As a further indication the state of Tennessee’s economic turnaround continues, unemployment rates for February 2021 dropped in nearly every county, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department and law enforcement officials were called to the scene of a burning motorcycle in the 2200 block of Standing Stone Highway around 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry on January 15 welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee State Troopers, which included Jordan Danner of Overton County.

Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) with the assistance of Tennessee Highway Patrol, with support from THP Honor Guard, on Monday, March 1, transported Tennessee’s three constitutions from their current building to their new, soon to open home on Bicentennial Mall.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Overton County’s Hanging Limb community on Tuesday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hanging Limb Fire Department.

At the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is reminding Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality program for victims of sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or domestic abuse.

Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released two investigative reports that detail improper actions within two Johnson County nonprofit organizations – A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition and Johnson County Safe Haven, which both receive government grants.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III recently announced that Tennessee, as part of a coalition of 41 Attorneys General, has settled with Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, a debt collection agency doing business as American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”).

Tennessee’s state capitol will light up later this month for sexual assault awareness. The capitol will be lit in teal blue April 16 through 18 in recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Matt Murphy shared a drone shot, above, of “Dry Hollow Lake” after approximately 6 inches of rain flooded Overton County Saturday night, March 27.

Timothy Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 5 at the fire hall on Celina Highway in Timothy.

National general aviation organizations applauded Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday, March 16 for declaring March “General Aviation Month”.

Tennessee started 2021 with a decrease in unemployment across the state. According to newly released data from Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), Tennessee recorded a jobless rate of 5.1% in January 2021.

Tennessee Department of Education announced Monday, March 8 the 48 districts selected to participate in the optional, Pre-K–12 Literacy Implementation Networks, part of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students.