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DREMC gives Donation to Moore County Chamber, Economic Revitalization

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is facilitating a $25,000 total contribution to support local economies, with $12,500 being contributed by DREMC and a matching $12,500 donation provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Several chambers of commerce in the DREMC service area have been awarded funding with each being presented a portion of the …

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Guns are Big Business in Tennessee

New data on firearm background checks by the TBI’s Tennessee Instant Check System show a record-setting number of transactions in 2020. The spike represents a 53 percent increase over 2019. According to the TBI in 2019, there were 485,702 transactions while in 2020 there were over 740,580 transactions. The TBI says Tennessee’s spike outpaced the national …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Donates to Shelbyville/Bedford County Chamber of Commerce

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is continuing to present $25,000 in total contributions to support local economies, with $12,500 being contributed by DREMC and a matching $12,500 donation provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Several chambers of commerce in the DREMC service area have been awarded funding with each being presented a portion …

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Motlow is an FANUC Authorized Satellite Training (FAST) Program.

Motlow State’s Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) achieved a significant milestone recently, becoming a FANUC Authorized Satellite Training (FAST) Program. Achieving FAST school status qualifies Motlow’s students who successfully complete the authorized course work to be on par with those attending FANUC provided training. FANUC recognizes FAST certified students as eligible for advanced training. …

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Sportsmen & Businessmen’s Charitable Organization Awards Grants to Local Grants

Sportsmen & Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) has awarded over $8,000 to local educators across Coffee County and Manchester City through its Educational Enrichment Grant opportunity. SBCO’s Educational Enrichment Grant encourages local educators to submit innovative, outside-the -box opportunities for their students and schools that may encompass STEM, literacy, physical activity, social/emotional, to fine arts or career readiness. …

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Tennessee Unemployment on the Rise

Statewide unemployment inched upwards during the final month of 2020, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2020 is 6.4%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from November’s revised rate of 5.2%. Tennessee’s latest jobless statistic remains below the …

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Regina Bucher is First Female Security Services Lead at Arnold AFB

With the recent hiring of Regina Bucher by Akima Intra-Data, Arnold Air Force Base now has its first female leading the Facility Support Services (FSS) II Security Service contract section. Eugene Mittuch, project manager for FSS II at Arnold, commented on the significance of this event. “It’s a first in the 60-plus years of AEDC’s …

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Dollar General to Pay Employees to get COVID-19 Vaccine

Dollar General with numerous locations in the On Target News coverage area has announced it will be giving its employees a monetary incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If employees are vaccinated, they will receive four hours of pay. The company, headquartered in Goodlettsville, is one of the first big retailers to provide their employees …

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U.S. Space Command Headquarters Moving to Huntsville, Ala

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is to conduct operations such as enabling satellite-based navigation and troop communication …

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Arrowheads Aerospace Museum plans Move to New Location

Board directors of the Arrowheads Aerospace Museum have decided to relocate the museum. The museum, which has not operated for some time, is currently located near Exit 114 off Interstate 24 at 24 Campground Rd., Manchester, and museum directors want to construct a new building on Highway 55, across from the Coffee County Administrative Plaza. …

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