Senator Yager Pleased Small Businesses Will Have An Advocate With NewAppointment

September 10, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-09-10) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) said today he is very pleased that small businesses will have an advocate to help them cut through the red tape of government when they need assistance.  The announcement follows Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson’s appointment of Joshua Helton to the newly-created position of Small Business Advocate for Tennessee.  [ Read More ]

Local Native American Tribe Loses State Recognition

September 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-09-04) After years of trying to gain recognition for being descendants of the Cherokee, the United Eastern Lenape Nation of Winfield was granted state recognition in June.  A court order filed last week has apparently terminated the tribes’ rights to their heritage. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Issues Labor Day Crackdown Warning

September 1, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-09-01) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) prepares for its second summer enforcement campaign as the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend draws near. The THP will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest attack on impaired driving, beginning Friday, September 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. and ending Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Troopers

August 30, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-08-30) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it is aggressively seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new Trooper Cadet Class slated to begin in the spring of 2011, if funds become available. Applications will only be accepted through Friday, September 17, 2010.  [ Read More ]

Tennessee’s Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Open

August 24, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-08-24) Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber today announced the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) opened Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying Energy Star heating and cooling appliances, funded out of $5.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars. Applications will be available online at or by phone at 1-877-741-4304. [ Read More ]

July Unemployment Rate 9.8 Percent

August 19, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-08-19) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised June rate of 10.0 percent. The July 2009 rate was 10.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for July 2010 was 9.5 percent, unchanged from the June rate of 9.5 percent. [ Read More ]

THP Gears Up For Back To School Enforcement

August 9, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-08-09) The Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for the school year with a heightened enforcement campaign to keep children safe in and around school zones. Cracking down on motorists who disregard laws designed to protect children and monitoring school zones and bus stops are just a few components of the enforcement effort. [ Read More ]

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