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Disaster Loans Now Available to Help Flood Impacted Businesses, Residents in 19 Counties

Disaster Loans Now Available to Help Flood Impacted Businesses, Residents in 19 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will make its disaster loan program available in five counties recovering from the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 6 through Feb. 24, 2019. “We are committed to pursuing every assistance option available to help Tennesseans put their lives and businesses back together […]

TDCI Provides Recovery Tips Following Weekend Storms

TDCI Provides Recovery Tips Following Weekend Storms

The first day of summer (June 21, 2019) brought widespread severe weather across Tennessee, including heavy rain, damaging winds, and power outages. With severe weather again forecasted for the Volunteer State this week, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is providing tips to aid consumers when filing their insurance claims, selecting contractors, and […]

Hands Free Tennessee Begins In One Week

Hands Free Tennessee Begins  In One Week

On July 1st, motorists will no longer be allowed to hold and use a cell phone while driving on any street in Tennessee. According to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study for 2017, over 3,100 individuals died nationwide as a direct result of distracted driving with almost 600 being individuals that were not […]

Attorney General Slatery Announces over $6 Million in Debt Relief for Former Tennessee ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Slatery Announces over $6 Million in Debt Relief for Former Tennessee ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today an agreement to obtain over $6 million in debt relief for 699 former ITT Tech students in Tennessee. Nationally, the settlement involving 42 states and the District of Columbia will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former ITT students. The […]

Welcome Summer 2019!

Welcome Summer 2019!

Don’t let the temperatures fool you, today marks the summer solstice which ushers in the season for fun in the sun! The June solstice occurred at 11:54 a.m. EDT, as the sun reached the point at which it is farthest north of the celestial equator. The event makes today the longest day and the shortest […]

Big Night in Brooklyn: Three Vols Selected in NBA Draft

Big Night in Brooklyn: Three Vols Selected in NBA Draft

It was a night to remember for the Tennessee basketball program, as three Volunteers were selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.  Grant Williams was the first Vol to hear his name called, as the Boston Celtics selected the forward with the 22nd overall pick. Admiral Schofield then was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 42nd overall pick. Schofield […]

Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low In May

Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low In May

Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). May’s preliminary rate of 3.3 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the […]

Tennessee Department of Finance Releases May Revenues

Tennessee Department of Finance Releases May Revenues

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced that overall May revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $46.3 million more than the state budgeted. “Total reported revenues in May were more than estimated and demonstrated sound growth over this same time period last year,” McWhorter said. “Both sales tax and corporate tax revenues […]

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

Jefferson County School Board Begins to Wind Down Fiscal Year

The Jefferson County School Board met last week at the Historic Jefferson County Court House. The business session followed a work session and short trip to view property for potential sale. The voting portion of the meeting largely consisted of general housekeeping items associated with the fiscal year of 2018-2019, which comes to a close […]

Tennessee Announces 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Tennessee Announces 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce the nine finalists for the 2019-20 Tennessee Teacher of the Year award. The finalists represent each of the six Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) area in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division (West, Middle, and East). Grand Division winners including the Teacher of […]

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

HIT AND RUN CLAIMS MOTHER AND CHILD IN JEFFERSON CITY / 2 INJURED – 2 DEAD

Earlier this afternoon, just before 4:00 pm, unofficial credible sources reported that a mother and child being strolled on a sidewalk were killed due to a hit and run on W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway near the Sustainable Aquatics business front in old downtown Jefferson City, TN. Further according to sources, another pedestrian was struck […]

Your Circle of Friends, Not Your Fitbit, is More Predictive of Your Health

Your Circle of Friends, Not Your Fitbit, is More Predictive of Your Health

Wearable fitness trackers have made it all too easy for us to make assumptions about our health. We may look to our heart rate to determine whether we really felt the stress of that presentation at work this morning, or think ourselves healthier based on the number of steps we’ve taken by the end of […]

Vols Lead the Way at Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Vols Lead the Way at Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The 53rd annual Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony had a distinct Big Orange feel on Saturday night at the Omni Hotel. Three former Tennessee student-athletes, Peyton Manning, Charles Davis and Kara Lawson, and a pair of former assistant football coaches, David Cutcliffe and Kippy Brown, were inducted as part of the 2019 class, while […]

AG Slatery’s Comments to the FTC on Data and Privacy

AG Slatery’s Comments to the FTC on Data and Privacy

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III called for regulatory intervention that will protect consumers and allow competitors to enter the market currently dominated by a handful of tech platforms. General Slatery made this statement at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to a special session of the FTC as part of a multi-state panel of […]

Tennessee Offers New Incentives to Provide Equal Access to Child Care

Tennessee Offers New Incentives to Provide Equal Access to Child Care

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced its second major change this year to help families participating in the Child Care Certificate Program access quality care.  Beginning in July, TDHS is adding a 15% bonus to child care payment subsidy rates in the below counties identified as either distressed or child care deserts.  Availability […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is the day to celebrate Dad! Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post!

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