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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Lane Closures on Highways for Labor Day Weekend

 

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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AAA reports nearly 35 Million Traveling for Labor Day, Highest since Recession-Driven Decline

 

1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and many children head back to school.

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces I-65 South to be Reduced to One Lane North of Nashville for Weekend Work

 

Series of Lane Closures Planned for Rivergate Area

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close two lanes of travel on I-65 South on the north side of Nashville this weekend for bridge repair work. The work zone will extend from mile markers 95 to 98, northbound and southbound. The work is scheduled as follows:

Tennessee Department of Transportation to conduct bridge work this weekend on I-65 south.

Tennessee Department of Transportation to conduct bridge work this weekend on I-65 south.

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Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Announces ‘Better Beer Garden’ Event

 

Craft beer event on Thursday, February 27th, opening day of the four-day Show

Nashville Lawn and Garden ShowNashville, TN – The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 2nd.

Among the special events offered during this year’s show is the Better Beer Garden sponsored by All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co., from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, February 27th.

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Roku announces Roku TV for 2014

 

Opens Access to Leading Streaming Experience, Removes Hurdles and Reduces Costs for OEMs; TCL and Hisense to Ship First TVs this Fall

RokuLas Vegas, NV – Roku® Inc. announced Roku TV™, a new generation of Smart TVs designed to give consumers a simple entertainment experience in a complex connected world.

The company plans to license the new reference design platform and software stack to manufacturers to build and distribute Roku TV models. TCL and Hisense are the first partners.

Roku TV

Roku TV

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American Red Cross develops Pet First Aid App

 

App helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available

American Red Cross Pet First Aid AppNashville, TN – Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reminds Citizens to visit TN.GOV only for Online Drivers License, ID Renewals

 

Drivers beware of Web sites selling renewal assistance

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Driver Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security wants to remind drivers that the only web site for driver license/ID renewals is the state’s official site, TN.gov.

Other Web sites that offer driver-related services, such as renewal assistance, non-certified driving history, and practice tests for a fee are not affiliated with the State of Tennessee.  The Driver Services division receives many calls from citizens who went to one of these sites, entered a credit card and received a document that contains the same information that is available for free at the the Driver Services Web site. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT to shut down portions of I-40 in Davidson County

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217, which is located between the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Donelson Pike exits.  I-40 West at mile marker 217 will be reduced to one lane from Friday, October 25th at 8:00pm until Monday, October 28th at 6:00am.

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American Red Cross launches New App to Recruit Volunteers

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross today launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.

“When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but may not know how,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support their community.”

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler loads food boxes to be distributed to residents of Stewart County, Tennessee, who were affected by recent flash floods in May, 2013. (Robert W. Wallace)

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler loads food boxes to be distributed to residents of Stewart County, Tennessee, who were affected by recent flash floods in May, 2013. (Robert W. Wallace)

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