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Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in Tennessee

Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month in March, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The seasonally adjusted rate for the month was 3.2%, 0.1 percentage points lower than February’s rate of 3.3%. Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate is 3.1%, which the state recorded during three …

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Historic Tours of South Pittsburg National being held during Cornbread Festival

Check out the historic tours during the National Cornbread Festival. This year’s route will take you on a lovely, meandering path through a charming neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places in South Pittsburg. The information on the sites is a compilation of historic records, as well as local legend and lore. The tour …

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Three Area Schools Receive STEM Grants

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative is thrilled to spotlight the incredible achievements of our community’s educators. SVEC is excited to announce that a few outstanding educators in our service area have been selected as recipients of STEM Classroom Grants through TVA ( Tennessee Valley Authority) in collaboration with SVEC. This year’s application process was very …

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Demonstrators at the Tennessee State Capital on Wednesday

Wednesday, protesters gathered in Nashville to show they are against specific policies being considered by the general assembly. The issues range from gun violence to discrimination, but a big focus of their message will be on school vouchers and arming teachers. Demonstrators spoke on the impact of gun violence, which prompted lawmakers to consider arming …

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Union Vote at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen Plant

Volkswagen said it is prepared for its employee union vote that begins Wednesday morning and will conclude on Friday evening. This is the UAW’s third attempt at unionizing Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant. Meanwhile, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement Tuesday morning saying he is against the UAW coming into the state. Top assembly plant workers …

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Tivoli Theatre Receives Grant

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced the recipients of Tennessee Historic Development Grants on Monday. “The Historic Development Grant program assists in preserving and revitalizing some of Tennessee’s most historic and notable buildings so that they once again have the opportunity to serve as a hub for commerce and tourism,” said TNECD …

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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is joining states across the nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 15-19) to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones. This year’s …

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Police Searching for Chattanooga Runaway

Chattanooga Police Department’s Missing Persons Investigators seek the public’s assistance locating Keidy Lopez-Perez, 13, of Chattanooga. She was last seen on April 12th in the Chattanooga area at her residence. When her father returned to the residence, Keidy and a bag of clothing were gone. If you see or know her whereabouts, please call Chattanooga …

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Soaky Mountain Waterpark to Open for 2024 Season on May 11

Soaky Mountain Waterpark officials today announced its 50-acre waterpark, located at 175 Gists Creek Road, will officially open for the 2024 season on May 11 and 12 and then open daily starting May 17. A season pass holder celebration is planned for Friday, May 17, from 10 am to 6 pm. All pass holders who …

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TN Bill will make it Illegal for Adults to Help Minors get an Abortion Without Parental Consent

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday advanced legislation making it illegal for adults to help minors get an abortion without parental consent, sparking objections from Democrats who counter that doing so could result in young victims needing approval from their parents who may have raped them in order to terminate the pregnancies. The GOP-controlled Senate …

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