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Electrolux boosts expansion of Tennessee plant to $45M

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:26:25 GMT

Electrolux is investing an additional $20 million in a plant in Tennessee, bringing the total amount the Swedish appliance maker is spending at the facility to $45 million. Spokeswoman Eloise Hale tells The Tennessean that the project aims to simplify operations and expand available space at the Springfield plant that is one of the company's largest.




Pathway Lending celebrates 10 years of Tennessee Rural Opportunity...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:00:23 GMT

NASHVILLE Pathway Lending, a regional nonprofit community development financial institution that provides loans to businesses lacking access to traditional financing, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund this month. The TNROF is a public-private partnership between Pathway Lending, the state and the Tennessee Bankers Association.




Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:36:46 GMT

Persistent drainage problems frustrate residents. . Wth a rising tide, strong southerly winds from Tropical Depression Cindy lash the lakefront Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Mandeville, La.




Walmart Foundation Helps Fight Hunger With Tennessee Day Of Giving

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:36:45 GMT

Walmart Store Manager Josh Blevins and Walmart associates presented the check to David McCorkle, chief financial officer, and other employees and board members with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank Walmart Foundation is helping fight hunger in Tennessee and celebrating a "Day of Giving" Friday, awarding 14 nonprofits a total of $519,000 in grants.




Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:11:32 GMT

When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. A teenage boy standing some 30 feet behind was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and... When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire.




Russians hit the bar as beer ban lifted for Confed Cup

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:43:21 GMT

Russia has lifted its ban on beer sales at ... . In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, spectators enter the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, prior to the Confederations Cup match between Russia and Portugal.




Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:42:28 GMT

Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend. The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia last year.




Tennessee First State to Set Up Safety Ratings for Youth Sports Leagues

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:40:08 GMT

A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols. A collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at Vanderbilt, Safe Stars is the nation's first statewide safety rating system for all types of youth leagues.




Tennessee Sees Significant Decreases In County Jobless Rates

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:32:43 GMT

Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee's county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.




Brentwood Library, AARP Tennessee hosting Shred Day Saturday

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:12:15 GMT

Residents can bring their items between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., or until the shred truck reaches capacity, to the library parking lot, where a drive through shredding will be offered. The weather also may cause adjustments to the time, and in the event of a constant downpour, the event will be cancelled.




Census: Tennessee's Median Age Continues To Grow

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:12:14 GMT

Since the 2010 Census, Tennessee's population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center.




2 Tennessee inmates bilked IRS out of $310K in tax refund scheme

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:58:48 GMT

The Tennessee inmates used the Social Security numbers of fellow inmates to claim refunds for hundreds, most of whom had been unemployed for years. 2 Tennessee inmates bilked IRS out of $310K in tax refund scheme The Tennessee inmates used the Social Security numbers of fellow inmates to claim refunds for hundreds, most of whom had been unemployed for years.




Tennessee Brew Works to distribute into Birmingham

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:42 GMT

Nashville-based Tennessee Brew Works is partnering with AlaBev to bring the craft brews into the Magic City after expanding to the Huntsville area last month. The brewer of Southern Wit, 1927 IPA, Tripel Star, Basil Ryeman, Walk the Lime, Extra Easy Ale and Cutaway Rye IPA will start distribution on Monday.




Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce...

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:23:43 GMT

After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries have announced that the world's leading flooring manufacturer will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee. "I want to thank Mohawk for choosing to expand in Dickson and for creating more than 200 new jobs in Tennessee and Dickson County," Haslam said.




Middle Tennessee grandmother nearly loses thousands in emotional phone scam

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:09:23 GMT

It's a rising trend, and the calls are collecting. Scams frequently target senior's wallets, their life savings, and in Catherine Lee's case, her compassion.




Dunbar Cave State Park to host Student Volunteers on Tennessee Promise Saturday

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:13:54 GMT

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. Get some of your Tennessee Promise hours knocked out by volunteering at Dunbar Cave State Park.




New state law sponsored by Whitson could help reduce suicide rate

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:57:05 GMT

The Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says a new law passed by the 110th General Assembly is expected to help reduce the state's growing suicide rate. The Tullis Act aims to reduce the number of suicides by equipping the state's licensed mental health professionals to better address the issue.