It’s no secret, Chronic Waste Disease (CWD) is in Tennessee and it poses a huge threat to our deer and elk populations. CWD is a highly contagious neurological disease in deer and elk that causes weight loss, abnormal behavior, and eventual death. [ Read More ]
State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that his annual Grants Conference will be held Wednesday, September 18th, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Roane State Community College in Harriman. [ Read More ]
Data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) indicates unemployment increased in Tennessee’s 95 counties during June 2019. Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below five percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, five percent. With a rate of three percent, both Williamson and Davidson Counties have the state’s lowest unemployment. The new figure represents a 0.8 of a percentage point increase for Williamson County and a 0.7 of a percentage point jump for Davidson County. Hancock County recorded Tennessee’s highest unemployment in June. At 7.7 percent, the county saw a 2.4 percentage point increase in unemployment when compared to May. The current rate is 1.4 percentage points higher than it was in June of last year. Nationally, unemployment increased from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent in June.
Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced that 18,560 students in 928 classrooms across Tennessee will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2019-2020 school year. [ Read More ]
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is joining other states and national regulators to warn consumers about reports of people claiming to represent genetic testing firms who are visiting senior living communities, assisted living facilities, and senior centers to swab seniors cheeks purportedly to collect genetic material in order to screen for cancer or other life-threatening diseases. [ Read More ]
This week marks nine years since over 13 inches of rain fell across Middle Tennessee, causing more than $2 billion in damages and claiming more than 20 lives as the Cumberland River crested to over 51 feet. [ Read More ]
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month, just one month after he signed a bill to ease some restrictions on wineries. Leaders in the Tennessee wine industry hope these efforts and others will continue to encourage the state’s small but growing wine industry. [ Read More ]
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced on February 21st, that Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 24th-March 2nd, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB), and the National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning preparedness a priority. [ Read More ]