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Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. In 2016, the 109th General Assembly lowered the renewal fee on lifetime handgun carry permits from $500 to $200. The new fee for an original permit is now $100, and the permit is now issued for eight years.
If you currently have a permit with an expiration date, and would like to upgrade to a lifetime permit, you can now pick up an application at any driver services center and pay the $200 upgrade fee at any time. Handgun carry permits are processed at any full service driver services center. If youíre applying for the lifetime carry permit without first obtaining an original handgun carry permit, the fee will be $300.
For more information on handgun carry permits, visit http://tn.gov/safety/article/handgunmain.
Stone Memorial played host to Warren County on Friday and claimed a pair of District wins. The Lady Panthers posted a 54-38 victory of the Lady Pioneers and the Panthers beat the Pioneers 67-48.
Cumberland County traveled to Sparta for District games with White County. The Lady Jets outscored the home team downing the Warriorettes 81-69. The Jets fell to the Warriors 77-59.
The District 6-AAA Standings: (girls) The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets lead the District at 4 and 0, Rhea County is 3 and 1, Stone Memorial and White County 2 and 2, Cookeville is 1 and 3 and Warren County is 0 and 4.
(boys) The Cookeville Cavaliers currently lead the District at 4 and 0, White County is 3 and 1, Stone Memorial and Rhea County are each 2 and 2, Warren County is 1 and 3 and CCHS is 0 and 4 in the District.
Tuesday, January 24, itís more District action as Stone Memorial will play host to Cookeville and Cumberland County travels to Warren County. The SMHS games will air live on Mix 99.3 and you can hear CCHS coverage on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
The Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, increasing from the revised November rate of 4.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 4.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.
Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 5.6% to 4.9% while the national rate also declined from 5.0% to 4.7%.
Total nonfarm employment increased 6,600 jobs from November to December. The largest increases occurred in manufacturing, mining/logging/construction & leisure/hospitality.
Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 62,100 jobs. The largest increases occurred in education/health services, professional/business services & leisure/hospitality.
SMHS will play host to Warren County on Friday with the action getting underway at 6:00, live coverage begins at 5:55 on Mix 99.3. CCHS will travel to Sparta Friday to play White County. The girls game will tip at 6:00 and the action will air live beginning at 5:55 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
More than three hundred and thirty Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard will support the Presidential Inauguration this week in Washington, D.C.
The 194th Engineer Brigade (Army), headquartered in Jackson, has 304 Soldiers providing command and control for Military Police Soldiers performing stationary security at different locations. A logistics team of supply and maintenance personnel are providing support for the MPs and a Religious Support Team.
The 134th Air Refueling Wing from Knoxville (Air) has twelve personnel working as a food services team, two Public Affairs representatives to ensure the timely and accurate release of information and response to media inquiries regarding the National Guard's mission and one Airmen serving as technical support for a Mobile Emergency Operations Center.
Tennessee Joint Force Headquarters Medical Command from Smyrna is providing five personnel to provide care for our Soldiers/Airmen during the week. They will establish medical sites during the inauguration as treatment centers for those supporting events on the 20th.