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Tennessee Unemployment rate drops to Historic Low

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the previous historic low.

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ALDI Brings Fresh Shopping Experience to Clarksville

 

ALDIClarksville, TN – After 16 years serving the community, ALDI will open a new Clarksville location, offering a smarter, faster and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 1570 Fort Campbell Boulevard, and will replace the current store located at 1626 Fort Campbell Boulevard, which will close its doors on Sunday, March 10th.

To celebrate the new store opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 14th at 8:45am, followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers. Shoppers can also sample ALDI-exclusive brand foods and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.

Aldi Grocery Store

Aldi Grocery Store

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101st Airborne Division Welcomes Major General Brian Winski as New Commanding General

 

101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the "Screaming Eagle" colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world's only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the “Screaming Eagle” colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world’s only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division to Welcome New Commanding General Brian Winski

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

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American Heart Association says Climate Change may increase Congenital Heart Defects

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in the United States over the next two decades and may result in as many as 7,000 additional cases over an 11 year-period in eight representative states (Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Caroline, Georgia, New York and Utah), according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average Inches Up for First Time in Three Months

 

AAA

AAATampa, FL – At a penny more expensive on the week, the national gas price average ($2.25) increased for the first time since October. Despite the increase, today’s average is still cheaper month-over-month (-14 cents) and year-over-year (-28 cents).

“The price of crude oil has been slowly, but steadily increasing since the beginning of the year, which is starting to push up pump prices,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices rise One Cent

 

AAA

AAANashville, TN Tennessee Gas prices are holding steady right now, but face upward pressure, due to recent strength in the oil market and rising wholesale gasoline prices. The average price for gasoline in Tennessee is $2.01 per gallon, but should rise another 3-5 cents this week. 

Tennessee motorists are paying 1-cent more than a week ago. However, the average price is still 7 cents less than last month, and 35 cents less than this time last year. Despite the anticipated uptick, the state average remains 72 cents per gallon less than last year’s high, and 68 cents per gallon less than what Tennessee motorists paid in October. 

Gas Prices at the Pump Rise on Renewed Oil Strength. (AAA)

Gas Prices at the Pump Rise on Renewed Oil Strength. (AAA)

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NORAD begins tracking Santa Claus’ on Christmas Eve 2018

 

Norad Tracks SantaPeterson Air Force Base, COSanta’s flight across the world has been tracked by NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) for more than 50 years.

Back in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” This began the tradition.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Nearing 2018 Low

 

AAA

AAANashville, TN Tennessee gas prices are approaching their lowest levels of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week.

Just as retailers cut prices on Black Friday, the price of crude also dropped by more than 10 percent – for concerns that strong global oil production will overpower demand. 

Tennessee Gas Prices head to 2018 Lows according to AAA. (AAA)

Tennessee Gas Prices head to 2018 Lows according to AAA. (AAA)

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Thanksgiving

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Throughout history, many people have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

A national holiday for giving thanks has been observed by the United States for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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