• Reminder: Revenue Now Handling Title And Registration

    Monday, September 25, 2006 | 7:00pm

    AGENCY’S RE-DESIGNED WEB SITE REFLECTS NEW RESPONSIBILITIES

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue reminds citizens that all functions relating to the Division of Title and Registration in the Tennessee Department of Safety were transferred to the Department of Revenue on July 1. As part of this transfer of responsibility, the Department of Revenue also unveiled a re-designed Web site, www.Tennessee.gov/revenue, updated with its new customers in mind. The department encourages customers to visit the Web site for information related to title and registration.

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  • Media Advisory: Lucite International to Receive Workplace Safety Award

    Sunday, September 24, 2006 | 7:00pm

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    LUCITE INTERNATIONAL TO RECEIVE WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD

    NASHVILLE — Lucite International in Memphis will receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award on Tuesday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. (CDT). The ceremony will take place at the facility located at 2665 Fite Road in Memphis. Lucite International – Fite Road manufactures methyl methacrylate monomers and Lucite ® cast acrylic.

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  • Governor Bredesen Proclaims Employ Older Worker Week

    Sunday, September 24, 2006 | 7:00pm

    ENNESSEE CAREER CENTERS TO HOLD OPEN HOUSES SEPTEMBER 29

    NASHVILLE — Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed September 24-30 “Employ Older Workers Week.” Tennessee Career Centers across the state will host an older workers open house on Friday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Workers age 40 and beyond will get a tour of the Tennessee Career Centers and learn about the services offered.

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  • Tennessee Confirms First Case of E. coli in Nationwide Outbreak

    Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Tennessee Confirms First Case of E. coli
    in Nationwide Outbreak

    Nashville, September 22, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health announced today that a resident of Davidson County has been infected with E. coli O157:H7. This is the first confirmed case in Tennessee related to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with fresh spinach from a source in California. The Tennessee patient became ill on September 10. The patient was never hospitalized and has now recovered.

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  • TDOT Plans Interstate Closure to Perform Bridge Repairs

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today it will be closing a portion of Interstate 40 for several weekends through the end of the year in order to perform repairs to the Jefferson Street Bridge. The first closure will take place beginning at 7PM this Friday, September 22 and ending at 5AM Monday, September 25.

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  • August 2006 Unemployment Figures - County

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | 7:00pm

    AUGUST COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
    RATES SHOW DECREASE IN 74 COUNTIES AND INCREASE IN 8 COUNTIES

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2006 was 5.7 percent, down from the July rate of 5.9 percent. County unemployment rates for August 2006, released today, show that 74 county rates decreased, eight county rates increased, and 13 remained the same.

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  • Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day Raises Awareness About Health Disparities

    Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Better Health Can be Achieved through Regular and Preventive Care

    Nashville, September 18, 2006

    Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day on September 19 aims to raise awareness about health disparities, motivate people to adopt healthier lifestyles and encourage everyone to seek regular health care visits and screenings, and make sure their loved ones do the same.  It also focuses on creating a greater understanding in minority communities about the importance improving health outcomes and eliminating health disparities through prevention and early detection. 

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  • State's Freshwater Prawn Harvest Looks Promising for Seasoned and New Producers

    Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Things are looking good for Tennessee’s freshwater prawn producers, both in terms of this year’s upcoming harvest and for the industry as a whole.  Prawns will be harvested in late September, and Tennessee producers are feeling good both about this year’s yields and about realizing their place in the state’s parade of traditional fall crops.

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  • State Hay Directory Helps Producers Find Hay Close to Home

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Hay Directory is available now via the Internet at picktnproducts.org or in print through local Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation offices.  The annual Tennessee Hay Directory is a listing of hay producers across the state and traditionally provides information by county and by farmer including hay type, quantity and whether the hay is available in round or square bales.

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  • August 2006 Unemployment Figures - State

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 7:00pm

    August Unemployment Rate 5.7 Percent
    RATE DECREASES 0.2 PERCENTAGE POINT

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of August is 5.7 percent, down from the seasonally adjusted July rate of 5.9 percent, Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today. The national unemployment rate for August is 4.7 percent, down from the July rate of 4.8.

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  • Governor Awards Shelby Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Governor Awards Shelby Co. Companies Job Training Grants
    ACCELLENT ORTHOPAEDICS AND GYRUS ENT AWARDED TRAINING MONEY

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $36,454 to Accellent Orthopaedics in Arlington and $32,250 to Gyrus Ent in Memphis for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Madison Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Governor Awards Madison Co. Company Job Training Grant
    ARJ MANUFACTURING AWARDED $6,047

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $6,047 to ARJ Manufacturing in Jackson for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Bedford Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    CALSONIC NORTH AMERICA AWARDED $48,438

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $48,438 to Calsonic North America in Shelbyville for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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  • Governor Awards Haywood Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Governor Awards Haywood Co. Company Job Training Grant
    DYNAMETAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AWARDED $24,838

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $24,838 to Dynametal Technologies, Inc. in Brownsville for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.

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