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Unemployment Drops in All 95 Counties

More Tennesseans started the second month of 2024 on the job as employment improved across the state in February. According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, every county recorded lower unemployment rates for the month. All 95 counties showed an improved unemployment situation compared to their revised January numbers. …

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Former University of the South Coach Sanctioned by NCAA

A former University of the South (Sewanee) women’s basketball coach violated NCAA sports betting and ethical conduct rules for over two years, the NCAA announced Tuesday without directly naming the coach. According to a decision released by a Division III Committee on Infractions hearing panel, the coach placed more than $93,000 in bets on college and professional sports …

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Franklin State Forest Re-Opens Three Roads

Following months of restoration of damaged roads and trails in Franklin State Forest, the Forest will re-open three roads to motorized vehicles on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. In March of 2023, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry instituted temporary restrictions to assess the damage caused by off-road vehicles driven in restricted areas. This …

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Hotel Owners in Monteagle Arrested

On Tuesday, the Monteagle Police Department arrested the Super 8 and Mountain Inn owners. Dakshaben Patel and Harshil Patel are being charged with filing False Reports to police officers, a Class E felony. According to a press release from Monteagle Police, on July 18, 2023, Officer Avery McGinness and K9 Officer Brant Voss conducted surveillance …

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Citizens Oppose Proposed Quarry near the Marion/Franklin County Line

A huge crowd attended the Marion County Commission on Monday night in Jasper. Why such a large crowd? Tinsley Asphalt wants to build a quarry near the Marion/Franklin County line in the Jump Off Community. Many in attendance were there to oppose the proposed quarry. Many residents who attended the Marion County Commission meeting say …

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Burglary Suspect Sought by Police

Police are searching for a man who is a suspect in multiple burglaries in the Clifftops Community in Monteagle, multiple burglaries in Marion County, and two burglaries in Franklin County. This male has been seen walking around the Clifftops Community with a dog. If you have information about his identity or have additional information about …

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