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Carson-Newman Taps Scott Faulkenberry To Lead Its Advancement Division

Carson-Newman Taps Scott Faulkenberry To Lead Its Advancement Division

Faulkenberry joins C-N as Advancement Chief Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien has selected Scott Faulkenberry to serve as vice president for Advancement, and thereby oversee the University’s expansion of friends, funds and donor base. He comes to Carson-Newman from Jefferson County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), where he served as executive director. Faulkenberry will lead the development [...]

State Representative Andrew Farmer Announces Funding Approval For Mountain View Upgrades

State Representative Andrew Farmer Announces Funding Approval For Mountain View Upgrades

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) announced today that the State Building Commission has officially approved funding for facility wide upgrades to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge. These updates include the replacement of kitchen and food services equipment; overhauling the freezer and cooler; replacing window heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units and rooftop [...]

“Baby It’s Hot Outside” – Christmas In July

“Baby It’s Hot Outside” – Christmas In July

As the thermometer reaches into the red, Christmas enthusiasts are immersing themselves in the Holidays. Though it is still five months until Christmas, Christmas in July is in full swing. For many, July signals the time to begin planning for the Holiday season. Christmas movies fill the schedule lineups on television, and retail stores offer [...]

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

2017-2018 Jefferson County Schools Calendar

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive. Related: [...]

Shark Scavenging Helps Reveal Clues about Human Remains

Shark Scavenging Helps Reveal Clues about Human Remains

Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida’s C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred. Most research focuses on [...]

Hot Gifts to Grab Early for Christmas

Hot Gifts to Grab Early for Christmas

Christmas in July is finally here, and now it is time to start gathering your list and sitting down to make this holiday season less stressful for yourself. Want to know what the kids will be begging for come early November? What follows is a list of the projected hottest toys this holiday season. So [...]

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, junior wide receiver Jauan Jennings, senior defensive back/kick returner Evan Berry and redshirt senior punter Trevor Daniel have garnered 2017 Preseason Media Days All-SEC honors, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Friday. On Thursday, Robertson was named by the Football Writers Association of America to the preseason watch [...]

Easter Island Not Victim of ‘Ecocide’, Analysis of Remains Shows

Easter Island Not Victim of ‘Ecocide’, Analysis of Remains Shows

Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly destroyed its environment, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “The traditional story is that over time the people of Rapa Nui used up their [...]

State Fire Marshal Offers Home Safety Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day

State Fire Marshal Offers Home Safety Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day

Tennessee animal lovers know that pets can be a great source of companionship. Unfortunately, pet owners may be unaware of how easily animals can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of a fire as well. In recognition of National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15, 2017), the Tennessee [...]

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to both a school-wide culture of burnout and burnout among the young teachers’ closest circle of colleagues. Surprisingly, the link was stronger to [...]

Two Large Studies Link Higher Coffee Consumption to Reduced Risk for Death

Two Large Studies Link Higher Coffee Consumption to Reduced Risk for Death

1. Two large studies link higher coffee consumption to reduced risk for death* For the first time, researchers also studied coffee’s effect on white and non-white populations. *Video available for download: HD video soundbites of experts discussing their findings available at http://www.dssimon.com/MM/ACP-coffee. Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2945 Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2472 Editorial: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M17-1503 Free summary for patients: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/P17-9041 Study URLs go live when the embargo [...]

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

With summer in full swing, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers important fire safety tips to help Tennesseans protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property during the hottest months of the year. “While the summertime ushers in lots of opportunities for fun, the season also brings increased safety risks due to the elevated [...]

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Responds To Budget Chair Comments Regarding Recent VETO

Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri Responds To Budget Chair Comments Regarding Recent VETO

In a release by the Jefferson County, Tennessee Mayor’s Office, July 11, 2017, Mayor Alan Palmieri states: “Concerning Commissioner Scarlett’s statements regarding my Budget Veto. I believe Mr. Scarlett has the best of intentions although I differ from his approach and positions on a great many of his standings. Without going over each point again [...]

She Said, He Said: Satirical News

She Said, He Said: Satirical News

The following is the ninth entry in “She Said, He Said,” a new series of articles seeking to compare and contrast the various views, political, social or otherwise, of Millennials in today’s world. Elizabeth Lane is a 2016 Carson-Newman University graduate with a BA in Creative Writing, and has worked at the Jefferson County Post [...]

Scarlett Answers Mayor Veto

Scarlett Answers Mayor Veto

Jefferson County Commission Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett recently addressed the points made by Jefferson County Mayor Palmieri in his veto of the fiscal year 2017/18 budget, which was approved June 29,2017 by the full body of the Jefferson County Commission. In his veto, Mayor Palmieri raised questions regarding funding decisions that were a [...]

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