Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate At 5.3 Percent

March 24, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-23) Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for February was 5.3 percent. The rate reflected a slight improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate was 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month. [ Read More ]

Legislation advances to aid ambulance services

March 23, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-23) Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) advanced legislation in the State Senate on Wednesday to aid local ambulance services in Tennessee by implementing a quarterly coverage assessment, similar to the assessment that has prevented catastrophic cuts in hospitals in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Commission Affirms Commitment to OHV Registration Fee

March 21, 2017

Huntsville, TN (2017-03-20) The Scott County Commission has gone on record in support of a pending bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that would allow the county to tack-on an additional fee to off-highway-vehicle (OHV) registrations.  If passed, the new fee would generate an estimated $40,000 in revenue. [ Read More ]

Scott Jobless Rate Continues Upward Trend

March 10, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-09) The unemployment rate in Scott County continued to trend upward in January, jumping a full percentage point over the month.  Scott County wasn’t alone, as the jobless rate increased in every county across the state in January. [ Read More ]

Scott County Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccine

February 1, 2017

Huntsville, TN (2017-02-01) Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Scott County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing flu vaccinations at no charge to area residents on a first come, first served basis. [ Read More ]

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