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Tennessee Soldier Trevor Joseph Killed in Aviation Accident, Memorialized

October 4, 2019

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph of Collierville, TN. Joseph was killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed while attempting to recover a soldier on the Fort Polk training ranges on September 26th.

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Award ThreeStar Grants to Fifty-Nine Tennessee Counties

October 4, 2019

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Thursday, October 2nd, 2019, the 59 counties that will receive ThreeStar grants.

In total, TNECD is awarding $2.4 million in funding to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar grant program.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Farms Offer Unlimited Fall Fun

October 2, 2019

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Autumn fun is here! From pumpkin-picking to fall birthday celebrations, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture says agritourism destinations are sure to create a lifetime of memories for the whole family.

If you are looking for the perfect adventure this season, you’re in luck. Many pick-your-own pumpkin patches are already open, and most operations will be in full swing the beginning of October.

Many Tennessee farms are not only providing fun, they are educating the communities around them.

Many Tennessee farms are not only providing fun, they are educating the communities around them.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Trending Cheaper

October 1, 2019

AAATampa, FL – AAA says that two weeks after attacks on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, the majority of Americans are starting to see signs of gas prices trending cheaper. While the national average may have only decreased by a penny on the week, 10 states saw pump prices decline by a nickel or more.

“Crude oil prices have dropped close to where they were right before the drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Prices at the Gas Pump begin to fall. (AAA)

Prices at the Gas Pump begin to fall. (AAA)

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Unemployment in Tennessee Drops in Every County in August

September 30, 2019

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) reports unemployment rates for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped during August 2019 according to data it released Thursday.

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Ayers Foundation makes gift to Tennessee Wildlife Federation to fight Asian Carp

September 26, 2019

Ayers FoundationNashville, TN – The Ayers Foundation, created in 1999 to sustain and significantly improve the quality of life in Tennessee, has made a notable gift to Tennessee Wildlife Federation in support of its efforts to fight invasive Asian carp in the state’s waters.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources. Its public policy work has increasingly focused on Asian carp as the invasive species, and the damages they cause, spread through Tennessee’s waterways.

Asian Carp

Asian Carp

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Tennessee Shows Reduction in the Number of Children Living in Concentrated Poverty

September 25, 2019

One of 29 States Nationwide to Show Progress in Child Poverty Rate According to New Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – The percentage of Tennessee children living in areas of concentrated poverty fell 7% between 2013 and 2017, according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country despite a long period of national economic expansion.

Living in a neighborhood with a high level of concentrated poverty, in addition to putting children at risk from environmental exposure and reduced opportunities, can cause chronic stress and trauma.

In Tennessee 13% of kids are growing up in concentrated poverty. [Read more]

AAA reports National Gas Price Average Jumps by a Dime in One Week

September 24, 2019

AAATampa, FL – AAA says that last week was the first time since early June that the national gas price average jumped more than a nickel in under a few days. On the week, it’s a dime more expensive at $2.66 with half of states seeing prices increase by 10 cents or more.

However, even with the significant increase, the national average is still cheaper compared to last month (-6 cents) and last year (-19 cents).

Gas prices holding steady according to AAA. (AAA)

Gas prices holding steady according to AAA. (AAA)

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2019 Deer Archery Hunting Season opens September 28th

September 24, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says the 2019 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, September 28th. The archery season dates in five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are September 28th-October 25th and October 28th-November 8th.

There are ample opportunities for deer hunters in Tennessee. There are more than 100 wildlife management areas and refuges across the state managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency ranging in various sizes.

2019 Deer Archery Hunting Season kicks off statewide on Saturday, September 28th.

2019 Deer Archery Hunting Season kicks off statewide on Saturday, September 28th.

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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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