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Tennessee Department of Health names Richard Steece Director of Laboratory Services


Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Richard S. Steece, PhD, D(ABMM) has been named director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services. In this position, Steece will direct all TDH microbiology and environmental lab programs and services.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Steece to our team,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “His practical experiences at the regional, national and international levels will serve Tennesseans well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports Quota Hunts to go on as scheduled at Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Management Area


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the quota deer hunts scheduled for the Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Management Area will go on as scheduled.

If the federal government shutdown continues when the hunts are underway, the South Welcome Center in Tennessee will not be open to check deer.

Land Between the Lakes.

Land Between the Lakes.

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Impact of March 1st Sequester Cuts on Middle Class Families, Jobs and Economic Security on Tennessee


The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Unless Congress acts by March 1st, a series of automatic cuts—called the sequester—will take effect that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.

There is no question that we need to cut the deficit, but the President believes it should be done in a balanced way that protects investments that the middle class relies on. Already, the President has worked with Congress to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion, but there’s more to do. «Read the rest of this article»

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Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has stopped acquiring images from the 27-year-old Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite due to a rapidly degrading electronic component.

Landsat 5 was launched in 1984 and designed to last 3 years. The USGS assumed operation of Landsat 5 in 2001 and managed to bring the aging satellite back from the brink of total failure on several occasions following the malfunction of key subsystems. There is now an increasing likelihood that the Landsat 5 mission is nearing its end.

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Meeting Set to Examine Tennessee Nominations to National Register of Historic Places


Members of the Public Invited to Attend Nashville Meeting on January 19th

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

The meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission offices, located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville, Tennessee. It will begin at 9:00am CST. The Board will vote on nine nominations from across the state. Those nominations that are found to meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places at the U.S. Department of the Interior. «Read the rest of this article»

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