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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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Tennessee Farms Offer Unlimited Fall Fun

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Autumn fun is here! From pumpkin-picking to fall birthday celebrations, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture says agritourism destinations are sure to create a lifetime of memories for the whole family.

If you are looking for the perfect adventure this season, you’re in luck. Many pick-your-own pumpkin patches are already open, and most operations will be in full swing the beginning of October.

Many Tennessee farms are not only providing fun, they are educating the communities around them.

Many Tennessee farms are not only providing fun, they are educating the communities around them.

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Tennessee Employment Rises In Six Largest Counties

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentAtlanta, GA –  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) reported Wednesday, September 18th that employment rose in each of Tennessee’s six largest counties from March 2018 to March 2019. The USBLS qualifies large counties as those with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2018. 

County Employment and Wages in Tennessee - First Quarter 2019

County Employment and Wages in Tennessee – First Quarter 2019

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers State of the State Address

 

Tennessee State Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Monday night, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.

Governor Lee proposed a strong, conservative budget with a record-breaking deposit to the Rainy Day Fund that will lift the state savings account to a historic high $1.1 billion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

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Clarksville Police respond to Home Invasion on Biglen Road

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that there was a home invasion in the 800 block of Biglen Road around 7:52am on Thursday, February 28th.

A man arrived at home, exited his vehicle and was approached by two men outside of his residence displaying handguns. He was hit in the head with a handgun and his BMW keys were taken.

He was able to get away from the men and ran behind a building at which time the men entered his residence. They were inside the house a short period of time and then fled the scene in the stolen BMW.

The stolen BMW was abandoned on Quarry Road that leads to the Vulcan Plant.

The stolen BMW was abandoned on Quarry Road that leads to the Vulcan Plant.

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Government Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

 

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14th.

Meeting this deadline is an important step to ensure February benefits are available to those who qualify during the government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

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Tennessee Department of Health Free Flu Shot Events Planned Statewide December 5th to “FightFluTN”

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.

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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announce Record-Setting High for Economic Impact

 

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced that Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

The economic impact of domestic travel in Montgomery County was $224.27 million with $4.3 million generated in local tax receipts.

2017 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties

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Tennessee Unemployment In July Decreased In Nearly Two-Thirds of Counties

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The unemployment rate in 57 Tennessee counties improved in July 2018, according to statistics released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). 

The unemployment rate remained the same in 19 counties when compared to June and the number of unemployed Tennesseans increased in 19 counties.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Let “Splash and Dash” Scams Put a Damper on Home Improvement Projects

 

Home Improvements Ranked as No. 1 Complaint Category for Second Consecutive Year

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the spring season underway, many Tennesseans are making plans to spruce up their homes with help from lawn care services and construction companies. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding consumers to remain savvy and make sure the individual or business you hire for these home improvement projects doesn’t leave behind incomplete work and unresolved billing issues.

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