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Archives 10-27-2004



Man shot in Livingston Sunday
Crawling creatures creep into Halloween season
Tennessee unemployment rate down from September 2003



Man shot in Livingston Sunday

Livingston Police Department is investigating the Sunday afternoon shooting of a man at the intersection of Doak Street and Oakland Park Street. According to reports, James David Snell, 28, of Doak Street suffered a gunshot to the groin area after speaking to two individuals in an early 1990s white 4-door Chevrolet Cavalier sometime around 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Reportedly, officers were told that the two men had asked for directions when the shooting occurred. According to reports, Snell was in critical condition when he was airlifted from Livingston Regional Hospital by LifeForce and taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips stated, "The investigation is currently underway, with officers following up on leads in the apprehension of the suspects."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the LPD at (931) 823-6496. All calls will be held strictly confidential, according to the LPD.


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Crawling creatures creep into Halloween season

photo courtesy of Karl and Susie Klein
Spiders like this garden orb weaver have been busy decorating the area this year. The radiating circles of the web make for a perfectly natural look for Halloween.

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Tennessee unemployment rate down from September 2003

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2003 was 5.1 percent, down a percentage point from September 2003 when the rate registered 6.1 percent, according to Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley.

The rate is slightly up from last month's rate of 4.9 percent. Tennessee remains below the U.S. rate for September, which was 5.4 percent.

"This month we are seeing decreases in leisure and hospitality jobs, including accommodations and food services, arts, entertainment, and recreation," Neeley said. "The year-to-year drop in the rate is due to employment increases in trade/transportation/utilities, leisure and hospitality, and education/health services."

Major employment increases from month-to-month occurred in local government educational services, up 10,700 jobs. State government educational services jobs increased by 4,900. Month-to-month seasonal decreases occurred in leisure and hospitality jobs, losing 4,500 for the month. Financial activities employment dropped 600 jobs.

Year-to-year changes showed increases in leisure and hospitality, up 5,800 and trade/transportation/utilities up 5,100. Decreases occurred in professional/business services, down 1,900 jobs. State government jobs declined 1,000 and jobs in information and gasoline stations dropped 800 each.

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