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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate remains the lowest among Tennessee’s 95 counties. The local jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent, up from May’s rate of 4.3 percent. Williamson County, at 5.4 percent in June, up from 4.6 percent the previous month, registered the state’s second lowest unemployment rate. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, county unemployment rates for June show the rate increased in all 95
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and ideas on federal farm programs. “There’s still time for eligible farmers and ranchers to
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Giles and Lawrence counties in Tennessee as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, wind and hail that occurred from June 5, 2014, through June 12, 2014. “Our hearts go out to those Tennessee farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring
Randall Griner of Fayetteville Public Utilities Gas Department was among those newly installed for the 2014-2015 Tennessee Gas Association Board of Directors. TGA is a natural gas state association with just under 400 members comprised of municipal gas systems, utility districts, gas authorities, private and public gas companies, pipelines, gas marketers, affiliated members and housing authorities, representing approximately 10,000 Tennessee employees serving the natural gas industry with over 1.2 million
Blair and Mitzi Fawley, owners of Garage Doorman, cut the ribbon at their new business. Members of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, business leaders and friends join in the celebration. The business is located at 2718-A Huntsville Highway.
The 2014 Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day, a University of Tennessee event that draws several thousand participants, is Thursday, July 24, at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. In addition to information on the no-till production of corn, cotton and soybeans, presenters from throughout the
Fayetteville Public Utilities will hold a ribeye sandwich sale on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at their main office located at 408 West College Street. Tickets are $5 per sandwich. Tickets are available at the FPU office and must be purchased in advance. Please present your ticket at the time of pick up. Proceeds benefit the Lincoln County Heart Walk and American Heart Association.