Happier Holidays for TN Workers as State Unemployment Drops

December 24, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-24) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have released unemployment statistics that show the seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. [ Read More ]

Business Opportunities in the Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR

December 24, 2018

Wartburg and Oneida, TN (2018-12-22) With roughly a million yearly visitors, there are numerous business opportunities within the boundaries of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River, and the National Park Service must determine what types of commercial activities are necessary and appropriate.  That is to say, all commercial activities should provide high quality visitor experiences while protecting important natural, cultural, and scenic resources. [ Read More ]

SFMO Warns of Fire Dangers Associated with Heating During Winter

December 21, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-20) With just days remaining in 2018, fire fatalities in Tennessee have already exceeded their totals from 2017.  As we enter the winter season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is advising Volunteer State residents that the cold weather season is the deadliest time of the year, and fire-safe behaviors could be the difference between life and death when it comes to home heating fires. [ Read More ]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

December 21, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-12-18) Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019. [ Read More ]

Local Rescue Works to Reduce Abandon Pet Population

December 18, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-12-18) For the past nine years, For the Love of Paws, Inc., a local non-profit pet rescue, has been working to find homes for stray and displaced pets and prevent unwanted animals through its low cost spay and neuter program.  In 2018, more than 550 animals were “fixed” through the local program. [ Read More ]

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