Day: October 15, 2020

Covid-19 Active Cases, Deaths and Hospitalizations continue to Climb in Tennessee and Coffee County

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 2,289 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, October 15, bringing the state to 222,827 total cases. TDH also confirmed 36 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,864 total deaths. Residents of Manchester and Coffee County woke to the news Monday morning that Mayor Lonnie Norman had …

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Tullahoma Man Killed in Moore County Crash

A one-vehicle crash in Moore County this week took the life of a Tullahoma man. 36 year-old Benjamin Brazzell was killed after he apparently lost control of his 2003 Honda Civic on Hwy 82 South. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Brazell’s car went off the road hit a guard rail then crossed the roadway …

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State Unemployment Rate Drops Drastically

Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the state’s economic recovery continued in September. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2020 is 6.3%, a decrease of 2.3 percentage points from the revised August rate of 8.6%. The latest rate is 9.2 percentage points lower than the April 2020 …

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Motlow Grows 800% in Dual Enrollment/High School Concurrent Graduates

Motlow State’s Dual Enrollment (DE) program, already featuring the highest enrollment of any community college in the state, set another milestone in May. The number of students who graduated from Motlow the same semester as they graduated high school grew a phenomenal 800%. Partnerships with secondary schools are at the forefront of Motlow’s mission to …

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Why Civil Legal Aid Is Essential for Economic Recovery

By DarKenya W. Waller, executive director, Legal Aid Society COVID-19 has sent Middle Tennesseans into a tailspin. It is becoming evident that the long-term effects will be serious, and in some respects, permanent. Many of us are facing health and economic hardships. Many newly poor residents are navigating benefits and charitable systems for the very …

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Workers’ “Human Skills” Will Still be Critical, Post-Pandemic

Uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-coronavirus work landscape, according to Jamie Merisotis, author of a new book on the future of the workforce. At least one study estimates 40% of jobs that saw COVID-related layoffs aren’t coming back, and Merisotis said the crisis offers the opportunity for large-scale rethinking of higher education and …

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