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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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Tennessee Department of Education Releases Guidebook Highlighting Districts Focused on Teacher Leadership

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education released today the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher Leader Guidebook, which highlights 15 unique and innovative teacher leader models developed by districts across the state that provide clear pathways to leverage the power and potential of teacher leader development.

In 2011, the Tennessee State Board of Education adopted the Teacher Leader Model Standards, which provide a cohesive, transparent set of skills and competencies to guide and encourage the development of teacher leaders.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools participated in the program for a second time.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools participated in the program for a second time.

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Tennessee Historical Commission gives City of Clarksville grant to restore historic Smith-Trahern Mansion

 

The Tennessee Historical CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources.

“Tennessee’s treasured historic places make our state unique and contribute to our quality of life,” said Patrick McIntyre, state historic preservation officer and executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “These grants will help protect the sites for future generations to study and enjoy.”

City of Clarksville receives $24,600 grant from Tennessee Historical Commission for restoration of Smith-Trahern Mansion.

City of Clarksville receives $24,600 grant from Tennessee Historical Commission for restoration of Smith-Trahern Mansion.

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New Legislation Further Strengthens Tennessee’s Captive Insurance Market

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Newly approved captive insurance legislation further modernizes and enhances Tennessee’s reputation as the go-to domicile in the captive insurance industry.

Approved by the General Assembly earlier this year, the 2016 legislation represents the third update to the Revised Tennessee Captive Insurance Act of 2011, which first allowed the captive insurance industry to flourish in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Montgomery County unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in April

 

April 2016 County Unemployment Rates

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for April 2016 show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in two, and remained the same in three counties.

Montgomery County unemployment in April was 4.0 percent down from 4.2 percent in March.

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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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Tennessee State Trooper makes Traffic Stop and finds huge amount of Crystal Meth

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, 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.

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