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Highway 149/13 in Montgomery County to be Widened

 

Residents South of the River Will Greatly Benefit from the Projects

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s announcement to award IMPROVE Act funds for the widening of SR 149/13 will bring long awaited traffic relief for residents on the south side of the Cumberland River.

According to Transportation Director Stan Williams, of the Clarksville Metropolitan Planning Organization, traffic improvements to SR 48/13 and SR149 have been studied since 2000 when they were included in the adopted 2025 Long Range Transportation Plan.

Highway 149 and Highway 48/13 Intersection.

Highway 149 and Highway 48/13 Intersection.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Major Awarding of IMPROVE Act Transportation Projects, Largest Bidding Process in State History

 

Nearly a Third of IMPROVE Projects Underway Within First Year

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer has announced that the state has awarded $297 million in contracts from bids accepted in December for crucial road and bridge construction projects – the first major awarding of IMPROVE Act projects and the largest such bidding process in TDOT’s history.

With increased transportation funds provided through the IMPROVE Act and TDOT’s federal budget, 72 new projects will be under construction across the state in the coming weeks.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Randy Boyd Releases Tax Returns

 

Took No State Salary and Paid His Own Expenses as ECD Commissioner

Randy Boyd for GovernorKnoxville, TN – During his two years of public service as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd returned his state salary back to the state and personally paid for all of his own travel and other official expenses – including any use of state aircraft and all other expenses while recruiting businesses to Tennessee from around the world.

These and other details emerge from Boyd’s voluntary release of his federal and state income tax information for tax years 2015 and 2016 – the two years he worked for the state for free.

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces November Unemployment Rate Two Percentage Points Lower Than 2016

 

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Remains One Percentage Point Lower than National Average

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have announced that the November statewide unemployment rate posted significantly lower than November 2016 and notably lower than the national average.

The preliminary, seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.1 percent – two percentage points lower than it was one year ago and one percentage point below the national average of 4.1.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Nashville gets Major League Soccer Expansion Club

 

Major League SoccerNashville, TN – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has announced that the historic and culturally dynamic city of Nashville, Tennessee has been awarded an MLS expansion club.

Nashville’s MLS team will be owned by the investment group, Nashville Soccer Holdings, LLC, led by John R. Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram’s partners in the soccer club include Minnesota Vikings owners Mark, Zygi and Leonard Wilf, and the Turner Family, managing partners of Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises.

As a result of an innovative private-public partnership between the club’s owners and the community, the team will play in a new, 27,500-seat soccer stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville in the capital city’s artistic Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer's Southeast expansion

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer’s Southeast expansion

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to host Bob Clement at Customs House Museum

 

Former congressman will speak, sign new book

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will host a special book-signing event featuring former U.S. Rep. Bob Clement from 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Clement, a Tennessee Democrat, will give a presentation on the current political climate in the country and read a few passages from his memoir, “Presidents, Kings and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress.” The event is free and open to the public.

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Montgomery County seeks Nominations for Governor’s Volunteer Stars Program

 

Governor’s Volunteer Stars Program Honors Volunteers

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – If you know of an adult or youth who should be acknowledged for their volunteer service, they could be honored statewide through the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GSVA). The nominations are due by January 10th, 2018.

The GSVA promotes the importance of volunteering by recognizing those who are committed to local community service.

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Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

 

October Tennessee Statewide Unemployment Rate holds steady at record-breaking 3.0 percent

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history.

The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low rate set in September.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Six Tennessee Veterans

 

Six Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU), one of the state’s leading providers of higher education to military-connected students and their families, has a long history of supporting veterans on campus and within the community.

This month, in recognition of Veterans Day, the University is hosting several events in honor of the men and women who have served this country.

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

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