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  • Haslam Reauthorizes Reward in Lorenzen Wright Homicide

    Friday, November 17, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the state will re-issue a $5,000 reward and match for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide of Lorenzen Wright. “In addition to the recent discovery of the murder weapon, we believe someone has information that could help solve this case,” Haslam said. “We ask anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward to help bring to justice whoever is responsible for this crime.”

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  • Haslam Announces 2018 Governor's Academy for School Leadership Participants

    Friday, November 17, 2017 | 11:26am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the participants selected for the 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program for assistant principals to increase their leadership capacity. The third annual academy is a unique partnership between the state of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate and develop future school leaders and improve school effectiveness and student performance.

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  • Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 1:44pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history. The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low rate set in September. Tennessee first marked an all-time low unemployment rate in June at 3.6 percent, which was bested by the July rate of 3.4 percent, and then in August fell to 3.3 percent.

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