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Haslam, Barnes Announce Plans To Reform Welfare Programs to Encourage Self-Sufficiency And Program Integrity

 

SNAP Work Requirements to be Reestablished in 70 Counties beginning February 1st, Proposed Legislation Will Incentivize Work and Help Families Avoid “Fiscal Cliff”

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession.

With the state’s record low unemployment rates and significant job growth, the waiver is no longer needed across most of the state – but will remain in place in 16 counties designated as economically distressed. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting September 1st, 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County resurfacing on SR 112 From SR 374 to University Avenue will take place Friday September 1st, from 9:00am until 12:00pm, Tuesday September 5th and Wednesday September 6th, from 6:00pm until 6:00am.

There will be a temporary lane closure on SR 112 to perform catch basin and value adjustments.

Lane Closure

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch through Friday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the northwest half of Middle Tennessee. Heavy rain will persist through Friday as Tropical Depression Harvey moves across the area.

Total rainfall amounts through Friday are expected to range from around 2 inches across southern parts of the Cumberland Plateau, to about 4 inches across the Nashville metro area, to between 5 and 8 inches around Clarksville and Land Between the Lakes.

As rainfall amounts accumulate over a period of days, flooding may develop, particularly in areas to the west and north of Nashville.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Much of the State

 

July 2017 Reflects a Positive Shift in 40 Tennessee Counties.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Amid historic lows in statewide unemployment figures, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for July 2017 showed improvement in a large number of counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Forty of Tennessee’s 95 counties bettered their unemployment rates, compared to June 2017 and 31 counties saw no movement during the latest survey.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting August 25th, 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County the Bridge Repair (McClure Bridge) on SR 13 over the Cumberland River in Clarksville (L.M. 17.40-17.70) will take place Friday, August 25th, from 8:00pm through Monday, August 27th, at 5:00am.

There will be a lane closure on SR 13 on the bridge over the Cumberland River for the replacement of bridge end joints operations. Temporary traffic signals will be in place.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate rose 1.4 percent in June, 2017

 

County Rates Impacted by Annual Increase in Seasonal Layoffs across Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The unemployment rate increased in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

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TMA Group and VanStar to Unveil Newest Vanpool Vehicles

 

VanstarMiddle Tennessee – The Transportation Management Association Group, TMA, a non-profit that manages VanStar, the regional commuter vanpool program serving hundreds of commuters throughout 14 Middle Tennessee counties, is proud to announce the addition of two new vehicle types to their fleet.

VanStar is a state-of-the-art vanpool commuter ridesharing program using dynamic technology to match up commuters and manage a 100-vehicle vanpool fleet.

Street Team hits the road in Nashville and Cool Springs promoting rideshare program

Street Team hits the road in Nashville and Cool Springs promoting rideshare program

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until late this evening

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee through 7:00pm CT this evening.

Showers and thunderstorms, some with torrential downpours, are expected across Middle Tennessee today. Rainfall rates of up to an inch an hour are possible with the strongest showers and storms.

Heavy rain expect today across Clarksville-Montgomery County until 7:00pm tonight.

Heavy rain expect today across Clarksville-Montgomery County until 7:00pm tonight.

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Showers and Thunderstorms expected for Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight and tomorrow

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville Tennessee has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across Middle Tennessee this afternoon into tonight, especially west of I-65. Some storms may be strong and produce high winds, heavy rainfall, and localized flooding.

60% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

60% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Counties Sees Significant Decreases in Jobless Rates

 

May 2017 Unemployment Remains on the Decline in All But One County

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in May. Which is down from April’s 4.1 percent.

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