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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Let “Splash and Dash” Scams Put a Damper on Home Improvement Projects

 

Home Improvements Ranked as No. 1 Complaint Category for Second Consecutive Year

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the spring season underway, many Tennesseans are making plans to spruce up their homes with help from lawn care services and construction companies. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding consumers to remain savvy and make sure the individual or business you hire for these home improvement projects doesn’t leave behind incomplete work and unresolved billing issues.

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Tennessee Begins 2018 with County Unemployment Rates Lower than January 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) have released county unemployment statistics for January 2018.  A vast majority of the state’s 95 counties continue to record unemployment rates under 5 percent and every county’s rate was lower than it was in January 2017.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, up 0.6 percent from December’s 3.4 percent.

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Clarksville Homebuyers embrace Tennessee Housing Development Agency down-payment program

 

City of Clarksville posts highest participation rate in Tennessee

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is cheering Clarksville homebuyers for jumping on Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s $15,000 HHF Down Payment Assistance program at rates far above the rest of the state.

Mayor McMillan met with Ralph Perrey, executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), at City Hall on Thursday afternoon to get an update on the program’s success one year after its launch.

Joining Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and TDHA Director Ralph Perrey to celebrate Clarksville's state-leading use of the HHF Down Payment Assistance Program were Danisha Bumpers from US Bank and Heather Damer, Jennifer Candler and Nathan Bryant from Veterans United.

Joining Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and TDHA Director Ralph Perrey to celebrate Clarksville’s state-leading use of the HHF Down Payment Assistance Program were Danisha Bumpers from US Bank and Heather Damer, Jennifer Candler and Nathan Bryant from Veterans United.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Unemployment dropped to 3.4% in December 2017

 

Tennessee Counties End 2017 With Continued Low Unemployment

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show unemployment remained below 5 percent in an overwhelming majority of the state’s 95 counties during December 2017.

Unemployment in Clarksville-Montgomery County dropped from 3.8 percent in November to 3.4 percent in December and is down 1.9 percent from December 2016’s unemployment rate of 5.3 percent.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officers honored by MADD for Efforts

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently honored four Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officers during the 2017 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.

TWRA wildlife officers Greg Julian, Josh Landrum, and Jeff Roberson were honored by MADD Tennessee for their efforts on removing boating under the influence (BUI) operators from Tennessee waterways thus enhancing safety and saving lives.

Four TWRA wildlife officers were honored at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony in Nashville. Pictured (from left) are Sgt. Vinny Turocy of the Tennessee High Patrol, Glenn Moates, TWRA Assistant Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, and honorees Jeff Roberson, Josh Landrum, Greg Julian, and Matt Majors. In the front, is MADD Tennessee President Pheadra Olsen.

Four TWRA wildlife officers were honored at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony in Nashville. Pictured (from left) are Sgt. Vinny Turocy of the Tennessee High Patrol, Glenn Moates, TWRA Assistant Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, and honorees Jeff Roberson, Josh Landrum, Greg Julian, and Matt Majors. In the front, is MADD Tennessee President Pheadra Olsen.

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Unemployment Rates In Nearly All Tennessee Counties Remained Under 5.0 Percent In October

 

State Continues to Experience Record Low Unemployment  

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state’s 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.

October marked the fifth consecutive month Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate was in record territory, matching the all-time low of 3.0 percent set the month before.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says think Safety First when Visiting Haunted Houses this Halloween Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations.

As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect visitors and eliminate real-life scares.

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Tennessee State Veterinarian reports West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia detected in Tennessee

 

Horse Owners Urged to Take Precautions

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee state veterinarian has announced three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood.

A horse in Davidson County and a horse in Knox County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). A horse in Bedford County tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Sick horses cannot directly infect people with WNV or EIA.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

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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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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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