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Tennessee Titans High School Game of the Week presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors starts this week

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans today announced the 2016 launch of the Titans High School Game of the Week presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Beginning this week, Week 2 of the High School football season, four matchups will be chosen to compete to become the High School Game of the Week. A panel of media members select the top matchups from East, Middle, and West Tennessee, and one wild card.

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Dunbar Cave’s Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival Fun for All

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road held its Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival on Saturday with numerous events for the family.

From 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, hummingbirds were banded by Cyndi Routledge, a master bander who has completed the five-year course taught by the Department of the Interior.

Information gathered at the banding is sent to Laurel, Maryland where a huge data base on hummingbirds is located under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Fatal to Horses and Humans Detected in Tennessee

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Health are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.

Mosquitoes transmit EEE. Humans cannot contract these viral infections directly from infected horses. However, mosquito-borne diseases do pose a public health risk.

Mosquitoes transmit the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.

Mosquitoes transmit the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.

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TBI arrests Carroll County Man on Multiple Drug-Related Charges

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationJackson, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other West Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a McKenzie man on drug-related charges.

Special Agents began investigating a complaint against Tanner Scott Workman, following a tip. Agents and detectives with the Paris/ Henry County Metro Narcotics Unit and the McKenzie Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Workman’s residence at 530 Paw Paw Lane.

Tanner Scott Workman arrested on Drug Charges.

Tanner Scott Workman arrested on Drug Charges.

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Tennessee has Record-Breaking Number of Jobs Available

 

Employers in Middle Tennessee Lead the State in Job Opportunities

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) reported Friday almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016.

That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site.

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Tennessee Hunting Seasons set at May Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRATullahoma, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s 2016-17 hunting seasons at its May meeting which concluded Friday at the Arnold Air Force Base Gossick Leadership Center.

The state’s hunting seasons are annually established each year during the TWFC’s May meeting. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made its recommendations during the April meeting. Additional recommendations were made by commission members.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Thunderstorm Watch this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County that is in effect this afternoon until 8:00pm tonight, Sunday, May 1st.

Thunderstorms are developing from Western Tennessee to Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana and these storms should increase some in coverage and intensity through the afternoon while spreading eastward.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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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.”

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

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