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Gov. Haslams State of the State Today, Monday, February 1
Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 1, 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam will hold his State of the State today, Monday, February 1, 2016. . Haslams speech will focus on the states $600 million financial surplus and how it should be spent.

 
NCE Cheer Boosters 5K on April 30,2016


NCE Cheer Boosters 5K on April 30,2016
Submitted: Amanda Dodson Houston Sunday January 31, 2016

The North Cumberland Elementary Cheer Boosters is having a 5K on Apr. 30, 2016 at 8 a.m.. on Northside Drive, the Sparta Hwy end. T-shirt sponsors are needed through Feb. 29. Race participants have early registration deadline of Apr. 1. There will be day of race registration. Early race participants will get a moisture wicking tech t-shirt. All schools are invited and $100 cash will be given to the track team with the most participants. Proceeds benefit the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams at North Cumberland. (Photo Courtesy NCE)

 


TBI, Putnam Sheriff Seize Clandestine Drugs, Warn Public of Dangers
TBI Sunday January 31, 2016

An ongoing, joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Putnam County Sheriffs Office has resulted in a significant seizure of counterfeit pills that pose a potentially deadly risk to users. While executing a search warrant at a home on Massa Road, authorities discovered approximately 300 pills stamped with markings characteristic of Percocet. However, laboratory analysis performed by TBI Forensic Scientists determined the pills instead contained fentanyl, a pain killer 50 times as potent as heroin that can be deadly in high doses. Authorities also seized approximately a half a pound of marijuana, 100 pills of Dilaudid, and a large amount of cash.

 


TN Job Growth & Consumer Spending Still Increasing
WATE Saturday January 30, 2016

According to a report from UTs Center for Business and Economic Research, job growth and consumer spending are still on the rise. This provides a boost to the state and national economies. Per WATE, the 2016 Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee says there was a huge increase in new jobs nationally in 2015. We also had the lowest national employment rate since 2008, although Tennessees rate remains above the national average of 5.3% at 5.9%. Those, along with falling gas and food prices, led to consumption reaching its highest growth rate since 2006. The study also showed that Tennessees economic growth is on track with the rest of the country.

 


Some Food Stamp Recipients to Lose Benefits
WATE (AP) Saturday January 30, 2016

About 150,000 Tennesseans have the chance to lose their SNAP benefits on April 1st, if they do not meet the programs work requirements. The program requires able-bodied adults, up to age 50, who have mo children or dependents to either work, volunteer, attend education courses, or job-training courses at least 80 hours a month. The agency began sending out notices earlier this winter to recipients who could potentially lose their benefits. The work requirement waiver that was in place during the recession as expired January 1st, triggering the three-month limit for recipients to comply with the work requirements.

 

 
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