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County-by-county unemployment rates for March released

Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) released the March 2018 unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee.  The newest statistics highlighted improved rates during March for the majority of the state’s counties. Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February 2018.  The …

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Wrong TNReady test given to Norris Middle Schoolers

Approximately 900 TNReady Science and Social Studies tests given to students at one Anderson County school were for the wrong grade level, according to Director of Schools Dr. Tim Parrott. Parrott tweeted that announcement Thursday afternoon along with a photo of the letter that was sent home to parents of …

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Dortha Sue Long, age 85 of Clinton

Dortha Sue Long, age 85 of Clinton went home to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Dortha was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church and retired from EG&G in Oak Ridger as a Stocker.  Throughout her life she loved exercising, music, flowering, and spending time with her …

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Alexander, Interior Sec’y to visit GSMNP

(Sen. Alexander’s office)  United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday, April 28, to see the Park’s maintenance needs – including the Look Rock Campground which is closed due to maintenance needs and the Foothills Parkway which has taken …

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More on kiosks in Courthouses

Self-represented litigants in eight Tennessee counties–including Anderson, Blount and Knox–will soon be able to access valuable legal information and resources free of charge, thanks to a series of grants provided by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts. The grants will cover the expense of purchasing …

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Roane crash kills Oliver Springs woman

A crash early Wednesday afternoon in Roane County killed an Oliver Springs woman, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle accident occurred shortly before 12:15 pm Wednesday when 51-year-old Teresa Breeden of Oliver Springs was traveling east on Buck Creek Road in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee and her right-side …

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