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  • Commerce & Insurance Assist Citizens with Restitution Efforts

     In 2022, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) returned $11.49 million to Tennesseans through its mediation and restitution efforts. This figure represents the largest amount of money ever repaid to consumers in a single year in the Department’s history. As part of the mediation and restitution process, TDCI’s Consumer Insurance Services team mediated 3,249 complaints between consumers … Read more

  • Unemployment Down In Most Counties of Tennessee for December

     Nearly every county in Tennessee ended 2022 with lower unemployment rates, according to the December 2022 data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Eighty-nine of the state’s 95 counties reported rates that decreased in December. Three counties experienced steady unemployment during the month, while unemployment increased in the remaining three counties. Williamson … Read more

  • TDMHSAS Celebrates Successful Launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is releasing new data showing the response to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the state. The three-digit number for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched in mid-July 2022 after two years of planning, preparation, and expansion.  In Tennessee, that included distributing about … Read more

  • Inaugural Ceremony this Weekend

    Tennesseans are invited to join the inaugural ceremony and worship service for Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s second inauguration on January 21, 2023.  “The Lord has been faithful and poured His great favor over Tennessee,” said Gov. Lee. “Maria and I invite Tennesseans to join us for a celebration of our state, as we thank God … Read more

  • Farmers Can Buy More Tax Free in 2023

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture remind farmers, timber harvesters, and nursery operators that they can buy more items tax-free in 2023. Under a new state law taking effect January 1, 2023, qualified farmers and nursery operators may purchase building material, fencing material, warranties, and most other items of tangible … Read more

  • Tennessee Promotes “Healthy Communities, Healthy Babies” for National Birth Defects Awareness Month

    The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing National Birth Defects Awareness Month in January 2023 to encourage healthy choices and habits for prospective parents to help lower their risk of having babies born with birth defects. Birth defects are structural changes that can affect almost any part of the body. In Tennessee, more than 3,000 … Read more

  • Cannon Schools Announce School-Level Teachers of the Year

    Cannon County Schools take pleasure in honoring the school-level Teachers of the Yearfor the 2022-2023 School Year.  Each teacher was selected to represent their respective school in three categories:  PreK-4th Grade; 5th Grade – 8th Grade; 9th Grade – 12th Grade.  One Teacher in each category will be selected by a committee to represent Cannon … Read more

  • Cannon County Schools will be Closed Friday

    Cannon County Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, January 13th, 2023 due to potential inclement weather forecasted. Director of Cannon County Schools – William Freddy Curtis stated, “Cannon County Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, January 13th, 2023 due to the threat of potential winter precipitation forecast to move into Cannon County tomorrow. Nearby counties … Read more

  • Representative John Rose Sworn Into the 118th Congress

    Today, U.S. Representative John Rose released the following statement after being sworn in to serve as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District in the 118th Congress: “It is an extreme honor to take the oath of office to continue serving the people of Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. … Read more

  • Transportation Plan for Rural and Urban Tennessee Proposed

    Governor Bill Lee presented his administration’s strategic infrastructure plan to accommodate Tennessee’s record growth, address traffic congestion and meet transportation needs across rural and urban communities. In the coming weeks, the Lee administration will introduce the Transportation Modernization Act of 2023.  Tennesseans are invited to view the full presentation here. “As Tennessee continues to experience tremendous growth, … Read more