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Furloughed federal workers may be eligible for Tennessee unemployment benefits

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The partial shutdown of the United States government currently impacts more than 25,000 Tennesseans. Many of these furloughed federal workers are not on the job, while others continue to work without pay. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) manages the federally funded unemployment insurance program.

By | 2019-01-11T19:52:22+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Furloughed federal workers may be eligible for Tennessee unemployment benefits

As legislature convenes, Electric Coop Association offers General Assembly app

Tennessee lawmakers will return to Nashville on Jan. 8 for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. During the four to five-month session, they will consider legislation that can have an impact on Tennessee families and businesses. Tennesseans interested in government and politics now have a powerful tool for connecting with lawmakers. The 111th Tennessee General Assembly app features a

By | 2019-01-04T23:25:30+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on As legislature convenes, Electric Coop Association offers General Assembly app

Pilgrimage Festival organizers hope to expand community engagement

As it enters its fifth year, Pilgrimage Festival has hired Williamson County-based Alday Communications to serve as its local communications liaison, with the intention to increase the festival organization's year-round engagement with the community. “Pilgrimage Festival has become an iconic event for Franklin, drawing visitors – and attention – from across the country,” said Mike Alday,

By | 2019-01-02T20:11:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Entertainment, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Pilgrimage Festival organizers hope to expand community engagement

Sen. Lamar Alexander says he won’t run again

By Stephen Elliott NashvillePost.com U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020, the three-term Republican announced Monday morning. Alexander — a former Tennessee governor, U.S. Secretary of Education and presidential candidate — will be 80 years old on Election Day in two years. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to

By | 2018-12-17T20:16:29+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Sen. Lamar Alexander says he won’t run again

TN Promise students have contributed 2 million hours of service since 2014 launch of scholarship

ABOVE: TN Promise scholarship students pose for a photo during a volunteer service opportunity in 2015. // FILE PHOTO   tnAchieves TN Promise scholarship students have volunteered at community events and for numerous organizations over the past decade including animal shelters, food pantries and community outreach agencies, surpassing 2 million hours of community service in 83 counties as

By | 2018-12-11T22:06:57+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured - BVHP|Comments Off on TN Promise students have contributed 2 million hours of service since 2014 launch of scholarship

Gift card scammers have stolen 44% more from Tennesseans in 2018, compared to 2017

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network. Scammers in 2017 stole $653,709 from consumers, the agency reported. While family, friends, and co-workers may

By | 2018-12-10T19:50:04+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, STYLE - NEED TO KNOW|Comments Off on Gift card scammers have stolen 44% more from Tennesseans in 2018, compared to 2017

Spring Hill UAW Chair says local GM plant is "blessed," but plant closures, layoffs elsewhere are "devastating"

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Mike Herron, chairman of the Spring Hill chapter of the United Automobile Workers (UAW)  said GM workers in Spring Hill, spared by Monday's announcement by the company of layoffs and plant closures, are "very blessed" to have what they do, and that their mission will be to continue to stay on task and

By | 2018-11-27T19:04:13+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, Featured-WS|Comments Off on Spring Hill UAW Chair says local GM plant is "blessed," but plant closures, layoffs elsewhere are "devastating"

Counties with lowest unemployment held steady, counties with highest got worse

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The majority of Tennessee’s counties experienced a drop in unemployment, or their rates remained the same, according to the October 2018 statistics released Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates dropped in 26 Tennessee counties and remained the same in 36 counties

By | 2018-11-23T18:08:23+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Counties with lowest unemployment held steady, counties with highest got worse

Best-selling author Donna VanLiere shares hope in 10th Christmas novel, "The Christmas Star"

By MELISSA HAMBRICK If Christian/pop music recording artist Amy Grant is our area’s resident Christmas queen, then certainly Donna VanLiere resides in her literary court. The Christmas Star is the Franklin resident’s latest novel, the tenth holiday book in a row for the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. And like Grant, it all started

By | 2018-11-22T19:23:52+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Best-selling author Donna VanLiere shares hope in 10th Christmas novel, "The Christmas Star"

Enrollment is now open in marketplace health insurance plans

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace began Nov. 1, and Tennesseans have until December 15, 2018, to apply for or re-enroll in coverage for the 2019 calendar year. According to the the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Bright Health is entering the Tennessee market for

By | 2018-11-01T17:19:52+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: BW-Healthcare, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Enrollment is now open in marketplace health insurance plans