit, investigators, patrol, and Special Response Team Members. The charges stem from a shooting which occurred just after midnight in which 24-year-old Jarell […]

Tennessee Announces What’s New In Tourism For 2019

Tennessee Announces What’s New In Tourism For 2019

Tourism in Tennessee continues to expand with new attractions, impressive state-of-the-art developments, expansions and milestone anniversary celebrations of iconic attractions that help shape “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” 2019 marks several milestones in Tennessee, including Memphis’ Bicentennial, Bijou Theatre’s 110th anniversary in Knoxville, and the 25th anniversary of the RC MoonPie Festival in Bell Buckle. […]

Park Remains Accessible During Partial Government Shutdown

Park Remains Accessible During Partial Government Shutdown

During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Roads and trails that are seasonally open will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. The park […]

Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere

Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, an astronomical event that has been celebrated by dozens of cultures and religions, and that has historically been used as a seasonal indicator. The Winter Solstice is, scientifically, the instant that the sun’s maximum elevation in the day (noon) is at its lowest. In other […]

2019-2020 Jefferson County Schools Calendar – Includes Full Week Of Fall Break

2019-2020 Jefferson County Schools Calendar – Includes Full Week Of Fall Break

Body Of Missing Fisherman Recovered From Douglas Lake

Body Of Missing Fisherman Recovered From Douglas Lake

The body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from Douglas Lake at Dandridge Access Area in Jefferson Co. TWRA received a call at approximately 1:30 Thursday, December 13, 2018 that a boat was adrift and a fisherman was missing near the boat ramp.  Indications were that the victim was either launching or retrieving his boat […]

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke among U.S. nonsmokers has stalled in recent years, despite longstanding declines over the past three decades. An estimated 58 million American nonsmokers (1 in 4) were still exposed to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products such as cigarettes during 2013–2014, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease […]

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian, today released the statewide water availability plan developed by subject matter experts and led by a steering committee Haslam appointed earlier this year. TDEC is now seeking feedback from the public on the […]

Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, & Maintaining Christmas Trees

Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, & Maintaining Christmas Trees

Opinions may differ on when to start decorating for the holidays, but one thing is certain: Practicing fire safety during the holidays can drastically reduce the likelihood of a home fire. To raise awareness of fire-safe behaviors this holiday season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is asking Tennesseans to “Be a Good Elf” […]

TDOE Releases Report on School Safety and Security

TDOE Releases Report on School Safety and Security

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released a new report to provide insight on the landscape of school safety in Tennessee. For the first time, the department is releasing information on trends found in the strengths and challenges in school security seen across districts. This new report allows the state to increase awareness, prompt further conversations, and spur […]

Nothing Says Holiday Like a Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

Nothing Says Holiday Like a Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start planning a trip to a local tree farm. As the cool, crisp air draws near, a visit to the farm is the perfect outdoor adventure to generate some holiday spirit and family fun. Many farms sell Christmas trees between Black Friday […]

Page 1 of 40123Next ›Last »