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Veteran Suicides on the rise in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Montgomery County Unemployment increases in July

 

Tennessee County July 2014 Unemployment report

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – County unemployment rates for July 2014, released today, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties. Montgomery County’s unemployment rate rose 0.3 percent from 7.7 percent in June to 8.0 percent in July.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Svante Hinton of Knoxville to Top Ten Most Wanted list

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Svante Ebinare Hinton of Knoxville, TN.

Svante Hinton is wanted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  Hinton was charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder from an incident that occurred in Knox County in 2012.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee State Parks Announce Opening of 56th State Park; Seven Islands State Birding Park

 

Over 160 Bird Species Identified at Seven Islands State Birding Park

Tennessee State ParksKnoxville, TN – Tennessee State Parks is pleased to announce the newest addition to the parks system, Seven Islands State Birding Park. State and local officials attended the official opening of the 56th state park Tuesday in Knoxville.

Seven Islands State Birding Park offers activities including observation, hiking and a small boat launch for canoes and kayaks. The property is adjacent to the French Broad River and aquatic and riparian habitats support an impressive diversity of wildlife species. Over 160 species of birds have been identified.

Seven Islands State Birding Park officially opened July 1st, 2014.

Seven Islands State Birding Park officially opened July 1st, 2014.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bill Gibbons Honor Fallen Tennessee State Troopers at Memorial Service

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today delivered the keynote address at the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s annual memorial service to honor state troopers and other law enforcement officer’s killed in the line of duty. The special ceremony, held in conjunction with National Police Week, took place at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security headquarters in Nashville.

Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Colonel Tracy Trott and family members of fallen troopers were also on hand for the ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee announces February 2014 County Unemployment Rates

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – County unemployment rates for February 2014, released yesterday, show the rate decreased in 21 counties, increased in 61 counties, and remained the same in 13.

In Montgomery County Tennessee, the unemployment rate increased from 7.1 to 7.2% a change of 0.1%. In Clarksville the unemployment rate increased by 0.1% to 7.3%.

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Clarksville Native Gary Harmon writes Children’s Book “My Daddy Takes His Legs Off”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – A teacher in the Knox County school system, Gary Harmon is a former student at Montgomery Central High School in Montgomery County. His children’s book, My Daddy Takes His Legs Off, tells the story of a little girl whose father was born with no right hand and only a pinky and a thumb on his left. Because he was born with no feet, he had prostheses from his knees down.

Children have insatiable curiosity and many are afraid of what they do not understand. As anyone with a disability knows, children will stare at a person who is different. Some will want to touch, some will want to run away, some will ask embarrassing questions, and some will cry.

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