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Tennessee Launches “Do Your Part, Stay Apart” Campaign

 

Tennesseans join together to fight COVID-19

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee today launches a public service announcement campaign that urges all Tennesseans to adopt preventive health measures to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recognizes Wes Montooth for Excellence in Service

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recognized Wes Montooth of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award. The biannual award recognizes outstanding state employees who elevate the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

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Tennessee Department of Education announces $50,000 Grant Funds 13,000 Books for Tennessee Students

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education was selected to receive $50,000 in grant funding from First Book’s OMG Books Awards to purchase 13,000 books for Tennessee students. 

These books are intended to help develop a love of learning among students in Tennessee’s rural and distressed communities, in alignment with the department’s Best for All strategic plan and early literacy strategic priority, as well as Governor Bill Lee’s initiative to support rural counties across the state.  

First Lady Maria Lee and Commissioner Penny Schwinn read to the students at the Tennessee Residence.

First Lady Maria Lee and Commissioner Penny Schwinn read to the students at the Tennessee Residence.

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Tennessee Serves Reaches Every Economically Distressed County in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After visiting Scott County to serve lunch to foster families at the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands, Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee released the following statement on her initiative reaching Tennessee’s 15 economically distressed counties. 

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee to Host Holiday Tours at the Tennessee Residence

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee have announced they will host holiday tours at the Tennessee Residence. Guests are invited to come and enjoy Tennessee’s historic home decorated in this year’s theme, Songs of the Season, where each tree will bring to life classic Christmas carols.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Five Tennessee Veterans

 

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Haslam Partner With Peyton Manning To Raise More Than $550,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 partnered with five-time National Football League MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Both a lunch event at Wellspire Nashville and a private, ticketed dinner held Wednesday at the Tennessee Residence together raised more than $550,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Seven Service Members during 2018 Memorial Day Service

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston paid tribute to seven service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the state’s Memorial Day service.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Read to be Ready results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read. 

Tennessee's Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

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