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Tennessee Uninsured Rate Up Slightly

Tennessee’s overall uninsured rate is now at 6.7 percent, an increase from 6.1 percent in 2017 but still well below levels before the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2014, according to a new report released by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam College of ... Read more

Law Enforcement Make Arrest In Fire Investigation

A joint investigation has led to an arrest in connection to a fire that occurred at a Manchester hotel.   On Thursday, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Manchester Fire Department in investigating a fire that occurred at Econo Lodge Inn and Suites located along Hillsboro Avenue. During the course of the ... Read more

Join Efforts to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

 Domestic violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence or IPV, is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects tens of thousands of Tennesseans and millions of people across the United States. Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, the Tennessee Department of Health is working with community partners to share information on training ... Read more

Be On The Lookout for Deer

You can expect deer activity to increase between October and December in Tennessee becauseit’s mating season. Thousands of deer versus car crashes are investigated in Tennessee every year. But this time of year, they’re more likely to happen. If you spot a dead deer on the side of the road, you can call the Tennessee ... Read more

November Commission Meeting Scheduled

Several items will be facing commissioners this Thursday when the Cannon County Commissionconducts their November meeting. Items on the agenda include;  A discussion on tire disposal  Consideration and possible approval of the Public Records Committee  Review and possible adoption of an updated Occupational Safety and Health Plan and several other items. The ... Read more

Don’t Fall in “Accident Clinic” Trap

Automobile accidents can leave victims upset, disoriented, and unsettled. While consumers’ priorities after an accident should include recovering from any injuries and contacting the appropriate insurance providers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee Attorney General advises consumers to be aware of individuals who may prey upon ... Read more

Incident at State Veterans Home

Murfreesboro police say a Tennessee State Veterans’ Home employee has been suspended after allegedly admitting to the Home’s facility administrator that she abused a patient.The report says on Oct. 19, an employee told the facility administrator she purposefully manipulated a patient’s bed to cause him pain. The patient was a “vulnerable adult who cannot take ... Read more

Gas Prices Down Slightly

Gas prices in Tennessee have declined for the past 10 consecutive days-for a total discount of 4 cents during that time. Sunday’s state average of $2.65 is 3 cents less than a week ago. However, Tennessee gas prices remain 7 cents more than a month ago, and 37 cents more than this time last year.AAA ... Read more

Statewide Checkoff for Corn Producers Next Month

Tennessee corn farmers and landowners will be able to vote on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold. Voting for this assessment program will take place Nov. 28 and 29, 2018 at county UT Extension offices, which are usually open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the ... Read more

Safe On Seventy Returns

Sheriff’s deputies will join law enforcement officers throughout Tennessee to reduce traffic deaths and injuries during increased enforcement Tuesday and Friday on U.S. Highway 70 South across the state.The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is sponsoring the second “Safe on Seventy” campaign to increase traffic enforcement across U.S. Highway 70 statewide.   “The THSO is pleased ... Read more