Montgomery 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.
Tennessee is Top State in United States for Advanced Industry Job Growth according to Brookings Institution Report
Nashville, 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.
City of Clarksville receives $488,000 gramt, Montgomery County receives $200,000
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.
$5,000 offered in 1980 Stewart County kidnapping and murder of two teens
Nashville, 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.”
Purkey Has Served as Homeland Security Advisor for Past Five Years
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Lowe’s to Locate New Direct Fulfillment Center in Robertson County
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Senator Lee Harris and Representative John Ray Clemmons today called on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to account for any state tax dollars he is using to host Representative Diane Black’s July 21st, political fundraiser at the Governor’s residence and return those funds to the taxpayers.
Krause successfully launched Tennessee Promise as executive director of Drive to 55
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Mike Krause as executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Krause has served as executive director of the Drive to 55 since 2014 and successfully managed the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and the other initiatives under the Drive to 55 umbrella.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – The recent report from the 3-Star Health Task Force is now in the books and deserves great scrutiny and a modicum of praise for their work.
You will recall the task force was appointed by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell in response to the growing need to address the rising number of Tennesseans who fall into the “coverage gap”, or those who don’t qualify for the state run TennCare nor the Health Care Marketplace policies made available by the Affordable Care Act.
Allow me to applaud Speaker Harwell for creating the Task Force in the face of brisk criticism for the Tennessee General Assembly’s inaction in addressing the need for more Tennesseans to have access to health care options through a viable health insurance plan.
Under Mark Gwyn, TBI has created Technical Services Unit, helped establish Tennessee Fusion Center, focused on combating human trafficking
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the reappointment of Mark Gwyn as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
Gwyn, 53, has led Tennessee’s lead investigative law enforcement agency for 12 years. Under his leadership, the TBI has expanded its resources and embraced technology to enhance the agency’s investigating strengths.
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