Topic: Knox County
Nashville, TN – On May 27th, 2015, Tennessee State Trooper Jonathan Scott assigned to THP’s Interdiction Plus Team (IPT), made a traffic stop that lead to the arrest of driver Rafael E. Quiroz-Martinez, 22, of Honduras for Human Sex Trafficking, and the safe recovery of a female victim.
While patrolling I-40 West in Knox County, Trooper Scott stopped a 2007 Honda Fit for window tint violation. As the trooper approached the vehicle, he observed several indicators of possible criminal activity within the vehicle.
During Trooper Scott’s interview of the driver and the vehicle’s 19 year old female passenger, several inconsistencies arose in their statements that caused additional suspicion. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Ryan Haynes (R–Knoxville) announced Wednesday he is officially stepping down from his seat in the House of Representatives representing District 14, which encompasses a portion of Knox County. The move follows Haynes being elected Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party in early April.
In a statement, Haynes expressed his gratitude to the people he has represented in the 14th District during his 7 years of service in Nashville. Haynes was only 23 years old and a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee when he won his first two-year term as State Representative.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for December 2014, show the rate decreased in 20 counties, increased in 64 counties, and remained the same in 11 counties. Montgomery County’s December rate fell to 6.5 percent, down from 6.9 percent in November.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in December at 5.0 percent, down from 5.1 percent in November.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in 18 counties, increased in 63 counties, and remained the same in 14 counties. Montgomery County’s rate remained unchanged at 6.9 percent.
Tennessee Department of Education gets $5 Million in Federal funds for Priority School Planning Grants
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded nearly $5 million in federal funds to five districts to plan for how to best support their Priority Schools, the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in the state, in terms of academic achievement.
“We believe this additional financial investment will help districts provide our Priority Schools with specific supports,” said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “For the past several years, our state has been focused both on improving overall performance of all kids in Tennessee, while closing achievement gaps and supporting students that are the farthest behind; we have seen results from these efforts and are excited to help districts plan for additional interventions.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2014 show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties.
Montgomery County’s unemployment rate increased 0.3 percent to 7.0, up from 6.7 in September.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
Nashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.
EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.
Tennessee County July 2014 Unemployment report
Nashville, TN – County unemployment rates for July 2014, released today, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties. Montgomery County’s unemployment rate rose 0.3 percent from 7.7 percent in June to 8.0 percent in July.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Svante Ebinare Hinton of Knoxville, TN.
Svante Hinton is wanted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Hinton was charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder from an incident that occurred in Knox County in 2012.
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