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Tennessee Highway patrol now accepting applications for Spring Citizens’ Trooper Academy


Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2015 Citizens’ Trooper Academy in the spring. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Knoxville during the spring sessions.

The Nashville session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 10th, while the Knoxville class will start on Thursday, March 12th. Both sessions will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm local time weekly.

The academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in the community through a hands-on approach. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Georgia’s average Gas Price drops below $2


Pump prices expected to fall again this week

AAATampa, FL – The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2.00 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009. Georgia became the 29th state to slip below the $2.00 threshold on Friday.  Florida’s average price was 8 cents above $2.00 on Sunday, but should drop below $2.00 within the next month.

“The gas price plunge is directly connected to declining global crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Like pump prices, crude oil prices have posted multi-year lows due to global supply outpacing demand, which has kept downward pressure on the price of crude and ultimately meant hefty discounts in retail gasoline for U.S. drivers. The price of oil dipped again last week, meaning motorists could see even more discounts at the pump in the coming days.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate decreased to 6.6% in December, 2014


Fourth Consecutive Decrease of State Unemployment Rate

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December, 2014 was 6.6 percent, two-tenths of one percentage point lower than the November revised rate of 6.8 percent.

The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 5.6 percent, also falling two-tenths of one percentage point from the prior month.

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Land Between The Lakes to celebrate Fort Henry 153rd Anniversary


Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to the 153rd Fort Henry Anniversary Program and Walk. Local history about the Civil War in the area will be presented on Saturday, February 7th, from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace.

A guided ¼ mile walk follows the program from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Fort Henry Trail parking area. The walk is weather dependent. Registration and full deposit required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make a reservation. «Read the rest of this article»

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January is Tops for Theft, Tennessee’s in the Top 10 for Theft Claims


State Farm®Murfreesboro, TN – The holidays are over and everyone is recovering from the barrage of gifts, food, family and friends. Now that you’re past that, it’s time to think about theft because State Farm® says January is the top month for theft claims.

There are a couple of reason for this. Everyone is getting their December credit card statements and reporting fraudulent charges or identity theft following the holiday shopping season, and many people travel for vacation to warmer climates during this month, leaving their home exposed to burglars. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Suicides claim too many in Tennessee, Resources available statewide to help Save Lives


Suicide Tenth Leading Cause of Death in Tennessee, U.S. & Internationally

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that mirrors U.S. and international cause of death rankings. According to data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Records office, a total of 1,017 people in Tennessee committed suicide that year.

Statistics point out disparities in Tennessee’s diverse population and the need to understand suicide warning signs and the actions required to prevent loss of life. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports United States and Georgia Gas Prices near $2.00 a Gallon


AAATampa, FL – Gas prices fell another 7 cents last week as the national average settled at $2.07, moving closer to $2.00 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2.00 in nearly six years (March 2009).

“The national average could be $2.00 or less by this time next week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline has been falling at a rate of about 1-cent a day and that trend is likely to continue in the next seven days.” «Read the rest of this article»

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National Register of Historic Places adds three sites in Tennessee


Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced three Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission, as the State Historic Preservation Office, administers the program in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT announces New 2015 State Maps Now Available


Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s centennial.

The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee’s highway system over the last 100 years. It also highlights State Route 1, the first cross-state highway built by the state of Tennessee.

2015 Tennessee Transportation Map now available.

2015 Tennessee Transportation Map now available.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Reflects on First Term, Lays Out Work Ahead


Improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Tennesseans critical

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today was sworn in for his second four-year term as the 49th governor of Tennessee, addressing thousands of Inaugural attendees from across the state on War Memorial Plaza with the State Capitol serving as the backdrop.

“One thing I can guarantee you that we are not going to do in the next four years is coast to the finish line,” Haslam said.  “The decisions that we make in the building behind me are too important; too important to the 6.5 million Tennesseans who are alive today and even more important for the generations that will follow us.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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