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UT to Implement Alcohol Sales at Neyland Stadium Beginning September 7

UT to Implement Alcohol Sales at Neyland Stadium Beginning September 7

In an effort to enhance the fan experience at home football games, UT will implement alcohol sales at Neyland Stadium starting with the BYU game on Saturday, Sept 7. During the summer, a group appointed by Chancellor Donde Plowman has been developing policies and infrastructure to support responsible alcohol sales in accordance with all applicable […]

TDOE Releases TNReady Results for 2019

TDOE Releases TNReady Results for 2019

TNReady assessment results released today by Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn indicate that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects.  The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of […]

Investigation Concluded In Talbott Elementary Teacher Incident

Investigation Concluded In Talbott Elementary Teacher Incident

Information was released today regarding an incident that happened recently at Talbott Elementary School. Director of Schools, Dr. Shane Johnston, has transferred a first grade teacher Donnalyn Taylor from Talbott Elementary School to the Jefferson Academy (alternate school) for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. The teacher in question self reported sliding a chair […]

Study: Frequent social media use disrupts sleep, physical activity in teen girls

Study: Frequent social media use disrupts sleep, physical activity in teen girls

Cyberbullying and lack of sleep and physical activity may be to blame for the ties between social media use and poor mental health and well-being in teen girls, researchers found. They studied nearly 10,000 adolescents in England over three years starting in 2013 when participants were 13 or 14 years old. The teens were asked […]

TDCI Reminds Tennesseans of “100 Deadliest Days” for Teen Drivers

TDCI Reminds Tennesseans of “100 Deadliest Days” for Teen Drivers

With back to school season under way, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding consumers that this time of year is especially dangerous for teen drivers. Research from the AAA Foundation indicates that the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rises significantly between Memorial Day (May 27, 2019) and Labor Day […]

Jefferson County, TN Teacher Suspended Pending Investigation

Jefferson County, TN Teacher Suspended Pending Investigation

Jefferson County, TN – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools released the following statement regarding an incident involving Talbott Elementary School. “My office was notified late Friday afternoon (August 9, 2019) about an incident that occurred in a teacher’s classroom at Talbott Elementary School in the Jefferson County School District. The principal began an investigation […]

Davis Puts Up 24 As Lady Vols Improve to 2-0 On European Tour

Davis Puts Up 24 As Lady Vols Improve to 2-0 On European Tour

The Tennessee women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on its European tour, blowing past KBBC Upkot Sparta Laarne, 106-64, on Saturday night at Gemeentelijke Sporthal. The Lady Vols, who traveled to Bruges in the morning to explore that city and returned in the afternoon to Ghent for a tour inside Gravensteen Castle, took a while […]

Spirit of Nations Hosts 12th Annual Pow Wow

Spirit of Nations Hosts 12th Annual Pow Wow

Many traditions were displayed on Saturday as the Spirit of Nations held their 12th annual Pow Wow at Patriot Academy. Traditional Dance Competitions, children’s crafts, storytelling and a silent auction were among the many activities throughout the day. The theme for this years event was “Honoring the Elders”. The event, presented by Indian Creek Productions, […]

Welcome Parents and Students From Jefferson County Dept. Of Education

Welcome Parents and Students From Jefferson County Dept. Of Education

Nine CDC Health Hacks for Back-to-School Success

Nine CDC Health Hacks for Back-to-School Success

To have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better learners. CDC has tips and resources for parents and schools to help children and teens get fit and stay healthy whether they’re just starting kindergarten or heading off to high school. “As a parent and grandparent, I know that back-to-school […]

AG Slatery and Secretary Hargett Remind Donors to be Wary of Charitable Scams

AG Slatery and Secretary Hargett Remind Donors to be Wary of Charitable Scams

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Secretary of State Tre Hargett are warning donors about possible charitable donation scams following mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. “Sadly, it’s common for scam artists to take advantage of those who want to reach out and help,” said General Slatery. “You […]

That Happened in August?

That Happened in August?

This week has not been the easiest of weeks for Americans, and the “Dog Days of Summer” are bearing down on East Tennessee with all the hazy, hot, and humid glory that they are known for. August is typically known as the hottest month of the year, 2019 has been no exception, and there’s no […]

Tennessee Football Announces 2020 Schedule

Tennessee Football Announces 2020 Schedule

Tennessee football released its complete 2020 schedule on Wednesday with marquee matchups against Southeastern Conference rivals Florida and Alabama highlighting the seven-game home slate. The Volunteers will also travel to Norman, Okla., for an early-season non-conference showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 12. The SEC released complete schedules for all 14 conference schools on […]

Tourism in Tennessee Outpaces the Nation With $22 Billion in Travel Spending and 119 Million Visitors in 2018

Tourism in Tennessee Outpaces the Nation With $22 Billion in Travel Spending and 119 Million Visitors in 2018

Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1 percent from 113 million the previous year and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. Travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $60 million per day. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell made the announcement at […]

Tennessee Awarded Grant to Expand Apprenticeships Statewide

Tennessee Awarded Grant to Expand Apprenticeships Statewide

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded Tennessee a grant to create and expand apprenticeship programs across the state. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will receive $1.4 million in funding over the next three years through the USDOL Apprenticeship State Expansion grant. “I am committed to expanding work-based learning across the […]

Millions of Dollars Earmarked for Tennessee’s Rural Communities

Millions of Dollars Earmarked for Tennessee’s Rural Communities

To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. The Rural Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (RIFOA) will make monies available to local workforce development boards over the next three years. “Our hope is this […]

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