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Slow Down Tennessee

Area law enforcement officials are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” Now thru April 30 law enforcement will increase education, awareness, saturation and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a …

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Virtual Gala succeeds for Motlow College Foundation

Like so many other nonprofits, the Motlow College Foundation recently had to postpone its main fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala, due to the pandemic. Instead of canceling, the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees seized the opportunity to shift the event online and hosted its first-ever Virtual Gala. The week-long celebration and …

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Amtrak’s 2035 plan would bring Train through Local Area

Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee with stops in Atlanta and Chattanooga. The map shows the rail running through Manchester as it makes its way to and from Nashville. The routes are among several nationwide proposed by Amtrak after President Joe Biden announced his sweeping …

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Unemployment Rate Drops in 90 of 95 Counties

Ninety counties Tennessee experienced lower unemployment during the month of February. Four counties recorded an increase in unemployment, while Smith County remained unchanged. Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest jobless rate in February at 3.1%, down 0.1 of a percentage point from January. Area County Rates: Bedford 5.3 Jan. 4.8 Feb. Cannon 4.3 …

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Select Health Departments Extend Hours for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Tennessee Department of Health has expanded both the eligible age groups and hours available for COVID-19 vaccines for 10 counties in the state’s southeastern region. The region includes Franklin, Grundy and Marion Counties. The counties are now vaccinating people 16 and older. The local health departments offer COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. To book your appointment, …

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Grundy County man still Missing 8 Months after his 4-Wheeler was found

Grundy County resident 32 year-old Josh Day disappeared on his four-wheeler in the Foster Falls area. He was last seen Friday, July 24, 2020. After going for a 4-wheeler ride. The initial search for Josh was spearheaded by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Josh’s four-wheeler was found quickly, just across the Marion County line. However, …

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Two Police Pursuits End with Five Total Arrests

Three people were arrested early Friday morning on Highway 56 in Warren County after a police pursuit began in Grundy County.Sheriff Clint Shrum of the Grundy Co. Sheriffs Dept. said deputies were doing a patrol in Tarlton Valley, when they observed a red car traveling toward Warren County. They observed that the vehicle had no …

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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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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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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Portal Opens Monday

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is administering a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for the majority of Tennessee**. Under guidance from the US Treasury, funds designated as part of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 will support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other home energy costs due to …

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