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2017 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Applications going on now through July 26th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offers a reminder that the application period for the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway and will continue through July 26th, 2017.

Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 26th. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations.

TWRA accepting applications for 2017 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt now through July 26th.

TWRA accepting applications for 2017 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt now through July 26th.

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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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Nashville Sounds to play eight home games at First Tennessee Park starting Monday

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns home Monday, June 26th to open another eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds welcome the Round Rock Express – the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers – for a four-game series from June 26th-29th. The second half of the homestand features a four-game set against the Oklahoma City Dodgers – the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers – from June 30th-July 3rd.

Battle for the Boot, Bobblehead & Jersey T-Shirt Giveaways, and July 3rd Fireworks Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand.

Battle for the Boot, Bobblehead & Jersey T-Shirt Giveaways, and July 3rd Fireworks Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect today, Friday, June 23rd, until 10:00am Saturday morning.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will move through the mid state Friday evening, bringing additional rainfall on top of amounts received yesterday and last night. Additional rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until 10:00am Saturday morning.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until 10:00am Saturday morning.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce Mohawk Industries to Expand Operations in Dickson

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries have announced that the world’s leading flooring manufacturer will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee.

Mohawk will add a second plant near its recently built Dickson tile factory.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

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Nashville Sounds split games with New Orleans Baby Cakes

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Matt Olson’s walk-off three-run homer gave the Nashville Sounds a 6-3 win in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader at First Tennessee Park. The dramatic homer completed a furious comeback and helped the Sounds earn a doubleheader split in front of 7,734 fans.

The Sounds’ offense was in a major funk and trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Joey Wendle cracked a three-run blast off Baby Cakes reliever Javy Guerra to even the game at 3-3. It snapped a 19-inning stretch in which the Sounds failed to score a run.

Nashville Sounds' Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Matt Olson’s Three-Run Blast Salvages Doubleheader Split against New Orlands Baby Cakes. (Nashville Sounds)

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Put A Leash On Dog Bites In Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As the dog days of summer approach, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the United States Postal Service remind Tennessee homeowners that leash laws can be a homeowner’s best friend when it comes to preventing costly dog bite insurance claims this year.

For 2016, the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm estimate that dog bites in Tennessee topped more than 300 claims with $9.4 million paid out. Nationwide, dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 million.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Falling, Flirting with New 2017 Lows

 

Clarksville Area has Third Highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week. On Sunday, the state average slipped to $2.05, after falling 3 cents during the past week. The current average price is 9 cents less than this time last year.  

The average price for gasoline in Tennessee declined for the 20th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 6 cents.

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 12

 

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 12 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 Department of Health says Back-To-School plans should include required Vaccinations

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – To prevent the spread of diseases and to keep our kids of all ages and their classmates safe, healthy and in school learning, all students in Tennessee, from kindergarten to college, must have proof of immunizations before they can start school.

State leaders of health and education say it’s best to get those important vaccines now to avoid longer wait times later and to ensure a smooth beginning to the 2017 school year.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

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