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Tennessee Department of Health gives Water Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As summer vacations begin, many people will be traveling and enjoying outdoor activities, but before you enjoy time at the pool, ocean or other swimming destination, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds you to think water safety first.

‘’Having fun and enjoying physical activity in and around water is a joy for children of all ages and staying safe from illness and injury in the process is something we all want to do,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Releases Snapshot of Higher Education Data for 2015-16 Academic Year

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has released the redesigned 2015-16 Higher Education Fact Book, providing a snapshot of higher education as Tennessee moves toward the goals of the Drive to 55.

The publication includes information about the 244,572 students enrolled in public higher education in Tennessee in Fall 2015 and shows how programs such as Tennessee Promise have begun to shape the state’s higher education landscape.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases 2015-16 Higher Education Fact Book

Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases 2015-16 Higher Education Fact Book

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Nashville Zoo to hold Girl Scout Campout June 4th-5th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Attention Girl Scouts! Ever wonder what Nashville Zoo is like at night? Now’s your chance to find out at Bugs, Biomes and Badges, the Zoo’s fourth annual Girl Scout Campout set for June 4th-5th.

During Bugs, Biomes and Badges, Brownies and Juniors will get the chance to earn a badge while exploring the Zoo once the animals go to bed (Brownies earn the Bug badge; Juniors earn the Animal Habitats badge).  Other activities include animal presentations, campfire with marshmallows, breakfast and admission to the Zoo on Sunday.

Girl Scout Campout at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Girl Scout Campout at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Tennessee has Record-Breaking Number of Jobs Available

 

Employers in Middle Tennessee Lead the State in Job Opportunities

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) reported Friday almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016.

That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site.

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Clarksville Meeting on Northwest Corridor Transit Study findings set for June 8th

 

Learn about proposed solutions for the corridor from Clarksville to Nashville

Northwest Corridor Transit StudyClarksville, TN – The team working on the Northwest Corridor Transit Study invites Clarksville area residents to a public meeting and open house at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1190 Cumberland Drive, on Thursday, June 9th.

The meeting will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and will reveal several options for the future of transit between Clarksville and downtown Nashville.  Refreshments will be provided at the meeting.

Northwest Corridor Transit Study Map

Northwest Corridor Transit Study Map

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Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.

Beginning June 1st, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. The new policy aims to prevent or slow the introduction of exotic insects or diseases into parks that could otherwise threaten the health of our trees and forests.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

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Sacramento River Cats end Nashville Sounds winning streak, 3-2

 

Nashville Sounds go 7-1 on Eight-Game Homestand

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fell one game short of a homestand sweep as they dropped the finale, 3-2, to the Sacramento River Cats in front of 8,230 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.

Making a spot start for the Sounds, right-hander Angel Castro threw five solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three.

The lone run Castro allowed came in the first inning when the second batter of the game, Ramiro Pena, launched a solo homer to deep right field.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Bolsters Drive to 55 Campaign With New College Counseling Program for High Schools

 

Advise TN to provide college counseling assistance to 10,000 students in first year

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Advise TN, a program to increase the number of students accessing higher education by providing college counselors to 30 public high schools and 10,000 junior and senior students across the state this fall.

The new initiative, administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), supports the state’s Drive to 55 campaign to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Get Burned By Vacation Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As the school year winds down, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to vacation planning. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to remind consumers to be wary of summer vacation scams.

“Vacation scams occur when a stranger offers you a free or discounted cruise, travel club membership, exotic resort stay or rental property in exchange for a large, upfront fee or deposit,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini.

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Josh Phegley Walk-Off gives Nashville Sounds 4-3 win over Sacramento River Cats

 

Game Winner Comes With One Out in Ninth

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Josh Phegley delivered Bruce Maxwell with the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Nashville Sounds a 4-3 win over the Sacramento River Cats in front of a sellout crowd of 10,820 Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

With the scored tied 3-3 to start the bottom of the ninth, Maxwell drew a walk to give the Sounds a base runner. Rangel Ravelo followed with a line drive single up the middle, and Jaycob Brugman moved both runners with a sacrifice bunt.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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