Topic: Shelby County
Nashville, TN – The arrival of spring has many Tennesseans turning their attention to home renovation and improvement projects.
To help homeowners make the most of their hard-earned money, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips on how to avoid common construction-related issues such as shoddy repair companies and problem contractors.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment estimates for January 2017 show the rates increased in all 95 counties.
For Montgomery County, the unemployment rate went up to 6.2 percent in January from December’s 5.3 percent.
Tennessee Preliminary Rate Increased by One-Tenth to 4.9 Percent
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment estimates for December 2016 show the rates increased in all 95 counties.
Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.2 percent up 0.2 percent from November’s rate of 5.0 percent.
TWRA says Antlerless Deer Hunting available on Private Lands Only in Unit L Counties, January 9th-13th
Nashville, TN – Antlerless deer hunting will be allowed on all privately owned lands in Unit L counties January 9th-13th. This is the second year for the five days of hunting following the completion of the deer season on January 8th.
Privately owned lands include leased land and lands owned by individuals. It is the responsibility of hunters to obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on privately owned lands.
THP Reminds Drivers to Not Drink and Drive
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2016 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 30th, at 6:00pm and concluding Sunday, January 1st, at 11:59pm.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols and bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude the year.
The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
November’s Unemployment Decreases Across Most Tennessee Counties
Nashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2016, released today, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four.
For Montgomery County, November saw the unemployment rate drop to 5.0 percent from October’s to 5.3 percent.
1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015.
This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.
First stop in Memphis; continues practice of seeking educator feedback
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he will visit members of his Teacher Cabinet in their schools this school year as he continues to keep the lines of communication open between classrooms and the Capitol.
In previous years Haslam has traveled the state to sit down and hear from educators across Tennessee.
Purkey Has Served as Homeland Security Advisor for Past Five Years
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1st, 2016.
Purkey, 57, has served as the department’s assistant commissioner and homeland security advisor since 2011. Under his leadership, the Office of Homeland Security has transformed into a proactive agency, overseeing school security plans, training citizens and law enforcement agencies in active shooter response, and leading the state’s efforts to combat cybercrime.
Mary Beth Edwards and Tyler James Keatts of Stewart County elected Teen Tobacco-Free Ambassadors.
Sevierville, TN – More than 400 teens from across Tennessee gathered at the Sevierville Convention Center July 17th-19th, 2016 to take part in the Tennessee Department of Health’s first-ever FACT Summit, a statewide tobacco prevention conference for youth. “FACT” stands for “Free and Clear Tennessee,” envisioning a state free of tobacco and nicotine addiction where everyone enjoys clear air.
The FACT Summit provided a forum for participants representing 51 Tennessee counties to create a youth-led movement of peer-to-peer education and advocacy for prevention of tobacco and nicotine addiction across Tennessee.
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