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Eight Tennessee Counties to receive Federal Disaster Assistance

 

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2nd to March 4th, 2014.

The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam requests Disaster Declaration for March Storm

 

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today requested a presidential disaster declaration for nine counties as a result of extreme winter weather on March 2nd-4th, 2014.

The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties. This request also includes the hazard mitigation program on a statewide basis.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee announces February 2014 County Unemployment Rates

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – County unemployment rates for February 2014, released yesterday, show the rate decreased in 21 counties, increased in 61 counties, and remained the same in 13.

In Montgomery County Tennessee, the unemployment rate increased from 7.1 to 7.2% a change of 0.1%. In Clarksville the unemployment rate increased by 0.1% to 7.3%.

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Clarksville Montgomery County under Tornado Watch and Wind Advisory Friday, February 20th

 

National Weather ServiceMontgomery County, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Clarksville Montgomery County Area. A Tornado watch 11 is in effect until 9:00pm CT.

The Tornado Watch is in effect for the following Tennessee counties: Benton County, Carroll County, Chester County, Crockett County, Decatur County, Dickson County, Dyer County, Fayette County, Gibson County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Lewis County, Madison County, McNairy County, Montgomery County, Obion County, Perry County, Shelby County, Stewart County, Tipton County, Wayne County, and Weakley County. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee announces December 2013 County Unemployment Rates

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN - Tennessee County unemployment rates for December 2013, released on the 1st of the month show the rate decreased in 51 counties, increased in 29 counties, and remained the same in 15.

In Montgomery County Tennessee, the unemployment rate dropped from 7.8 to 7.4% a change of 0.4%.

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Business Facilities Magazine names Tennessee “2013 State of the Year” for Economic Development

 

Hankook Tire Company Ltd in Montgomery County Tops the Jobs list in Tennessee with 1,800

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.

Tennessee’s top five economic development projects created a total of 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitments. The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top five projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from October 1st, 2012 through October 31st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 Tennessee State Maps Now Available

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN - The official 2014 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 385 in Shelby County.

“The state map can assist motorists in planning their route through Tennessee, and can provide them with information about popular tourist destinations across the state” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The map is free and is also available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate drops to 7.8 percent in November, 2013

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2013 show the rate increased in one county, decreased in 93, and remained the same in one county.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 for November, down 0.8 percent from 8.6 percent in October.

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Holly Kirby appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court by Governor Bill Haslam

 

Replacement for Retiring Justice Janice M. Holder

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28th, upon expiration of her term.

Kirby, a lifelong Tennessean, has served as a member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, since 1995. She was the first woman to serve on that court and has authored more than 1,000 opinions on appeals from trial courts across the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2013, show the rate increased in 64 counties, decreased in 18, and remained the same in 13 counties.

The unemployment rate for Montgomery County was 8.1 percent in September and rose to 8.6 percent in October.

Montgomery County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

Montgomery County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

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