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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Fatal to Horses and Humans Detected in Tennessee

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Health are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.

Mosquitoes transmit EEE. Humans cannot contract these viral infections directly from infected horses. However, mosquito-borne diseases do pose a public health risk.

Mosquitoes transmit the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.

Mosquitoes transmit the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Thunderstorm Watch this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County that is in effect this afternoon until 8:00pm tonight, Sunday, May 1st.

Thunderstorms are developing from Western Tennessee to Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana and these storms should increase some in coverage and intensity through the afternoon while spreading eastward.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Republican Lawmakers move forward with Pro-Military Legislation

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – House lawmakers moved forward this week with multiple pieces of legislation designed to help military members across the state.

One of those bills, set to be heard on the House floor next week, will allow the five soldiers killed in the Chattanooga terrorist attack that occurred in July to be eligible for the ‘Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal’. Currently, the medal is awarded to honor residents of Tennessee killed while serving on active duty or engaged in military support operations involving a conflict with an opposing foreign force.

As introduced, this new legislation expands on this criteria to also allow the honor to be bestowed on those military men and women killed on Tennessee soil during an attack specifically targeting service members.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch today until 7:00pm

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NW) in Nashville, Tennessee has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 7:00pm CT.

A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday, February 2nd, until 7:00pm CT tonight.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday, February 2nd, until 7:00pm CT tonight.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Appoints Roger Amos Page to Tennessee Supreme Court

 

Appointed to replace Justice Gary R. Wade, subject to confirmation by the Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September.

Page, 60, has been a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals since his appointment by Haslam in December 2011, writing more than 330 appellate opinions.

Roger Amos Page appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court.

Roger Amos Page appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up

 

Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up to Be Held December 1st-February 26th

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held December 1st, 2015, through February 26th, 2016.

Through the program’s various targeted continuous CRP practices, the general and continuous program offerings will provide a much-needed habitat boost to recovering bobwhite quail along with other upland and wetland wildlife species. Vilsack also said that eligible existing program participants with contracts that expired September 30th, 2015, may be granted an option for a one-year extension. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Strengthens Alignment Between Education and Workforce

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Education and industry leaders from across the state gathered this week to discuss how to build academic pathways that establish seamless connections between education and the workforce.

Tennessee has earned national recognition for forging critical relationships between education and economic development through Pathways Tennessee, the state’s multi-agency initiative established in 2012, focused on providing rigorous education that leads to relevant careers.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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TWRA reports close to 165,000 Deer Harvested during 2014-2015 Seasons

 

3,534 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Close to 165,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2014-15 seasons according to data gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The statewide gun season concluded January 4th and the youth hunt followed on January 10th-11th. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on September 27th, 2014 through the final youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area until 5:00am CDT.

Other Tennessee Counties included are Benton County, Carroll County, Chester County, Decatur County, Dickson County, Fayette county, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lewis County, Madison County, McNairy County, Montgomery County, Perry County, Stewart County, and Wayne County.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces new state Veterans cemetery

 

Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the future site of the fifth state veterans cemetery will be in Parkers Crossroads.

The 132-acre Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads will be located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45,000 veterans and their families within 17 counties in west Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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