Topic: Morristown TN
Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).
Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, August 1st at 11:00am (CDT). The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s and the Mississippi Flyway Council’s request to increase the early wood duck and teal hunting daily season bag limit from 4 to 6 (no more than two wood ducks) and also allow the addition of teal-only hunting days to this season. The approval came at a meeting of the USFWS in late June. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville State Community College sees Tuition Increase as well
Morristown, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past two years and will not affect the Tennessee Technology Centers.
It also took action on recommendations by a number of committees, including Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs, and Tennessee Technology Centers. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Five grants, at $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region). «Read the rest of this article»
Tobacco Quitline Billboards to be placed in Clarksville
Nashville, TN – Measuring ten feet tall and 20 feet wide, it will be hard for Tennesseans to miss seeing new billboards across the state that promote the toll-free Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine.
While the size is impressive, the graphic message is even more so. It features a young mother cuddling an infant while holding a burning cigarette; the accompanying text reads: “Jenny smokes two packs a day. So does her mom.”
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Nashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s traditions is the annual opening of gun season for deer which falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 2012 season opens November 17th.
For the second year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 6th, 2013 The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented hunting seasons that were in place prior to last year. «Read the rest of this article»
Commemorative Day Has Been Observed Nationwide For 62 Years
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced May 19th, 2012 is Armed Forces Day. The single day celebration was created to signify the unification of the Armed Forces under one federal department; the Department of Defense.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for Americans to come together and thank our troops for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31st, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace separate days to honor the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. «Read the rest of this article»
2012 Season To Run March 31st through May 13th
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2012 spring hunting season for wild turkeys begins with the Young Sportsman Hunt, March 24th-25th while the statewide season runs from March 31st through May 13th.
The 2011 spring season, followed by the fall season, were the third highest harvests on record in the state. In 2011, Tennessee hunters harvested more than 34,000 birds during the spring hunt and more than 2,600 in the fall. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – One of the Tennessee’s traditions is the annual opening of gun season for deer which falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. However, sportsmen will find a major change this year with a continuous gun season which will run from November 19th through January 1st, 2012.
The one continuous season replaces the previously two segmented hunting seasons. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission established the season upon recommendation from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. «Read the rest of this article»