BERC Director David Penn speaks to area business leaders at Friday's conference in Murfreesboro.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Economists had mostly good news for mid-state business leaders at a conference in Murfreesboro on Friday.
Economist David Penn, Director of the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, noted that Middle Tennessee has one of the hottest job markets in the country. Rutherford and Williamson County are routinely listed among the top 20 job producing counties in the U.S.
Penn says the larger metro Nashville area is also doing well.
Brymer-Armstrong was booked into the Van Buren County Jail on $25,000 bond.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A McMinnville area woman has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of her three year-old daughter.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 22 year-old Samantha Brymer-Armstrong has been charged with one count each of child neglect and child abuse.
In early March, three year-old Kayleigh Armstrong was found in the family’s swimming pool. She was resuscitated at White County Hospital, but died the next day at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Average premiums for Tennesseans seeking coverage under new health insurance markets launching next week rank near the lowest among the 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
Before tax credits that work like an up-front discount for most consumers, sticker-price premiums for a mid-range benchmark plan will average $245 a month, well below the national monthly average of $328. Only Minnesota's average premiums are cheaper, at $192 per month.