Unemployment Across Tennessee Holds Steady in August

September 20, 2019

Statewide unemployment for Tennessee held steady in August.  The latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show the seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent mirrors the state’s revised rate from July 2019. [ Read More ]

Counties in Senate District 12 Set to Receive Numerous State Grants Says Senator Yager

September 20, 2019

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced that numerous grants have been awarded to counties in Senate District 12 from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) and the Tennessee Department of State Library and Archives Division.  Six counties in the district will receive ECD’s Three Star grants, while 15 libraries will receive Technology Grants from the State Library and Archives. [ Read More ]

TennCare / Medicaid Eligibility for Foster Care

September 20, 2019

Were you in foster care?  If so, you may still be eligible for TennCare/Medicaid.  Children who have aged out of foster care may be able to get TennCare until age 26.  This is included in the Affordable Care Act that started this year. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

September 17, 2019

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-2019 calendar year was 89.7 percent.  Not only is that half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.  That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide. [ Read More ]

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

September 17, 2019

The Appalachia Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Oneida have furniture, appliances, clothing, household items along with other miscellaneous items for sale. The ReStore is always in need of donations for the store.  All profits are used to further the building ministry of Appalachia Habitat for Humanity.  For more information, call (423) 569-3229 (Oneida) or (423) 627-2507 (Office).

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

September 14, 2019

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland’s Scott County program office is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by a juvenile judge and are trained to research a child’s life in order to make recommendations to the court relating to securing a permanent, safe home for the child.  [ Read More ]

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