Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 13 kilometers (equal to 29 pounds) of crystal meth, and the arrest of a Texas man on felony drug charges.
Trooper Scott stopped a 2003 Chevy Suburban for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 eastbound in Knox County at approximately 3:40pm on Monday, February 1st, 2016. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, who gave multiple conflicting stories regarding his travel destinations.
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.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2015 show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in four, and remained the same in one county. Specific county information for October is available on the Internet.
Montgomery County unemployment rate for October was 5.8 percent, down 0.2 percent from September’s 6.0 percent.
Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September 2015
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for September 2015, released today, show the rates decreased in 29 counties, increased in 24, and remained the same in 24 counties.
Montgomery County’s unemployment rate for September is 6.0 percent, down 0.1 percent from August. It is down 0.7 percent from September 2014.
Drug Overdoses Claim More Tennesseans in 2014
Nashville, TN – Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.
The total of overdose deaths rose by nearly 100, from 1,166 in 2013 to a record-setting 1,263 in 2014. If those numbers are hard to comprehend, consider this: more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee last year than were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
Tennessee Department of Education to receive $10 Million to Invest in Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools
Competitive Grant Process Awards Federal Funds
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded $10,497,423 in School Improvement Grant funds to 16 schools that are among the lowest-performing schools in the state in terms of academic achievement.
This is the first year of a three to five year School Improvement Grant award totaling $31,904,500, designed to focus on areas that are most critical in turning around high needs schools – strong leadership, effective instruction, and additional time for learning. These School Improvement Grants are provided through funds from the United States Department of Education and must be used to support the state’s Priority Schools.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a severe thunderstorm watch 423 effect until 900pm CDT for Clarksville-Montgomery county and parts of Middle Tennessee.
Severe thunderstorms possible through tonight across Middle Tennessee for locations west of the Cumberland Plateau region.
Afternoon heat index values today are expected to be 100 to 105 degrees with a return to 100 to 105 degrees heat index values for these locations again Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon.
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