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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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Tennessee Counties Sees Significant Decreases in Jobless Rates

 

May 2017 Unemployment Remains on the Decline in All But One County

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in May. Which is down from April’s 4.1 percent.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 8

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 8 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has requested that President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Tennessee from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27th, and May 28th, 2017, in order to make federal assistance available for recovery efforts in the State’s impacted city and county jurisdictions.

“Community leaders, emergency managers, first responders, local officials and non-profits across Tennessee have worked tirelessly to help their neighbors recover from the impacts of the severe storms,“ Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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