Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday in Benton and Carroll County

Today is the final day of school this week in Benton and Carroll County before Thanksgiving Break. Students at Camden, Big Sandy, Holladay, and Hollow Rock-Bruceton will be in school today for their final day of classes before the Thanksgiving Break commences. The Thanksgiving Holiday will run until this upcoming Monday November 27th when students return to class. Christmas Break is just around the corner for Benton County Schools as Wednesday December 19th will be the final day this semester, and it will also be a half day with school letting out at 11AM. The Christmas Break for Benton County students, teachers, and administrators will run from Thursday December 20th until Tuesday January 1st, as Thursday January 3rd will launch the second semester in Benton County on the first day of classes.

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Snow Day Closings in Benton County Today

After the first snow in the latter half of 2018 Wednesday, there are many school closings in West and Middle Tennessee, along with plenty of business closings in Benton County. Schools in Benton, Carroll, Humphreys, Decatur, and Henry County, along with Camden United Christian Academy, Carroll Academy and the Paris Special School District, are all closed today. Bethel University and UT Martin are both open and running on regular schedules today. However, the UT Martin Parsons Center is closed. City Halls in Camden and Big Sandy will both be closed, and according to Benton County Mayor Brett Lashlee, offices in Benton County including the Courthouse will not be open today. The Benton County Senior Center will be closed today, so their Thanksgiving meal has been rescheduled for Tuesday November 20th at 11:30 AM. The Lotus in Bloom Yoga Center is also closed for business today. If your business is closed or you know of any closings, feel free to call 584-4444 and we’ll add your location to our list of closings.

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Benton County Unemployment Down In September

Benton County Unemployment is down for the month of September. There was a 0.3 percent decrease in unemployment for Benton County, down from 5.3 percent in August to a 5 percent unemployment rate in September. Currently there are 6,480 employed workers in Benton County compared to 340 unemployed residents in the county. Meanwhile, Carroll, Decatur, and Humphreys counties also saw decreases in unemployment for September.

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Veterans Day Observed Today in Benton County

Veterans Day will be observed today in Benton County, and this means some local businesses will be closed in honor of those who have served in the military and protected our country. Virtually all local banks including Apex Bank of Camden, Carroll Bank and Trust, and First Bank will all be closed today for Veterans Day. The Benton County Courthouse and local post offices will also take the day off in observance of Veterans Day. City Halls in Camden, Big Sandy, and all across West and Middle Tennessee will not be open for business on this day of honoring the men and women in the military, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom. Sunday was officially Veterans Day, though Camden, Hollow Rock-Bruceton, and other local schools celebrated this federal holiday last week with programs and assemblies. We here at WRJB Radio wish the community and those in the military a Happy Veterans Day!

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Apex Bank’s 9th Annual Veterans Day Lunch Thursday Nov. 1st on WRJB 95.9

Apex Bank’s 9th Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Lunch will be this Thursday November 1st from 11-1 at the National Guard Armory in Camden WRJB 95.9 will have a live broadcast of the Apex Bank Veterans Day event from around 10 until 1. Ron Lane will be on site to talk with veterans and do interviews before the lunch starts on Magic Valley 95.9. The Veterans Meal will be a Fish Dinner with all the trimmings. Benton County Mayor Brett Lashlee will be the keynote speaker at the Apex Bank Veterans Day Appreciation Lunch.

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