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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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APSU honors distinguished individuals with alumni awards at Homecoming

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a special alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Austin Peay State University honored six distinguished individuals as part of its 2017 Homecoming celebration.

This year’s honorees were Outstanding Service Award recipients Joe Shakeenab (’04) and Dave Loos; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients Trent Caffee (’11) and John Swigart (’00); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Steve Harmon (’83) and Mike Krause (’07).

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Unemployment Rates in all 95 Counties Drop Below 5 Percent for the First Time

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rates Drop in Each County amid Historic Statewide Unemployment Rate 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that in September 2017, for the first time ever, below 5 percent in every county across the state. This is the second consecutive month rates have declined in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. 

September also marked the fourth consecutive month Tennessee experienced a historic low statewide unemployment rate.

2017 September Tennessee County Unemployment Rates

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam names Katie Ashley Director of Legislation

 

Ashley Has Helped Steer Haslam’s Education Agenda through General Assembly

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Katie Ashley will serve as director of legislation, the governor’s chief advisor and strategist for legislative matters.

The Crockett County native is one of the longest serving Haslam staffers, starting out on his campaign in 2009 before becoming a legislative liaison in 2011 and handling one of the governor’s top priorities: education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Director of Legislation Katie Ashley.

Tennessee Director of Legislation Katie Ashley.

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APSU celebrates contributions of Woodward Library Society

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last week, The Felix G. Woodward Library celebrated the many contributions of the Woodward Library Society, a support organization for the Austin Peay State University library.

As part of the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a proclamation designating October 15th-21st, 2017, as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee.

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Lowest Unemployment Rate in History

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the state unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulates Hankook Tire

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulated Hankook Tire on its gleaming new $800 million Clarksville manufacturing plant during a grand opening celebration Tuesday.

“I’m just so proud and happy that Hankook Tire put its faith and trust in our community and decided to build its first North American production plant right here. That says so much about the quality and character of our community,” Mayor McMillan said.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan thanks Hankook Tire for putting “faith, trust” in Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan thanks Hankook Tire for putting “faith, trust” in Clarksville.

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Read to be Ready results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second 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. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read. 

Tennessee's Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

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Tennessee Department of Health encourages everyone to Get Annual Flu Vaccination Now

 

Tennessee Governor, Health Commissioner Get Annual Flu Shots

Tennessee Department of HealthJackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH rolled up their sleeves and received their annual flu shots in Jackson. Immunization against the flu is important to the community as it not only protects those receiving the vaccine, but also family, friends and coworkers.

“A flu shot is one of the easiest steps you can take each year to keep yourself healthy during flu season,” Governor Haslam said. “Flu shots are readily available across Tennessee and getting one can protect you and others around you, especially those who may be more susceptible to the flu.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual influenza vaccination at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson, Tennessee October 2nd, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual influenza vaccination at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson, Tennessee October 2nd, 2017.

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