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Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper makes Traffic Stop and Discovers Large Quantity of Marijuana

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMemphis, TN – On May 20th, Trooper Owen Grear of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Memphis District Interdiction Plus Unit (IPU) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 116lbs of marijuana, and the arrest of an Arizona woman on felony drug charges.

Trooper Grear stopped a 2006, Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at mile marker 26 in Shelby County.  As Trooper Grear made contact with the vehicle and the driver Karla D. Munoz, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, he observed a five-year-old child in the far rear seat lying down and unrestrained.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

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2016 Boating Season Kicks Off with Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Along with the use of life jackets, TWRA wants to stress the responsible use of alcohol while boating. It is important to consider the effects of drinking and driving whether on water or land. In a boat on the water, the effects of alcohol increase because of external stressors such as engine vibration, wave motion and glare from the sun.

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Montgomery County unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in April

 

April 2016 County Unemployment Rates

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for April 2016 show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in two, and remained the same in three counties.

Montgomery County unemployment in April was 4.0 percent down from 4.2 percent in March.

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Hankook Tire Starts Process of Hiring Tennessee Workforce

 

Global Tire Company Seeks Salary Employees in Nashville and Clarksville

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Hankook Tire will hold a career information fair this week in Nashville as the company begins the process of building its Tennessee workforce.

Job seekers can learn more about the opportunities available with Hankook Wednesday, June 1st at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville.

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AAA says more than a Third of Motorists admit to Drinking and Driving

 

Tow to Go Program Available for Memorial Day Weekend

AAATampa, FL – According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, over a third (36%) of motorists have driven multiple times in the past year after consuming alcohol. AAA urges everyone to prepare for a safe holiday weekend if they intend to drink away from home.

That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Marsha Blackburn Named ‘Hero of Main Street’

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Today Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for her support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Blackburn is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including international trade, infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues.

“Tennessee has seen firsthand how low taxation and light touch regulation results in positive economic growth. In Congress, I’ve led the fight to ensure policies enacted at the federal level bring similar growth to jobs and businesses across America. I’m proud to support legislation that protects the 624,616 jobs the retail industry provides in Tennessee,” Blackburn said.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee Department of Health says Properly Fluoridated Community Water Important For All Tennesseans

 

Written by John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner

and Wendy Long, MD, MPH
TennCare Deputy Director

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee strongly encourages communities to fluoridate their water supplies to reduce the impact of oral disease on our kids’ physical, emotional and economic well-being, in particular the impact to our state’s most vulnerable children.

Community water fluoridation is a proven prevention strategy fundamental to health equity and optimal health for all and the science is clear: Fluoride provides substantial benefits throughout our lives at a low cost, with $1.00 spent on fluoride saving $38.00 in future dental treatment costs.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

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TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Busy Memorial Day Weekend

 

Holiday Travelers won’t be Delayed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00noon on Friday, May 27th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 31st.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Clarksville Travel Ball hosts Cumberland Bank & Trust Memorial Tournament this weekend at RichEllen Park

 

Clarksville Travel BallClarksville, TN – This weekend, May 28th and 29th, USSSA baseball presents the Cumberland Bank & Trust Memorial Tournament. Teams from Tennessee and Kentucky will be playing on Saturday and Sunday at RichEllen Park.

Pool schedules will be posted on the USSSA Clarksville Travel Ball website by Thursday morning. We will also post the schedule on FaceBook for your convenience.

We encourage everyone to come out this weekend for some great baseball from our 10U – 12U age groups.

One of the ballfields at RichEllen Park.

One of the ballfields at RichEllen Park.

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Tennessee Department of Health gives Water Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As summer vacations begin, many people will be traveling and enjoying outdoor activities, but before you enjoy time at the pool, ocean or other swimming destination, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds you to think water safety first.

‘’Having fun and enjoying physical activity in and around water is a joy for children of all ages and staying safe from illness and injury in the process is something we all want to do,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

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