Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and Tennessee Department of General Services Commissioner Christi W. Branscom will lead the groundbreaking of the new Lodge at Paris Lansing at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, November 15. Members of the Tennessee General Assembly and local government are expected to attend. A program will feature remarks by the governor. A tour of a model room will be part of the event.
Benton County had a sizable decrease in unemployment for the month of April. Unemployment in Benton County decreased 0.8 percent from March with a 3.5 percent unemployment rate and 6,690 employed residents in April compared to 240 unemployed within the county.
From February to March, unemployment in Benton County rose 0.3 percent to 4.3 percent. The February unemployment rate in Benton County was 4.0 percent before a slight increase in March brought the unemployment rate up to a total of 4.3 percent.
Waverly Junior Quarterback Gavin Stanfield recently won the 2A Mr. Football Award at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Stanfield participated in Mr. Football ceremonies sponsored by the Tennessee Titans, that were also emceed by the Voice of the Titans, Mike Keith. Derek Kelley interviewed Gavin Stanfield about Mr. Football, Waverly sports, and college prospects.