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AP Friday November 20, 2015
Authorities say a Clarksville man who was on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list is in custody.
Multiple news agencies report 21-year-old Darcell Wright was arrested late Wednesday night in Hardeman County. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that Wright was wanted by the Clarksville Police Department and the TBI for attempted homicide. The details of his arrest weren't known.
Wright, who also goes by Robert Jackson, is accused of firing a gun into a SUV on May 22.
Authorities say the victim inside the vehicle was struck multiple times. Authorities say two children were also inside the SUV, but were not hurt.
Tennessee Promise Program
AP Friday November 20, 2015
The executive director of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's free-tuition program says it has contributed to the spike in students pursuing a higher education.
Tennessee Promise offers eligible high school seniors free tuition to a two-year community or technical college.
According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 50,699 first-time freshmen enrolled in a public higher education institution this year, compared with 46,030 last year.
Tennessee Promise Executive Director Mike Krause said Thursday that of the 21,706 students enrolled in community colleges, 16,291 are in the governor's program.
Krause says the numbers are "reflective of a culture and attitude change in Tennessee about going to college."
Tennessee Promise is a key component of Haslam's "Drive to 55" initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by the year 2025.
Tennessee Oct. Unemployment
Friday November 20, 2015
Tennessee's unemployment rate for October was 5.6 percent, a slight drop from the September rate of 5.7 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The U.S. rate for October was 5.0 percent, also a slight drop from the 5.1 percent rate in September.
Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.6 percent while the national rate declined from 5.7 to 5.0 percent.
Arts and Crafts Fair
Jay Walker Friday November 20, 2015
The annual Warren County Arts and Crafts Fair is underway at the McMinnville Civic Center.
The event is sponsored by Homeland Community Bank, and takes place Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free.
Arts and Craft booths have filled both the lower and upper floors of the civic center. Concessions are also be available.
Jay Walker Thursday November 19, 2015
The Warren County Pioneer and Lady Pioneer basketball teams will kick off the 2015-16 season Thursday night with two Hall of Champions games each at Franklin County.
The Lady Pioneers take on Tullahoma at 3:30, followed by the same two schools in boys action at 4:45. The Lady Pioneers will also play Franklin County at 6pm, followed by boys action between the Pioneers and Franklin County.