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Livingston Academy graduation held Friday
Large rhododendron bush blooms on Peach Drive
Tennessee unemployment rate 5.8%



Livingston Academy graduation held Friday

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Livingston Academy graduates of the Class of 2005 celebrate with the traditional toss of the cap at the conclusion of graduation ceremonies held Friday, May 20. Parents, family, and friends of the more than 200 graduating seniors packed the Livingston Academy gymnasium to watch the class receive their diplomas.



Large rhododendron bush blooms on Peach Drive

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
Sue Woodward, who resides on Peach Drive in Livingston, shows off her blooming rhododendron. She planted the bush, now taller than the house, in 1975 when the home was built.



Tennessee unemployment rate 5.8%

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of April is 5.8%, the same as the seasonally adjusted March state rate of 5.8%, according to Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley.

The national unemployment rate for April is 5.2%, unchanged from the March rate.

"From April 2004 to April 2005, the business survey shows small growth at a gain of more than 25,000 jobs," Commissioner Neeley said."We saw the largest gains in trade/transportation/utility jobs, healthcare/social assistance employment and professional/business services.

"We are optimistic Governor Bredesen's recently passed jobs package will encourage employment growth in the state."

The March-to-April figures show increases in leisure and hospitality jobs, up by 8,900. This includes a 4,000 job increase in food services and drinking places.

Government jobs rose by 2,800.

Month-to-month seasonal decreases took place in clothing and clothing accessory store jobs, down 500.

Nursing and residential care facilities employment dropped by 400, and general merchandise stores lost 300 jobs.

From April 2004 to April 2005, trade/transportation/utilities increased by 6,400. Jobs in healthcare/social assistance rose by 5,900. Professional and business services employment grew by 4,500 jobs. Jobs decreased in nondurable goods manufacturing by 2,100, accommodation jobs by 1,700, and information by 1,400.

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