Marijuana Use On The Rise Among Local Students

March 18, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-03-18) Since its inception in 2001, the STAND program has been tracking illegal drug use in our local school systems.  From 2001-2009, the use of marijuana by middle and high school students has shown a steady decline; however, over the last year, the use of marijuana has shown explosive growth—jumping nearly 1,000%.  [ Read More ]

February Unemployment Rate 9.6 Percent

March 17, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-17) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for February was 9.6 percent, up 0.2 from the revised January rate of 9.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for February 2011 was 8.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the January rate.  [ Read More ]

Out Of Tragedy Comes Hope For Local Residents

March 16, 2011

Helenwood, TN (2011-03-16) The recent Tsunami in Japan has impacted the lives of thousands of people, not only in Japan, but in the United States.  Locally, one Japanese-owned manufacturing facility is forging ahead in the face of adversity, not only doing business as usual, but committing to a planned expansion that will provide badly need jobs to the community.  [ Read More ]

THP Urges Motorists To Act Responsibly This St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-16) More than 50 sobriety and driver license checkpoints are planned across the state, as the Tennessee Highway Patrol steps up enforcement efforts for the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period beginning at midnight, Wednesday, March 16th through 11:59 p.m., Thursday March 17th.  [ Read More ]

Haslam Requests FEMA Assess Local Flood Damage

March 11, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-11) Governor Bill Haslam has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide a joint preliminary damage assessment for impacted counties for federal assistance programs due to the recent tornadoes and flooding in those counties that began on February 28, 2011.  [ Read More ]

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