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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Plummets Nearly an Entire Point to 4.0 Percent

June 16, 2017

Tennessee Unemployment Falls Below the National Average in May 2017

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for May, remarkably dropping nearly an entire percentage point from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent.

Declining one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, the national preliminary rate now stands at 4.3 percent.

2017 May Labor Force Estimates [Read more]

Tennessee Leaders Call for Increased Awareness about Fentanyl

June 16, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl: It’s here; it’s deadly and not just illegal users are at risk. Along with fentanyl there are other, more powerful drugs like carfentanil that are being used in counterfeiting legal drugs like Percocet and even counterfeiting of illegal heroin.

That’s the message leaders from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provided today during a press conference at TBI headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it's Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it’s Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices are on 13-Day Skid

June 12, 2017

Clarksville in Top Three for Most Expensive Gas in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Tennessee gas prices are falling after oil prices suffered big losses during the week. The state average declined for the 13th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 3 cents since May 29th. 

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Tennessee was $2.09 on Sunday, according to AAA, whose data is collected from credit card swipes and direct feeds from 120,000 gas stations nationwide, in cooperation with OPIS and Wright Express. The state average is 2 cents less than a week ago and 10 cents less than this time last year. 

The National Average Drops Below Year-Ago Levels.

The National Average Drops Below Year-Ago Levels.

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TBI releases 2016 Studies on School Crime, Domestic Violence

June 11, 2017

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released two studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crimes identified as being domestic violence in nature.

The annual studies compile crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

2016 Crime in Tennessee Report [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Education Releases Guide to Help Support Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia

June 10, 2017

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has released the Dyslexia Resource Guide, which offers assistance to schools for identifying and supporting for students showing characteristics of dyslexia.

This guide provides districts with information related to screening procedures for dyslexia, specific interventions, professional learning resources, and reporting requirements.

Tennessee Department of Education releases Dyslexia Resource Guide.

Tennessee Department of Education releases Dyslexia Resource Guide.

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Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

June 9, 2017

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and eligible agencies across the state provide meals to children and adults through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP.

The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for eligible meals that are served to participants who meet age and income requirements.

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Slip Lower

June 9, 2017

AAATampa, FL Tennessee gas prices declined almost a full cent during the past week. Gas prices in Tennessee averaged $2.11 on Sunday, according to AAA, whose data is collected from credit card swipes and direct feeds from 120,000 gas stations nationwide, in cooperation with OPIS and Wright Express. 

The state average is 3 cents less than a month ago, and 9 cents less than this time last year. Summer gas prices averaged $2.03 last year, and $2.45 the year before.

AAA says Gas Demand Hits Record High, Pump Prices Hold Steady. Tennessee Prices Drop.

AAA says Gas Demand Hits Record High, Pump Prices Hold Steady. Tennessee Prices Drop.

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It’s Perfectly Fine to Talk about that Part of your Body

June 7, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Let’s just get this right out of the way:  Few people want to talk about their colon. As body parts go, it doesn’t match the heart, eyes or brain for attracting poetic verse and many are unaware of its importance.

What does matter, especially for those 50 years or older, is that among the cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  

Simple Tests to Detect Colon Cancer Can Save Your Life.

Simple Tests to Detect Colon Cancer Can Save Your Life.

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TWRA releases 2017 Memorial Holiday Weekend Boating Report

June 1, 2017

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

It marks the third consecutive year without a boating fatality over the weekend. There have been seven boating-related fatalities so far in 2017.  

During the period from May 26th-29th, 2017 there was one injury accident and five property damage incidents.

Boating accidents caused $39 million in damages in 2014

Boating accidents caused $39 million in damages in 2014

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Funding to Benefit Over 18,000 Students Through Voluntary Pre-K Programs

May 30, 2017

Preliminary State Allotment for Henry County is $284,811.00

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 18,340 students in 917 classrooms across the state will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2017-18 school year.

Nearly 95 percent of districts in Tennessee will receive VPK funding designed to serve 4-year-olds who are at-risk. A list of preliminary funding amounts by district and the number of classrooms that funding supports is located on the department’s website.

Tennessee Department of Education announces that 18,340 student to benefit from Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in 2017-18.

Tennessee Department of Education announces that 18,340 student to benefit from Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in 2017-18.

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