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President Joseph Biden approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from March 25th to April 3rd, 2021.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Davidson County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 19th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Friday, February 19th, 2021.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 18th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 17th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces 20 TN Counties Will Receive Federal Recovery Assistance for May Derecho, Storm

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the federal government is granting his request for Major Disaster Declaration and making federal recovery assistance available to 20 counties impacted from severe weather, flooding, and straight-line winds on May 3rd and May 4th, 2020.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Marsha Blackburn announces Grant to Expand Broadband Access between Memphis and Nashville

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that ten counties in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee would receive an $11.2 million grant through the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

The grant, the direct result of a request made by Senator Blackburn earlier this year, will fund approximately 143 miles of fiber optic communications on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee until 2:00am CT Sunday morning.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop late this afternoon though the greatest chance for severe weather will be from 8:00pm tonight through early Sunday morning. All modes of severe weather are possible, including damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, March 1st, 2020

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, House Republican leadership unveiled historic legislation designed to uphold the freedoms granted to law-abiding citizens of Tennessee under our Constitution, while also cracking down on bad actors who unlawfully possess a gun.

When amended, House Bill 2817 extends the right to carry a handgun to all law-abiding citizens with or without a permit through constitutional carry who are 21 and older, except in current restricted areas.

Additionally, the proposal sends a strong message to violent criminals, felons, and those who illegally obtain a firearm through a series of increased penalties for firearm-related crimes.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Representative Mark Green Statement on Flooding Across Tennessee

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Mark Green spoke with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding the extensive rainfall and flooding experienced across Tennessee. Many constituents in Hardin County and Decatur County are at risk for excessive flooding from the Pickwick Landing Dam with the Tennessee River already elevated from heavy rainfall and runoff from last week’s storms.

Representative Green said, “I am actively monitoring the flooding situation as the TVA is working to manage rainfall and runoff across the entire Tennessee River system to minimize impacts to communities.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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TWRA, USFWS offer reward for Arrest in Shooting of Bald Eagle in West Tennessee

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRADecatur County, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating a shooting of a bald eagle in West Tennessee. The injured eagle was reported on December 30th, 2019 around 3:00pm in Decatur County.  A $2,500 reward is being offered for an arrest.

The eagle was found off Martins Landing Road in Bath Springs. TWRA wildlife officer Brant Luker responded to the call and the bald eagle was transported alive, but injured to the North Madison Animal Hospital on December 31st.

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

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