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January 2017 Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Rise Across the State

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment estimates for January 2017 show the rates increased in all 95 counties.

For Montgomery County, the unemployment rate went up to 6.2 percent in January from December’s 5.3 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for January 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for January 2017

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TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Michael Gervais captured in Louisiana

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Several days after being added to the TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, authorities in Louisiana have captured a Hamilton County, Tennessee man accused of raping a child.

Michael Craig Gervais (DOB 2-7-68) was wanted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges including one count of Rape of a Child and three counts of Attempted Child Neglect. The TBI added Gervais, of Hixson, to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list on Tuesday.

United States Marshals Service arrests Michael Gervais in southern Louisiana.

United States Marshals Service arrests Michael Gervais in southern Louisiana.

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December Unemployment Rises in All Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Preliminary Rate Increased by One-Tenth to 4.9 Percent

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment estimates for December 2016 show the rates increased in all 95 counties.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.2 percent up 0.2 percent from November’s rate of 5.0 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2017

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Montgomery County’s Unemployment rate drop to 5.0 percent in November 2016

 

November’s Unemployment Decreases Across Most Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2016, released today, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four.

For Montgomery County, November saw the unemployment rate drop to 5.0 percent from October’s to 5.3 percent.

2016 November - Labor Force Estimates for Montgomery County Tennessee

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36 People in Montgomery County died of drug overdoses in 2015

 

1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015.

This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.

Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in Tennessee.

Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in Tennessee.

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TBI adds Convicted Murder Christopher Padgett to Top 10 Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationChattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Christopher Christian Padgett.

Padgett (DOB 3-9-94) is wanted by the TBI and the Chattanooga Police Department. On Wednesday, Padgett cut off his GPS monitoring device in order to avoid standing trial in Hamilton County.

Despite not being at the hearing, a jury convicted Padgett of First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery and faces a mandatory life sentence.

Christopher Christian Padgett added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List.

Christopher Christian Padgett added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List.

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TWRA to hold Permit Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt August 13th; Any Leftover Permits to Go on Sale August 17th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A hand-held permit drawing for the fourth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, August 13th at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County.

This year’s August drawing is a date change from the October drawings of the previous three years.

If there are leftover permits, the number of permits available will be announced on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website on Monday, August 15th.

Sandhill Crane Hunt Permit Drawing to be held August 13th.

Sandhill Crane Hunt Permit Drawing to be held August 13th.

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Tennessee Ranks in Top Five as Retirement Destination

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee has been named No. 4 in a recent analysis of the 10 Best States for Retirement 2016 by Kiplinger.com, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. The report rated all 50 states based on quantifiable factors that are important to retirees.

Affordability, especially in terms of lower taxes on retirees and lower health care costs, was a key factor in the research. The economic health of the state, as well as the overall health of the population, was also taken into account. States with prosperous populations of residents age 65 were also important in the comprehensive analysis.

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

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Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick to File ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Legislation

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) has announced that he has begun working with legal staff to craft legislation for the upcoming 110th General Assembly that would make it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders in Tennessee.

The bill, referred to as “Blue Lives Matter,” would place public safety workers in a protected class, thus, increasing penalties and fines for violators who specifically target and attack these individuals.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for March 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN –  Tennessee County unemployment rates for March 2016 show the rates decreased in 92 counties, increased in one, and remained the same in two counties.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in March was 4.3 percent, down from February’s rate of 4.5 percent.

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