East Tennessee Attorneys General File Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

October 6, 2017

Jacksboro, TN (2017-10-05) The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts have jointly filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

September 15, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-09-14) Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic. [ Read More ]

Hunter Education Course Scheduled

September 12, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-09-12) Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 must take and successfully complete an Agency approved hunter education program in order to hunt.  Persons interested in becoming certified in Hunter Education need to register now for class to be held in October. [ Read More ]

2017 Elk Hunt Participants Announced

September 3, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-0831) The 15 persons who will participate in the 2017 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced Wednesday during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building. [ Read More ]

No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-09-01) The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews stopped all lane closure activity on Friday and roadways will remain open through 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. [ Read More ]

County Unemployment Rates Increase across the State in June

July 28, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-07-27) Despite posting the lowest unemployment rate in state history earlier this month, county unemployment rates released on Thursday showed rates increased in every county across the state.  Scott County saw a significant upward shift in joblessness; however, it landed just one-tenth of a percentage point outside the top ten. [ Read More ]

First-Ever National Hire a Veteran Day Recognized in Tennessee

July 24, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-07-24) Every day in Tennessee, dozens of members of our nation’s military leave service and start their search for civilian employment. July 25, 2017 is the inaugural National Hire a Veteran Day in the United States.  It is a day when employers are encouraged to consider the benefits a veteran can bring to the workplace. [ Read More ]

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