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May County Unemployment
Friday June 27, 2014

Unemployment numbers for May indicate the jobless rate decreased in only five counties, increased in 88 counties and stayed the same in 2 counties.
Warren County's unemployment rate for May was 6.9 percent, an increase of half a percentage point from April. The rate one year ago was 9.2 percent.
White County's unemployment rate for May was 8.4 percent, an increase of 8-tenths of a percentage point from April. White County rate one year ago was 11.3 percent.
Van Buren County's unemployment rate went from 8.6 to 8.8 percent.Coffee County went from 5.1 to 5.6 percent. DeKalb County increased from 5.7 to 6.3 percent. Grundy County dropped from 8.3 to 8.1 percent. Cannon County jumped from 4.8 to 5.5 percent.
Lincoln County had the state's lowest unemployment rate in May at 4.4 percent, while Scott County had the highest at 12.5 percent.


Sparta Indictments

Sparta Indictments
Thursday June 26, 2014

The TBI has obtained indictments against three White County men in connection with a homicide earlier this year.
Following a TBI investigation, a specially-called White County Grand Jury returned indictments of second degree murder and especially aggravated assault against 27 year old Jared Dewayne Holmes, 33 year old Bart Kirby, and 31 year old Joe Daniel Honaker in connection with the death of 36 year old John Howard Shoemaker.
Shoemaker's body was found on April 10th in a wooded area behind a bar called "My Place" in Sparta. An autopsy determined Shoemaker died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma.
All three suspects are being held in the White County Jail on $500,000 bond each.


Committee Meetings
Jay Walker Thursday June 26, 2014

The Warren County Commission's Financial Management Committee will meet Thursday to award bids for various projects in the county. That meeting will begin at 3:30pm.
The Safety Committee will meet at 5:30pm to get an update on hospital policies.
Both meetings will be held at the Administrative Building.


TBI Most Wanted**UPDATED

TBI Most Wanted**UPDATED
Thursday June 26, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's latest addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list has been captured.
33 year old Joshua Adam Comer of LaFollette was wanted by the Campbell County Sheriff's Department and the TBI for the murder of his girlfriend's 3 year old daughter on June 10th. A Campbell County Special Grand Jury indicted Comer for first degree murder. The young girl's mother was also indicted for aggravated child abuse and is currently in custody.
When deputies attempted to arrest Comer, he fled from a residence in LaFollette. Authorities say he was captured Wednesday afternoon after a manhunt in the Whitman Hollow area.
Authorities say Comer has a criminal history of theft, domestic violence and evading arrest.


Swim Lesson Signups
Jay Walker Thursday June 26, 2014

The Caney Fork Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold signups for this summer's Learn to Swim Program this Thursday night, June 26th, beginning at 5pm at the McMinnville Civic Center.
The classes are free and available for ages 6 and up. All classes will take place at the Gilley Pool, Monday through Friday for two weeks and will last one hour each night. Session one is July 7th-18th. Session 2 is July 21st-August 1st.
No registrations will be accepted early, late, or by phone. Only applications take Thursday night in person will be accepted.


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