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TFWC to hold Special Meeting on August 1st to discuss Early Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, August 1st at 11:00am (CDT). The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s and the Mississippi Flyway Council’s request to increase the early wood duck and teal hunting daily season bag limit from 4 to 6 (no more than two wood ducks) and also allow the addition of teal-only hunting days to this season. The approval came at a meeting of the USFWS in late June. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrest Stephanie Cole of Crossville for First Degree Murder

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationCrossville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has arrested and charged a Crossville woman in connection to the murder of her estranged boyfriend.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Randy York, TBI Special Agents began investigating the death of 31-year-old Louis Michael Tammaro shortly after it occurred around 4:45am Friday morning.

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Governor Bill Haslam memorializes six Tennesseans including Clarksville solider who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Four Special Forces Service Members Among Those Remembered for Memorial Day

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to six Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including a service members previously missing in action for several decades. Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24th, 1964 and was the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.  Woods was serving with the 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell.  The United States Army Staff Sergeant was aboard a C-123 Provider aircraft that crashed when it was struck by enemy fire while resupplying the U.S. Special Forces camp at Bu Prang, Vietnam.  Lisa Szymanski, Steven Woods and Deborah Secriskey received the presentation on behalf of their father.

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods  Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods. Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly Ends in Whimper

 

Written by Joe Pitts

Highlights of the session includes legislation to address Methamphetamine production, Education and a Balanced Budget

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The second session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly ended with a whimper on Thursday, April 18th, 2014, as the members of the House of Representatives and Senate adjourned sine die for the year.

The annual session started out with great promise in improving the lives of Tennesseans, and mostly met those expectations with a few exceptions.

This is part two of the series discussing the session’s opportunities and challenges.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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TWRA announces 2013-14 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2013-14. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ Legislative Update, June 7th 2013

 

Final update detailing the first session of the 108th General Assembly

Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Drive to support the Austin Peay State University Food Pantry

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 32, License Plates for our Veterans and Active Duty Military.

House Bill 32, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) will make some changes, effective July 1st, 2014, to the issuance of license plates to our active duty military and veterans who receive honors and awards such as the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Medal of Honor.

The most substantial change is moving the Air Medal plates to the category of military cultural license plates.  This category also contains other license plates such as the Silver Star and Bronze Star.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces availability of 2013-14 Grant Dollars to assist with Stream Clean-Up

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Five grants, at $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region). «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health continues efforts with Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Patients

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is continuing to provide information and assistance to patients affected by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, including new outreach efforts to some who may develop localized infections. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Gun Season for Deer opens November 17th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s traditions is the annual opening of gun season for deer which falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 2012 season opens November 17th.

For the second year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 6th, 2013 The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented hunting seasons that were in place prior to last year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health provides support in U.S. Food and Drug Administration Alert regarding New England Compounding Center Products

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is supporting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to alert patients who may have been treated in Tennessee with potentially unsafe products from New England Compounding Center.

The FDA announced Monday, October 15th, its concerns about additional NECC products, including injectable ophthalmic drugs used in some eye surgeries and cardioplegic solution used in some heart surgeries after May 21st, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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