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Tennessee’s Unified Command Continues to Focus on Rural Counties with COVID-19 Testing Events this Weekend

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group will open drive through COVID-19 Coronavirus testing sites in each of Tennessee’s grand divisions on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, in its ongoing effort to curb rising rural cases.

Saturday’s COVID-19 Coronavirus testing is free to those who want to receive a test. Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, local time, and will stay open until all individuals in the vehicle line have received tests. The testing locations are as follows:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On Friday, April 24th, 2020, U.S. President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from April 12th to April 13th, 2020.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Bradley County and Hamilton County.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Ann Ross establishes Lisa Dahin Ross Endowed Fund of Excellence in Nursing for APSU students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Retired Austin Peay State University (APSU) staff member Ann Ross recently made a generous donation to the APSU Foundation to establish the Lisa Dahin Ross Endowed Fund of Excellence in Nursing to honor the memory of her late daughter.

Lisa Dahin Ross Endowed Fund of Excellence in Nursing established at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Lisa Dahin Ross Endowed Fund of Excellence in Nursing established at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee.

“I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. “I am committed to ensuring connectivity in every corner of our state as broadband impacts our goals for health care, education, economic development and beyond.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee in October, 2018.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

 

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Govember Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet in Communities across Tennessee

 

AT&TNashville, TNAT&T* has expanded internet access in communities throughout Tennessee to better serve those in rural and urban areas alike.

As part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, AT&T has deployed high-speed internet service to rural and underserved locations in parts of 51 counties serving more than 37,000 Tennessee locations.

For much of this rural deployment, AT&T is using its Fixed Wireless Internet service.  Launched in Tennessee in June of 2017, this innovative service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps to homes and small businesses.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

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36 People in Montgomery County died of drug overdoses in 2015

 

1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015.

This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.

Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in Tennessee.

Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in Tennessee.

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TWRA asks Sportsmen to follow Burn Bans Issued for Specified Counties

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Because the drought in Tennessee has heightened concerns about accidental fires, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has asked sportsmen to follow burn bans issued in specified counties across the state.

“We want to work with local officials who are worried about dry conditions caused by Tennessee’s drought,” noted Ed Carter, the executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “We are requesting that our sportsmen refrain from building campfires on all WMAs, but it is required in counties with burn bans.”

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Tennessee Increases Anti-Drug Coalitions To Prevent Substance Abuse

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – In counties and communities across Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

These local efforts, funded by the State of Tennessee since 2008, help get the word out about the dangers and consequences of substance use.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

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