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McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Wednesday August 23, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night approved second and final reading of the budget ordinance for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The budget comes with no tax increase.
In other business, the board approved requests for the city's approval of the use of the Farmer's Market Pavilion for the Non-Alcohol New Year's Eve Party and the route for the WCHS Homecoming Parade on September 22nd.
Board members also went over guidelines for establishment of the Tourism Development Board.

 


Rep. Matheny Upset at NFL Protests
WKRN Wednesday August 23, 2017

State Rep. Judd Matheny, who represents Coffee and a portion of Warren County, is calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to use his influence to put a stop to national anthem protests by NFL players.
Haslam is the brother of Jimmy Haslam, who, along with his wife Dee Haslam is majority owner of the Cleveland Browns. Prior to Monday night's game in Cleveland, a dozen Browns players knelt and prayed during the anthem.
In a post on social media Tuesday, Rep. Matheny said the players disrespected the flag and anthem and set poor examples for our youth to follow. He also called on citizens to speak out against the protests.
Matheny represents the 47th District in Tennessee and is a candidate for Congress in the 6th District.

 


Tourists Spend $19 Billion in Tennessee
AP Wednesday August 23, 2017

State officials say tourists spent more than $19 billion in Tennessee in 2016, an increase of 5 percent compared with the previous year.
Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement that tourism topped $1 billion in state and local sales tax revenue for the 11th consecutive year in 2015, reaching $1.7 billion. That marks a 7 percent increase from 2015.
Haslam also said tourism generated 176,500 jobs in the state in 2016, a 3 percent increase from 2015.
Five counties exceeded $1 billion in travel expenditures last year. They were Davidson, Shelby, Sevier, Hamilton and Knox.
Haslam said Tennessee's tourism industry "continues to produce record results and dedication to boost Tennessee's economy."

 


Hot Jobs List for Tennessee
Wednesday August 23, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released the 2017 list of hot jobs across the state. The list is a projection of what occupations will be most in-demand through the year 2024.
Topping this year's recently revised hot jobs list is the occupation of team assemblers in the manufacturing field, with a projection of 1,845 openings over the next seven years. Accountants and auditors are the second most in-demand occupation, with 1,460 potential job openings. With an estimated 1,390 new positions, office supervisors take the third spot on the list, followed by nursing assistants, licensed vocational and practical nurses, and elementary school teachers. Several dozen occupations, requiring varying skill levels, are part of the list.
The data projects careers expected to grow, what skills they require, and average salary ranges for each occupation. The statewide data on the site is also available on a local basis for each of the 13 local workforce development areas across the state.

 


Scam Warning
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Law enforcement continues to receive tips about IRS imposters threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement says they're investigating alongside several other agencies across the United States. Police say these calls are NOT coming from the IRS.
The Internal Revenue Service will never demand payment over the telephone. Typical IRS communication comes in the form of U.S. Mail. If you receive a phone call that you suspect is a tax scam, hang up and report it to the US Treasury, Office of Inspector General at 1-800-366-4484. To help avoid becoming the victim of a scam, area law enforcement recommend to never transfer funds through third-party wire or card services.

 

 

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