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Bounty Hunter Bill Goes Before First Committee Next Week

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Bounty Hunter Bill House Bill 2007/Senate Bill 2676 (Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) will be heard in the House Criminal Sub Committee on Tuesday, February 13th

This legislation was filed after a tragic event in Clarksville where bounty hunters chased a vehicle through the streets of Clarksville at a very high rate of speed and a father of 3 was ultimately shot and killed.  This victim was an innocent man, unnecessarily killed due to the gross negligence of persons acting as bounty hunters. 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Legislature kicks off Second Half of 110th General Assembly

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The Second Regular Session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly officially convened this week in Nashville, with lawmakers gathering to continue the work they were elected to perform by the people of Tennessee.

This kick off by the state legislature marks the 26th time that the General Assembly has met in a Second Regular Session, the first time being 1968 with the 85th General Assembly.

The practice of meeting every other year was proposed to be changed by the 1965 Limited Constitutional Convention, and was officially approved by voters on November 8th, 1966.

110th Tennessee General Assembly

110th Tennessee General Assembly

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APSU Football signs 12 Players for 2018 Season

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy announced the addition of 12 future Govs during the newly installed December Early Signing Class.

Austin Peay Football adds 12 players during early signing period in December. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football adds 12 players during early signing period in December. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Men’s Basketball plays Carson-Newman Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee vs. Carson-Newman

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee plays its first of two exhibition games of the 2017-18 preseason Thursday when it welcomes Carson-Newman to Thompson-Boling Arena for a 6:00pm CT tip.

Thursday’s game telecast (broadcast) will be available via the internet through SEC Network + or the WatchESPN app. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Roger Hoover (play-by-play), Vincent Yarbrough (analyst) and Maddy Glab (reporter) will call the action.

Fans can also tune into their local Vol Network station to catch Bob Kesling describing the first basketball action of the season.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says think Safety First when Visiting Haunted Houses this Halloween Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations.

As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect visitors and eliminate real-life scares.

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Tennessee Ranks Number One in Nation for Foreign Direct Investment Job Creation in 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Tennessee was ranked the top state in the nation for job creation resulting from foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015, according to the recently released 2016 IBM Global Location Trends report.

The annual report from the IBM Institute for Business Value measured the number of jobs created or committed by foreign-owned companies in each state during the 2015 calendar year.

Second time in three years Tennessee tops IBM Global Location Trends report.

Second time in three years Tennessee tops IBM Global Location Trends report.

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Tennessee is Top State in United States for Advanced Industry Job Growth according to Brookings Institution Report

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee ranks No. 1 among U.S. states for advanced industry job growth since 2013, the Brookings Institution found in a newly released report.

From 2013 to 2015, Tennessee’s advanced industry jobs increased by an average of 4.6 percent annually, according to Brookings, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. With the highest percentage growth rate among U.S. states, Tennessee outpaced the national average of 2.46 percent annual advanced industry job growth.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

 

Tennessee National GuardKnoxville, TN  Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, TN, were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year.

“To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, an individual must have directly performed a lifesaving rescue in any Sikorsky helicopter,” said Shay Collins, a customer award program manager with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

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New Legislation Further Strengthens Tennessee’s Captive Insurance Market

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Newly approved captive insurance legislation further modernizes and enhances Tennessee’s reputation as the go-to domicile in the captive insurance industry.

Approved by the General Assembly earlier this year, the 2016 legislation represents the third update to the Revised Tennessee Captive Insurance Act of 2011, which first allowed the captive insurance industry to flourish in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee ranks Sixth in the Nation for Women Murdered by Men in annual report: “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data”

 

Safe Tennessee ProjectNashville, TN – Sometimes moving up in rankings is a good thing.  However, when the criteria is the number of women murdered by men in your state, being in the top 10 is not where you want to be.  Sadly, Tennessee has moved from 10th to 6th since last year’s report was released.

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data.
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