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COUNTY COVID CASES EXAMINED

COUNTY COVID CASES EXAMINED

Recent Covid  numbers indicated that the approaching fall season may look more like normal in Tennessee and Jefferson County. As of the final day of Summer 2020, only .7% , well less than 1%, of Jefferson County residents that have tested for the Coronavirus, are currently in the active phase of the virus. To date, […]

Happy Fall !

Happy Fall !

Fall is finally here as today marks the autumnal equinox! On Tuesday, September 22, day and night are exactly the same length. At 9:30 AM, the sun is directly above the equator and marks the beginning of fall.As the blazing sun gives way to a cool breeze, it is time to start gathering pumpkins and planning that long […]

County Boards Elect Officers

County Boards Elect Officers

The Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Budget Committee and Jefferson County School Board recently elected officers to hold various positions of service to the citizens. Commissioners elected Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts to the position of Chair of the County Commission. Commissioners Kesterson, Douglas and Scarlett will serve respectively as Chair Pro Temp, Chaplin and […]

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly and reliably as possible.  The documents, developed by HHS in coordination with DoD and the Centers for […]

Tennesseans Can Honor a Service Member with Their Vote

Tennesseans Can Honor a Service Member with Their Vote

The Secretary of State’s Honor Vote Program allows Tennesseans to dedicate their vote in the upcoming election to a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military. “As Americans, we have the right to select our leaders through free elections. Honor Vote is a small way that we can recognize and thank the men […]

Constitution Week and 19th Amendment Exhibit

Constitution Week and 19th Amendment Exhibit

Constitution Day, September 17, 2020, marks the 233rd Anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Members of the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter (MDW), National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR), were on hand today as Jefferson County Mayor Mark Potts honored the signing […]

Vols Climb In Polls; No. 15 in AP, No. 17 in Coaches

Vols Climb In Polls; No. 15 in AP, No. 17 in Coaches

Tennessee football climbed in both national polls this week, jumping to No. 15 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 17 in the Amway Coaches poll. The Vols leaped 10 spots in the Associated Press poll and went from the first team out of the Coaches poll last week to No. 17. Beginning with […]

Registration is Now Open for Tennessee’s 2020 Student Mock Election

Registration is Now Open for Tennessee’s 2020 Student  Mock Election

The Secretary of State’s 2020 Student Mock Election gives Tennessee students a chance to make their voice heard in the upcoming election while learning about the electoral process. “The Student Mock Election gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn about how we, as Tennesseans, select our elected officials,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “We […]

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

Carson-Newman Ranked Among Top Universities In The Nation

Carson-Newman Ranked Among Top Universities In The Nation

Carson-Newman University students, from left, Jazlyn Verner, a junior from Memphis, Tigist Maxson, a sophomore from Lynchburg, Va., Faith Marable, a junior from Murfreesboro, and Michaela Goodman, a sophomore from Athens, show their school spirit with the University’s “talons up” gesture. U.S. News & World Report ranked Carson-Newman among the top universities in the nation […]

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Discovery of Human Remains, Park Closes Hazel Creek Trail and Backcountry Campsite 82

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed campsite 82 and a section of Hazel Creek Trail after rangers have discovered the remains of an out-of-state adult male at the campsite.  On the afternoon of September 11, backpackers found an unoccupied tent at campsite 82.  Shortly thereafter, the hikers discovered what appeared to be human […]

LeConte Medical Center Named a Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek

LeConte Medical Center Named a Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek

LeConte Medical Center is named among “Best Maternity Hospitals 2020” by Newsweek. The distinction was awarded to 231 facilities in 36 states and LeConte Medical Center is one of only four hospitals in Tennessee to be included. Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance […]

TN National Guard forms Infectious Disease Team

TN National Guard forms Infectious Disease Team

The Tennessee National Guard’s Infectious Disease Team is working hard to improve health procedures in at-risk facilities throughout Tennessee. The Tennessee Military Department formed the Infectious Disease Team in an effort to assess and improve processes and procedures in at-risk facilities around the state. The mobile, rapidly deployable team is comprised of three members from […]

Researchers show how AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

Researchers show how AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

As many as 400,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, but many of these deaths could be prevented by using electronic sensors and artificial intelligence to help medical professionals monitor and treat vulnerable patients in ways that improve outcomes while respecting privacy. “We have the ability to build technologies into the physical spaces […]

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Expand Funding for Crime Victims

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Expand Funding for Crime Victims

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joins a coalition of state and territorial attorneys general representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) that provide critical financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families. In a […]

Tennessee Promise Program Gives More Tennesseans College Opportunities

Tennessee Promise Program Gives More Tennesseans College Opportunities

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed an extensive evaluation of the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Program, which was created by the General Assembly in 2014 to give more high school graduates an opportunity to earn an associate degree or technical diploma. Research by the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) shows that a larger […]

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