Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month.   The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February ... Read more

“Joint Operation” Veterans Event in Cookeville April 20

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) will participate in “Joint Operation,” a free event to provide veterans and their families with a one-stop shop to access local resources and services. The outreach, which will occur Friday, April 20, 2018 at Life Church in Cookeville, was organized by the office of U.S. Senator Bob ... Read more

Hometown Heroes Walk Scheduled for April 20

Five Hometown Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children, said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.   The awards will be presented at Murfreesboro Civic Plaza on Friday, April 20 at 11:45 a.m. before the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children.  The awards will be a surprise for each of the recipients ... Read more

Cannon County Students Participate in Special Olympics

On April 13th, 2018, thirteen Cannon County student athletes traveled to Cookeville to participate in Area 9 Special Olympics Games. Athletes participated in 100 meter walk, 50 meter run, 100 meter run, 200 meter run, and softball throw. Results are as follows: 10-1st place ribbons, 3-2nd place ribbons, 2-3rd place ribbons, 4-4th place ribbons, and ... Read more

Progress Made on Solid Waste Issue at Commission Meeting

County County’s governing board made progress on several issues during Saturday’s meeting of Commission members.After several months of discussion on how to approach the renovations needed to maintain a functioning solid waste program.  The commission voted to accept the three grants totaling $144,550.00 from the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to improve ... Read more

Honoring Choices Tennessee Urges Tennesseans to Share Health Care Decisions

Have you thought about the health care you would want if you could not make decisions or communicate yourself? If so, have you shared your choices with your loved ones and health care providers? Governor Bill Haslam has declared April 16, 2018 Healthcare Decisions Day in Tennessee, urging Tennesseans to think about their choices and ... Read more

Call 811 Before You Dig

In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission has announced results from a recent national survey. The results revealed that 36 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, or building a deck, pond or patio and other DIY ... Read more

Enforcement Efforts Bring Results on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued 1,816 distracted driving citations during a crackdown from April 2 through April 4. That’s 911 more citations than were issued during 2017’s crackdown. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined local law enforcement for Tennessee’s third statewide bus tour to crack down on distracted driving. In ... Read more

Over 10,000 Adults Have Applied For Tennessee Reconnect

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s program for adult learners to earn an associate degree or technical certificate tuition-free. The application for Tennessee Reconnect opened on February 15 and 10,497 applications had been submitted as of April 10. Tennessee Reconnect is Haslam’s groundbreaking program that ... Read more

TDOT Encourges Safety in Work Zones

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists that “Work zone safety is everybody’s responsibility” and to ask them to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9-13) in an effort ... Read more