Tennessee Named Finalist In Race To The Top Competition

March 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-04) Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Tennessee is one of 16 finalists in the first round of the federal government’s Race to the Top competition, which will award $4.35 billion in competitive grants designed to encourage and reward states that are pursuing education innovation. [ Read More ]

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President Extends Unemployment Insurance Deadline

March 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-04) An emergency act signed into law Tuesday night by President Obama will allow many of Tennessee’s unemployed more time to receive unemployment benefits. The measure extends the eligibility period from February 28 to March 30 to transition into existing extended benefit programs. The new law; however, does not add additional weeks of benefits to any of the existing federal extensions of unemployment insurance. [ Read More ]

January Unemployment Rate 10.7 Percent

March 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-04) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for January was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate of 10.7 percent. The January rate a year ago was 9.1 percent. The national unemployment rate for January 2010 was 9.7 percent, down from the December rate of 10 percent. [ Read More ]

First Lady Andrea Conte To Lead Walks For Child Advocacy Centers

March 2, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-02) Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte has announced the dates for 13 Andrea Walks events in the months of March, April and May. Conte, a longtime advocate for victims’ rights issues, launched the Andrea Walks initiative in 2004 to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and provide support for Tennessee’s Child Advocacy Centers. [ Read More ]

Congressman Lincoln Davis Honored with Award from Development District Association of Appalachia

March 2, 2010

Washington, D.C. (2010-03-02) The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) has honored U.S. Representative Lincoln Davis (D-Pall Mall) with its 2010 Congressional Award.  Davis was presented with the award for his “ongoing commitment and strong support of the Appalachian Regional Commission and its programs” and for his “dedicated service to the people of the 13-state Appalachian Region.” [ Read More ]

March Final Month To Qualify For August Election

March 1, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-01) March is the last full month for persons interested in running for office in the August County General Election to pick up qualifying petitions.  Candidate forms must be returned to the Scott County Election Commission by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010. [ Read More ]

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