Topic: Franklin County
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.
Offering convenient quality accommodations at an exceptional value
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from November 15th, 2012, through March 15th, 2013.
With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home. «Read the rest of this article»
$17.9 Million Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $17,968,888 have been approved for 14 Tennessee airports.
The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. The Division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system. «Read the rest of this article»
Burn Ban Still In Effect for Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – The ban on outdoor grilling has been lifted by the Department of Agriculture. The Burn Ban itself is still in place for Montgomery County and 22 other counties across Tennessee. A public notice will be given when the burn ban it totally lifted.
The burn ban has been lifted for Henderson, Lewis and Stewart counties. «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA reports State of Tennessee extends Public Caves Closure into Fourth Year to Protect Bats in Southeast
Nashville, TN – Caves located on state lands in Tennessee will remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among the state’s bat population.
During the upcoming year, state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations will consult with recreational caving organizations to determine how to best manage the spread of this disease while maintaining high quality recreation. Biologists will also continue to work with researchers to better understand WNS and determine the best ways to mitigate the effects of WNS on Tennessee’s bats. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Wildlife Management Area units 1 & 2 first come, first serve December deer permits will go on sale November 23rd at 8:00am (CDT).
Permits can be purchased at any TWRA license agent or through the internet at www.tnwildlife.org. Hunters who purchase the permit are reminded that they will need to retain their receipt. The receipt will serve as the permit. No phone sales will be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Offering quality accommodations at an exceptional value, all in your own backyard
With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Wildlife Management Area units 1 & 2 first come, first serve November deer permits will go on sale October 26th at 8:00am. (CDT).
The permits can be purchased through the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org by clicking on the “Buy a License Online” icon located on the right side of the home page. The permits can also be purchased at any TWRA licensing agent.
Hunters who purchase a permit are reminded that they will need to retain their receipt. The receipt will serve as the permit. No phone sales will be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
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