Sonny Perdue Says Agriculture Department Will Make Cuts

Monday, March 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Trump submitted his FY 2020 budget proposal to Congress:

“Our economy is booming, and unemployment is the lowest it’s been in decades.

While the agriculture community still faces challenges, the Trump economy is creating new opportunities for all Americans to thrive,” said Secretary Perdue. “President Trump’s budget is fiscally conservative and lays out a vision for an accountable federal government that cuts spending. With our national debt soaring to over $22 trillion, we can no longer kick the can down the road. The time to act is now and USDA will actively do its part in reducing federal spending. We are stewards of other people’s money and must be diligent in spending it more carefully than we would our own when it comes to delivering our programs. At the same time, we will maintain a safety net for farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, and people who need assistance in feeding their families.”


Tennessee Unemployment Claims Data For Week Ending Jan. 16

Hixson Attorney Receives Public Censure

JJ Jerman Receives 2 Annual BOMA Awards


Tennessee Unemployment Claims For Week Ending: January 16, 2021 Total Claims Paid 84,047 Total ... (click for more)

Wilfred Shawn Clelland, a Hixson attorney, has received a Public Censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Officials said, "Mr. Clelland settled ... (click for more)

John “JJ” Jerman, president of Office Furniture Warehouse, LLC and a board member and professional member of BOMA, was presented the annual award for “Professional of the Year” and the “Mike ... (click for more)



Business

Tennessee Unemployment Claims Data For Week Ending Jan. 16

Tennessee Unemployment Claims For Week Ending: January 16, 2021 Total Claims Paid 84,047 Total Payments $66,774,042 Tennessee Payments $7,445,313 Federal Payments $59,328,728 New Claims Filed : The number ... (click for more)

Hixson Attorney Receives Public Censure

Wilfred Shawn Clelland, a Hixson attorney, has received a Public Censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Officials said, "Mr. Clelland settled a client’s personal injury claim and received settlement funds in August of 2017. The settlement proceeds were subject to outstanding medical bills and/or liens. Mr. Clelland performed little, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Vehicle Collision Sparks 2-Alarm Commercial Fire On Lee Highway

A traffic accident caused a second alarm commercial fire Thursday morning in the 5800 block of Lee Highway. It happened at 2:47 a.m. when a garbage truck and car collided. They hit a light pole and it caused both vehicles to burst into flames. It sparked a chain reaction and vehicles on the lot of a nearby auto repair business caught fire and then the flames spread to the ... (click for more)

County Schools Will Stay On Virtual Learning Next Week Unless School Board Decides Differently On Thursday Night

Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 1.02 percent based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, all Hamilton County Schools will continue a remote learning schedule next week. Officials noted that Wednesday ’s active case count was at 3,096 cases versus the peak on Jan. 11 of 4,717 active cases. However, officials said, "The Hamilton County School Board ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Time For Impact Fees

This letter is regarding the potential high density development on Snowhill Road in Ooltewah. Growth is good. But it needs to be responsible growth. It would be instructive to see studies by other communities who have already gone through this so we can understand just what is the taxpayer cost burden of these high density developments. Additional taxes to add infrastructure, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Vols Ain't Dead

Matt Hayes, a writer for the SaturdayDownSouth.com website, was blistering in his view of what has been allowed to happen to the once-mighty University of Tennessee football program just hours after coach Jeremy Pruitt went down in flames on Monday. “I’ve got some harsh words for those in power at Tennessee, something they don’t want to hear but better embrace. It’s not the 1990s ... (click for more)