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Unemployment rates climb in all Tennessee counties

County unemployment estimates for December 2016 show the rates increased in all 95 of Tennessee’s counties. Specific county information for December is available online at http://tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates,_Dec_2016.pdf. For the month of December, Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.6 percent, increasing from 3.5 percent the previous month. Knox …

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Haslam seeks to expand broadband access

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards. “From the farmer and the accountant in West Tennessee whose businesses are …

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Reminder: OR City Blueprint meeting Thursday

The Oak Ridge Planning Commission, with input from other boards, commissions and City leaders, has decided that it is time to begin crafting an updated long-range development plan, or “City Blueprint,” which would provide guidance in future growth and decisions. During the creation of this guiding document, it will be …

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Campbell tourism grant aims to lure fishing tourneys

Last week, we told you that Anderson County had received a $50,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the state of Tennessee to double the size of the boat launch at Anderson County Park, a project tourism officials hope will help attract more fishing tournaments to the county. Campbell County was also …

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RSCC to celebrate Nesbit’s 25 years on bench

(Submitted)  Roane State Community College is celebrating 25 years with Men’s Basketball Head Coach Randy Nesbit on Saturday, January 28, when the Roane State Raiders take on Dyersburg. The game is at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow. A 1980 graduate of the Citadel, Nesbit began his Roane State coaching …

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AC Commission to meet, discuss landfill

The Anderson County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Monday January 30th to discuss one issue, the Blockhouse Valley Landfill. The landfill has been under state monitoring for years because of previous problems at the site, and was due to be turned back over to Anderson County this …

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Government contracting seminar in OR

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop on February 8 on how to do business with the government. The government contracting seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, February 8. It’s at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, which is at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. There …

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