• Former Memphis Business Owner Convicted On Sales Tax Evasion Charges

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    ANTHONY RAY VAUGHN PLEADS GUILTY TO SALES TAX EVASION CHARGES

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Anthony Ray Vaughn, former owner of Hickory Hill Wine & Spirits located at 6326 Winchester Rd. in Memphis, Tenn., pled guilty to one Class E Felony count of sales tax evasion, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440(d), and one Class C Felony count of theft of property over $10,000, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 39-14-103. The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation covering the 54-month period from Aug. 1, 1999, through Jan. 1, 2004, that led to yesterday’s conviction of Vaughn, age 49.

    “This conviction underscores that sales tax is a ‘trust tax’ to which retailers have no legal entitlement,” said Commissioner Loren L. Chumley. “Consumers pay the tax with the belief the money will be used by the state and local governments for the common good.”

    Revenue

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  • Keep Landscaping Investments Healthy—Plant in Fall

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  “Most people understand that adding plants to a home landscape adds ‘curb appeal’ and is a smart investment in the property,” says Rob Beets, horticultural marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, “but perennial plants—anything that lives through the winter to continue growing in the spring—are investments in themselves.”

    Agriculture

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  • Governor Awards Henry Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    CHAMPION HOMES AWARDED $11,463

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $11,463 to Champion Homes in Henry, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Knox Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    VINYLEX AWARDED $24,785

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $24,785 to Vinylex in Knoxville, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards McNairy Co. Companies Job Training Grants

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    THREE COMPANIES AWARDED A TOTAL OF $67,482

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $24,082 to General Electric Company, $23,400 to Reitter and Schefenacker USA and $20,000 to Monogram Refrigeration all of Selmer, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Bradley Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    UNITED KNITTING AWARDED $30,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $30,000 to United Knitting in Cleveland, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Henderson Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    VOLVO PENTA MARINE PRODUCTS, LLC AWARDED $41,823

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $41,823 to Volvo Penta Marine Products, LLC in Lexington, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Madison Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    WHIRLPOOL JACKSON DISHWASHING PRODUCTS AWARDED $31,013

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $31,013 to Whirlpool Jackson Dishwashing Products in Jackson, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Loudon Co. Companies Job Training Grants

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    ASTEC UNDERGROUND AND KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION AWARDED

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $31,835 to Astec Underground, and $17,566 to Kimberly-Clark Corporation, both of Loudon, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Coffee Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    MICRO CRAFT, INC. AWARDED $49,788

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $49,788 to Micro Craft, Inc. in Tullahoma, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Rutherford Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    INGRAM BOOK GROUP AWARDED $14,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $14,000 to Ingram Book Group in LaVergne, Tennessee, 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Knox Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    BUSH BROTHERS AND COMPANY AWARDED $50,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $50,000 to Bush Brothers & Company in Knoxville, Tennessee. 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Roane Co. Companies Job Training Grants

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    TWO COMPANIES AWARDED MORE THAN $19,000

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $11,273 to Sunbridge in Harriman, and $8,000 to Chase Scientific Instruments in Rockwood, Tennessee. 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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  • Governor Awards Campbell Co. Company Job Training Grant

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | 7:00pm

    SUNBRIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION AWARDED $11,413

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $11,413 to Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in LaFollette, Tennessee. 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.

    Labor & Workforce Development

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