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State releases county-by-county unemployment data

More than three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced a drop in unemployment during December 2018 according to data released Thursday by Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dr. Jeff McCord. Seventy-six counties saw a decrease in unemployment in December; the rate remained unchanged in three …

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Claxton man indicted, jailed on abuse charge

An Anderson County man was indicted last week by the Anderson County grand jury on a charge of aggravated child abuse and neglect. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says that 27-year-old Brady Daniel Hutton of Claxton was arrested last Thursday (January 17th) at his workplace in Knoxville by agents with …

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Governor Lee issues first executive order

Wednesday, freshly-inaugurated Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued his first executive order, requiring all state executive departments to issue a statement of rural impact and provide recommendations for better serving rural Tennessee. “My administration will place a high emphasis on the development and success of our rural areas,” said Lee. “Our first …

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Norris accepting city manager applications

The City of Norris is now accepting applications for the position of City Manager. Norris is a Historic City of 1,629 people that was built in the mid-1930’s to house the work force constructing the Norris Dam. Norris is a full-service City with a total work force of 26 employees …

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Follow-up: Victim of Sunday crash ID’ed

Following up on a story we first brought you on Monday, the Oliver Springs Police Department has identified the man killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer Sunday night on Tri-County Boulevard. Authorities say that 52-year-old Willis Millican of Oliver Springs had been headed east in a car shortly …

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CFD: One person killed in mobile home fire

UPDATE: The Clinton Police Department has identified the victim of Monday’s fire as 64-year-old Harold Bray. The Clinton Fire Department says that one person was killed in a Monday evening fire at a home in Lakefront Mobile Home Park. The fire was reported shortly after 7:15 pm and crews remained …

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Cold War Patriots announce new benefits, information sessions set for February

Cold War Patriots (CWP), a community resource organization that is the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, has announced that the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has approved a special exposure cohort (SEC) petition to expand benefits coverage for Y-12 workers. CWP is hosting free …

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