Tennessee’s participation in federal unemployment programs will end in July

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday the state will stop participating in added federal unemployment benefits in an effort to encourage Tennesseans on unemployment to start working again. The move, which goes into effect July 3, follows similar orders in Alabama, South Carolina and Montana. Lee’s announcement means Tennesseans will…

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Shutdown of pipeline creating minimal impact in Tennessee

Jon Styf The Center Square While gasoline prices haven’t seen a large increase in Tennessee, the effect of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown has been felt as more consumers have headed to gas stations throughout the Southeast. “We have seen overnight, throughout the Southeast, an increase in gasoline demand,” said Megan Cooper, public relations and government…

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Joby Taylor (5-5-21) service 5-15-21

Joby Michael Taylor, 48, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, May 5. He was born in Hardin County, the son of Barbara Stanfill Taylor and the late Joseph “Mike” Taylor. Mr. Taylor worked as a mechanic and enjoyed working on cars. He is survived by his daughters, Tiffany Taylor and Amy Taylor, both of Savannah and…

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Shirley Smith (5-6-21) service 5-13-21

Shirley Smith, 86, of Sardis, died on Thursday, May 6, in Sardis. She was born in Corinth, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Wesley Stephenson and Ava Pauline Jordan Ross. She was a retired accountant and worked for Ripley Industries and UMIC Bank. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah. She is…

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Mary Runyan (5-3-21) service 5-10-21

Mary Runyan, 84, of Savannah, died on Monday, May 3, in Savannah. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Arlis Fraser and Ivy Irene Blakney Littlejohn. She was united in marriage to Gerald Ray Runyan, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Runyan was a retired secretary from Mt. Hood Beverage. She…

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Joshua Cossey (5-2-21) service 5-9-21

Joshua Chase Cossey, 27, of Savannah, died on Sunday, May 2, in Savannah. He was born in Selmer, the son of the late Danny Leon Cossey and Catherine Caroline Brown Scott. He worked for Savannah Food Service. He is survived by his daughter, Macy Virginia-Rose Cossey of Savannah; brothers, Ben Cossey of Savannah, Casey Scott…

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Macon Brasher (4-29-21) service 5-10-21

Macon Brasher, 94, of Sardis, died on Thursday, April 29, in Lexington, Tennessee. He was born in Bath Springs, Tennessee, the son of the late Riley Arthur and Mary Thomas Brasher. He was united in marriage to Bernice Louise Joyner, who preceded him in death. Mr. Brasher was raised living and working on a farm.…

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Quincy Webb Sr. (4-29-21) service 5-11-21

Quincy Dirk Webb Sr., of Savannah, was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on July 6, 1965, the son of the late JC Webb and Gladys Mae Jones Holt. On May 31, 1983, he was united in marriage to Frances Lynn Stowell, who survives. Quincy was a retired truck driver, he also had worked for Redmon…

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