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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  The nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, Monday, January 15, 2018. In observance of the holiday, government offices, both state, local, and federal, will be closed. Many school systems will also be closed, including Jefferson County Schools. Banks and other organizations that operate on a federal holiday schedule will not be open […]

Temple Research: Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory & Learning Ability in Alzheimer’s

Temple Research: Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory & Learning Ability in Alzheimer’s

Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in […]

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proposing new rules and requirements for use of herbicides containing dicamba in the commercial production of cotton and soybeans. TDA is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Special Local Needs [24(c)] label to further restrict use of new formulation products in Tennessee including […]

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

The holidays are about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Because influenza and other viruses are easily spread where groups of  people gather together, it is important to do your part to keep everyone around you healthy. “We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special […]

Happy Veterans Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Happy Veterans Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Today, November 17, 2017, is Veterans Day! The day is used as a celebration of the service of Veterans across our nation. This holiday has a vast and varied past, but is stark in the history and foundations of America. Veterans Day originally began in 1918, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in […]

Happy Halloween from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Halloween from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

The spookiest holiday that takes America by storm time and time again is upon us! Halloween is more than basic trick-or-treating. It is a scary rite of passage, from haunted houses, to hayrides, to the pumpkins, to picking out the perfect costume. Halloween today is a far cry from its humble ceremonial origins. How did […]

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, that citizens call […]

Happy Columbus Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Columbus Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Today, October 9th, is Columbus Day! Columbus Day was founded on the ideals of European exploration and the achievements of those explorations that would have a profound impact on the world as we know it today. This controversial holiday has changed with different generations and continues to have lasting cultural implications. Columbus Day is a […]

Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD). HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), […]

Appalachian Bear Rescue and TWRA Release Summitt Bear

Appalachian Bear Rescue and TWRA Release Summitt Bear

After just over four months at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), Summitt Bear was successfully released back to the wild in Sullivan County on Sunday afternoon. Summitt Bear arrived at Appalachian Bear Rescue weighing 23lbs on March 28, 2017. The bear was very sick and required a blood transfusion to survive. Doctors at UTCVM performed the […]

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