30 May 2024

Author: Emma Mason

Community

April brought positive news for employment across Tennessee, with all 95 counties reporting lower unemployment rates, each clocking in at or below 4.1%, as per the latest data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, leading the pack was Williamson County, boasting the state’s lowest unemployment rate at a mere 2%, marking a 0.2 percentage point decline from March’s 2.2%. Following closely, Sevier County secured the second-lowest rate in April, standing at…

Tennessee

The Tennessee Highway Patrol geared up to enhance patrols and employ various traffic safety enforcement measures to mitigate the incidence of crashes statewide during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period

Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, THP’s strategies encompass saturation patrols, seatbelt, and sobriety checkpoints, alongside heightened visibility along high-crash corridors throughout the summer, all aimed at curbing serious injuries and fatal crashes. The 2024 Memorial Day holiday period is slated to conclude…

Crime

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations unit apprehended 21-year-old man on charges of being an accessory after the fact in connection with the homicide of 26-year-old man

Nashville, TN – Detectives from the Specialized Investigations unit apprehended 21-year-old man on charges of being an accessory after the fact in connection with the homicide of Francisco Almazan-Rojas, 36, which occurred on April 28th at William Pitts Park, located off Tusculum Road. The individual…

Tennessee

Grant funding provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is set to empower twelve Tennessee communities to enrich their green spaces

Chattanooga, TN – Heather Slayton, the State Forester, emphasized the pivotal role trees play in our lives, offering indispensable environmental, health, and economic benefits to all communities. She underscored the significance of this funding, ensuring that these benefits are accessible across Tennessee. The program aims…

Tennessee

PoIice officer, acting on his own accord, armed himself with his personal handgun before he abducted a man and shot him in the head; indicted

Memphis, TN – According to the court documents, the 32-year-old now ex-policeman, later identified as Patrick, reportedly abducted 30-year-old man, Robert, from his apartment. The defendant then took the 30-year-old man to his official police vehicle where he killed him. Last week, the 32-year-old defendant…

Local News

4 inmates participating in Lipscomb University’s Lipscomb Initiative for Education program at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution were conferred Associate of Arts degrees during a poignant graduation ceremony

Chattanooga, TN – According to the officials, this milestone reportedly marks the inaugural occasion where college degrees have been bestowed upon students within Riverbend through Lipscomb’s LIFE program. The ceremony embodied the essence of a traditional commencement, with faculty and students adorned in regalia, processing…

Community

UH-60 Blackhawk medical flight crew from the Tennessee National Guard rescued a hiker suffering from a severe illness in a remote part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Chattanooga, TN – Just before 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Tennessee National Guard and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency received a distress call regarding a hiker in urgent need of medical assistance. The hiker was situated at Icewater Spring, over 5,000 feet above sea level….