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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Unclaimed Funds’ Letters Mailed From State Are Legitimate

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs wants consumers to be on the lookout for letters from the State of Tennessee indicating that they might have unclaimed funds.

The State of Tennessee’s Treasury Department, Division of Unclaimed Property, has recently sent a mass mailing of letters to consumers for which they have a record of unclaimed property.  (Click here to see an example of the letter.)

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Named Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police

 

Train for Success, Expect to be Successful

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to share some positive news about the THP.

We are proud to announce that THP was named the “First Place Winner” in Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP received two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.

The THP recently competed in an annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Teens work to Free State from Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction at Fact Summit

 

Mary Beth Edwards and Tyler James Keatts of Stewart County elected Teen Tobacco-Free Ambassadors.

Tennessee Department of HealthSevierville, TN – More than 400 teens from across Tennessee gathered at the Sevierville Convention Center July 17th-19th, 2016 to take part in the Tennessee Department of Health’s first-ever FACT Summit, a statewide tobacco prevention conference for youth. “FACT” stands for “Free and Clear Tennessee,” envisioning a state free of tobacco and nicotine addiction where everyone enjoys clear air.

The FACT Summit provided a forum for participants representing 51 Tennessee counties to create a youth-led movement of peer-to-peer education and advocacy for prevention of tobacco and nicotine addiction across Tennessee.

First Statewide Teen Tobacco Prevention Conference Held in Sevierville

First Statewide Teen Tobacco Prevention Conference Held in Sevierville

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Tennessee Department of Mental Health gives tips to Help Your Child Cope With Anxiety, Reducing Stress, Overcoming Fears

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – The first day of school for a child, as well as their parent, is a milestone moment, a period in time filled with hope, and great expectations.

For many children and parents, this is a time of excitement mixed with some anxiety. Children experiencing these brand new surroundings, for the first time, can find it both exhilarating and stressful.

Back to School Basics: Help prepare you Child for the new School Year.

Back to School Basics: Help prepare you Child for the new School Year.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports White County Quarantined For Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – White County is the latest in Tennessee to be quarantined for an invasive pest targeting ash trees.

Officials have detected Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the eastern section of White County. An adult EAB beetle was recently captured in a trap near Old Railroad Grade Road. With this discovery, White County joins 48 other counties in quarantine with a prohibition on the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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AAA reports 40 Days of Falling Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have been falling at a consistency not seen since last summer. State average prices fell for the 40th consecutive day in Florida and Georgia on Sunday, for a total discount of 19 and 23 cents respectively.

The average price in Tennessee fell for the 39th day in a row, for a total decline of 22 cents. The Tennessee state average fell below $2.00 a gallon on Friday for the first time since April 27th, 2016.

Tennessee state average falls below $2.00; First time since April.

Tennessee state average falls below $2.00; First time since April.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Don’t Let Your Child Miss Out

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In just a few days, thousands of students from across Tennessee will take their seats in classrooms to begin a new academic year filled with wonderful experiences and learning opportunities.

As these youngsters start opening books and mingling with friends, some will miss out on the important first few days of school, unable to attend because they aren’t properly immunized to prevent the spread of dangerous, infectious diseases.

Kindergarteners and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time must provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin.

Kindergarteners and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time must provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin.

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Austin Peay State University earns fifth consecutive “Great Colleges to Work For” recognition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the fifth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In addition, APSU is the only four-year university in Tennessee to make the national publication’s “Great Colleges to Work For 2016” list.

The Chronicle of Higher Education survey shows Austin Peay is a Great College to Work For. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations & Marketing)

The Chronicle of Higher Education survey shows Austin Peay is a Great College to Work For. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations & Marketing)

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LBL to hold 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at Nature Station

 

Hoopla for Hummingbirds!

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On August 6th through August 7th, 2016, Land Between the Lakes will hold their 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at the Nature Station. The cost is ages 13 and up $7.00, ages 5-12 $5.00 and ages 4 and under Free

Be a part of the annual Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration to Central America! Immerse yourself amongst the hummingbirds and experience up-close critter encounters. Watch hundreds of hummingbirds visit each day.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

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Senator Mark Green Scores A+ by NRA, Earns Endorsement

 

Tennessee State Senator Mark GreenClarksville, TN – Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was just endorsed by the NRA for his strong, unwavering pro-2nd Amendment voting record. Green, who was scored an A+ by the NRA, has been instrumental in the fight for constitutional carry within the State of Tennessee.

NRA Endorses Senator Mark Green.

NRA Endorses Senator Mark Green.

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