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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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Silent Witness Project recognized in Tennessee House Resolution

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presented a House Joint Resolution Monday recognizing the Silent Witness Project to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Peggy Macias and Sheriff John Fuson.

The Silent Witness Project started in Minnesota in 1990, and Macias worked hard to help bring the project here to Montgomery County.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presents a House Joint Resolution recognizing the Silent Witness Project to Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Peggy Macias and Sheriff John Fuson.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presents a House Joint Resolution recognizing the Silent Witness Project to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Peggy Macias and Sheriff John Fuson.

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 introduces Anti-Meth Production Legislation

 

Proposal aims to reduce production without inconveniencing majority of consumers

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to reduce the growing problem of methamphetamine production in Tennessee.

The goal of the Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act is to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it illegally while not overburdening law-abiding Tennesseans who need temporary cold and sinus relief.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

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Tennessee Department of Health names Richard Steece Director of Laboratory Services

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Richard S. Steece, PhD, D(ABMM) has been named director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services. In this position, Steece will direct all TDH microbiology and environmental lab programs and services.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Steece to our team,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “His practical experiences at the regional, national and international levels will serve Tennesseans well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving’s Beginnings

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – Throughout history, people have given thanks for many reasons. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Volleyball travels to MT Invitational this weekend

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team begins a three-week stretch where it will not leave the state of Tennessee, beginning with a four-match stay at the MT Invitational, Friday-Saturday, hosted by Middle Tennessee.

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Emerald Ash Borer findings continue to spread

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Jackson and Scott counties. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

Both counties will now be placed under quarantine. Earlier this summer, Hamilton County was also placed under quarantine when EAB was found in trees near a rail hub in Chattanooga, TN.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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