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Average Hourly Wage Tennesseans Earn on the Increase

 

Recently Completed Labor Market Study Reveals Earnings Up Across the State

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show the average hourly wage earned by Tennesseans in May increased from the same time period in 2015.

The finding is part of the TDLWD Labor Market Information Unit’s recent annual occupational wage and employment survey.

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Nashville Sounds drop doubleheader to Round Rock Express

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Round Rock Express trimmed the American Southern Division race to three games with a doubleheader sweep over the Nashville Sounds in front of 7,388 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds’ offense struggled and managed two runs in game one and just one run in game two.

Round Rock used a four-run third inning to help score a 5-2 win in the first game Sunday afternoon. Doug Bernier started the scoring with a solo homer off Nashville starter Jesse Hahn.

Nashville Sounds Lead Round Rock Express by Three Games in Division Race

Nashville Sounds Lead Round Rock Express by Three Games in Division Race

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CDE Lightband receives National Award for Community Service

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandPhoenix, AZ – CDE Lightband, in Clarksville, Tennessee, received an American Public Power Association Community Service Award at the Association’s national conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

This award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of the utility and its employees to the community.

General Manager of CDE Lightband Brian Taylor accepting the American Public Power Association Community Service Award.

General Manager of CDE Lightband Brian Taylor accepting the American Public Power Association Community Service Award.

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Former Employee Tony Hams Stole Thousands from Clarksville Gas and Water Department

 

Tennessee Comptroller of the TreasuryClarksville, TN – A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, in conjunction with the Clarksville Police Department, has found that former materials management technician Tony Hams stole at least $47,518 from Clarksville Gas and Water.

Mr. Hams stole the money over a five-year period by making online personal purchases using a gas and water department purchasing card (P-card). Mr. Hams bought children’s clothing, Oakley sunglasses, health and beauty products, a bow and arrow kit, and many other items for his personal benefit.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of June 19th, 2016

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Federal Open Market Committee left short-term interest rates unchanged, as expected.

In its policy statement, the FOMC noted that “the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up.” At the same time, “growth in household spending has strengthened” and “the drag from net exports appears to have lessened.”

The dots in the dot plot drifted a bit lower (that is, expectations of future rate increases become even more gradual).

Frazier Allen

Frazier Allen

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New Legislation Further Strengthens Tennessee’s Captive Insurance Market

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Newly approved captive insurance legislation further modernizes and enhances Tennessee’s reputation as the go-to domicile in the captive insurance industry.

Approved by the General Assembly earlier this year, the 2016 legislation represents the third update to the Revised Tennessee Captive Insurance Act of 2011, which first allowed the captive insurance industry to flourish in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 19th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Rally on the Cumberland, Clarksville Downtown Market and Fun with Fido.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Avoid Automotive Repair Scams this Summer

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for traveling and road trips.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers prepare their car for the trip and to avoid automotive repair scams prior to traveling this summer.

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to enter orbit around Jupiter July 4th

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On July 4th, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.

As of Thursday, Juno is 18 days and 8.6 million miles (13.8 million kilometers) from Jupiter. On the evening of July 4th, Juno will fire its main engine for 35 minutes, placing it into a polar orbit around the gas giant.

During the flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s rendering shows NASA’s Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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