At Murray State University, summertime is marked by graduation, and excellent parking in the weeks and months to follow. Elsewhere in the Four Rivers Region, it’s marked by sunny weather, long days, and exciting prospects for all that “free time.” It’s all about time, says commentator Robert Valentine, not summertime – but rather the value of time in the summer and how it is spent.
Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, marking the ninth straight month of decrease. The rate dropped a tenth of a percent from March to7.8, the lowest it's been since November 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the decrease in the jobless rate is largely caused by fewer people seeking work. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April, also a tenth of a percent lower than the previous month.