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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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Clarksville Homebuyers embrace Tennessee Housing Development Agency down-payment program

 

City of Clarksville posts highest participation rate in Tennessee

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is cheering Clarksville homebuyers for jumping on Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s $15,000 HHF Down Payment Assistance program at rates far above the rest of the state.

Mayor McMillan met with Ralph Perrey, executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), at City Hall on Thursday afternoon to get an update on the program’s success one year after its launch.

Joining Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and TDHA Director Ralph Perrey to celebrate Clarksville's state-leading use of the HHF Down Payment Assistance Program were Danisha Bumpers from US Bank and Heather Damer, Jennifer Candler and Nathan Bryant from Veterans United.

Joining Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and TDHA Director Ralph Perrey to celebrate Clarksville’s state-leading use of the HHF Down Payment Assistance Program were Danisha Bumpers from US Bank and Heather Damer, Jennifer Candler and Nathan Bryant from Veterans United.

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Tennessee Department of Education receives $1.2 Million in Funding to Increase Quality of Early Learning Programs

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Monday that Tennessee was awarded an additional $1.2 million to further support high-quality early learning programs for classrooms across the state.

This funding is in addition to the nearly $70 million in Preschool Development Grants (PDG) the state received in 2014 to support pre-K expansion and enhancement in Nashville and the Shelby County in disbursements over four years.

Additional funding allows state to build on, assess early learning practices throughout Tennessee.

Additional funding allows state to build on, assess early learning practices throughout Tennessee.

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Tennessee House Democrats say Opioid Proposal Does Not Go Far Enough

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Leaders of Tennessee’s legislative delegation today praised the plan presented by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to combat the state’s opioid crisis. The proposal features a three-pronged approach that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Democratic leaders today said the plan is a step in the right direction, but add the most effective thing Tennessee lawmakers can do to combat the crisis is to pass Medicaid expansion in the state.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Major Awarding of IMPROVE Act Transportation Projects, Largest Bidding Process in State History

 

Nearly a Third of IMPROVE Projects Underway Within First Year

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer has announced that the state has awarded $297 million in contracts from bids accepted in December for crucial road and bridge construction projects – the first major awarding of IMPROVE Act projects and the largest such bidding process in TDOT’s history.

With increased transportation funds provided through the IMPROVE Act and TDOT’s federal budget, 72 new projects will be under construction across the state in the coming weeks.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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TWRA announces Antlerless Deer Hunting available on Private Lands only in L Counties, January 8th-12th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that antlerless deer hunting will be allowed on all privately owned lands in Unit L counties January 8th-12th, 2018. This is the third year for the five days of hunting following the completion of the deer season on January 7th.

Privately owned lands include leased land and lands owned by individuals.

Antlerless Deer Hunting allowed on Private Lands only in Unit L Counties January 8th through 12th.

Antlerless Deer Hunting allowed on Private Lands only in Unit L Counties January 8th through 12th.

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TBI adds Escaped Murder Suspect Antoine Adams to Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Antoine Lashun Adams.

Adams (DOB 11-21-89) is wanted by the Marshall County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office, the Memphis Police Department, and the TBI, after escaping from a jail in Marshall County, Mississippi on November 5th.

There, he was being held in connection to a homicide in Slayden, MS, but Adams also faces First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery charges in Shelby County, Tennessee, in connection to the death of Marquis Bell in February 2017.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says think Safety First when Visiting Haunted Houses this Halloween Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations.

As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect visitors and eliminate real-life scares.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Much of the State

 

July 2017 Reflects a Positive Shift in 40 Tennessee Counties.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Amid historic lows in statewide unemployment figures, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for July 2017 showed improvement in a large number of counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Forty of Tennessee’s 95 counties bettered their unemployment rates, compared to June 2017 and 31 counties saw no movement during the latest survey.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate rose 1.4 percent in June, 2017

 

County Rates Impacted by Annual Increase in Seasonal Layoffs across Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The unemployment rate increased in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

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