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TWRA announces 2021 Sandhill Crane Festival to be replaced with Online “Celebration of Cranes”

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that the 2021 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19 Coronavirus concerns. The festival committee has decided to host an online “Celebration of Cranes.”

This virtual event is scheduled January 11th-16th, and will include short, daily interviews with all festival partners, three virtual events hosted by the American Eagle Foundation and the International Crane Foundation along with a Facebook Live broadcast from Hiwassee Refuge on Saturday, January 16th at 9:00am CT.

Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival in 2021 to be replaced with Online "Celebration of Cranes"

Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival in 2021 to be replaced with Online “Celebration of Cranes”

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency welcomes New Wildlife Officers

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officially welcomed 13 new wildlife officers during a commission ceremony held at Buffalo Ridge Wildlife Refuge in Humphreys County. Due to COVID-19 Copronavirus concerns, only a limited number TWRA officials and the graduates were in attendance.

The new TWRA officers and their assignment areas are Robert Badgett, Jr. (Sullivan County), Ethan Brown (Franklin County), Don Chance (Wildlife Manager, Oak Ridge WMA), Miranda Garner (Houston County), Parker Gerdes (Lake County), Gavin Henley (Perry County), Collin Jones (Johnson County), Rob Lewis (Wildlife Manager, Upper Obion River Complex), Jared Poore (Wildlife Manager, Lower Obion River Complex), Andrew Rutherford (Wildlife Manager, Forked Deer River Complex), Bethany Watson (Unicoi County), Brad Wheat (Wildlife Manager, Kentucky Lake Complex), and Andrew Weber (Hamilton County).

Pictured front row, (from left) are Parker Gerdes, Collin Jones, Robert Badgett Jr, Miranda Garner, Bethany Watson, Jared Poore, Andrew Rutherford. Second Row: Capt. Andy Rush, Brad Wheat, Ethan Brown, Gavin Henley, Andrew Weber, Rob Lewis, and Don Chance. Back Row: Major Shelley Hammonds, Capt. Randy Huskey, Executive Director Bobby Wilson, Deputy Director Jason Maxedon, Capt. Ken Reedy, Lt Col. Cape Taylor, Capt. Joe Campbell, Col. Darren Rider, and Capt. Matt Majors.

Pictured front row, (from left) are Parker Gerdes, Collin Jones, Robert Badgett Jr, Miranda Garner, Bethany Watson, Jared Poore, Andrew Rutherford. Second Row: Capt. Andy Rush, Brad Wheat, Ethan Brown, Gavin Henley, Andrew Weber, Rob Lewis, and Don Chance. Back Row: Major Shelley Hammonds, Capt. Randy Huskey, Executive Director Bobby Wilson, Deputy Director Jason Maxedon, Capt. Ken Reedy, Lt Col. Cape Taylor, Capt. Joe Campbell, Col. Darren Rider, and Capt. Matt Majors.

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Tennessee announces Extended Hours at Select Locations Bookend Thanksgiving Holiday to Encourage COVID-19 Testing

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is making more COVID-19 Coronavirus testing options available for Tennesseans statewide leading up to and just after Thanksgiving.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Additional $115 Million for Local Governments to Support COVID-19 Response

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, July 20th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced an additional $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to local governments to offset costs incurred from responding to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Economic Recovery Group releases new Tennessee Pledge Guidelines for Media Production

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group, in partnership with the Tennessee Entertainment Commission, have released new Tennessee Pledge guidelines with safety measures for media production.

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Grants Mayors in 89 Counties Authority to Issue COVID-19 Face Mask Requirements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Updates Guidance for Close Contact Businesses, Exercise Facilities, Recreation and Adds Community Events Guidance

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group continues to advance the state’s reopening plan, issuing updated guidelines today for close contact service businesses, exercise facilities and recreation activities under the Tennessee Pledge.

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Coronavirus

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Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Restaurants, Retail, Allows for Large Attractions to Open

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and capacity restrictions on or after Friday, May 22nd, 2020.

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Tennessee Economic Recovery Group to Lift Capacity Restrictions on Restaurants, Retail, Allow for Large Attractions to Open

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22nd, 2020 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22nd.

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New Assistance Available for Victims of the April 12th Tornado

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making new resources available to those with a financial need who were impacted by the April 12th, 2020 tornado disaster.

Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, individuals can apply for both Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program.

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

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