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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in November at 4.8 Percent
tn.gov Friday December 16, 2016

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for November was 4.8 percent, remaining the same as the revised October rate of 4.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 4.6 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.


Democratic Leadership Unchanged
AP Friday December 16, 2016

The leadership positions among Democrats' small state Senate caucus will remain unchanged for the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.
Lee Harris of Memphis was elected to another term as minority leader and Jeff Yarbro of Nashville will remain caucus chairman.
Democrats hold five of 33 seats in the upper chamber of the state Legislature.
Harris says Democrats will work to publicize what he calls a "a positive economic agenda for working and middle class Tennesseans."
The legislative session gets underway on Jan. 10 with new leadership among Senate Republicans following the retirement of Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville. GOP members have nominated longtime Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge to become the new speaker, which also carries the title of lieutenant governor.


Crossville City Cemetery “Out of Vase” period begins Thursday, December 15
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday December 15, 2016

During the holidays, City of Crossville allows an "out of vase" period at Crossville City Cemetery from Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 31. Beginning Tuesday, Jan 3, any flowers must be in vases or monument saddles or they will be removed.


TDOT Cumb. Co. Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 for Dec. 15 - Dec. 21, 2016
TDOT-Jennifer Flynn Thursday December 15, 2016

Cumberland County, I-40 West near MM 326- construction of a truck climbing lane, including grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving: Work on this project continues. Construction signs will be installed on I-40 West and will be covered until weather permits traffic control activities to continue. Lane closures will be needed as contractor performs cold planing, paving, and temporary pavement marking to allow traffic shift. Temporary closures will only be allowed from 7PM to 6AM Sundays through Thursdays. A minimum of one lane must be maintained at all times. No lane closures will be allowed during special events, holidays or holiday weekends in accordance with the plans and specifications. Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ329]

Cumberland County, SR-101 (Peavine Road) - utility relocation from Firetower Road to east of Westchester Drive/Catoosa Boulevard: Work on this project continues. Erosion control and clearing activities continue along with installation of poles for the 161KV power lines. These activities will have only minor impact to traffic on SR-101 (Peavine Road). Estimated project completion date is June 2017. [Davis H. Elliot Construction Company, Inc./Bradley/CNQ922]


$1 Million Lottery Winner in West Tennessee
TN Lottery Thursday December 15, 2016

For the fifth time in three weeks, a Tennessee Lottery player has become a millionaire, bringing the total number of winning tickets sold worth $1 million or more to 203.

The latest lucky winner purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Lakeland, TN that matched five of six numbers drawn Tuesday night, which is a $1 million prize. In addition to that lucky ticket, four other six—and seven—figure prizes have been won since Nov. 22, 2016:

$1 Million Mega Millions prize won Nov. 22 in LaVergne;
$420.9 Million Powerball jackpot won Nov. 26 in Lafayette;
$1 Million Millionaire Jumbo Bucks prize won Nov. 28 in Powell;
$1 Million Millionaire 7’s prize won Dec. 5 in Maryville.

No additional information about the Lakeland winner is available until the prize is claimed. Lakeland is about 190 miles west of Nashville.


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