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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Issues Waiver to Avoid Petroleum Supply Disruptions in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, AL.

“This is a precautionary measure as we are not currently seeing any widespread unavailability of petroleum in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We urge Tennesseans to maintain their normal fuel purchasing and driving patterns to help prevent any potential impacts on our fuel supply while the pipeline undergoes repairs.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Call Special Session To Prevent Loss of $60 Million in Federal Highway Funds

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will call an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider legislation preventing the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds after the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed the state out of compliance with a federal “zero tolerance” drunk driving statute.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County Visitor Spending Tops $205 Million in 2015

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association.

Numbers for Montgomery County increased to $205.1 million, up 1.3% over 2014.

Montgomery County has ranked 11th in Tennessee for tourism spending

Montgomery County has ranked 11th in Tennessee for tourism spending

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to Visit K-12 Schools

 

First stop in Memphis; continues practice of seeking educator feedback

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he will visit members of his Teacher Cabinet in their schools this school year as he continues to keep the lines of communication open between classrooms and the Capitol.

In previous years Haslam has traveled the state to sit down and hear from educators across Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith receives Service Award

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith was recently honored as a member of the inaugural class of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Excellence in Service Awards.

This award recognizes outstanding state employees, in each of the 22 departments, who are progressive leaders for the State of Tennessee Government.

Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith honored with Governor Haslam’s Excellence in Service Award. (L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith honored with Governor Haslam’s Excellence in Service Award. (L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Tennessee is Top State in United States for Advanced Industry Job Growth according to Brookings Institution Report

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee ranks No. 1 among U.S. states for advanced industry job growth since 2013, the Brookings Institution found in a newly released report.

From 2013 to 2015, Tennessee’s advanced industry jobs increased by an average of 4.6 percent annually, according to Brookings, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. With the highest percentage growth rate among U.S. states, Tennessee outpaced the national average of 2.46 percent annual advanced industry job growth.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Award More Than $17 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

 

City of Clarksville receives $488,000 gramt, Montgomery County receives $200,000

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a series of grants totaling more than $17 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Reward in Dover Murder Case

 

$5,000 offered in 1980 Stewart County kidnapping and murder of two teens

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the kidnapping and murder in 1980 of sisters Carla Atkins and Vickie Stout.

“We believe someone has information that could help solve this case, and we want whoever is responsible for this crime to be brought to justice,” Haslam said.  “We ask anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward.”

Composite images of the suspect in the 1980 Stewart County Double Homicide Investigation.

Composite images of the suspect in the 1980 Stewart County Double Homicide Investigation.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Names David Purkey Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security

 

Purkey Has Served as Homeland Security Advisor for Past Five Years

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1st, 2016.

Purkey, 57, has served as the department’s assistant commissioner and homeland security advisor since 2011. Under his leadership, the Office of Homeland Security has transformed into a proactive agency, overseeing school security plans, training citizens and law enforcement agencies in active shooter response, and leading the state’s efforts to combat cybercrime.

David Purkey

David Purkey

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Lowe’s to Locate New Direct Fulfillment Center in Robertson County

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joined Lowe’s in announcing the company will locate a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County.

The home improvement company expects to invest approximately $100 million and create up to 600 jobs in Coopertown, northwest of Nashville.

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

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