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Unemployment declines in Tennessee in March

(TDLWD)  Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for March, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. This progress matches the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. “This report …

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IMPROVE Act OKed by General Assembly

The Tennessee General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to raise the tax on gas and diesel to help fund a $10 billion backlog in needed transportation projects. The approval of Haslam’s signature piece of legislation for the year moves the state one step closer to increasing the gas tax for …

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Man arrested after evading police with child in car

A Knoxville man was arrested on several charges Tuesday after he allegedly refused to pull over for an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy in Briceville. Shortly before noon on Tuesday, Deputy James Presson reported that he had seen a white Toyota Camry traveling above the posted speed limit in Briceville Highway …

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