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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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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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Lincoln County Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

A man from Lincoln County, Tennessee is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with allegedly reselling prescription pills obtained through the healthcare insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 69 year-old Steven Wayne Carte of Petersburg. He’s charged with TennCare fraud, a class D …

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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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Officer-Involved Shooting in Lincoln County

At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances involved in an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County.  Preliminary information indicates that deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a man driving a side-by-side utility task vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. …

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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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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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COVID-19 Vaccines have begun at Select Pharmacies

Tennessee’s Department of Health says that access to COVID-19 vaccinations has been expanded under the launch of a federal government program. The vaccinations will be provided for free under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a state and federal partnership that targets getting immunizations in underserved areas. Many pharmacies across the state will participate in the …

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Select Walmart locations to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

Walmart pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 12, 2021. More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week. Manchester, Tullahoma, Shelbyville and Fayetteville locations are on the list scheduled to receive the vaccines.  Check with the local …

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