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The average time an employee spends at the same job is a little over four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For military service members, it is between seven and eight years. Only one in five active duty service members make it to full retirement of 20 years or

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The next several weeks will provide Memphis and Shelby County property owners with a much better picture of how the 2021 Reappraisal program will affect their individual values.

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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Feb. 26, 2021) Camp Lemonnier Commanding Officer U.S. Navy Capt. Kyle Schuman, right, speaks with Chief Personnel Specialist Homero Segura, from Millington, Tenn., of after pinning him with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during an awards ceremony on base…

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Tom Lee Park is undergoing $60 million in renovations and is at the center of other improvements in a five-mile stretch of the waterfront called the “front yard of Memphis.”

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At the end of January, U.S. Census bureau personnel were continuing to “tabulate and verify” the 2020 Census results but no date had been announced for release of the results.

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The BBB of the Mid-South is issuing a scam warning about fraudulent calls claiming to be from or on behalf of a doctor’s office. Nine reports have been filed with the BBB’s Scam Tracker service in a recent two week period.

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In recent decades after each 10-year federal Census, the population count numbers were released the last week of December.

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Several months ago, I wrote about what a significant impact medicine has on the economy of Memphis and the Mid-South.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tammi Singleton, a native of Memphis and 2008 graduate of the University of Memphis, was selected as the Commander, Navy Installations Command senior non-supervisor civilian of the quarter for the 3rd quarter of 2020.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a Modified Stay-at-Home Order after a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends.

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The Downtown Memphis Commission welcomes visitors to downtown this season with this Christmas tree at the corner of Main Street and Peabody Place. The real Santa will safely greet children here from inside a snowglobe adorned with St Jude Children's Research Hospital patient artwork. Photos …

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During these times of isolation, it is especially hard for seniors living in independent living and other care facilities who are used to having family, friends and clergy check in to provide socialization, comfort and companionship.

Pet therapy and visitation are ways to help increase self-esteem and mental and physical activity while not having the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.

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Phillip Zell “PZ” Horton III, a volunteer at the Tennessee Genealogical Society, gives his personal time to help others research their family histories.

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With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most — front-line medical workers and the employees and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bill that gives state and local law enforcement the ability to not cooperate with federal law enforcement is problematic, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The governor said Friday he’s reviewing Senate Bill 298, which is on his desk for signature or veto consideration.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Are You S***ting Me?! How to Survive, Thrive and Transform Through Colorectal Cancer, written by Oils & Spoils blogger Kim Mullins, is available for pre-order through 1 a.m., April 22. Are You S***ting Me?! is an irreverent, yet informational play-by-play of how to navigate, understand and plan for surviving, thriving and transforming through illness.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas had 18,549 fewer employed in March compared to March 2020, with 60% of the job losses coming from the state’s hard hit tourism sector, according to Friday’s report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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BILOXI, Miss., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today over 272 members of the beleaguered Singing River Health System Plan filed lawsuits against KPMG, LLP and Transamerica Retirement Solutions. The lawsuit alleges that these companies were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to help manage and audit the pension plan and to accurately communicate the status of the plan to members. According to pension member attorney, Jim Reeves, "instead of doing their job, these companies failed to protect the Plan and for years took actions that helped conceal the hospital's failure to fund retirement benefits. As a result, pension members lost millions. This lawsuit seeks to recover those hard earned benefits". The lawsuits were filed today in Jackson County Circuit Court. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancient Nutrition, a leading supplement brand is announcing its commitments to sustainability and regenerative agriculture through initiation of the R.A.N.C.H. Project, a first-of-its-kind solution aimed at building topsoil, reducing waste and sequestering carbon dioxide, while supporting the company's mission to transform the health of every individual on the planet with history's most powerful superfoods.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualifacts + Credible, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR) for behavioral health and human service organizations, has entered an agreement to partner with Kings View Professional Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kings View, to provide a best-in-class comprehensive technology and managed services offering to the California county mental health community.

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, governors and state agencies in all 50 states relied on emergency power authority to enact stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, and other restrictions on businesses and individuals. Since March 2020, 10 bills in eight states have been signed into law that are aimed at increasing legislative oversight of governors’ emergency powers. These laws were enacted in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers considered a variety of bills on Wednesday, but the main drama centered on the state’s Medicaid program. For the second day in a row, House members could not muster enough votes to approve a Department of Human Services budget that includes funding for a revamped Medicaid expansion program.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Trust Group (RTG) leaders had the unique opportunity to publish an article in the recently released Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). This all-in-one, comprehensive guide provides new and experienced compliance practitioners with guidance and insights on the fundamentals of program management, risk assessment, compliance training, auditing and monitoring, and much more.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As COVID-19 vaccines become widely available, safety protocols are slowly lifting and businesses reopening. A new survey from SlickText, a proven leader in text communications, invited consumers to share input on when they'll feel comfortable resuming pre-pandemic activities. The results rank consumers' comfort levels with attending live concerts, traveling by air, eating in restaurants, and frequenting places of worship. Businesses can use this data to guide their plans for hiring, reopening, customer communications and safety measure implementations.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop-country duo Render Sisters recently released their harmonious new country bop "Black Roses" across all major digital music platforms (linktr.ee/rendersisters). On Thursday, April 15 at 5:30p ET | PT their swanky and fun new video will exclusively premiere on The Heartland Network's Country Music Today, followed by the online premiere on Render Sisters' YouTube channel (youtu.be/3wqBntu3nq8) at midnight on Friday, April 16.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continues into a successful 2021, filled with new product launches and anticipated sales growth, the company today announced the addition of 10 new dealer partners to its U.S. network and continued investment in upgraded retail facilities.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Upholding the belief our four-legged friends deserve only the best (and more), Trisha Yearwood proudly presents the Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection—available now online at trishayearwoodpetcollection.com and in select retailers such as Chewy.com, Amazon, Lowes.com, Atwoods Ranch and Home, Atwoods.com and Wayfair. She's not only a three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country superstar, actress, author, chef, TV personality, and entrepreneur, but she's also a proud rescue mom to Emmy and Millie who remain the primary inspiration for this line.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates announced today that the Judicial Excellence Award will be presented to Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle for her outstanding contributions towards Tennessee's fair and impartial rulings in addition to her leadership both in and outside the courtroom. Chancellor Lyle serves as judge of Part III of the Chancery Court of Davidson County and has served as a chancellor since 1995.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, a sponsor primarily focused on commercial real estate-focused alternative investment programs, today announced the recent acquisition of seven single-family homes in Southaven, Mississippi for $1.11 million. With this latest portfolio acquisition, Pacific Oak and its affiliates now own and manage approximately 1,800 homes throughout suburban centers in the Midwest and Southeast.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frist Art Museum presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, an immersive exhibition that showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh—the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in Scotland's largest city. Co-organized by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist's Ingram Gallery from June 11 through September 12, 2021.

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According to one estimate, the process of mining bitcoins and keeping the network running uses more energy than Belgium in a year. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports on the network's vast energy usage.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Destined to be one of North America's most sought-after travel experiences for creating lifelong memories, Ancient Lore Village has opened for reservations.  The uniquely themed village is nestled on a hidden 67-acre swath of rolling hills that offers panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains.  This one-of-a-kind experience features a 40-foot waterfall, luxuriously appointed underground homes, world class cuisine, customized group packages, and exclusive privacy.  When guests rent the village for business retreats, weddings, family gatherings or special occasions, they have exclusive use of the entire property, overnight accommodations for 22 guests, and a team of villagers ready to deliver outstanding guest service. 

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA announced today that it will expand operations at its state-of-the-art laundry factory in Clarksville, Tenn. to help meet the unprecedented U.S. demand for its top-rated washing machines. LG is increasing production by investing an additional $20.5 million to add another shift for manufacturing.