Beat the Heat with Tennessee’s Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program

July 25, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-07-25) Temperatures are heating up quickly and as Tennessee residents turn up the air conditioning, the Department of Economic and Community Development wants to remind Tennesseans about rebates that are available for qualifying Energy Star cooling and heating appliances. Applications for the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) are available online at or by phone at 1-877-741-4304 on a first-come, first-served basis. [ Read More ]

Bankston Denied Parole

July 22, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-07-22) A Scott County man convicted of killing his wife in a bloody Thanksgiving Day murder has been denied parole by the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.  While the action has been recommended by the Chairman of the Board, his decision must be affirmed by two other board members. [ Read More ]

State Unemployment Rate at 9.8 Percent

July 21, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-07-21) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June was 9.8 percent, up slightly from the May revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for June 2011 was 9.2 percent, up from the May revised rate of 9.1 percent. [ Read More ]

STAND Drug Take Back Event Saturday

July 19, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-07-19) Schools Together Allowing No Drugs (STAND), along with local law enforcement agencies, will host its fourth prescription and over-the-counter drug take-back event Saturday at its offices in Oneida. [ Read More ]

County Tentatively Agrees To Negotiate Hospital Deal With MississippiCompany

July 18, 2011

Huntsville, TN (2011-07-18) The Scott County Commission has tentatively agreed to enter into a Letter of Intent with Pioneer Health Systems, a Mississippi health care company that has expressed an interest in operating the ScottCountyHospital.  The Commission’s action followed a verbal affirmation from a representative from Health Management Associates (HMA), the health care giant that is assuming all of Mercy Health Partners’ Tennessee assets, was not interested in operating the facility past the expiration of the current lease in May of 2012. [ Read More ]

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