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Voters, Voters and More Voters; Records being Smashed

Through the sixth day of early voting, more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Through Tuesday, 929,744 voters had cast their ballot at early voting locations and 155,640 absentee ballots had been returned to local election commission offices for a total of 1,085,384 votes cast. Area …

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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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Bedford County Authorities Searching for Murder Suspect

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office announces a warrant and search for Rolando Esquivel Garcia. When found Garcia will face charges of Criminal Homicide and Attempted Criminal Homicide. Rolando Esquivel Garcia is wanted in the shooting of two men Sunday afternoon on Lower Halls Mill Rd. One man died from his injuries, the second is critically …

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Need a Job? 5,000 Job Openings in Rutherford County

If you are needing a job, one nearby county leaders say they’re open; they’re booming; plus, Rutherford County has 5,000 jobs open right now. Rutherford County was at about 3.2 percent unemployment before the pandemic hit. Then the rate skyrocketed to about 13 percent during the lockdown, and now it’s down to 7.5 percent. Contact …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Announces Donation

Ascend Federal Credit Union has announced that it has donated $25,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) with the purpose of improving America’s financial health and well-being. This year’s donation is a $15,000 increase from 2019. “It’s been a tough year for our country, which makes it especially rewarding that Ascend was able to more than double our …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Named One of the Nation’s Best Credit Unions to Work For

For the fifth consecutive year, Ascend Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, has been recognized by Credit Union Journal as one of the top 50 best credit unions to work for in the U.S. Ascend is also the only Tennessee credit union listed five times since the survey and awards program’s inception in 2014. Based in …

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In the First Step Rezoning Proposal (Rock Quarry) Voted Down by Planning Commission

Hawkins Asphalt based in Bedford County made a proposal to the Coffee County planning commission on Tuesday for a zoning change. The proposal is to change the zoning on a portion of the 1,000 acre Waterson Farm in Beechgrove. The rezoning would allow a rock quarry to be built on about 1/3 of the land. …

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I-24 Rampage Survivor Aileen Stevens released from Chattanooga Hospital

A Tennessee family is mourning the loss of a man who was shot and killed over the weekend during a carjacking spree on I-24 in Coffee County. Jordan Stevens was shot in front of his wife Aileen, who was in the crash that ended the violent rampage in Marion County Sunday evening. Others were injured …

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