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TDOT to halt Interstate Construction for Easter Holiday

March 30, 2018

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures now through Monday, April 2nd at 6:00am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Easter Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Easter Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Gas Prices are Highest of the Year according to AAA

March 26, 2018

AAANashville, TN Tennessee motorists will soon find some of the most expensive gas prices in five months. Tennessee’s state average of $2.41 is tied with this year’s high – set in February – and the highest price since October. 

“Gasoline demand has been very strong the past few weeks, as Americans travel for spring break,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Crude oil prices are the highest they've been since January 26th.

Crude oil prices are the highest they’ve been since January 26th.

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Tennessee Statewide Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Low Levels

March 22, 2018

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced statewide unemployment remained near historic low levels in February with the preliminary rate at 3.4 percent.

February’s rate is up just 0.1 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate of 3.3 percent. Over the past 12 months, Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased a full percentage point from 4.4 percent to 3.4 percent and remains less than the national average of 4.1 percent.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Comprehensive Plan to Transform Principal Leadership in Tennessee Schools

March 21, 2018

The Transforming School Leadership Initiative Leverages Both State and Private Dollars

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced a comprehensive initiative to transform the leadership of Tennessee’s schools by improving the preparation, retention, and development of school principals.

 The Transforming School Leadership initiative leverages both state and private dollars to improve school leader preparation programs, reward and retain individuals effectively leading the state’s lowest performing schools, and provide networking opportunities and support for principals in rural communities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Proposes $30 Million for School Safety

March 20, 2018

Tennessee Governor’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Amendment Also Includes Additional Improvements for Broadband, Higher Education and Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the Tennessee General Assembly in the coming weeks.

The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reminds Tennesseans “It’s Pothole Season”

March 19, 2018

TDOT working to Repair Damaged Areas

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges.  Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement, then freezes and thaws causing the cracks to expand.  The constant pounding of traffic loosens the pavement which causes it to crumble, creating potholes.

Severe swings in temperature followed by periods of rain are the perfect conditions for widespread potholes to form.

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

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AAA says Gas Prices Rise 4 Cents as Supplies Dip

March 19, 2018

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the third cheapest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – Gas prices are on the rise once again, after declining for nearly two weeks. Tennessee gas prices declined early last week, then rose a total of 4 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.34 is the same as a month ago, yet remains 30 cents more than this time last year.

“There are a few of factors that gave gas prices a boost, but this time it wasn’t crude oil,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

The average price at the pump went up 4 cents last week.

The average price at the pump went up 4 cents last week.

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Tennessee Begins 2018 With County Unemployment Rates Lower Than January 2017

March 18, 2018

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) have released county unemployment statistics for January 2018.  A vast majority of the state’s 95 counties continue to record unemployment rates under 5 percent and every county’s rate was lower than it was in January 2017.

Henry County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, up 1.0 percent from December’s 3.9 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for January 2018

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists to Make Safe Choices During the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

March 16, 2018

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reminds motorists to buckle up and drive sober during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. 

State troopers will utilize traffic safety enforcement tools including saturation patrols and sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes during the holiday weekend. 

The St. Patrick’s Day holiday enforcement period starts at midnight, Saturday, March 17th, and ends on March 18th at 11:59pm.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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TBI releases “Crime on Campus 2017” Study

March 15, 2018

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released to the public its annual crime study detailing the volume and nature of crime on the state’s college and university campuses.

‘Crime on Campus 2017’ compiles data submitted to TBI by the state’s colleges, universities, and law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

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