Topic: Jackson TN
Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.
On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.
Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard Awards $10,000 in TNStars Scholarships to Winners from Around the State
Nashville, TN – Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. started 2016 by awarding $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway.
The winners and their families gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol this week for a special celebration with the Treasurer, joined by Speaker Beth Harwell and Representatives Susan Lynn and Mike Carter.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2015 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning Thursday, December 31st at 12:01am and concluding Monday, January 4th at 11:59pm.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints as well as bar/tavern checks during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s ninety five counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude 2015 and begin 2016.
Nashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s long-standing annual outdoors traditions begins Saturday, November 21st with the opening of the 2015-16 gun hunting season for deer. Deer gun season has the permanent opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
The biggest change for hunters in 2015-16 is the statewide bag limit for antlered deer is now two. The number includes those taken during the archery only, muzzleloader, and gun seasons. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrests, charges Paris Tennessee Police Officer in Infant Son’s Death
Jackson, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a police officer from the Paris, Tennessee Police Department in connection to the death of his infant son earlier this month.
On September 2nd, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe, TBI Special Agents began investigating the cause of life-threatening injuries sustained by almost three-month-old Gunner Page at his family’s home in Puryear.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recovers Endangered Teens, Arrests Others on Sex Trafficking and Sex Related Charges
Jackson, TN – Less than a month after a new law went into effect to help identify, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking in Tennessee, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation joined with partner agencies in West Tennessee to identify and arrest individuals who prey on children.
TBI Agents, including those assigned to TBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked alongside investigators from the Jackson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on a multi-day sting operation in Jackson, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation indicts Former Benton County Animal Control Officer on Theft and Misconduct Charges
Jackson, TN – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the State Comptroller’s Office has resulted in a former Benton County animal control officer being indicted on charges of theft and misconduct.
At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI Special Agents, working alongside investigators with the State Comptroller’s Office, began investigating Holland Marie Craig on January 26th.
APSU’s Alex Robles gets double 1st-team All-OVC pick, Garrett Copeland and Logan Gray earn 2nd-team honors
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Jackson, TN – Sophomore Alex Robles, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, was twice named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
The honors were presented at the annual OVC baseball awards banquet, Tuesday night, before the start of the 2015 OVC Baseball Championship at The Ball Park at Jackson.
Austin Peay vs. Evansville
Thursday-Friday, May 14th-15th, 2015 | Braun Stadium | Evansville, IN
Clarksville, TN – An anxious Austin Peay baseball team will face Evansville in a three-game nonconference series to conclude the regular season slate.
The Govs will travel to Evansville for 6:00pm contests both Thursday and Friday. The Purple Aces then travel to Clarksville for a 4:00pm, Saturday regular-season finale.
Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story
Cookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.
Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.
A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»
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