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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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Tennessee Sunshine to Power Jack Daniel’s

A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the iconic Tennessee whiskey maker’s Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own, and …

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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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United Way of Hwy 55 is Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Allocation Cycle

United Way of HWY 55 is now accepting applications for the next allocation cycle. All nonprofits that serve Coffee, Moore, or Warren County citizens are eligible to apply for funds. Applications are due May 3, 2021. Email Director@highway55unitedway.org to request an application. ABOUT UNITED WAY OF HIGHWAY 55 ALLOCATION PROGRAM The United Way of Highway …

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Bomb Threat in Lynchburg on Monday Afternoon

Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department shut down Elm Street near downtown Lynchburg on Monday afternoon after a bomb threat. All homes on Elm Street and businesses in the area had to be evacuated while law enforcement investigated. The bomb squad was from Nashville was also brought in to investigate the issue and no bomb was …

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First Female named Assistant Distiller at Jack Daniel’s

The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg has announced that Lexie Phillips has been named Assistant Distiller, making her the first woman to serve in that official capacity for the iconic Tennessee Whiskey brand. Phillips will serve as a collaborator with Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Chris Fletcher. Phillips, who has worked in Lynchburg for more than …

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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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United Way of Highway 55 Thanks the Community and Donors

Last year was a struggle for so many businesses and nonprofits. It was the year of challenge, change, and unknown. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have worked hard to connect both nonprofits, and citizens in our community with the resources they need. The needs for the citizens in our community grew during the pandemic. Whether that …

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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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