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The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night in regular session. The board will consider requests two upcoming events and an ordinance to adopt the budget for the new fiscal year.
Tuesday night's meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall.
House Speaker Beth Harwell says she now supports convening a special session to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women.
Democrats this week called for the special session in order to deny Rep. Jeremy Durham a pension of more than $300 per month even if he's not re-elected this year.
Harwell initially opposed that call on the basis of cost, but said Thursday that she changed her mind after speaking with House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada. She urged Durham to resign to save taxpayer money.
Durham suspended his re-election campaign earlier this month after a state attorney general's office released a report containing numerous allegations of sexual harassment. The lawmaker has denied nearly all of the allegations.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.
Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate has decreased from 5.7 percent to 4.1 percent while the national rate has declined from 5.3 to 4.9 percent.
Friday night's Main Street Live concert will feature the country music of the Flat River Band. The band will be making their first appearance at Main Street Live. They will take the stage at 7pm.
Opening act at 6pm will be Gary Clendenon and Lynn McGregor.
Admission is free and concessions are available. The concerts are held on the west lawn of Security Federal Bank.
Small businesses in nine Tennessee counties can now apply for federal disaster loans related to the drought that began in July.
The federal disaster declaration includes businesses, agricultural cooperates and private nonprofit organizations in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall and Moore counties.
Loans of up $2 million are available to entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the drought through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Working capital loans can be used to make fixed-debt payments, meet payroll or cover other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.
The SBA does not offer disaster loans to agriculture producers, farmers or ranchers, though aquaculture enterprises and nurseries are eligible.