Archive: 2008

Archive: September 2008

19 September, 20080 Comments
Unemployment down in August The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, released its August unemployment report in late September, and Haywood County’s rate dropped from 13.7 percent in July to 10.4 percent in August. In August 2007, the local unemployment rate was
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Archive: July 2008

19 July, 20080 Comments
Unemployment up in every Tennessee county State government released the June unemployment rates on July 27, and the numbers show that unemployment increased in all 95 Tennessee counties. Haywood County hit double-digits with an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent. That’s up from May’s 9.8 percent, and the rate is 3
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Archive: May-June 2008

19 June, 20080 Comments
Haywood County to honor volunteers According to Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith, nominations for the First Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted in Haywood County. The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service. One youth
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Archive: April 2008

19 April, 20080 Comments
Megasite property could be acquired County Mayor Franklin Smith told county commissioners the state’s budget might provide money to begin acquiring property for the megasite. Smith made the statement during the May 19 county commission meeting. Smith says land options require the 3000-plus acres be purchased for
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Archive: Feb-Mar 2008

19 February, 20080 Comments
Local unemployment rate increases slightly in January The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the unemployment figures on March 6, and the Haywood County rate increased from 7.7 percent in December to 8.1 percent in January. The local rate was 6.8 percent in January 2007.In surrounding
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Archive: January 2008

19 January, 20080 Comments
Senator Wilder hands out checks in the county State Senator John Wilder visited Brownsville January 18 with grant checks that totaled $35,000 for city and county organizations. Pictured (from left) are Lt. Barry Diebold, Brownsville Police Department; Nancy Cates, Brownsville/Haywood County Parks and Recreation;
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