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Tennessee's unemployment rate for July was 7.1 percent, half a percentage point higher than the June rate of 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for July was 6.2 percent, up from 6.1 in June. Over the past year, Tennessee unemployment decreased from 8.4 percent to 7.1 percent while the national rate declined from 7.3 to 6.2 percent.
The owners of Megabites have announced on their Facebook site that the establishment may be open tonight (Thursday). Megabites and JP Nascar, which is housed in the same building, were temporarily closed down following an inspection by the State Fire Marshall earlier this week. An electrician was called in to fix issues which caused the building to be shut down.
The two suspects in the Renegade Mountain murder case could see a trial date sometime this year. Judge David Patterson set a deadline date of October 3rd to revisit the case, and possibly set a trial date. Jacob Bennett has been held at the Morgan County Corrections Center and Brittany Moser has been housed at the Cumberland County Justice Center since their arrests in the shooting which occurred on September 12th of last year
The man captured in Nevada in May after skipping town for a DUI case that took the life of a 78 year old man in 2010 is headed to jail. Officials say William Douglas Wynn was driving while intoxicated, causing an accident that took the life of Paul Jensen. Wynn was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. Donít look for an announcement any time soon, though. Corker says any decision on a White House bid would wait until next year.