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2016 TWRA Free Youth Hunt Deer Hunt Registration Underway to Win The Opportunity to Record First Harvest

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, October 29th.

A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate in the event to be held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County.

2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt to be held Saturday, October 29th

2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt to be held Saturday, October 29th

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Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Comments on Latest Example of Democrat Hypocrisy

 

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Republican Party released the following statement from Chairman Ryan Haynes regarding the most recent example of hypocrisy provided by Tennessee Democrats in their quest for attention:

“It’s a shame when an attempt to score political points gives an entire Party amnesia about their own activities, but that is exactly what has happened with Tennessee Democrats,” said Haynes.

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes

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Tennessee High School Students Awarded almost 7,500 More College Credits

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee public school students in 2016 when compared to 2014.

Additionally, more students than ever before in Tennessee are taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with 27,699 students taking one or more exam in 2016—up 8.8 percent from last year.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

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Tennessee Department of Education Advances Reading Goals Through New Coaching Network

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the launch of the Read to be Ready coaching network.

Two-hundred coaches and two-thirds of Tennessee school districts are participating in the new coaching network that is designed to provide intensive support and professional learning opportunities for educators focused on early grades reading.

The new coaching network builds on the work started by 20 Read to be Ready summer programs across the state, which were aimed at improving the reading and writing development of first, second and third grade students who were the furthest behind in reading.

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer speaks with Clarksville Leaders

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation commissioner John Schroer told a group of Clarksville community leaders Tuesday that the state needs to increase highway funding or risk stalling Tennessee’s strong economic growth.

Schroer says the state desperately needs a plan for additional “long-term, sustainable” highway money.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer at Freedom Point Tuesday morning after his talk on the state’s highway funding challenges.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer at Freedom Point Tuesday morning after his talk on the state’s highway funding challenges.

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AAA reports Gas Prices begin to fall after Leak

 

AAATampa, FL – Florida motorists continue to enjoy daily discounts at the pump. Meanwhile, gas prices in Georgia and Tennessee are letting up after a leak in the Colonial Pipeline suppressed gasoline supplies in six states.  

During the 12-day shutdown to line 1, state average prices rose 28 cents in Georgia and 17 cents in Tennessee. Since restoring flow to Line 1 on Wednesday, state averages are 2 cents lower in Georgia and fractions of a penny less in Tennessee.

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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Tennessee Department of Health Cautions Travel by Pregnant Women and their Sexual Partners as Zika Virus Disease is a Threat in Vacation Areas

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Seasonal frosts that help reduce mosquito activity in Tennessee will arrive soon, bringing some relief from the blood-feeding insects.

Mosquitoes in Tennessee are currently known to transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and La Crosse Encephalitis. With 45 cases of travel-related Zika Virus Disease confirmed thus far this year in Tennessee, there is yet another reason to “Fight the Bite.”

Danger of Having a Baby with Microcephaly Should Alert Couples to Important Precautions

Danger of Having a Baby with Microcephaly Should Alert Couples to Important Precautions

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms sighting of Cougar in Wayne County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has confirmed the sighting of a cougar in Wayne County on property located in an area between Linden and the county seat of Waynesboro.

A trail camera captured the cat’s image on September 4th and the agency, as it does when it receives reports accompanied by credible evidence, began investigating the report.

“We often get asked what it means if we confirm the documentation of a cat in an area where we haven’t seen one before,” said Joy Sweaney, a wildlife biologist with TWRA and head of the agency’s Cougar Action Team.

Cougar sighting in Wayne County confirmed by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Cougar sighting in Wayne County confirmed by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Parent Stanley Woodall selected Volunteer of the Year

 

Woodall chosen by Tennessee School Boards Association

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Stanley Woodall, the school system’s Parent Ambassador for Sango Elementary School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Mid-Cumberland School Volunteer Recognition Award.

Woodall was recognized Thursday night at the TSBA Fall District Meeting at Stewart County Middle School.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

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#14 Tennessee Volunteers rally from behind to beat #19 Florida Gators 38-28

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 14/12 Tennessee scored 38-straight points, Joshua Dobbs was responsible for five touchdowns and the Vols roared back in the second half to take a 38-28 victory over No. 19/16 Florida.

Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) trailed 21-0 in the second quarter and 21-3 at the half. After Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC) had outgained UT 300-162 in the first half, the Vols dominated the second half with 336 yards to the Gators’ 102. Derek Barnett sparked the defense in the second half with a pair of sacks on key third downs.

With the win, Tennessee snapped an 11-game losing streak against Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC). The Vols also earned their first win in its SEC opener since 2004 when they also defeated the Gators 30-28 to begin the conference schedule.

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) drops back to pass the ball against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) drops back to pass the ball against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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