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Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum’s oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men – Khnum-nakht and [...]

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Nearly 75 percent of Tennessee high school seniors participate in 2017 ACT Retake Day

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 74.7 percent of the state’s high school class of 2018—nearly 52,000 students—participated in the department’s second ACT Senior Retake Day in October 2017. This number is double the number of seniors who chose to participate in the first ACT Senior Retake Day the previous fall. Of those seniors [...]

Mayor Alan Palmieri – State Of The County Address, Year End 2017

Mayor Alan Palmieri – State Of The County Address, Year End 2017

Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

Animal Intake At Jefferson County Animal Shelter Suspended

According to the Jefferson County Humane Society, general intake of animals has been suspended. The announcement of the change in procedure was made public via the organization’s Facebook page on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. According to information provided by representatives of the shelter, it will take animals only when space becomes available through the placement [...]

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2017

Dandridge Christmas Parade 2017

  The Town of Dandridge held it’s annual Christmas Parade this year braving the elements more resembling Spring than Winter.

Broadband Internet Update

Broadband Internet Update

After holding four town hall meetings across Jefferson County on the subject of broadband internet distribution, three things are clear, 1) the demand for broadband internet service in underserved rural areas is extremely high, 2) broadband is desperately needed by consumers, students, and businesses that are located in rural areas, and 3) the Broadband Accessibility [...]

NORAD is Ready to Track Santa’s Flight

NORAD is Ready to Track Santa’s Flight

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. [...]

JEREMY PRUITT TO BE INTRODUCED THURSDAY AS TENNESSEE’S NEXT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

JEREMY PRUITT TO BE INTRODUCED THURSDAY AS TENNESSEE’S NEXT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer will hold a press conference Thursday at 6:05 p.m. ET in the Peyton Manning Locker Room to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee’s next head football coach. The press conference will be streamed live on UTsports.com and can be heard throughout the state on the [...]

Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

Dandridge Bridge SR92 (Blue/Green Bridge) Blasted Thursday Morning – Video

The Dandridge (SR 92) Bridge was originally built by the Nashville Bridge Company between 1942-1944. The Dandridge Bridge is vital in that it provides a direct route from the city of Dandridge to the residents of the Chestnut Hill area. The replacement of the existing bridge was let to contract on October 16, 2015. The [...]

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history. The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low [...]

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

Industrial Development Board Concerned about Upcoming Resolutions

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Board met on Friday, November 17, 2017 on the ground floor of the Jefferson County Health Department. Chairman Mike Dockery presided over the meeting. Jefferson County Commissioner David Seal addressed the body concerning two resolutions that will be before the County Commission on Monday for vote. Seal, the driving force [...]

Building A Better Future Holds First Of Four Town Hall Meetings

Building A Better Future Holds First Of Four Town Hall Meetings

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of four town hall style meetings to address the vision of citizens for Jefferson County. Building a Better Future, a program that previously helped bore the Economic Development Alliance, has now lived out its projected distance and members of the Chamber of Commerce are looking for new [...]

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

Budget Committee And County Commission Look At Future Funding Questions

The Jefferson County Budget Committee is already looking at some of the last budget season’s hot topic items, as it takes first steps toward discussion regarding fire department funding and employee health care. Budget Committee Chairman Scarlett charged the Budget Committee with going into their respective districts for answers to questions regarding funding priorities for [...]

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Breaking News UPDATE: Michael Brandon Ratliff, who was wanted for Second Degree Murder, was taken into custody by officers from the Morristown Police Department and the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop at approximately 4:00 pm this afternoon. Ratliff was apprehended after he was seen leaving the property of 1845 Cedar Creek Road. [...]

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

Annual Scots-Irish Festival In Historic Downtown Dandridge

The Annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival came to the streets of Historic Downtown Dandridge, Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The annual festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the heritage of Scots-Irish settlers in the area.  Traditional music, food, and dance are always a part of the festival as is the parade of Pipe and Drums.  [...]

Tennessee Court Of Appeals Overturns Lower Court In Favor Of Citizen Group

Tennessee Court Of Appeals Overturns Lower Court In Favor Of Citizen Group

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has returned a unanimous decision in favor of the plaintiffs, a citizen’s group that filed suit against the Jefferson County Economic Development Committee (formerly EDOC now re-branded as EDA) for open records. Following several years in the court system, the Court of Appeals at Knoxville overturned a previous ruling of [...]

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