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Stormy night
Meth labs discovered in Livingston

State labor force shows increase
Safety tips offered for Halloween

 

Stormy night

Storms and high winds that passed through northern Middle Tennessee on Thursday night, Oct. 18 caused damage around the area. Willow Grove Boat Dock and Resort sustained heavy damage from the storms.

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Meth labs discovered in Livingston



Livingston Police Department officers discovered a clandestine meth lab on Thursday, Oct. 11. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing. LPD officers discovered ingredients, beakers, hoses, and off-colored liquid along with drug paraphernalia from an apartment on Villa Drive. As the investigation progressed, Livingston Police notified a HazMat cleanup company, who arrived on the scene and assisted officers in the cleanup.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Livingston Police following up on a tip discovered a boxed meth lab on Allred Street. The lab contained beakers, hoses, and some chemicals used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. Police said the boxed lab is not believed to have been in operation for some time and had been hidden in a wooded area for later use. Police have developed suspects in the case for questioning. At the time of this report, these persons had not been located.

Citizens are urged to contact Livingston Police Department at 823-6496 with tips concerning suspicious activity in their neighborhood, and the LPD assures that all calls are strictly confidential.

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State labor force shows increase

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September was 4.7 %, up 0.7 percentage point from August, attributable to a rise in the state’s labor force, according to Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley.

The national unemployment rate for September 2007 was also 4.7%, up slightly from 4.6% in August.

“The unemployment rate for September was 4.7%, up from the August rate of 4.0, the result of 18,100 new job seekers entering the labor force last month,” Commissioner Neeley said. “We have seen Tennessee’s jobless rate decline over the past year from when it was 5.1% in September 2006.”

August-to-September gains were seasonal, with government increasing 13,600, administrative, support, and waste services, which are primarily temporary workers, increased 2,500, and educational services increased 2,400.

Month-to-month declines included leisure and hospitality, down 4,900, and slight decreases industry-wide in manufacturing, down 1,100. Retail trade was down 900.

The leisure and hospitality sector led those areas doing well over the year, with gains of 8,300. Construction was the single strongest category of employment growth, increasing by 7,300 and indicating non-residential, government, and hospitality construction more than offset declines in residential housing construction.

Major employment declines over the year were in manufacturing, down 10,700, and in clothing and accessories stores, down 1,600.

 

 

Safety tips offered for halloween

Halloween is a time of great fun for children, but it can be a little scary for parents and drivers. Children are often out after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps going to unfamiliar homes.

Ray Palermo, director of public information for Teachers’ Insurance Plan, said, “This year Halloween falls on a school day. With excited kids frantically going from neighbor to neighbor, drivers need to be particularly cautious; however, by following some simple advice, parents, children, drivers and homeowners can all have a safe, enjoyable time.”

Palermo offers the following safety tips:

•If children are out at night, drivers need to be particularly careful at dusk and when driving either over a hill or around a curve, where visibility is limited. Use high beams to see and be seen.

•Trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by an adult or travel in a group. Children should be told not to eat any unwrapped candy or treats until they return home where their parents can see them. Making sure kids have already eaten before heading out may help.

•Parents may want to limit kids to local events run by police stations, firehouses, senior citizen centers or local businesses, or organize their own through their school.

•Parents should incorporate reflective tape in costumes or add bright colors to increase visibility. Make-up rather than masks should be worn to help ensure children have an unobstructed view of their surroundings.

•Trick-or-treaters may be caught up in the excitement of the day and not be as careful as they should. They should always cross at corners and look both ways before crossing. Drivers need to keep a careful eye on the road and on the sidewalk, in case anyone darts out from between parked cars.

•Children should stay on the sidewalk, or if none is available, walk facing the lane of traffic, and they should carry a flashlight.

•Homeowners should clear their yards of anything that can be tripped over, and be sure to have a front door or walkway light on, and refrain from decorations that use an open flame that could ignite a child’s costume.
More Halloween safety information is available at www.teachers.com/safety.


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