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Lamar Alexander announces $6 Million for 50-75 Miles of Mountain Bike Trails in Cocke County

 

U.S. SenateHartford, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said a $6 million federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct 50-75 miles of mountain bike trails in Cocke County will help encourage more people that visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to come through Cocke County.

“This is a huge investment from ARC. Cocke County is one of the most economically distressed counties in Tennessee and this investment will help increase the tourism industry in Cocke County by bringing more of the 12 million visitors who come to Smokies each year and the 3 million visitors who come to the Cherokee National Forest each year to the area,” Senator Alexander said.

Senator Lamar Alexander joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-chair Tim Thomas, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Cocke County for today’s announcement by the ARC.

Senator Lamar Alexander joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-chair Tim Thomas, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Cocke County for today’s announcement by the ARC.

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Tennessee Unemployment in several Counties Increased in October

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Many Tennessee counties experienced changes in their unemployment rates during October 2020, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County unemployment in October was 7.7% an increase of 1.4% from September’s 6.3%.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rates Fall in Every County

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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APSU joins state effort to get more face masks in hands of Tennessee residents

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has joined a state effort to distribute close to 300,000 free or low-cost cloth face coverings across the state.

APSU bought 30,000 (about 10 percent of the masks) to give to students, staff and faculty.

Austin Peay State University Face Mask. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Face Mask. (APSU)

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Tennessee Economic Recovery Group Enlists Flagship Tennessee Brands to Get More Masks in Hands of Tennessee Residents

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has developed the TN Strong Mask Movement, partnering with more than 30 flagship brands to distribute close to 300,000 free or low-cost cloth face coverings, at a projected value of more than $3 million, across the state.

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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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TSSAA Board of Control meets via Teleconference

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Nashville, TN – The TSSAA Board of Control met on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. The meeting is normally held in person, but was conducted via teleconference due to the numerous precautions being taken regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus.

The Board discussed the current status of the state basketball tournaments and voted to continue with the current suspension of the state basketball tournaments and explore what options are possible to conduct the tournament at a date in the near future.

TSSAA takes action on the future of State Basketball Tournaments and Spring Sports.

TSSAA takes action on the future of State Basketball Tournaments and Spring Sports.

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Tennessee Unemployment Drops in almost every County

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Unemployment rates in nearly every Tennessee county, including distressed counties, declined during September, according to data released Thursday, October 24th, 2019 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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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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