Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.3 percent for February.
This is an improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate is 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month.
Clarksville, TN – Garden of Hope in Clarksville, TN is now accepting applications for plots at both sites. Vegetables aren’t the only things that grow in the Garden of Hope in Clarksville. Hope grows there too.
The mission of the program is to grow and distribute fresh produce to local food banks and help feed hungry people in our community. Giving gardens like the Garden of Hope provides local residents opportunities to make a difference and connect to the environment.
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., teamed up to conduct medical evacuation training, March 16th, at Hanger 5, here.
Soldiers learned how to call a nine-line medical evacuation request, how to load patients onto an HH60-M Blackhawk provided by C Co., 6th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., 101st Combat Avn. Bde., and aircraft safety, such as maintaining a low silhouette when approaching an aircraft.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will hold its 11th state championships at the 2017 event set for March 30th-31st in Murfreesboro, TN.
The NASP State Championships will be returning to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum for the eighth consecutive year. A record field of close to 1,900 students is expected to participate. The students will be representing more than 90 schools.
Memphis, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has canceled its Tennessee state wide Amber Alert for missing 1-year-old Isiah Edwards. The Memphis Police Department have found the child and he is safe.
The baby was never in danger according to Memphis Police. He was not in the car when it was stolen. The child had been with relatives since last night.
The mother had told police that her child was in the car when it was stolen from a gas station. This set off a massive search for the child and the TBI issuing an Amber Alert. The mother now faces some serious charges for giving a false report.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide AMBER Alert on behalf of Memphis Police Department for 1-year old Isiah Edwards, a black male, 2’ and 25 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, camouflage pants and black “Jordan” tennis shoes.
Isiah was in the back of a vehicle that was stolen at approximately 12:40pm in the 6200 block of Knight Arnold Road in Memphis. The vehicle has been recovered.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Darrell Allison on receiving the United States Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Allison is 32-year veteran of law enforcement and the current Assistant Director of the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
The award recognizes those in the law enforcement community who save lives, stop violence, protect the peace, and bring healing to victims and communities.
Clarksville, TN – Safe Place, a new transitional center to help homeless families, was dedicated Wednesday by Urban Ministries and the City of Clarksville.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan; Beverly Dycus, Executive Director of Urban Ministries/Clarksville; Clarksville Director of Housing & Community Development Keith Lampkin; and Sherry Smith, senior housing coordinator for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency; joined with a crowd of about 60 citizens to dedicate the facility and celebrate the new community resource.
Blood donations essential to patient care
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.
Type O negative blood and type AB plasma are two of the most in-demand blood products by hospitals.
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 200 Soldiers from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. deployed to the United States Army Europe area of operations March 20th, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Qm. Co., 129th CSSB, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., 101st Abn. Div., said Soldiers will be divided throughout several countries in order to provide needed support in the different areas.
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