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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees approves new Military Family Resource Center

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, September 14th, 2018 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who will leave office when his term ends later this fall, visited Austin Peay State University, and he asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

“This is a very military-friendly town, but it’s an incredibly military-friendly college,” he said.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

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Remains of Tennessee Aviator Killed During World War II Identified

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss of Nashville, who went missing on June 23rd, 1945 while serving as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 (VF-100) from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii. He was 21 years old.

Ensign Harold P. DeMoss to be Buried After More than 70 Years.

Ensign Harold P. DeMoss to be Buried After More than 70 Years.

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Tennessee Department of Education Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

 

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Encourages College Students to Practice Fire Safe Behaviors

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared September 2018 as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness of fire hazards and promote fire safety for college students who live both on and off campus.

September is recognized across the United States as National Campus Fire Safety Month. Since 2005, over 400 proclamations have been signed by governors from across the nation recognizing September as Campus Fire Safety Month.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announce Record-Setting High for Economic Impact

 

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced that Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

The economic impact of domestic travel in Montgomery County was $224.27 million with $4.3 million generated in local tax receipts.

2017 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties

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Montgomery County Parks and Recreation awarded $500,000 Grant for Nature Center at Rotary Park

 

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the list of Tennessee Communities this week that would receive a series of grants totaling more than $15 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities across the state.

“Easy access to parks, trails, walking paths and other recreational facilities can make a good community a great community,” said Haslam. “These grants provide the resources needed to help make Tennessee an even more desirable place to live, work and raise a family.”

Funding will be used to Help Subsidize the Nature Center at Rotary Park

Funding will be used to Help Subsidize the Nature Center at Rotary Park

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces TNReady Engagement Process and Listening Tour To Improve State Assessment Delivery

 

Tennessee Government

Former executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and three-member educator advisory team to lead work

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a multi-phase plan, highlighted by a statewide listening tour, to improve delivery of the state’s elementary and secondary assessments known as TNReady.

“Tennessee’s unprecedented improvement in education is the result of high academic standards and an assessment that measures knowledge of those standards,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County receives $500,000 for Park Project

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian today announced a series of grants totaling more than $15 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

“Easy access to parks, trails, walking paths and other recreational facilities can make a good community a great community,” said Haslam. “These grants provide the resources needed to help make Tennessee an even more desirable place to live, work and raise a family.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate remains Steady for Third Consecutive Month

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

State Unemployment Rate Continued at 3.5 percent during July as Businesses Continued to Add Jobs

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for July 2018, and for the third consecutive month the statistic has held steady at 3.5 percent.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not only remained unchanged since May, it mirrors the 3.5 percent recorded during the same time period in 2017.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment, Releases $35 Million To Improve School Security

 

Tennessee School Officials, Departments of Safety and Homeland Security, Education Take Significant Steps to Enhance Tennessee Students’ Safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review of school facilities and safety procedures and precautions.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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