Topic: Hamilton County
Nashville, 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.
Chattanooga, 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.
TWRA to hold Permit Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt August 13th; Any Leftover Permits to Go on Sale August 17th
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for December 2015, released today, show the rates decreased in 43 counties, increased in 35, and remained the same in 17 counties.
Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.5 percent, down from November’s rate of 5.7 percent.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about contractors making door-to-door or telephone solicitations offering to renovate or repair your home.
Often these contractors are high-pressure salespersons seeking to convince homeowners to sign a contract, and then they hire inexperienced, unlicensed individuals as “subcontractors.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2015 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning Thursday, December 31st at 12:01am and concluding Monday, January 4th at 11:59pm.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints as well as bar/tavern checks during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s ninety five counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude 2015 and begin 2016.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2015 shows the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59, and remained the same in 24 counties.
Montgomery County’s unemployment rate for the month of November was 5.7 percent, down 0.1 percent from 5.7 percent in October.
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