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Tennessee Oct. Unemployment
Monday November 21, 2016

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of October was 4.8 percent, which is up two-tenths of a percentage point from the September rate of 4.6. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.

The U.S rate for October was 4.9 percent, which is down slightly from the previous month.

Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 5.6 percent to 4.8 percent, while the national rate declined from 5.0 percent to 4.9 percent.

 


Tennessee sheriff's major charged with faking US citizenship
AP Monday November 21, 2016

A Tennessee sheriff's major is charged with lying about being a U.S. citizen on his job application, then denying it when he later applied for citizenship.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith announced charges Thursday against 47-year-old Terry McBurney of Murfreesboro.

A news release says McBurney was born in Ireland and wasn't a U.S. citizen, but claimed it in his 2010 job application documents.

It says McBurney in January was promoted to major, a position requiring U.S. citizenship. It says while he was seeking citizenship, McBurney denied previously claiming U.S. citizenship.

He became a citizen in February.

He faces up to 40 years in prison for unlawful procurement of citizenship, false statement about naturalization under oath and wire fraud. He faces a $250,000 fine for each charge. He could lose his citizenship.

 


County Commission Meets Monday, November 21, 2016
Peg Broadcasting News Monday November 21, 2016

The Cumberland County Commission will meet Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Courthouse. Agenda items include appointing Trevor Kerley as Cumberland County Fire Chief. The monthly meeting is open to the public.

Prior to the monthly meeting, Commissioners will meet in Closed Session on Monday at 5:15 p.m. for a presentation by County Mayor Kenneth Carey, Jr. and County Attorney Randal Boston regarding updates on legal issues involving Cumberland County.

 


Vols Win on Senior Day 63-37 over Missouri
AP/WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Sunday November 20, 2016

Joshua Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores - including a career-long 70-yarder - in his final home game Saturday as Tennessee won a 63-37 shootout with Missouri. The win is bittersweet. At half-time, Coach Butch Jones was informed that the Gators will meet No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Championship on Dec. 3 in Atlanta. Next up for the Vols is a road trip to Nashville to face the Commodores on Saturday, November 26. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.

 
UPDATE: Missing Xavier Billings has been found safe in Michigan! His parents are currently in custody./Endangered Child Alert for 8-Month-Old Dekalb Co. Boy


UPDATE: Missing Xavier Billings has been found safe in Michigan! His parents are currently in custody./Endangered Child Alert for 8-Month-Old Dekalb Co. Boy
WVLT/TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Sunday November 20, 2016

The statewide Endangered Child Alert for Xavier Billings has been canceled. Officials say the child was safely recovered and the suspects are in custody.

Original story:
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Endangered Child Alert on behalf of the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office for 8 month old Xavier Billings. Xavier is a white male, 0’20” tall, 17 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen with his biological parents Andrew Billings and Adriana Billings on Thursday, November 10 after they fled the scene of an accident in Dekalb County and a mobile methamphetamine lab was found in their vehicle. Both Andrew and Adriana Billings have active warrants for manufacturing methamphetamine and aggravated child abuse out of Dekalb County, Tennessee. Investigators believe they may be traveling in a 2005 maroon Nissan Sentra with TN tag 2A3-4N4. If you have seen the victim or the subjects, please call the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office at (615) 215-3000 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. (Photos courtesy TBI)

 

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