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“Tennessee Season to Remember” honors Victims of Homicide

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Thursday evening hosted the 12th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide. Haslam was joined by several state and local public safety officials. During the ceremony, families from across Tennessee placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

“We want these families who have suffered unimaginable loss to know that Tennesseans support them, and we hope the simple act of hanging an ornament in the name of a loved one can provide some comfort this holiday season,” Haslam said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health reports first confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of two cases of enterovirus D68 in Tennessee. One patient resides in West Tennessee and the other in East Tennessee. Both were young children who were hospitalized for their illnesses, but are now home and doing well.

“As expected, Tennessee has been impacted by enterovirus D68 as have most other states this fall,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We have now confirmed two cases, while other samples have tested positive for different, common, seasonal cold viruses. It is also likely other samples will test positive for EV-D68 in the future. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA selects Four Wildlife Management Areas as Northern Bobwhite Quail Anchor locations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency completed “The Tennessee Northern Bobwhite Quail Restoration Plan” last year and it is now being put into action.

The northern bobwhite quail is Tennessee’s state game bird and historically was a prominent game bird across the southeastern United States. Unfortunately, due to the large scale loss of farmland, changes in agriculture, and increases in forest land, quail habitat has been reduced or eliminated. As a result, the northern bobwhite population in the U.S. has been on a decline. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to set Waterfowl Seasons, see Fishing Proposal presentations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2014-15 state waterfowl hunting seasons and a preview of next year’s sport and commercial fishing proclamations will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.

The meeting will be held August 28th-29th (Thursday-Friday) at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces application period for 2014 Peregrine Falcon Trapping for use in Falconry is Underway

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2014 application period for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry is underway, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

The TWRA will award this permit to the winner of a draw to be held on Wednesday, August 27th. Falconers may go to TWRA’s website under the Hot Topics section and locate the print-ready application and also view the requirements.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer Offers Economic Ideas at Chamber Forum

 

Candidates Talk Rural Development in Chester County

Election 2014Henderson, TN – The Henderson/Chester Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Henderson City Hall, offering local and statewide candidates a chance to discuss policy ideas with West Tennessee voters. The common thread among all of the speakers was economic development in those counties.

Dan Cramer, candidate for US House of Representatives for Tennessee’s 7th district, was on hand at the event to give his thoughts on building more jobs in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Tennessee’s Strawberry Crop Late, But Still Great, For Most of State

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Despite the recent threat of a hard freeze across Tennessee, the state’s strawberry crop remains unscathed – mostly.

The 2014 strawberry season is still on track to begin around the first week of May in West Tennessee, where temperatures are milder, and as late as June 1st for upper East Tennessee where temperatures are cooler and the majority of freeze damage occurred.

Should be another great strawberry crop this year despite the late frost for Tennessee.

Should be another great strawberry crop this year despite the late frost for Tennessee.

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Tennessee Army Guard Assists Motorists in West Tennessee

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 168th Military Police Battalion and the Volunteer Training Site-Milan have been mobilized to assist motorists in the Dyer County area of West Tennessee.

The National Guard Teams, equipped with water, food and blankets, will conduct welfare checks on motorists to make sure there are no health emergencies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Volunteer Region Red Cross Responds to 932 Disasters in 2013

 

Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, the Tennessee Volunteer Region responded to 932 disasters in the region, part of the 146 large disaster relief efforts led by the American Red Cross in 42 states and territories between January 1st and December 1st in 2013.

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American Red Cross Responds to Tennessee Ice Storms

 

Offer Vital Power Outage Safety Tips for Communities that May Still be Affected

American Red CrossDickson, TN – The American Red Cross operated and staffed an overnight shelter with a team of volunteers, to offer safe refuge for those residents who were affected by the ice storm and may require electricity in order to operate life-sustaining equipment.

The shelter had no overnight stays Monday night but local Red Cross officials plan to keep it open until Wednesday to serve those who may still need to utilize the facility. «Read the rest of this article»

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