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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Names David Purkey Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security

 

Purkey Has Served as Homeland Security Advisor for Past Five Years

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1st, 2016.

Purkey, 57, has served as the department’s assistant commissioner and homeland security advisor since 2011. Under his leadership, the Office of Homeland Security has transformed into a proactive agency, overseeing school security plans, training citizens and law enforcement agencies in active shooter response, and leading the state’s efforts to combat cybercrime.

David Purkey

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Gateway Medical Center becomes Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville

 

Tennova HealthcareClarksville, TN – On Monday, February 22nd, 2016, Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center became part of Tennova Healthcare, one of the Tennessee’s largest health networks.

Gateway Medical Center joins a system formed over four years ago to enhance access and improve coordination of care for patients in the communities they serve. Gateway’s name has also changed to Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville.

Gateway Medical Center changes it's name to Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville.

Gateway Medical Center changes it’s name to Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville.

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Tennessee Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) Will Celebrate Workforce Development on TN LEAP Day

 

Tennessee LEAPNashville, TN – The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) will showcase its successes at sites across Tennessee on TN LEAP Day, February 29th. Education and employer sites throughout the twelve LEAP site areas will demonstrate the skills students are learning through the program and provide students an opportunity to meet with employers.

TN LEAP Day, which will coincide with “Leap Day” on February 29th, will be host to twelve concurrent events at each of the LEAP programs across Tennessee.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) releases 2016 Annual Report for the Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP). «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2015-16 Gun Hunting Season for Deer opens November 21st

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s long-standing annual outdoors traditions begins Saturday, November 21st with the opening of the 2015-16 gun hunting season for deer. Deer gun season has the permanent opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.

The biggest change for hunters in 2015-16 is the statewide bag limit for antlered deer is now two. The number includes those taken during the archery only, muzzleloader, and gun seasons. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announces results of Human Trafficking Operation in Chattanooga

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationChattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced results of a two-part operation to combat human trafficking in Tennessee.  “Operation Someone Like Me” was conducted in Chattanooga during four days in September and October and is the third operation of its kind in the state between the TBI and partner agencies to help identify, investigate and prosecute trafficking and rescue victims.

With the partnership of the Chattanooga Police Department, End Slavery Tennessee, and Second Life Chattanooga, TBI Agents and intelligence analysts embarked on an undercover operation to identify potential victims of trafficking, arrest those seeking to purchase illicit sex, and learn more about the specific nuances of this type of crime. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces Water Fowl Seasons and Fishing Proposals at August meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAMorristown, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces 2015 Elk Hunt Participants

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAMorristown, TN – The six persons who will participate in the 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region IV headquarters.

Four of the sportsmen were winners selected in a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The four Tennessee residents selected were Trevor Childs (Knoxville), Roy Bivens (Tellico Plains), Andrew Coffey (Crossville), and Forest Landers (Afton). Chuck Yoest of the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division made the announcement of this year’s participants. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal urges Citizens to take Precautions on the Water this Summer

 

Take Precautions To Avoid Electric Shock Drowning

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For thousands of Tennesseans, summer means spending time with family and friends while swimming and boating. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is ensuring residents have a safe summer by inspecting Tennessee’s public marinas and docks and reminding Tennesseans to take steps to prevent electric shock drowning (ESD).

Earlier this year, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office began the first-ever inspections of the electrical wiring and equipment of Tennessee’s more than 300 public marinas and docks.

Have your boat tested once a year to see if it is leaking electricity, or buy a clamp meter and test it yourself.

Have your boat tested once a year to see if it is leaking electricity, or buy a clamp meter and test it yourself.

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Tennessee Board of Regents approves New Programs, Fee Changes, New TCAT Director

 

Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story

Tennessee Board of RegentsCookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.

A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tenenssee State Fire Marshal’s Office Marina and Dock Inspections Bring Greater Safety To Tennesseans

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Swimmers and boaters can be assured of increased safety at Tennessee’s public marinas and docks thanks to new regulations that took effect January 1st.

Approved last year by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law May 16th, 2014 by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senate Bill No. 1954/House Bill No. 1892 – known as the Noah Dean and Nate Act – makes it mandatory that State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) inspectors examine the electrical wiring and equipment of all Tennessee public marinas and docks. «Read the rest of this article»

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