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Nov. 2015 Unemployment
Jay Walker Thursday December 24, 2015

County unemployment rates for November show the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59 and remained the same in 24 counties.
Warren County's unemployment rate experienced a drop from 5.7 percent to 5.3 percent. The rate one year ago was 6.3 percent.
White County's jobless rate increased slightly from 5.7 to 5.8 percent. One year ago the rate was 7.0 percent.
Van Buren County's unemployment went from 7.4 to 7.2 percent. Coffee County went from 5.1 to 5.2 percent. DeKalb County went from 6.6 to 6.7 percent. Grundy County went from 6.9 to 7.0 percent. Cannon County went from 5.2 to 5.4 percent.
Williamson County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, while Hancock County had the highest at 9.9 percent.


Man Stabbed to Death
Jay Walker Thursday December 24, 2015

McMinnville police are investigating an incident in which a man died after being stabbed during an altercation. It happened late Tuesday night at a residence on Warren Street.
A preliminary investigation revealed 31 year old Anthony Loren "Andy" Mullican had engaged in a heated confrontation with two other men on the front lawn of the residence. Police say at one point during the confrontation, Mullican tried to enter the residence and received fatal stab wounds.
McMinnville Police, the District Attorney's Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are continuing the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.


Siegel Player Responding
WKRN Wednesday December 23, 2015

The Siegel High School football player who suffered a severe brain injury during a game in October is showing some response to therapy.
Baylor Brambles father wrote on his blog Monday evening that his son had his most active response to therapy yet.
The post went on say, the teen was able to move one arm and some fingers on command, as well as swallow ice chips.
Baylors father added that his son has also maintained his weight.
The family is asking for continued prayers and that Baylors pupils will begin responding to movement and light.
Baylor collapsed on the sideline during Siegel's game with Warren County at Nunley Stadium on Oct. 23rd.
He received treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville before he was recently transferred to a skilled nursing facility in Atlanta.


Gas Prices
Wednesday December 23, 2015

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is exactly $2 a gallon, and tomorrow should hit $1.99 for the first time since March 2009. Motorists can find gas prices below $2 at 68 percent of gas stations nationwide.
A global oversupply of oil has led to the lowest gas prices for the year-end holidays since 2008, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. This will make travel more affordable for the 91.3 million Americans forecast to drive during the next two weeks.
Gas prices in Tennessee are averaging $1.79.


Licensing Rules Updated
AP Wednesday December 23, 2015

The state Supreme Court has approved changes to the way attorneys are licensed to practice in Tennessee.
The changes announced Monday include allowing military spouses who are licensed in another state to temporarily practice in Tennessee. Chief Justice Sharon Lee says that the change will promote more women to practice in the state because about 95 percent of military spouses are female.
The other updates include:
Out-of-state attorneys working as in-house counsel in Tennessee will able to practice in the state as long as they register with the Board of Law Examiners.
Lawyers with foreign degrees will need to obtain a master of laws degree from a program sanctioned by the American Bar Association.
Drug tests can now be required as part of the character investigation.


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