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“Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” Smoke Alarm Program continues in 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) proudly announces that the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program will continue providing life-saving smoke alarms to Tennesseans in 2020 with the recent approval of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

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Lamar Alexander says Ayers Foundation Has Discovered “Secret Sauce” for Raising College Graduation Rates

 

U.S. SenateParons, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Jim and Janet Ayers discovered the “secret sauce” for raising college graduation rates.

“Jim and Janet Ayers wanted to give more rural Tennesseans more educational opportunities – so in 1999 the Ayers Foundation started giving out scholarships, and they had counselors too, but what they learned over time is that if they really wanted to improve graduation rates, counselors are the solution,” Senator Alexander said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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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 Lee to Recognize Five Outstanding Veteran State Employees at Annual Veterans Day Event

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Veterans Day event on Friday, November 8th at 11:00am CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Lamar Alexander, Doug Jones Introduce Bill to Simplify the FAFSA

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) have introduced legislation to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that nearly 20 million families fill out every year to apply for federal student aid. 

“The 108-question FAFSA is one of the biggest challenges low-income students who want to go to college face,” Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, said. “Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam told me that Tennessee has the highest rate of filling out the FAFSA, but it is still the single biggest impediment to more students enrolling in Tennessee Promise, our state’s free, two-year community college program.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library celebrates its friends of library organization

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Felix G. Woodward Library is celebrating the contributions of the Woodward Library Society, the friends of the library organization.

As part of National Friends of Libraries Week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation designating October 20th-26th, 2019, as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee.

The Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library will be honoring the Woodward Library Society during National Friends of Libraries Week. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library will be honoring the Woodward Library Society during National Friends of Libraries Week. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Launches Governor’s Civics Seal and Mini-Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the launch of the Governor’s Civics Seal and mini-grant program to provide support and recognize schools and districts that prioritize teaching our nation’s history and civic values.

“I am proud to launch this initiative to inspire our Tennessee students to be civically engaged,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Soldier Trevor Joseph Killed in Aviation Accident, Memorialized

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph of Collierville, TN. Joseph was killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed while attempting to recover a soldier on the Fort Polk training ranges on September 26th.

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Award ThreeStar Grants to Fifty-Nine Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Thursday, October 2nd, 2019, the 59 counties that will receive ThreeStar grants.

In total, TNECD is awarding $2.4 million in funding to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar grant program.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces $1,818,233 Transportation Grant for Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee. This includes $1,818,233 for the Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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