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Unemployment rates in 90 of 95 counties down in February

As a further indication the state of Tennessee’s economic turnaround continues, unemployment rates for February dropped in nearly every county, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 90 counties experienced lower unemployment during the month. Four counties recorded an increase in unemployment, while Smith County’s …

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Hargett touts state Safe at Home program

At the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett wants to remind Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality program for victims of sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or domestic abuse.  “In the two years since we launched Safe at Home, we have …

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8th DTF forced to shut down

The Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force has been forced to dissolve in its current form due to a lack of funding. The final day of operation for the unit that is comprised of local, state and federal officials that investigated drug related crimes in Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union …

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Recovery of stolen car leads to drug charges

The recovery of a stolen car last week resulted in a man’s arerst on theft and drug charges, according to a release from the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force. Officials say that Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt McGhee contacted Task Force agents on Wednesday, March 24th after finding, and recovering, …

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Intermittent lane closures on East Division Road Thursday

Oak Ridge Public Works crews want drivers to be aware of intermittent lane closures on East Division Road at the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike this week.Crews will be conducting asphalt replacement work and will need to close north and southbound lanes of East Division Road, meaning drivers will not …

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