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Tennessee Counties Sees Significant Decreases in Jobless Rates

 

May 2017 Unemployment Remains on the Decline in All But One County

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in May. Which is down from April’s 4.1 percent.

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My Time with Pastor Jimmy Terry

 

Written by Charlie Koon

Charlie KoonClarksville, TN – The tributes to Pastor Jimmy Terry have been fast a furious since the passing of the beloved community activist.  His life’s work has been glorified through the testimony of hundreds and thousands of Clarksville area residents, who have been touched by his loving spirit, and service to his community.  

Incoming Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce President, Charlie Koon, penned this letter about his relationship with Pastor Terry, and a visit he had with him in his final days. 

As someone who has been fairly active in Clarksville for most of my life, I’ve known Pastor Terry for a long time. He has been a fixture in our community, showing up at Chamber events, school functions, ball games and ringing the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time. Our paths have crossed countless times, over the years.

Jimmy Terry.

Jimmy Terry.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce Mohawk Industries to Expand Operations in Dickson

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries have announced that the world’s leading flooring manufacturer will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee.

Mohawk will add a second plant near its recently built Dickson tile factory.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

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State Farm reminds everyone that Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18th-24th

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes and electrical surges in the United States rose in 2016, compared with 2015; however, the average cost that insurers paid on those claims fell, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

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Put A Leash On Dog Bites In Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As the dog days of summer approach, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the United States Postal Service remind Tennessee homeowners that leash laws can be a homeowner’s best friend when it comes to preventing costly dog bite insurance claims this year.

For 2016, the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm estimate that dog bites in Tennessee topped more than 300 claims with $9.4 million paid out. Nationwide, dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 million.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Falling, Flirting with New 2017 Lows

 

Clarksville Area has Third Highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year. Tennessee gas prices should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week. On Sunday, the state average slipped to $2.05, after falling 3 cents during the past week. The current average price is 9 cents less than this time last year.  

The average price for gasoline in Tennessee declined for the 20th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 6 cents.

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 12

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 12 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Health says Back-To-School plans should include required Vaccinations

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – To prevent the spread of diseases and to keep our kids of all ages and their classmates safe, healthy and in school learning, all students in Tennessee, from kindergarten to college, must have proof of immunizations before they can start school.

State leaders of health and education say it’s best to get those important vaccines now to avoid longer wait times later and to ensure a smooth beginning to the 2017 school year.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

Immunizations Save Teaching Time, Reduce Misery and Save Lives.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 11

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 11 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 10

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 10 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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