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Tennessee Unemployment Situation Improves in Nearly all Counties

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today released the March 2018 unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee. The newest statistics highlighted improved rates during March for the majority of the state’s counties.

Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February 2018.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Let “Splash and Dash” Scams Put a Damper on Home Improvement Projects

 

Home Improvements Ranked as No. 1 Complaint Category for Second Consecutive Year

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the spring season underway, many Tennesseans are making plans to spruce up their homes with help from lawn care services and construction companies. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding consumers to remain savvy and make sure the individual or business you hire for these home improvement projects doesn’t leave behind incomplete work and unresolved billing issues.

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Funding Bill for the Genesis Teen Learning Center Approved

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Art Therapy Licensing Bill – House Bill 2150 (Rep. Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville) and Senate Bill 2127 (Senator Ed Jackson, R-Jackson) would set up a licensing procedure through the Tennessee Department of Health.  “This legislation was brought to me by a group of art therapy professionals requesting the State to set up this procedure,” Pitts said. 

Art therapy will be another tool in the toolbox to assist Tennesseans with mental illness, people with cancer, people with Dementias & Alzheimer’s, as well as active duty military, veterans, and military families. 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Honored for His Twelve Years of Service in the Tennessee House of Representative

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts was honored by House Joint Resolution 910, Thursday on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee.  Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor.  Rep. Pitts thanked his Lord, his wife Cynthia, and others but most of all thanked the people of the 67th House District for the opportunity to represent them for 12 years. 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts being honored in the Tennessee House of Representatives for his twelve years of service.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts being honored in the Tennessee House of Representatives for his twelve years of service.

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Severe Storms expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports that severe storms are possible late this evening for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee, however the best chances will be along and west of I-65.

The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds. Large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau through 10:00pm this evening.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

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Severe Storms, High Winds possible Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports a strong cold front will sweep across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee Tuesday evening, April 3rd, 2018.

Severe storms are possible late Tuesday afternoon and evening. The best chance for severe weather will occur west of I-65. The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds.

Large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

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Tennessee Begins 2018 with County Unemployment Rates Lower than January 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) have released county unemployment statistics for January 2018.  A vast majority of the state’s 95 counties continue to record unemployment rates under 5 percent and every county’s rate was lower than it was in January 2017.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, up 0.6 percent from December’s 3.4 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for January 2018

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Screaming Eagles, community members partner for Golden Knights tandem jump

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.

Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.

The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the "Golden Knights" at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the “Golden Knights” at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Storm Chasers

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The recent damage caused by wind and tornados in the Montgomery County area brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

As a follow up, your Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent storms to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

“It is not uncommon for out-of-town storm chasers to go door-to-door offering assistance after storms like the ones we had on Saturday night,” said Robyn Householder, President & CEO of Better Business Bureau. “Storm chasers may not have proper licensure for your area and may offer quick fixes or make big promises for which they won’t deliver.”

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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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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