Tennessee employers added nearly 25,000 new jobs between September and October. Even with the creation of new jobs, the state’s unemployment rate inched upward for the first time in five months.

TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state during Thanksgiving. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25 and remain closed to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has recognized Cummins Falls State Park for excellence in innovation as part of the 2020 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence.

A Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that Tennessee can protect more vulnerable children by enforcing its ban on abortions specifically because the unborn baby has Down syndrome or based on its race or sex.

Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) continues to add to its skilled staff. Recently, UCDD hired Kim England to serve as a Response Coordinator to assist with COVID-19 recovery efforts; serving as a point of contact between city and county mayors, local governments, and UCDD’s Econom…

Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) on Wednesday, Oct. 7, announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide additional relief to small businesses suffering durin…

This year the Overton County Sheriff’s Department will not hold their annual toy drive but will partner with Santa’s Secret Workshop, which will be held Monday thru Wednesday, Dec. 7–9, at 208 S. Church Street in Livingston.

Overton County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “Fight Flu TN” vaccination event Thursday, Nov. 19.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials Tuesday opened a new $2.4 million, 5,400-sq.-ft. visitors center at Cummins Falls State Park just north of Cookeville.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, Overton County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From November 16-29, participating agencies across the state will increase sea…

President Donald Trump signed an order Monday, Nov. 2 to establish the 1776 Commission that will encourage educators to teach children about patriotism and American history and to honor the 250th anniversary of the Constitution.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 39 states and the District of Columbia defending the rights of Tennesseans and all Americans to hold companies accountable for defective products in their home-state courts.

Tennessee’s Tourist Development team has worked with the Office of the Governor and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group to develop a new relief program that will directly support tourism through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

Newly released data from Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the state’s economic recovery continued in September. The jobless rate for the month dropped significantly when compared to the previous month.

Tennessee State Parks officials Tuesday, Oct. 27 opened 10 fully restored rustic cabins at Standing Stone State Park, a $1.4 million project that upgraded cabins constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression.

Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September, which is the second month of the state’s fiscal year. Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley reported Wednesday, Oct. 14 that September revenues were $1.6 billion, which is $23.2 million more than September 2019, and $…

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 39 states and the District of Columbia defending the rights of Tennesseans and all Americans to hold companies accountable for defective products in their home-state courts.

This year’s 5K Fun Run will be held in-person at Cedar Lake Camp on Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. The course will once again be down the camp driveway then left onto Conatser Lane and back. Cost for this event is $25 and shirts may be purchased for $10 each.