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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Seeks Re-election to the 74th House District

 

Montgomery County

Election 2014New Johnsonville, TN – Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell is announcing his re-election bid as the Democratic nominee for State House District 74, covering Humphreys, Houston and the western part of Montgomery County.

“We were able to accomplish some great things this year, but we still have a long way to go help working families in Tennessee,” said Rep. Tidwell. “I hope to return next year and continue to find more ways to improve the lives of veterans, provide jobs for hard-working families, and ensure that all families have access to high-quality health care.”

John C. Tidwell and his family at Easter.

John C. Tidwell and his family at Easter.

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Crime Scenes Get Teens Excited About Learning

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Getting kids to school simply requires a bus and a semi-awake child. Getting kids to actually look forward to learning is a much bigger challenge.

How many times has your child asked you why they need to learn Algebra or Chemistry? How many times have you tried to relate it to something interesting but came up short? Tying school learning objectives to the interests of teens is an age-old challenge, but always worth the effort.

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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 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 Health joins Community Partners to offer Free Testing for National HIV Testing Day

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins a coalition of health providers and other partners across the country taking part in National HIV Testing Day Friday, June 27th.

As part of this effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV, TDH is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to provide free HIV testing at sites across Tennessee June 26th-28th. TDH encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

 

Diverse panel highly qualified  

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a special Tennessee Supreme Court to hear a case from which four Supreme Court justices have recused themselves.

The highly qualified and diverse appointees represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee.

The special court appointees are:

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

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Tennessee’s Food Makers Take Honors at Pick Tennessee Products Event

 

Pick TennesseeNashville, TN – Makers of foods or food related products from across the state met in Nashville last week to debut their products, do business and vie for awards at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products Tradeshow. The event was held in conjunction with the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association’s annual convention.

Among the day’s best were Gold Award winning Chubby Bunny Baby Foods, owned by Madison resident Jem Boyd, who took the top prize for her products made with local produce. The Silver Award went to Bradley’s Chocolate Factory, owned and operated by Knoxville’s Hamlett family. The Bronze Award went to Veronica Hawbaker for her Soberdough Brew Bread, a packaged bread mix. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former APSU coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsKnoxville, TN -  Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday.

The induction ceremony will take place 6:00pm, at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Dunn will be part of six-member 2014 class that also will include: Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor).

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor, Commissioners announce Strategic Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and others today to announce “Prescription for Success,” the state’s plan to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive, multi-dimensional issue impacting Tennessee individuals, families, and communities. Of the 4,850,000 adults in Tennessee, it is estimated that nearly 5 percent (about 221,000) have used pain relievers, also known as prescription opioids, in the past year for non-medical purposes. Of those, it is estimated that 69,100 are addicted to prescription opioids and require treatment for prescription opioid abuse.

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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence’s Jazz in June event to honor local music legend Solie Fott

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Solie Fott, Austin Peay State University professor emeritus of music, considers himself to be just a fiddle player, but that’s a bit of an understatement.

Throughout his sideline career as a Nashville sessions string player, he has performed with some of the top names in modern music history, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Arnold.

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