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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The seasonable spring weather has sent Tennesseans outside to spruce up their properties. Because these maintenance efforts often include burning of tree limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We urge residents to take care and use all safety precautions.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, September 13th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Bi-County Solid Waste Management, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 13th from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the transfer station parking area, located at 1230 Highway Drive.

The collection site will accept items such as household cleaners, herbicides, pesticides, gasoline, transmission fluid, pool chemicals, etc. This event is established to protect the environment and sanitation workers by keeping these items out of the regular trash and landfill. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department partners with Tennessee’s Pharmaceutical Take Back Program

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Sustainable Practices have partnered as part of Tennessee’s Pharmaceutical Take Back Program.

These Pharmaceutical Drop Boxes are for citizens to dispose of personal medication items  and are not intended for businesses i.e.  hospitals , clinics,  pharmacies etc. who are required to dispose of their medications in a manner consistent with DEA guidelines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Screaming Eagle Trail Showcase to be held at Montgomery Bell State Park May 1st

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Discover the hidden gems of The Screaming Eagle Trail during The Screaming Eagle Trail showcase noon to 2:00pm, May 1st at Montgomery Bell State Park.

Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will make opening remarks. Screaming Eagle Trail is one of 16 self-guided driving trails in the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways system.

Screaming Eagle Trail

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More Than $15.1 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded in Tennessee

 

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN –  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Wednesday announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

“I am pleased to see local governments using this important program to help address critical drinking water and wastewater needs, making infrastructure improvements that will benefit the health of these communities and foster economic growth,” Haslam said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Legislation would save the County Clerks’ Office and Tennessee Department of Revenue time and money will be heard on the House Floor Monday, March 3rd

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation agrees to signs for Port Royal State Park

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) is the sponsor of House Bill 2296 (Senate Bill 2402).

This bill will allow the County Clerk’s office to remit monthly payments to the Department of Revenue for titles issued by these offices instead of daily remittances, cleared two hurdles this week and is scheduled to be heard on the House Floor on Monday, March 3rd.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan launches Campaign to encourage Safe Storage and Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces the launch of a public education campaign to encourage the safe storage and proper disposal of prescription medications.

The campaign, which is part of a national awareness initiative called Safeguard My Meds, will involve a concerted effort by law enforcement officials, medical professionals and citizens of Clarksville to reduce the abuse of prescription medications.

Clarksville Medication Drop Box

Clarksville Medication Drop Box

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TBI arrests Two for Forging Documentation for Verification to Comply with Environmental Regulations in Robertson County

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested two former employees of a division of Hollingsworth Oil Company in Robertston County for forgery after they were indicted by the Robertston County grand jury last week.

Scott Hawkersmith, 58, of Goodlettsville, TN was arrested at his place of employment, Petro Pro, in White House, TN this morning. He was indicted on 23 counts of forgery and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit forgery.

(L) Scott Hawkersmith and (R) Dave Vick.

(L) Scott Hawkersmith and (R) Dave Vick.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Tennesseans to Store Residential Hazardous Materials Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Hazardous materials are not reserved for chemical factories; households across Tennessee are full of these items.

Automotive fluids, barbecue products, household cleaners, oil-based paint, paint thinners, and medical equipment such as oxygen tanks can all be considered hazardous materials.

These materials can pose serious fire, health or environmental risks to residents. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Campbell Crossing Utility Team Recognized for Education and Innovation

 

Fort Campbell's Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – The Utility team at Campbell Crossing, Lend Lease’s privatized family housing community on Fort Campbell, was recognized with two awards at a recent Utilities Manager Conference.

The Excellence in Education Award went to Kyle Chandler, Residential Billing Coordinator at Campbell Crossing. Kyle has exemplified what it is to go above and beyond in pursuing ways to educate Residents. «Read the rest of this article»

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