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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

The sun is out, the birds are singing, and warmer weather is (possibly) here to stay. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to spring clean! While there are a select few of the population (the rest of us will gladly let you do the work for us) that like to clean, spring cleaning [...]

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

County Commission Meets For April Voting Session – Sheriff McCoig Revokes Prisoner Agreement With School System

Members of the Jefferson County Commission met last week for their regular voting meeting but it was not the handful of items on the agenda that brought the most discussion. A recent incident at White Pine School was the point of conversation at the Monday voting meeting of the legislative body. A citizen addressed the [...]

March 2018 Revenues Less than Expected, While Year-To-Date State Revenues Remain More than Budgeted

March 2018 Revenues Less than Expected, While Year-To-Date State Revenues Remain More than Budgeted

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that Tennessee tax revenue fell short of budgeted estimates in March. Overall March revenues totaled $1.1 billion, which is $84.1 million more than the state collected in March of 2017, but $2 million less than the budgeted estimate for the month. “Sales tax revenues for [...]

Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day 2018!

It seems that the planet and the effects of global warming are at the forefront of the minds of scientists and citizens across the world. We are looking for better and more dependable ways to continue the lives we lead while not harming our home. Today is Sunday April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day! [...]

Guarantano Leads Orange to 34-7 Victory

Guarantano Leads Orange to 34-7 Victory

With redshirt sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano leading the charge, the Orange rolled to a 34-7 victory Saturday afternoon in the 2018 DISH Orange and White Game. On an absolutely beautiful spring afternoon, 65,098 Tennessee fans made their way to Neyland Stadium to get a first-hand look at the Big Orange in action under first-year head [...]

Germs with Unusual Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in U.S.

Germs with Unusual Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in U.S.

Health departments working with CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab Network found more than 220 instances of germs with “unusual” antibiotic resistance genes in the United States last year, according to a CDC Vital Signs report released today. Germs with unusual resistance include those that cannot be killed by all or most antibiotics, are uncommon in a geographic [...]

Study Predicts 2018 Flu Vaccine Will Have 20 Percent Efficacy

Study Predicts 2018 Flu Vaccine Will Have 20 Percent Efficacy

A Rice University study predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs. [...]

State Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Lows, Holds Steady From February

State Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Lows, Holds Steady From February

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February and [...]

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

Who’s To Blame For No Lockdown? School Supervised Prisoners Escape With DOE Vehicle

A Thursday afternoon incident at White Pine School has some parents and Board Members questioning why the school did not go on lock down following the escape of two prisoners who were on work detail at the school and the subsequent theft of a Department of Education vehicle that was used in that escape. According [...]

JCHS Football Sideline Club Welcomes Phillip Fulmer

JCHS Football Sideline Club Welcomes Phillip Fulmer

The Jefferson County High School Football Sideline Club held a silent auction with featured speaker,  Phillip Fulmer, Thursday night.  The event, held at the James D. Swann Center for the Performing Arts, was held to raise funds for the Patriot Football Sideline Club, which provides for some of the needs of the Patriot Football Team. [...]

Early Voting Begins

Early Voting Begins

Jefferson County jump started the voting process last week as early voting began on April 11, 2018 for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election. While historically Jefferson County has split the election day and early vote tally nearly equally, that was not the case in 2014 for the Primary Election cycle where early voting numbers [...]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Van Hool NV officials announced today that the Belgian company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Morristown and create nearly 640 jobs over the next five years. Van Hool, a family-owned Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, [...]

Tips for Putting Away those Winter Clothes

Tips for Putting Away those Winter Clothes

Winter is on the way out, and with the changing of the seasons comes the packing away of those heavy clothes. Before you trade your winter coats for tank tops and flip flops, there are a few things to consider when storing away your winter clothes. What follows is a series of tips to help [...]

Tennessee Maintains Progress on 2017 Nation’s Report Card

Tennessee Maintains Progress on 2017 Nation’s Report Card

Tennessee’s progress remains steady on the 2017 Nation’s Report Card, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today, mirroring the national results. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is given every two years to students in grade 4 and 8 in both reading and math. Long considered the “gold star” of large scale assessment, NAEP serves [...]

TDOE Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing

TDOE Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19. The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months of [...]

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Jefferson County Primary Debate 2018 – Complete Coverage Video

Debate Clips by Office: Introduction, Judges, Uncontested, State Representatives Mayor Debate Sheriff Debate Circuit Court Clerk Trustee County Clerk   

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