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New Tennessee State Museum Opens Its Doors To The Public

 

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Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The new Tennessee State Museum at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park opened its doors to the public Thursday, September 4th, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, comments by dignitaries and Museum officials, performances by area musicians and the participation of local schoolchildren.

“A lot of work has gone into this project, and I’m pleased to say that it is on time and under budget,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Our goal was to build a museum that would 100 years from now reflect something that Tennesseans will be proud of and still be a vital part of Bicentennial Mall. I believe we’ve exceeded that goal with a space to showcase the rich history of our state and provide a memorable experience to visitors of all ages. This is an exciting day for Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

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Montgomery County Government announces Kirby Gene Wallace reward amount now $20,000

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Government reports that the reward for information leading to the capture of murder suspect Kirby Gene Wallace is now at $20,000.

The breakdown is as follows: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) contributed the initial $2,500, Governor Haslam’s office contributed $2,500, the US Marshal’s office contributed $2,500, Montgomery County Government contributed $10,000 and five citizens who chose to remain anonymous called County Mayor Jim Durrett’s office to commit an additional $500.00 each for a total of $20,000 in reward money.

Kirby Gene Wallace

Kirby Gene Wallace

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Reward To Help Apprehend Kirby Wallace

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Kirby Gene Wallace, doubling the $2,500 reward already offered by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

$5,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of Kirby Gene Wallace

$5,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of Kirby Gene Wallace

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Haslam Partner With Peyton Manning To Raise More Than $550,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 partnered with five-time National Football League MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Both a lunch event at Wellspire Nashville and a private, ticketed dinner held Wednesday at the Tennessee Residence together raised more than $550,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Tennessee Awards $35 Million Across All School Districts To Improve Safety and Security

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement identified school security and safety needs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low Levels

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee unemployment rate remained near historic low levels in August, despite a slight increase, according to the latest statistics released today by Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips.

The preliminary, seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for August was 3.6 percent, just 0.1 of a percentage point higher than it was in July. Prior to August, Tennessee’s unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent for three consecutive months.

Statewide unemployment rate sees little movement over past 12 months, records slight uptick in August

Statewide unemployment rate sees little movement over past 12 months, records slight uptick in August

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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees approves new Military Family Resource Center

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, September 14th, 2018 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who will leave office when his term ends later this fall, visited Austin Peay State University, and he asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

“This is a very military-friendly town, but it’s an incredibly military-friendly college,” he said.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

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Remains of Tennessee Aviator Killed During World War II Identified

 

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Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Navy Ensign Harold P. DeMoss of Nashville, who went missing on June 23rd, 1945 while serving as a member of Fighting Squadron 100 (VF-100) from Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii. He was 21 years old.

Ensign Harold P. DeMoss to be Buried After More than 70 Years.

Ensign Harold P. DeMoss to be Buried After More than 70 Years.

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Tennessee Department of Education Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Encourages College Students to Practice Fire Safe Behaviors

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared September 2018 as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness of fire hazards and promote fire safety for college students who live both on and off campus.

September is recognized across the United States as National Campus Fire Safety Month. Since 2005, over 400 proclamations have been signed by governors from across the nation recognizing September as Campus Fire Safety Month.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

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