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Most to Vote on Union at Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

Federal regulators have denied a union push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna. The ruling instead set a July union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said it disagrees and is requesting a review of the …

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City of Tullahoma Selects Consultant for Citywide Plan

Tullahoma Officials announced that an interdisciplinary team led by The Walker Collaborative has been selected for the Tullahoma citywide planning project, ThinkTullaoma2040, Take off To Tomorrow. “The City is looking forward to embarking on this important citywide process with The Walker Collaborative,” said Jennifer Moody, City Administrator. “This year-long effort is a major investment that …

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World Blood Donor Day Celebration Highlights the need for ongoing Blood Donations

Blood transfusions are the most frequent procedure performed in hospitals with more than 33,000 daily donations required to meet patient needs in the U.S. Local blood center, Blood Assurance, is asking donors to Commit to Give all year long and join them for a special event this month. June 14 is annually recognized as World …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Promotes David Feldhaus to CFO

Ascend Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, announced today that it has promoted David Feldhaus to chief financial officer. Feldhaus, who previously served as vice president of internal audit, succeeds Sandra Gregory, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.  “I am thrilled to promote David to this key executive role,” …

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Unity Medical Center Opens New Intensive Care Unit in Manchester

Unity Medical Center announced that it opened a 4-bed intensive care unit for patients requiring a higher level of medical care. The ICU is located in a newly renovated space previously used to conduct sleep studies in the hospital located at 481 Interstate Drive. Unity also added a new waiting room and physician consultation area …

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Elk River Public Utility District provides Rebates of $750,000 to Over 16,000 Customers

The Elk River Public Utility District (ERPUD) Board of Commissioners met on Monday, May 24, 2021 District Revenue for FY 2021 is projected to exceed budget estimates due to Increased Natural Gas Sales and an Increase in Residential and Commercial Activity throughout the District’s service area. As a result, the Board voted to provide Rebates …

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TN Gov Signs Bill Supporting Independent Pharmacies, Patients

Gov. Bill Lee has signed into law legislation aimed at protecting independent pharmacies from rising fees and patient-steering associated with the companies that manage prescription benefits on behalf of health insurers. Greg Bohannon, co-owner of Thrifty MedPlus Pharmacy in Ooltewah, said pharmacy-benefit managers, which have ballooned into monopolies in recent decades, are unfairly targeting small pharmacies. “So …

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Area County Unemployment Rates for April Improve

Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. The rates remained the same in two counties, while six counties did experience higher unemployment. Bedford County 5.2 in March. 4.6 in April Cannon County 4.4 to 3.6 Coffee County 4.9 to 4.0 Franklin County 4.7 to 3.9 Grundy County 6.5 to …

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6,000 New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Last Week

6,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee last week, the lowest number in nearly six months, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. The department reported the number of new claims for the week ending May 22 was 6,006, a decrease of about 1,400 from the previous …

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Scam Warning for Business Owners

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is issuing a warning statement to business owners across Tennessee, advising them of a scam that has recently resurfaced. A fake mailer from a company that goes by two names: Tennessee Certificate Service and TN Certificate of Existence Filing Company. The misleading mailer is titled “2021 Certificate of Existence Request” …

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