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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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TWRA announces Deer Harvest Incentive Program offered in Unit CWD

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation have partnered to offer an incentive program to increase the deer harvest in Unit CWD. The program features two levels of rewards to incentivize deer harvest resulting in a free license for the 2021-22 license year.

The top tier first prize would be a free sportsman’s license for 2021-22. Any hunter who harvests four antlerless deer and four antlered deer through January 8th, 2021 would receive a free Sportsman’s license.

Unit CWD Deer Harvest Incentive Program offered by TWRA.

Unit CWD Deer Harvest Incentive Program offered by TWRA.

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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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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Reach Historic Highs

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Statistics released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a staggering increase in unemployment for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in April as many businesses closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

April 2020 Tennessee County Unemployment Rates

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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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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds First 2020 Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its first meeting of 2020 which included updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD), a preview of next year’s waterfowl and migratory hunting seasons, and Asian carp. The two-day meeting was held in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Chuck Yoest, TWRA’s CWD coordinator, reported that the number of CWD-positive and high-risk counties in southwest Tennessee has increased to seven and four, respectively.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

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TWRA announces Deer Carcass Incinerator to be constructed in Fayette County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says an incinerator to address chronic wasting disease (CWD) infected deer carcass disposal in Unit CWD will be constructed in Fayette County. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved a $1 million budget expansion for the project at its December meeting. The incinerator will be constructed at the Fayette County Landfill and will be maintained and operated by Fayette County.

“CWD poses many challenges including safe disposal of deer carcasses,” said Dr. Hank Wright, commissioner of TFWC District 9.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports CWD Positive Deer harvested in Shelby County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that a deer harvested in Shelby County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The CWD-positive deer changes Shelby County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county.

Shelby County is already a part of Unit CWD, therefore Unit CWD hunting regulations apply there as well as the deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions applying to all high-risk and positive counties.

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