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Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

September 17, 2019

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Education Department Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent. 

Not only is that more than half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.  That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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Crude Oil Prices Spike Following Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities

September 16, 2019

AAATampa, FL – On the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, but motorists can expect some volatility at the pump in the coming days and weeks.

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia experienced drone attacks on two major oil facilities – including the world’s largest, Abqaiq. The attacks have taken 5.7 million (crude) barrels per day off the market, accounting for about 6% of the global supply.

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces Transportation Alternatives Grants Statewide

September 16, 2019

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is committed to continuing to develop safe infrastructure across our states,” Lee said. “These grants will help us reach our goal of being a healthier state and will enhance the lives of Tennesseans by making our communities more accessible and livable.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Annual Enrollment for 2020 Benefits Starts September 30th

September 5, 2019

Partners for HealthNashville, TN – The Annual Enrollment period for all State Group Insurance Program eligible employees to make their 2020 benefits decisions begins September 30th. Enrollment end dates are different by plan and are listed below.

There is good news for most plan members – there are no premium increases for health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance coverage in 2020.

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AAA says Most Consumers Continue to See Decreases at Gas Pump

September 4, 2019

AAATampa, FL – On the week, AAA says gas prices are as much as nine cents cheaper in every state except California, (+5 cents), Florida (+4 cents), Ohio (+2 cents) and South Carolina (+1 cent).

Hurricane Dorian has been the driver for the increases in Florida and, most likely, South Carolina.

Hurricane Dorian Puts Pressure on Florida Gas Prices. (AAA)

Hurricane Dorian Puts Pressure on Florida Gas Prices. (AAA)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets are Filled with Fresh Produce

September 1, 2019

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says with summer winding down and many types of produce hitting their peak harvest in Tennessee, there has never been a better time to visit a farmers market.

Farmers markets still have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, and more at this time of the year. Many markets also offer hand-made artisan products, including soaps, essential oil blends, and beeswax items.

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces No Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

August 30, 2019

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 30th through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. 

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

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

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National Gas Price Average for Labor Day on Track to Be Cheapest in Three Years

August 27, 2019

AAATampa, FL – At $2.59, AAA says the national gas price average is poised to be potentially the cheapest Labor Day weekend average in three years. Today’s average is already nearly a quarter cheaper than during last year’s holiday ($2.83) and four cents cheaper than 2017’s Labor Day ($2.63).

“For Americans who bookend summer with road trips, they will find gas prices this coming weekend that are cheaper than this past Memorial Day and last year’s Labor Day holiday,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

2016-2019 National Gas Price Comparison -August 26th, 2019 [Read more]

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Increase in July

August 25, 2019

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) released data that shows July 2019 county unemployment increased in counties across the state.

Henry County unemployment in July was 4.8 percent up 0.3 percent from June’s 4.5 percent.

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TDH Urges Providers to Report Cases of Vaping-associated Respiratory Illness

August 25, 2019

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or vape, with more than 150 cases reported to date in 16 states.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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