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Employers are looking to Hire more than 175,000 Workers across Tennessee

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rate at 4.5% for March

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee employers have tens of thousands of open positions for qualified applicants across the state.

With Tennessee’s latest unemployment rate at its lowest level since June 2007, there is an abundance of job openings across the state.

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Tennessee Strawberries may have to Take Cover to avoid Frost

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s much anticipated strawberry crop will be ready for picking in the next two or three weeks. However, between now and harvest, if current forecasts hold, those berries may have to “take cover” several times to avoid frost damage.

Tennessee weather is predictably unpredictable. It may be spring, but Tennessee typically experiences a few more winter-like periods—called blackberry winter and dogwood winter—before the average late April last-freeze date has passed.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Finds Life-Saving Success through Partnerships

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Partnerships are the cornerstone of Tennessee’s success in combating fire fatalities. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO), a division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI), encourages clubs, charitable and fraternal organizations, and other community-focused groups across the state to consider joining forces with our lifesaving team.

“The State Fire Marshal’s Office is on a mission to reduce Tennessee fire injuries and fatalities, and we’re not alone,” said Gary West, TDCI Deputy Commissioner for Fire Prevention.  “Local fire departments and organizations like the Red Cross are outstanding partners that share the common goal of preventing fire loss, but there’s room for more advocates and even more progress.”

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Smoke Alarm

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American Red Cross Urges Residents to Prepare Now for Floods

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – With record-setting rainfall occurring in West Tennessee, the American Red Cross urges Middle Tennessee residents to take steps now to stay safer when floods threaten.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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TWRA announces portions of Northwest Tennessee for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt

 

Portions of Northwest Tennessee Closed for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to close portions of northwest Tennessee for this weekend’s Young Sportsman Deer Hunt due to severe flooding along the Mississippi River.

The commission met via conference call on Thursday morning to discuss the flooding in areas in the West Tennessee area and how it would impact this weekend’s scheduled two-day Young Sportsman Deer Hunt.

“The flood waters in West Tennessee, occurring uncharacteristically during deer hunting season, offered a unique challenge as the commissioners and agency strive to protect wildlife but still offer as much opportunity as possible,” said TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. “After hearing from constituents about deer being stranded on high ground, the commissioners asked for a teleconference briefing and asked multiple questions ranging from the impact to the deer herd to those who might pursue deer in flooded areas.” «Read the rest of this article»

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“Free at Last” traveling exhibition on Emancipation and Reconstruction on display at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – For the last year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction. “Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans.

Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions. “Free at Last!” is available to museums and historic sites free of charge and is on view at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center in Clarksville from now to December 10th, 2015.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recovers Endangered Teens, Arrests Others on Sex Trafficking and Sex Related Charges

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationJackson, TN – Less than a month after a new law went into effect to help identify, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking in Tennessee, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation joined with partner agencies in West Tennessee to identify and arrest individuals who prey on children.

TBI Agents, including those assigned to TBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked alongside investigators from the Jackson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on a multi-day sting operation in Jackson, TN. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Governors Football 2015 Gameday Guide

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – At every home football game in 2015, Austin Peay State University athletics will be recognizing important members of our campus and community, in addition to offering a fun atmosphere in and outside of Governors Stadium.

Austin Peay Football opens 2015 Season at home against Mercer on September 5th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football opens 2015 Season at home against Mercer on September 5th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division completes 2015 Florida Bass Stockings

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division has completed its Florida largemouth bass stockings for 2015.

TWRA fish hatchery personnel stocked close to 950,000 fingerlings in reservoirs and agency lakes. The stocking goal of 750,000 was exceeded by almost 200,000 fingerlings.

The TWRA was able to get 1,225,000 Florida largemouth fish fry from state fish hatcheries in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas in mid-April. TWRA hatchery staff raised the fry to a stocking size of about two inches. «Read the rest of this article»

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Local Goodwill Stores expand hours

 

Change Scheduled for April 1st

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.Nashville, TN – Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is extending business hours at its stores to better serve customers.

Starting April 1st, stores will open one hour earlier. New store hours will be 8:00am-8:00pm. Monday through Saturday and 10:00am-8:00pm on Sunday. «Read the rest of this article»

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