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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Enforce “No Refusal” Law

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period.

This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29th and conclude at 11:59pm on Monday September 1st.

The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

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National Weather Service reports a Line of Strong Thunderstorms Approaching Clarksvillle-Montgomery County

 

Clarksville, TN – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 3:00am for the following Tennessee Counties:

Anderson County, Bedford County, Benton County, Bledsoe County, Bradley County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Cheatham County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Coffee County, Cumberland County, Davidson County, De Kalb County, Dickson County, Fentress County, Grainger County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Knox County, Lewis County, Loudon County, Macon County, Marion County, Marshall County, Maury County, Mcminn County, Meigs County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Roane County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Scott County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Union County, Van County, Buren County, Warren County, White County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.

The Line of Storms approaching Montgomery County (Radarscope)

The Line of Storms approaching Montgomery County (Radarscope)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System receives $785,000 Tennessee Grant to Develop School Leaders

 

Tennessee Invests $4 Million in Race to the Top Funds

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has pledged nearly $4 million in Race to the Top funds to pay for eight leadership development programs, which will impact future school leaders in more than 20 districts across the state.

The TN LEAD grants were awarded to organizations in partnership with one or more school systems, to either develop or replicate programs aimed at increasing leader effectiveness and improving student outcomes. The programs will target current and pre-service educators, in order to deepen the pipeline of effective leaders in Tennessee schools. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Troopers locate missing Two-Year Old Cael Whitehead, Amber Alert Cancelled

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee State Troopers located a missing two-year old male on Wednesday afternoon after a statewide Amber Alert was issued earlier in the morning. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the alert.

The juvenile, identified as Cael Whitehead, of Houston County, was recovered unharmed with Austin Whitehead, 23, of Covington, GA, on Interstate 24 eastbound at mile marker 153 in Marion County.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares for New Year’s Eve “No Refusal” Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers will strictly enforce “No Refusal” Law in 16 Counties

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Five people lost their lives in vehicular crashes on Tennessee roadways during last year’s New Year’s Eve holiday period. Sixty percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.

That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join with local law enforcement agencies to conduct another “No Refusal” DUI enforcement campaign during the 2012-13 New Year’s Eve holiday, beginning at 6:00pm, Friday, December 28th and concluding at midnight on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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Outdoor Grilling Ban has been lifted by Tennessee Department of Agriculture

 

Burn Ban Still In Effect for Montgomery County

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The ban on outdoor grilling has been lifted by the Department of Agriculture. The Burn Ban itself is still in place for Montgomery County and 22 other counties across Tennessee. A public notice will be given when the burn ban it totally lifted.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Food Tax Reduction Bill at Marion County Grocery

 

Legislation the first step in two-year effort to reduce sales tax on groceries to 5 percent

The Seal of the State of TennesseeWhitwell, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today traveled to Marion County to sign legislation to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent.

Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at the locally- and independently-owned Smith Bros. Grocery in Whitwell, Tennessee.

“We’re focused on making state government more efficient and more effective while reducing the cost to taxpayers,” Haslam said. “The sales tax on food touches all Tennesseans, and this is an effort to lower the burden.  I applaud the Tennessee General Assembly for passing this important piece of legislation this year.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2011 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. This marks the second consecutive year Trooper Stanford, a third generation State Trooper, has earned the honor. He was also recognized in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address in January.

Additionally, seven other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction Trooper of the Year, while 10 troopers were also recognized for their DUI enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Commissioner Recognized by State of Tennessee

 

Tennessee County Services AssociationMurfreesboro, TN - Lettie Kendall, a Montgomery County commissioner, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the “Robert M. Wormsley Outstanding County Official of the Year” award by the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA).

Kendall, a county commissioner for the past 39 years, joins the ranks of only seven other county officials ever to be awarded this prestigious title by the statewide association. She is the first female and first African-American to win the distinguished award.

Pictured are left to right: Bob Wormsley, Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Lettie Kendall and Kevin Huffman, Gibson County Mayor.

Pictured are left to right: Bob Wormsley, Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Lettie Kendall and Kevin Huffman, Gibson County Mayor.

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Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect People and Pets

 

Tennessee Works With USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee on September 30th, 2011.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, and we are pleased to be part of this important and effective program to reduce rabies in wildlife, which helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM. «Read the rest of this article»

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