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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency awards Riparian Tree Planting Grants for 2015

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the award of grant dollars to assist with riparian tree planting projects.

The grants, valued at $500.00 each were awarded to the Boone Watershed Partnership, Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Historic Old North Knoxville Beautification, University of Tennessee (for Loosahatchie and Wolf rivers in Hardeman and Shelby counties), University of Tennessee (for Lake Barkley in Stewart County), and  University of Tennessee Extension (for lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Shelby County).

For more information, contact Della Sawyers in the TWRA Environmental Services Division at 615.781.6577 or by e-mail at Della.Sawyers@tn.gov with any questions.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for December 2014, show the rate decreased in 20 counties, increased in 64 counties, and remained the same in 11 counties. Montgomery County’s December rate fell to 6.5 percent, down from 6.9 percent in November.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in December at 5.0 percent, down from 5.1 percent in November.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces New Year’s Eve Holiday Period “No Refusal” Enforcement plan

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01am, Wednesday, December 31st and concluding at 11:59pm, Sunday, January 4th.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday.

The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate stays steady at 6.9 percent

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in 18 counties, increased in 63 counties, and remained the same in 14 counties. Montgomery County’s rate remained unchanged at 6.9 percent.

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Kids Count State of the Child: Are Tennessee Children Prepared to Learn?

 

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – At the beginning of the school year, children wait for the school bus or in the drop-off lane for their first experience of school. Many of them arrive with the skills they need to learn. Many, however, arrive with gaps in the foundation for learning that must be filled so they can make the most of their experience.

Children do not enter school as blank slates, each equally impressionable to educators’ efforts. Children enter school with figurative backpacks. Some children come with an eagerness to learn, good health, emotional security and a sense of safety fostered by a supportive family and community. Others come without important tools for learning and already weighed down by the trauma of poverty, hunger, violence or abuse.

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Montgomery County Unemployment increases in October 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2014 show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate increased 0.3 percent to 7.0, up from 6.7 in September.

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Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court gets increased funding for Montgomery County, Shelby County, Davidson County

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Through a $1.5 million federal grant, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is providing increased funding to Veterans courts in Shelby County, Montgomery County and Davidson County.

The result is an expansion of services, over a three-year period, giving hundreds more service members in Tennessee the option of pursuing treatment and recovery programs rather than incarceration. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville native Jake Rudolph to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Jake Rudolph — longtime high school football coach at Memphis University School — will join will 10 other inductees on June 6th in Nashville, TN at the Omni Hotel as a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees.

Joining Rudolph, who was born in Clarksville in 1929 and died on July 6th, 2008 after suffering a stroke recorded 295 wins in 39 yards as head coach of the MUS Owls — including a Class AA state championship in 1985 and runner-up finishes in 1983 and 1990. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Health Commissioner urge everyone to get their Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHMemphis, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, rolled up their sleeves in Memphis for their annual vaccinations against influenza and encouraged fellow Tennesseans to do the same to help protect and promote good health in the state.

Receiving an annual flu shot can make a big difference by helping you and others avoid becoming sick.

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Veteran Suicides on the rise in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.

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