Topic: state of tennessee
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced the upcoming construction for the Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home.
Haslam was also joined by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Tennessee State Veterans Homes Director Ed Harries and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board Chairperson Mary Ross as well as several members of the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board.
The new state veterans home will be located at 250 Arrowood Drive in Clarksville. Construction on the new site is scheduled to begin in August. «Read the rest of this article»
Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry, announced on January 9, 2013 that it will be moving forward on an $82 million expansion of its Clarksville, TN location. This will also mean approximately 94 additional jobs to the community. «Read the rest of this article»
Cunningham, TN – Dr. Mark Green, the conservative Republican candidate for State Senate in District 22, spoke to a great crowd at the Lone Oak Picnic put on by Central Civitan Club.
Green spoke about jobs, the current state of the economy in the district and how the lack of infrastructure is holding back our community from growing.
Montgomery County, TN – In an exclusive interview with, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers described former Montgomery County Animal Control Director, Karen Josephson, “A complete failure.”
“We tried to get her to comply with requirements necessary in her department to no avail. We offered technical support to get more computerized, we encouraged her to spend the money in her budget to make improvements for the facility and the staff, but we got nowhere,” Bowers claims. Mayor Bowers terminated Josephson on Monday, July 16th. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission to hire Nashville law firm to Investigate Employee Grievance
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission voted to hire Nashville attorney, H. Rowan Leathers III of the Nashville law firm Miller & Martin PLLC, to investigate an employee grievance filed by John Spainhoward against Mabel Larson, a member of the planning commission.
In a special called meeting on Wednesday, Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker and Montgomery County Attorney Austin Peay gave three recommendations to the commission for their consideration.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government was recently awarded the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant from the State of Tennessee.
Of the $565,000 in grants awarded by the Environment and Conservation Department this week, Montgomery County received the largest award of $120,000. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The State of Tennessee entered the capital markets and sold $546,655,000 worth of bonds this week – the largest sale in the state’s history. Demand for the state’s bonds was high among investors, a reflection of the state’s strong credit ratings.
Earlier this month, Fitch and Moody’s Investor Services, two of the country’s major bond rating agencies, reaffirmed the state’s AAA credit rating, which is the highest available. Standard and Poor’s, the third major rating agency, reaffirmed the state’s AA+ rating, which is the second highest rating available. The state’s high ratings reflect its debt level, which is one of the lowest in the country. «Read the rest of this article»
by Councilman Bill Summers
Clarksville, TN – The city council met in its usual last Thursday of the month Executive Session which was followed by a Special Session to consider and vote on a few items. I did not get a copy of the Special Session Agenda to send out to readers beforehand.
During tonight’s meetings a couple of big announcements were made. «Read the rest of this article»
Comptroller Justin P. Wilson introduced Joshua Helton as the state’s new small business advocate at an event in Kingsport Thursday morning. Comptroller Wilson joined House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower and Rep. Tony Shipley at the grand opening ceremony for Shipley’s new district office at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.
At the ceremony, Comptroller Wilson discussed a new law, approved by the General Assembly this year, which created the position of the small business advocate within his office. «Read the rest of this article»
The Cosmetology Board is cautioning its licensees about mailings that have targeted professionals and establishments in Tennessee with solicitations for payment over supposed certification lapses. Mailings from an entity named “American Cosmetology Board” ask for payment from Tennessee licensees.
“We want to ensure that Tennesseans do not fall prey to fraudulent activity,” says Cosmetology Board Director Beverly Waller, “especially activity that targets state licensees.” The mailings, which been reported throughout the state, are under investigation. «Read the rest of this article»
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