Topic: Franklin County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 27th, 2014.
“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ”We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program.”
Nashville, TN – More than 168,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2013-14 seasons as data continues to be gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The statewide gun season concluded January 5th and the youth hunt followed on January 11th-12th. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on September 28th, 2013 through the final youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Harvests from Tennessee’s first Young Sportsman Deer Hunt of the 2013-14 season were very similar to the fall of 2012, showing a slight increase. The youth hunt was held across the state on October 26th-27th.
The young sportsmen harvested 8,484 deer in Tennessee’s 95 counties. The number is up 150 deer from 2012’s 8,334. «Read the rest of this article»
Six Traffic Fatalities in No Refusal Counties; 16 Fatalities overall during Fourth of July Period
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 61 individuals on suspicion of impaired driving in the 16-county “No Refusal” enforcement effort during the Fourth of July holiday period.
During the 102-hour period, six people were killed in traffic crashes in the counties participating in “No Refusal” and a total of 16 people died in vehicular crashes statewide.
The holiday period ran from 6:00pm on Wednesday, July 3rd through 11:59pm on Sunday, July 7th. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee Highway Patrol announce Fourth of July Safety Campaign
“No Refusal” Enforcement in 16 Counties
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced plans for an impaired driving enforcement campaign for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. This traffic safety effort will feature an aggressive “No Refusal” enforcement, beginning at 6:00pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, July 7th.
Twenty-one people died in 17 crashes on Tennessee roadways during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday period. That’s a fatality rate of one death every six hours.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation increases reward for remaining at large Fugitive David Jenkins wanted in Franklin County Murder
Top Ten Most Wanted reward now stands at $2500 for information leading to arrest
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today increased the reward for the remaining at large fugitive wanted for the murder of a Franklin County man in March 2013. Information leading to the arrest of David Gordon Jenkins now stands at $2,500.
Jenkins, 46, last known address 3554 Asbury Road, Manchester, is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathaniel Matthews.
One of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Coty Holmes, Captured in Florida
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation removed a wanted fugitive from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list today after the U.S. Marshals Service captured him in Fort Walton, Florida this afternoon.
Coty Keith Holmes (left in photo), of 197 Rhoads Lane, Hillsboro, TN, was wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathanial Matthews.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) named Trooper Nathan W. Hall the 2012 Trooper of the Year at a special award ceremony held Thursday evening in Murfreesboro, TN. Trooper Hall earned the honor after preventing a possible suicide attempt by a juvenile last December in Sullivan County.
“Trooper Hall is a great example of what is expected of a Tennessee State Trooper. He’s professional, courageous, works hard and has a positive attitude. His actions on the night of December 16th, 2012 were nothing short of heroic. Trooper Hall is an outstanding representative of our agency and deserves the Trooper of the Year recognition,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.
3,562 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – The second of the season’s youth hunts, scheduled for January 12th-13th, will conclude the 2012-13 deer hunting season in Tennessee.
Youth, ages 6-16 years of age may participate. The young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device.
The accompanying adult must comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied nu a single qualifying adult. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.
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