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October is Let’s Talk Month!

October is Let’s Talk Month!

The Tennessee Department of Health invites parents and caregivers to take part in Let’s Talk Month this October. This annual campaign empowers parents to take advantage of teachable moments every day to talk with their families about healthy relationships. “Let’s Talk Month equips parents with facts, advice and tips to help them grow more comfortable [...]

Leaves Are Essential for Fall Decor This Year

Leaves Are Essential for Fall Decor This Year

The temperatures are finally agreeing with the calendar, it’s finally fall y’all! You may think that you’re a little late in the game, but the cooler temperatures are getting you in to the spirit.  Have no fear, we’re here with some tips and tricks to get you looking festive without breaking the bank. Leaf wreaths [...]

Multiple Agencies Respond to New Market Accident

Multiple Agencies Respond to New Market Accident

On Monday morning, the New Market Fire and Rescue Team responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 11-E in New Market.  Knoxville Rescue Squad, Jefferson City Fire Dept., Jefferson Co EMS, Jefferson Co Sheriff Dept., Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, one personnel from Morristown Rescue Squad, and New Market Volunteer Fire Department all [...]

Guarantano, Phillips Earn SEC Player of the Week

Guarantano, Phillips Earn SEC Player of the Week

Tennessee redshirt sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has been named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and senior defensive end Kyle Phillips has been named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. This week’s honors mark the second time this season that a Vol has been recognized by the SEC as freshman defensive [...]

Troubling Questions Concerning Broadband

Troubling Questions Concerning Broadband

Several questions remain unanswered concerning the fate of broadband internet service in Jefferson County, Tennessee, namely the time and date at which the citizenry will have full access to affordable, reliable, and competitive internet services. Will the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) award grants to expand internet in Jefferson County as a [...]

School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

School Board Looks To Correct Title IV Issues

The Jefferson County School Board met Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at the Patriot Academy for their Work Session. Prior to the Call to Order, several school officials, along with members of the Board, toured various location around Jefferson County High School hoping to identify the most logical location to implement upgrades to various sports [...]

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

You Can Improve Your Spatial Skills With Training

Do you marvel at your friend’s ability to assemble complex IKEA furniture and navigate a new city, or do you all-around groan at your own lack of spatial skills? Don’t fret! A new CIRES-led study found that you, too, can improve your spatial reasoning with practice. Spatial reasoning skills are critical in many scientific disciplines, [...]

Vols Upset #21 Auburn 30-24 At Jordan-Hare Stadium

Vols Upset #21 Auburn 30-24 At Jordan-Hare Stadium

Tennessee outscored No. 21/21 Auburn 17-7 in the final two quarters of Saturday’s game to earn its first road and SEC win of the season at Jordan-Hare Stadium. “We beat a really good football team today,” head coach Jeremy Pruitt said. ”It’s like I told them in there, if we learn to execute and raise our level of [...]

Regional Treats For Family Fall Fun Are Gearing Up In The Area

Regional Treats For Family Fall Fun Are Gearing Up In The Area

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary this year. For those of us with weaker dispositions for fright or anything spooky really there is hope to still enjoy this festive October holiday. Several family friendly events are taking place across the area before Halloween even begins! You can get in on the fun and enjoy Halloween [...]

Physicians and Parents Address Risks for Teen Drivers

Physicians and Parents Address Risks for Teen Drivers

Teen driving fatalities appear to be on the rise after years of decline, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to update recommendations for physicians and parents to address risks that include inexperience, speed and distracted driving. Despite a nearly 50-percent reduction in crash-related teen deaths over the last decade, teen drivers are more likely [...]

Budget Committee and County Commission Prepare for Full Body Voting Meeting

Budget Committee and County Commission Prepare for Full Body Voting Meeting

Jefferson County Budget Committee met Tuesday night for their regular voting meeting, and the Jefferson County Commission had a work session as well. The Budget Committee Meeting, presided by Budget Chair Scarlett, had mostly the nature of general housekeeping,  in the form of amendments to already approved budgets, but there were some significant points of [...]

Attorney General Slatery Calls on the FCC to Let Phone Companies Do More to Block Illegal Robocalls

Attorney General Slatery Calls on the FCC to Let Phone Companies Do More to Block Illegal Robocalls

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general, is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in Tennessee and across the country. The formal comment to the FCC explains [...]

State Forester Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

State Forester Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. “With the recent and forecasted rain, we expect favorable conditions for safe debris burning over the next [...]

Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day From The Jefferson County Post

Happy Columbus Day! Millions of Americans will celebrate Columbus Day today, though it actually falls on October 12th, and in response to the federal holiday banks , Postal Service and State, Federal and local government offices will be closed for business. Since 1866 Columbus Day has been marked as the day to recognize Christopher Columbus [...]

Patriots Fall to Trojans by One

Patriots Fall to Trojans by One

Friday night took the Patriots back to Morristown to face off against the Morristown West Trojans.  For the second week in a row, Jefferson County had a double digit lead going in to halftime, only to loose it in the second half.  The loss places more pressure on the Patriots, who even if they win [...]

The Spectacular Views of Fall Are Just Around the Corner

The Spectacular Views of Fall Are Just Around the Corner

The summer like temperatures we have been experiencing in the area may make it easy to forget, but it is October.  With all the fall festivals, carnivals, and craft shows going on this month, there is something even more magical on its way:  the changing of the leaves. It’s hard to imagine that something as [...]

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