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County unemployment rates for July released

(State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development)  County unemployment rates for July 2016, released today, show the rates decreased in 73 counties, increased in 11, and remained the same in 11 counties. Specific county information for July is available on the Internet: www.tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates%2C_Jul_16.pdf. Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for …

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Food Lion charity donates to OR food pantry

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Mary’s Catholic Church has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Society’s St. Joseph Food Pantry will use the gift to feed its 400 monthly clients by serving them every …

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Officials celebrate first UPF-related groundbreaking at Y-12

(NNSA)  The Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Project celebrated the groundbreaking for its Construction Support Building (CSB) today, signifying the first building construction activity where the project begins to change the skyline of the Y-12 National Security Complex. UPF is a project of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). …

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NPS turns 100 years

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, dignitaries, and special guests gathered at Park Headquarters on August 25, 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  The celebration, known as Founders Day, honors the historic moment in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National …

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Roane wreck kills one, injures another

A single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Roane County killed a Powell woman and sent another young person to UT Medical Center. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crash and identified the deceased as 20-year-old Holland Durbrow of Powell. The juvenile driver’s name has not been made public. The THP and …

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