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Unemployment Rate Down in Area Counties

Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-eight counties went down. Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.2%. Cocke County had the highest at 8.5%. Coffee County went down from 5.2 percent in December to 4.7 …

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Corrected place of Death: Student Dies after incident at Franklin County High School

A 17-year-old boy with special needs at Franklin County High School died while eating lunch on last Thursday afternoon March 11, 2021. WSMV-TV reports that Principal Roger Alsup confirmed the Junior was eating his lunch in the classroom when he began to choke on the food. Alsup said a code team responded to the classroom …

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Follow-Up; Man on the Run from Police has been Captured

A man who was wanted for multiple vehicle thefts in Coffee and surrounding counties has been apprehended in Warren County.47 year old Jeffery Michael Hodges was wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies including Warren and Coffee counties. He was taken into custody early Tuesday by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Hodges faces charges of violation …

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University of the South in Sewanee Students use Racial Epithets against Opposing Lacrosse Players

The University of the South in Sewanee, TN is working to identify students who leveled racial epithets at members of the visiting Emmanuel College men’s lacrosse team during a game. In a letter posted on the school’s website, University of the South Vice Chancellor and President Reuben E. Brigety II said some of the school’s …

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Tennessee Department of Education Announces School Districts selected to participate in Reading 360

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the 48 districts selected to participate in the optional, Pre-K–12 Literacy Implementation Networks, part of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students. As part of Reading 360, eight regional implementation networks will consist of 48 districts with the overarching goal of supporting the implementation …

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Area Law Enforcement Searching for Car Burglary

Be on the lookout for 47 year-old Jeffery Michael Hodges, (white male, 5’9”, 165 lbs, bald with blue eyes). Hodges is wanted for car burglaries and thefts from Warren and Coffee counties and has been connected to other car burglaries in other counties as well. Hodges is considered to be armed and dangerous and at …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Renovates Drive-Up Facilities at 8 Branches

Ascend Federal Credit Union the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, announced today that it has completed an extensive renovation program that brings extended service hours to members.  Ascend members can now be served from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at all of the credit union’s branches with drive-ups, thanks to the addition …

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Bissell Pet Foundation makes stop in Franklin County

The Franklin County Animal Control and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Cathy Bissell of the Bissell Pet Foundation and staff for their recent visit to Franklin County Animal Control. Bissell and her foundation are well renowned for their work in the care and placement for abandoned animals. The visit was a …

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