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Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

Tennessee Has Lost The Indelible John Ward

GIVE HIM SIX! It’s Football Time … in Tennessee! The national champions are clad in Big Orange! For more than 30 years, iconic play-by-play man John Ward brought Tennessee football and basketball games to life as the “Voice of the Vols” on Vol Network radio broadcasts. Ward passed away Wednesday evening in Knoxville. He was [...]

Welcome Summer 2018!

Welcome Summer 2018!

Even though the heat has been on for weeks, with temperatures well in to the 80′s and 90′s and the lakes getting full use, today marks the official beginning of summer. The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, happens when the planet’s rotational axis on either its northern or southern hemisphere is tilted [...]

Using Bloodstains at Crime Scenes to Determine Age of Suspect or Victim

Using Bloodstains at Crime Scenes to Determine Age of Suspect or Victim

From the spatter analysis made famous in the TV show Dexter to the frequent DNA profiling of CSI and the real cases covered in the FBI Files, blood tests are ubiquitous in forensic science. Now, researchers report in ACS Central Science that a new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect [...]

Kennedy, London Officially Join Tennessee Football

Kennedy, London Officially Join Tennessee Football

Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt officially announced the additions of graduate transfers Brandon Kennedy and Madre London on Tuesday. Both players will be eligible to play this fall. Kennedy, who has two years of eligibility remaining, comes to the Vols after graduating from Alabama. After redshirting in 2015, Kennedy played in 10 games as a reserve [...]

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

Four Injured in Douglas Lake Boating Accident

TWRA officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Douglas Lake Sunday night after a boat ran aground on an island injuring four people and ejecting one occupant. Officers say that between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m., a 2011 23-foot Mastercraft being operated by Brandon Watson, 21, of Strawberry Plains was traveling upstream from Douglas [...]

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Dandridge Hosts June Jubilee

Another June Jubilee is in the books. The third Saturday of June is always a treat for the Town of Dandridge, and this year was no different.  With more food than one could shake a stick at, and almost 100 vendors, there was definitely plenty to come see and do on the streets of the [...]

Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

The 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report, but the findings leave room for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks. “The health of our youth reflects the Nation’s wellbeing,” said CDC Director Robert [...]

TDCI Urges Consumers To Be Wary of Scammers Ahead of New Medicare Cards

TDCI Urges Consumers To Be Wary of Scammers Ahead of New Medicare Cards

With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards’ pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers (SSNs) [...]

Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of more than 500 employees, including some 400 sworn police officers. Rausch joined the KPD [...]

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Fathers are such an important influence and piece of our lives. Today we honor them as it is Sunday June 17th, 2018 otherwise known as Father’s Day. For all of their hard work and effort that they put into making us laugh and raising us to be our best, we say thank you Dad. Ever [...]

Tennessee Continues To Experience Historically Low Unemployment

Tennessee Continues To Experience Historically Low Unemployment

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the eleventh consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower. While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared [...]

Education Department Announces TNReady Changes, Will Recompete Testing Contract

Education Department Announces TNReady Changes, Will Recompete Testing Contract

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced several new steps today to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state’s current testing vendor contract. These improvements are being made after ongoing conversations with teachers, parents, education leaders, and policy-makers over the past several weeks and are aimed at addressing a number of areas of concern. [...]

Youth Tobacco Use Drops During 2011-2017

Youth Tobacco Use Drops During 2011-2017

Fewer U.S. middle and high school students are using tobacco products – but too many still do, according to a new survey published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. In 2017, 3.6 million middle and high school students say they [...]

Home Canning and Botulism

Home Canning and Botulism

It’s summertime and time to harvest the delicious produce you’ve been growing. You may be thinking about home canning as a way to preserve your garden goodies. But beware! If home canning is not done the proper way, your canned vegetables and fruits could cause botulism. What is botulism? Botulism is a rare but potentially deadly [...]

Avoid Dengue by Preventing Mosquito Bites

Avoid Dengue by Preventing Mosquito Bites

Each year, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus. About 100 million get sick. Outbreaks have occurred in Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. Signs and Symptoms of Dengue Most people infected have mild or no symptoms. About 1 in 4 people infected with [...]

Holdsclaw, DeMoss Officially Hall-of-Famers

Holdsclaw, DeMoss Officially Hall-of-Famers

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was officially inducted on Saturday night at the Tennessee Theatre. Former Lady Vol standout Chamique Holdsclaw and former UT assistant coach Mickie DeMoss were among seven women who were honored for their stellar career accomplishments. Other 2018 inductees included Ceal Barry (coach), Rose Marie Battaglia (veteran, contributor), Chris Dailey (contributor [...]

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