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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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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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Over 800 Participate in Marion County EMA Hazard Mitigation Survey

Steve Lamb, EMA Director, Marion County, TN, said in a social media post that he would like to thank everyone who participated in our Hazard Mitigation survey in February and March. Lamb said they had over 800 responses. Lamb said, “You have provided meaningful information for updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. I would also like …

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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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Age 6 and Under Jasper Baseball Team Wins Championship

Information provided to Sequatchie Valley Now On April 13, 2024, the Jasper TN 6u Crusaders baseball team took home the championship in the Stevenson Ala Rumble on the River. The boys played one game on Friday night and competed in five contests on Saturday. Several Alabama teams hosted the weekend tournament, with the team from …

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Whitwell Police Wake Sleeping Driver and Locate Multiple Drugs

On Monday, April 8th, at approximately 8:30 AM, the Whitwell Police Department responded to a four-way stop on Hwy. 108 and Spring Street. Once they arrived, police discovered that a man behind the wheel of a vehicle had fallen asleep at the intersection. Whitwell Police woke the man up and found drug paraphernalia in the …

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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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Downed Trees Blocked I-24 on Sunday and Responding Haletown Emergency Vehicle Struck by Another

On Sunday morning at 9:22, Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to I-24 EB MM 166 for a tree down across both lanes of traffic. While en route to the downed tree, a driver reportedly pulled out in front of a responding emergency vehicle, striking the truck. No injuries were reported. Haletown Firefighters, along with TDOT …

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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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