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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elected new officers for 2016-17 during February Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elected its new officers for 2016-17 during its one-day February meeting on Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Harold Cannon (Lenoir City) will serve as the 2016-17 chairman after he was vice chairman this past year. Jamie Woodson (Lebanon) moves from serving as secretary to vice chairman. David Watson (Lookout Mountain) was elected as the TFWC’s new secretary.

Jim Bledsoe (Jamestown) holds a plaque of appreciation he received for his service as chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Chairman Bledsoe will continue as a commission member and is pictured with the newly-elected TFWC officers for 2016-17. To Mr. Bledsoe’s left is Vice Chairman Jamie Woodson (Lebanon), and to his right are Chairman Harold Cannon (Lenoir City), and Secretary David Watson (Lookout Mountain).

Jim Bledsoe (Jamestown) holds a plaque of appreciation he received for his service as chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Chairman Bledsoe will continue as a commission member and is pictured with the newly-elected TFWC officers for 2016-17. To Mr. Bledsoe’s left is Vice Chairman Jamie Woodson (Lebanon), and to his right are Chairman Harold Cannon (Lenoir City), and Secretary David Watson (Lookout Mountain).

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elects new Officers

 

Commissioner Griggs Honored for Tenure as chairman

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has elected its new officers for 2015-16 and Jeff Griggs was honored for his tenure as the commission’s chairman for the past year.

Jim Bledsoe was named the TFWC’s new chairman. A Jamestown resident, he served as the group’s vice-chairman for the past year and as secretary the previous year.. He will preside over his first meeting as TFWC chairman in late March.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

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Clarksville’s Norman Smith Elementary School Finalist for SCORE Prize

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced the 12 finalists for the third annual SCORE Prize, with local school Norman Smith Elementary among the group.

The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Launches Statewide “Healthier Tennessee” Initiative

 

Newly created foundation to work with local communities to promote health and wellness

State of TennesseeJackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the launch of “Healthier Tennessee,” an initiative to encourage Tennesseans to be more physically active, to eat nutritious foods in healthy portions, and not to use tobacco products.

“Tennessee is one of the best places there is to live, work and raise a family, but we also are one of the least healthy states in the nation,” Haslam said.  “Our citizens have high rates of behavior-related diseases such as hypertension and stroke, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Bill Haslam announces formal review of Teacher Evaluations

 

Calls upon independent organization and department to take a closer look

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that there will be both an external and internal review of the new teacher evaluation system.

He has charged the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) with conducting an independent, third-party evaluation and is asking the state Department of Education to formalize a review process, which the department has already begun.

Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. John Forgety (R-Athens) are sponsors of a resolution that outlines the review process for the department, which the governor said the administration supports. «Read the rest of this article»

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