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TFWC sets 2017-18 waterfowl hunting seasons

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the 2017-18 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting seasons at its Feb. 16-17 meeting. The meeting was held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. The TFWC approved the TWRA’s recommendation to establish an operational sandhill crane hunting season. For the past four years, […]

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Hunting, fishing guide licenses now required in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE—Tennessee sportsmen and non-residents who work as hunting and fishing guides in the state will now have to complete an application for their licenses beginning with the 2017-18 license year. Resident and non-resident guide licenses are now available by application, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Guides wishing to apply can go online at […]

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TN Chamber program helps workers pursue education

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is enabling Tennessee employers to make it easier for workers to pursue their education. The new TN Chamber/GEDWorks program aims to create a better-educated and prepared Tennessee workforce as part of the Chamber’s Workforce Development Initiative. Data shows that more than 300,000 Tennesseans who did not complete their […]

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TN Department of Audit releases 2016 report

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The Tennessee Department of Audit 2016 Annual Report is now available online. The mission of the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is to improve the quality of life for all Tennesseans by making government work better. A toll-free hotline is provided for citizens to report fraud, waste, and abuse of government funds […]

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TN debuts 31 new or revised laws for 2017

With the new year, Tennessee residents are now subject to more than two dozen new or revised laws that help to fight crime, reduce the number of uninsured drivers, arm qualified people, reduce maternal deaths, make dialing 911 easier on complicated phone systems, track law enforcement-related deaths, brew and buy Tennessee high-gravity beer, and accomplish […]

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Watchdog group critiques TN’s proposed open records policy

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A proposed policy and guidelines about open public records are under fire from the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. TCOG has published comments on the guidelines and forms pertaining to the Office of Open Records Counsel’s proposed “Best Practices & Guidelines and Model Public Records.” TCOG has expressed deep concerns about language that could lead […]

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Unemployment numbers in area dip for November

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  Unemployment is down from last month for Bartlett, Memphis, Shelby County and the U.S. as a whole, according to preliminary data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The following numbers are not seasonally adjusted. Bartlett: The unemployment rate for last month was 4.1 percent, down from 4.4 percent in October (a […]

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Sen. Norris urges supporting Hunters for the Hungry

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Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) is urging residents in West Tennessee to join him in supporting the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program. He understands the important role Hunters for the Hungry plays for the Mid-South Food Bank and hunger-relief organizations across the region. Now he has formally accepted TWF’s Legislative Challenge, held each year […]

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Business Briefs for Nov. 24, 2016

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Bartlett-based credit union opens Collierville branch First South Financial Credit Union, based in Bartlett, has announced a 3,950 square-foot Collierville branch opening at 369 S. Byhalia Road. With 16 Mid-South banking center locations, First South’s continued growth has propelled the credit union to become the largest in West Tennessee based on capital. With many of […]

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New app helps Tenn. hunters check in deer

Some Tennessee big game hunters, especially those pursuing deer this time of year, are being encouraged by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to check in their harvested animals either on a mobile device or a personal computer. While there are still many brick-and-mortar businesses that provide traditional check station service, an estimated quarter of those […]

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Sportsmen urged to be careful in drought conditions

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The dry conditions across Tennessee have created a tinderbox where fires can be accidentally set, which has led the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to urge sportsmen be especially cautious as the popular muzzle-loading season opens statewide. “There is a lot of fires being fought right now and we have even had some on our wildlife […]

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Business Briefs for Nov. 10, 2016

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Lakeland residents wins $10K from First Tennessee A Lakeland woman was the lucky winner of a $10,000 grand prize in the First Tennessee Sweepstakes contest, held Aug. 25-Sept. 30. Joan O’Reilly, who banks at First Tennessee’s Wolfchase location (2750 N. Germantown Parkway), received her winnings in a Nov. 3 presentation. The contest was held to […]

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