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Tennessee Department of Veterans Services says Remains of Hawkins County Soldier Killed in World War II Identified

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville, who was reported missing as of November 6th, 1944 during World War II. 

The Hawkins County native was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during weeks of combat in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany.  Price was 23-years old when he went missing.

U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville Tennessee to be laid to rest on Friday, December 14th at 1:00pm (CST)

U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville Tennessee to be laid to rest on Friday, December 14th at 1:00pm (CST)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe announce Caymas Boats LLC to Establish Operations in Ashland City

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentAshland City, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Caymas Boats LLC officials have announced that the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years. 

Caymas Boats LLC to manufacture a new line of premium fiberglass saltwater and freshwater fishing boats in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats LLC to manufacture a new line of premium fiberglass saltwater and freshwater fishing boats in Ashland City.

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Tennessee Unemployment Continues Near All-Time Historic Low

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have released the statewide unemployment rate for October 2018 showing Tennessee’s jobless rate was still near historic lows, despite a slight uptick.

Thousands of new jobs added across Tennessee during October.

Thousands of new jobs added across Tennessee during October.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Five Tennessee Veterans

 

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Awards Veterans Reconnect Grant to Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this fall, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) awarded Austin Peay State University (APSU) with a Veterans Reconnect Grant to support a new Military Pathway Pilot Project designed to help military and veteran students transition quickly and easily into college or new career fields.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey and retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower joined APSU's senior leadership team.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey and retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower joined APSU’s senior leadership team.

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Legal Aid Society says New Law to Help Domestic Violence Victims

 

Written by Aimee Luna, Attorney
Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – When we think of domestic violence, we often picture physical abuse. But the truth is, abusive behavior within a relationship can exist in many forms.

At its core, domestic violence is an attempt by one partner to assert control over the other. It can include threats, insults, emotional manipulation, sexual coercion and a host of other behaviors. Abusers are nothing if not creative in their methods.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

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Unemployment Across Tennessee Holds Steady in September

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips released new labor statistics that showed unemployment across Tennessee continued at near-historic low levels in September.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in September mirrored the August 2018 rate and is just 0.3 of a percentage point higher than Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate of 3.3 percent.

Tennessee Unemployment rate remains near historic low levels, 3.6 percent for second consecutive month.

Tennessee Unemployment rate remains near historic low levels, 3.6 percent for second consecutive month.

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Tennessee Department of Veterans Services announces Remains of Tennessee Sailor Killed During World War II Identified

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell of Elizabethton. 

Campbell was serving on the USS Oklahoma at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 when it was attacked by multiple torpedoes which caused the battleship to sink and resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen to include Campbell.  He was 20 years old. 

Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell

Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell

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New Tennessee State Museum Opens Its Doors To The Public

 

Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The new Tennessee State Museum at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park opened its doors to the public Thursday, September 4th, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, comments by dignitaries and Museum officials, performances by area musicians and the participation of local schoolchildren.

“A lot of work has gone into this project, and I’m pleased to say that it is on time and under budget,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Our goal was to build a museum that would 100 years from now reflect something that Tennesseans will be proud of and still be a vital part of Bicentennial Mall. I believe we’ve exceeded that goal with a space to showcase the rich history of our state and provide a memorable experience to visitors of all ages. This is an exciting day for Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

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Montgomery County Government announces Kirby Gene Wallace reward amount now $20,000

 

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Government reports that the reward for information leading to the capture of murder suspect Kirby Gene Wallace is now at $20,000.

The breakdown is as follows: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) contributed the initial $2,500, Governor Haslam’s office contributed $2,500, the US Marshal’s office contributed $2,500, Montgomery County Government contributed $10,000 and five citizens who chose to remain anonymous called County Mayor Jim Durrett’s office to commit an additional $500.00 each for a total of $20,000 in reward money.

Kirby Gene Wallace

Kirby Gene Wallace

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