Topic: Obion County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced friday that state aeronautics grants totaling $4,413,873 have been approved for fifteen Tennessee airports.
The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport received a $90,000 grant. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports funding available to improve Livestock Forage for Wildlife Habitat
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the Tennessee’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recently received $778,044 in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Producers in areas designated as either D3 Drought, Extreme or D4 Drought exceptional on the recent July 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor maps for Tennessee are eligible to apply for selected conservation practices. These areas include Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, and Weakley counties. «Read the rest of this article»
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Delivers Targeted Financial and Technical Assistance to Drought-Stricken Producers and Landowners in 19 States
Nashville, TN – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will target nearly $16 million in financial and technical assistance to help eligible crop and livestock producers in 19 states cope with adverse impacts of the historic drought gripping the nation.
“President Barack Obama and I continue to work across the federal government to provide relief for those farmers and ranchers who are affected by the severe drought conditions impacting many states across our nation,” Vilsack said. “This additional assistance builds on a number of steps USDA has taken over the past few weeks to provide resources and flexibility in our existing programs to help producers endure these serious hardships.” «Read the rest of this article»
$17.9 Million Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements
Nashville, TN – The(TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $17,968,888 have been approved for 14 Tennessee airports.
The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. The Division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security speeds up Driver License Renewals with iPad Technology
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is using Apple iPad technology in its state driver service centers to help improve wait times for customers who need to renew or replace driver licenses.
The department has installed 72 iPad kiosks, called ASSETS (automatic self-service electronic terminals), inside 26 driver service centers across Tennessee, primarily located in the state’s urban areas. Customers who visit specified driver service centers to simply renew or replace a lost driver license may use a special application installed on the iPads to quickly complete and pay for the transaction using a credit or debit card.
Nashville, TN – Memphis resident Maj. Gen. William Maloan, who served as the Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee Army National Guard, retired February 17th, in ceremonies at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.
General Maloan has served as the Deputy Commander since June 2007. He also serves as Presiding Judge and Chancellor of the 27th Judicial District for Weakley and Obion Counties in Tennessee.
Rate Decreases in 79 counties, Increases in 12, and remains the same in Four
Nashville, TN - County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 79 counties, increased in 12 counties, and four counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November fell to 9.1 percent, down from the October revised rate of 9.5. The national unemployment rate for November 2011 was 8.6 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage point from the October rate.
Rate increases in one county, decreases in 92, and remains the same in two
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October 2011, released today, show that the rate increased in one county, decreased in 92 counties, and two counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October fell to 9.6 percent, down from the September revised rate of 9.8. The national unemployment rate for October 2011 was 9.0 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the September rate.
Murfreesboro, TN - Lettie Kendall, a Montgomery County commissioner, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the “Robert M. Wormsley Outstanding County Official of the Year” award by the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA).
Kendall, a county commissioner for the past 39 years, joins the ranks of only seven other county officials ever to be awarded this prestigious title by the statewide association. She is the first female and first African-American to win the distinguished award.
Rate increases in 51 counties, decreases in 32, and remains the same in 12
Nashville, TN - County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2011, released today, show that the rate increased in 51 counties, decreased in 32 counties, and 12 counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September was 9.8 percent, up from the August revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for September 2011 was 9.1 percent, unchanged from the August revised rate.
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