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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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips on Selecting Contractors

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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.”

Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be careful when selecting a contractor for home repair or improvement.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be careful when selecting a contractor for home repair or improvement.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol plans “No Refusal” Enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for November 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, 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.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in October

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, 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.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in September, 2015

 

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September 2015

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, 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.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Naloxone offers Hope to Save Lives

 

Drug Overdoses Claim More Tennesseans in 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, 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.

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Tennessee Department of Education to receive $10 Million to Invest in Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

 

Competitive Grant Process Awards Federal Funds

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, 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.

School Improvement Grant to fund 16 schools that are among the lowest-performing schools in the state in terms of academic achievement.

School Improvement Grant to fund 16 schools that are among the lowest-performing schools in the state in terms of academic achievement.

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