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TFWC Meeting receives update on Asian Carp

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHardeman County, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission received an update on Asian carp among its agenda items at the final meeting of the calendar year which concluded Friday.

The TFWC met for the first time at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County near Bolivar and Middleton, which is operated by the University of Tennessee.

Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, presented an update on Asian carp.

Grass Carp

Grass Carp

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University of Tennessee to announce Jeremy Pruitt as next UT Football Head Coach

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer will hold a press conference Thursday at 5:05pm CT in the Peyton Manning Locker Room to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee’s next head football coach.

The press conference will be streamed live on UTsports.com and can be heard throughout the state on the Vol Radio Network.

“Six days ago, I mentioned several attributes that I sought to find in the next leader of our football program, and Coach Pruitt meets all criteria,” Fulmer said. “I’m certain he appreciates the unique opportunity to lead a program of Tennessee’s caliber. He’s driven to win at the highest level. He will honor our university’s values, operate with integrity and be a role model for our student-athletes.

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University of Tennessee Study shows Tennessee’s Uninsured Number Up Slightly, But Still Near 20-Year Low

 

University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN – A University of Tennessee, Knoxville report released today shows that Tennessee’s overall uninsured rate increased from the 2016 level of 5.5 percent to 6 percent in 2017.  Nonetheless, the reported uninsured rate is still at one of the lowest levels in the past two decades.

The report entitled The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2017, released by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, summarizes findings from a survey conducted between May and July 2017.

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University of Tennessee announces Phillip Fulmer as Director of Athletics

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Beverly Davenport announced the appointment of Phillip Fulmer as director of athletics on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Phillip Fulmer will begin serving as athletic director effective immediately,” Davenport said. “I have taken these steps in the best interest of the university.”

“I am confident that Phillip understands the need to support our student-athletes and our commitment to excellence in all athletic programs. I appreciate his willingness to serve during this critical time.”

Phillip Fulmer selected as new University of Tennessee Director of Athletics. (Tennessee Athletics)

Phillip Fulmer selected as new University of Tennessee Director of Athletics. (Tennessee Athletics)

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TVA announces New Fish Species found in Duck River

 

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) aquatic biologists identify new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in Middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

When you hear news about an animal species these days, it’s rarely good. Most often, it’s about overabundance or scarcity.

But occasionally, there’s a surprise: the discovery of something new.

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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Customs House Museum displays Sculptor Tom Rice Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Endurance in Form: A Retrospective, Tom Rice’s exhibition at the Customs House Museum, is a visual history of his growth as a Tennessee artist.

Included in the extensive show are pieces created from high school to the present, encompassing his experiences and influence of studying abroad, being mentored by the late Olen Bryant, through a 25 year teaching career.

Tom Rice Sculpture

Tom Rice Sculpture

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Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve Designated Certified Public Administrator

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The University of Tennessee honored Monroe Gildersleeve as Certified Public Administrators at the most recent Capstone event at The Fontanel Nashville.

To achieve the designation, a participant must complete 80 credit hours in the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The program is administered by the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and is available to every county official and county employee in the state.

Monroe Gildersleeve

Monroe Gildersleeve

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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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Alexandra Harper Crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2018

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Alexandra Harper, Miss Williamson County, was crowned Miss Tennessee USA Saturday at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Harper, a 2015 graduate of the University of Tennessee, accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, also from Williamson County, and will compete in the 2018 Miss USA Pageant.

Newly crowned Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper waves to the crowd at Austin Peay State University.

Newly crowned Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper waves to the crowd at Austin Peay State University.

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Partner with Peyton Manning To Raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

Two private events raise funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam yesterday partnered with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Two private, ticketed events held Tuesday together raised over $600,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

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