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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Volunteers roll past Utah State Aggies 38-7 at Neyland Stadium

 

Clarksville’s Jalen Reeves-Maybin helps lead UT to Victory

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN - The University of Tennessee football team won its 20th home opener in a row in front of a sell-out crowd of 102,455, defeating the Utah State Aggies, 38-7, on Sunday night at Neyland Stadium.

In the 2014 opener, the Vols played a record 20 true freshmen and 10 newcomers, which surpassed the 2011-12 record number of 12 true freshmen seeing action.

Senior Justin Worley had a complete night under center, going 27-for-38 for 273 yards, marking career highs for completions and attempts. His 13 straight completions were good the fourth best in school history. Worley’s three touchdown passes also tied his career high.

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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AAA says celebrate Labor Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver

 

Tow to Go service available August 29th – September 1st

AAATampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.

AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.

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APSU Lady Govs volleyball begins 2014 season at Clemson’s Big Orange Bash

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A 17-day preseason will be put to the test when the Austin Peay State University volleyball team opens its 2014 campaign at the Big Orange Bash, hosted by Clemson, Friday-Saturday.

The Lady Govs open their regular-season with a 1:00pm, Friday contest against Troy. Austin Peay then meets host Clemson 7:00pm, Friday which will be available on Tigercast – Clemson’s live streaming video service. The weekend concludes when Austin Peay faces USC Upstate in a 3:00pm, Saturday affair.

Austin Peay State University's volleyball team begins its 2014 regular season slate at Clemson, Friday-Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team begins its 2014 regular season slate at Clemson, Friday-Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Lane Closures on Highways for Labor Day Weekend

 

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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APSU Governors Football hits the road to face Memphis Tigers Saturday, August 30th

 

Austin Peay Governors (0-0) at Memphis Tigers (0-0)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 | 6:00pm CDT
Memphis, TN | Liberty Bowl (61,008)

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, the Austin Peay State University football team kicks off the 2014 season on the road against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.

This contest begins the second season of the Kirby Cannon Era. After the Govs went 0-12 in their first season under Cannon, APSU’s roster has undergone a huge makeover, with 38 freshmen or redshirt freshmen comprising the roster and making the Governors an extremely young team.

Austin Peay State University's football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee sells $345 Million in Higher Education Facilities Bonds

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – The Tennessee State School Bond Authority has just completed the sale of $345 million of higher education facilities bonds to finance the costs of projects for the state’s higher education system. Tennessee’s excellent credit stimulated heavy interest from bond buyers, allowing bonds to be sold at historically low rates.

The School Bond Authority sold $132 million in 2014 Series A taxable bonds at a true interest cost of 3.59%. «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI indicts Andrew Hotte of Rutherford County on Child Pornography Charges

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Rutherford County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

TBI Agents, with the assistance of officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, began an investigation in 2013 to identify subjects in Tennessee using peer-to-peer networks to traffic in child pornography.

Andrew Brian Hotte Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Andrew Brian Hotte Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Enforce “No Refusal” Law

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period.

This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29th and conclude at 11:59pm on Monday September 1st.

The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Labor Day Weekend Enforcement

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