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Shelbyville Tennessee Soldier missing for nearly 70 years Will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on October 22nd, 2014

 

Private First Class Cecil Garris’ remains recovered in France

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Private First Class Cecil E. Harris of Shelbyville, TN.

Harris was serving with the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division on January 2nd, 1945 when his platoon was holding a defensive position in Dambach, France near the German border during World War II.

Private First Class Cecil E. Harris of Shelbyville, Tennessee to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Private First Class Cecil E. Harris of Shelbyville, Tennessee to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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AAA says Gas Prices decline despite Overseas Conflicts

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are finding gasoline at or below $3.20 in metro markets like Columbus, Chattanooga, Memphis, Orlando and Tampa.

“Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The price of oil declined slightly last week, so gas prices could slip even more this week.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Nathan McCollum of Sevierville to Top Ten Most Wanted list

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a new fugitive on TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Nathan Lennon McCollum of Sevierville, TN.

Nathan McCollum is wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for a Violation of Probation for Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Violation of an Order of Protection, several counts of theft and traffic charges.

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Volkswagen to produce New midsize SUV in Chattanooga Tennessee

 

Approximately 2,000 additional jobs to be created

VolkswagenWolfsburg, Germany – Within the framework of its Strategy 2018 plan, the Volkswagen Group is expanding its industrial footprint in the US. The Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America has decided to award the production of the new midsize SUV to the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.

The Group will be investing a total of approximately US$900 million (€643 million) in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 additional jobs in the US. About US$600 million (€432 million) will be invested in Tennessee.

New midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be produced in Chattanooga [Concept car shown]. (©Volkswagen of America, Inc.)

New midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be produced in Chattanooga [Concept car shown]. (©Volkswagen of America, Inc.)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America to expand Chattanooga Manufacturing Operations

 

Expansion to Produce New Midsize SUV Line
Automotive Manufacturer to Invest $600 Million, Create 2,000 New Jobs

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Volkswagen Group of America officials announced today the company will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Volkswagen will add an additional manufacturing line and create the National Research & Development and Planning Center of Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen’s total global investment for the expansion will be $900 million, with $600 million invested in Tennessee and 2,000 new jobs being created in Hamilton County.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America expansion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America expansion.

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Tennessee Department of Health joins Community Partners to offer Free Testing for National HIV Testing Day

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins a coalition of health providers and other partners across the country taking part in National HIV Testing Day Friday, June 27th.

As part of this effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV, TDH is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to provide free HIV testing at sites across Tennessee June 26th-28th. TDH encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation “Top 10″ fugitive Cashman Perkins captured in Mississippi

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A wanted fugitive recently added to The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” has been captured in Mississippi following a multi-agency effort.

At approximately 1:00 Eastern this morning, U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Cashman Jamar Perkins in Columbus, Mississippi. At the time of his arrest, the Chattanooga man was with a female acquaintance, whom investigators believe he visited in an attempt to elude authorities.

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Austin Peay State University Botanical Garden showcases area’s rare and endangered plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A few years ago, three tall, flowering cherry trees grew on the western side of Austin Peay State University’s Sundquist Science Complex. They provided a nice, welcoming entry into the building, but in 2007, Tennessee suffered from a record-setting drought.

Temperatures reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit that summer, and by the fall, the 20-foot tall trees were dead.

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Cashman Perkins of Hamilton County to TBI’S Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Cashman Jamar Perkins of Chattanooga, TN.

Cashman Jamar Perkins is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence’s Jazz in June event to honor local music legend Solie Fott

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Solie Fott, Austin Peay State University professor emeritus of music, considers himself to be just a fiddle player, but that’s a bit of an understatement.

Throughout his sideline career as a Nashville sessions string player, he has performed with some of the top names in modern music history, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Arnold.

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