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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Reach Historic Highs

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Statistics released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a staggering increase in unemployment for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in April as many businesses closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

April 2020 Tennessee County Unemployment Rates

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities. 

Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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“Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” Smoke Alarm Program continues in 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) proudly announces that the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program will continue providing life-saving smoke alarms to Tennesseans in 2020 with the recent approval of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

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New Tennessee Child Well-Being Report Focuses on Challenges Rural Counties Face

 

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – The differing challenges faced by Tennessee’s urban and rural counties, as well as those that are shared, are explored in KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee.

This report, produced by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Tennessee KIDS COUNT® partner, is released in conjunction with county profiles for all 95 Tennessee counties. The profiles include substantial county-level data and county ranks in important areas affecting child development: economic well-being, education, health and family, and community.

The profiles also list county measures on 38 indicators.

Tennessee map with Tennessee county child well-being ranks shown by quintile.

Tennessee map with Tennessee county child well-being ranks shown by quintile.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Invasive Tick detected in Six additional Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in an additional six Tennessee counties:  Knox County, Jefferson County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Putnam County, and Sevier County.

Asian Longhorned Tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Hard at work in Tennessee

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – It’s been a busy August in Tennessee! It has been a delight to visit nearly 40 different counties in the Volunteer State! Here’s a bit of what I’ve been working on lately.

In Marion County, I met with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative to learn how they are working on bringing broadband to unserved areas. Earlier this year, I introduced the bipartisan Internet Exchange Act, which will help improve internet access for consumers and expand rural broadband services. The sad truth is that many of our rural areas aren’t underserved–they’re unserved. It is time to change that.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Montgomery County Ranks Second-Highest of all Tennessee Counties for Tourism Growth

 

Visitor Spending in Montgomery County Tops $244.7 Million in 2018

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Out of 95 Tennessee counties, Montgomery County saw the second-highest growth rate in tourism spending of all in 2018. Direct travel spending increased 9.12% over 2017, for a record-high of $244.7 million. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell announced Tuesday that the state hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending, up 6% from 2017.

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

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Tennessee Department of Human Services announces Incentives for Equal Access to Child Care

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN –  The second major change this year to help families participating in the Child Care Certificate Program access quality car has been announced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). 

Child Care

Child Care

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee in October, 2018.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet in Communities across Tennessee

 

AT&TNashville, TNAT&T* has expanded internet access in communities throughout Tennessee to better serve those in rural and urban areas alike.

As part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, AT&T has deployed high-speed internet service to rural and underserved locations in parts of 51 counties serving more than 37,000 Tennessee locations.

For much of this rural deployment, AT&T is using its Fixed Wireless Internet service.  Launched in Tennessee in June of 2017, this innovative service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps to homes and small businesses.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

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