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Tennessee Department of Health announces One Million People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Coronavirus. Approximately 22 percent have received at least one dose.

‘’We celebrate this milestone and expect to see this number increase as vaccine is more widely available,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The hard work and dedication of our local health departments and statewide vaccine partners have helped us reach this significant moment in our fight against COVID-19.”

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency welcomes New Wildlife Officers

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officially welcomed 13 new wildlife officers during a commission ceremony held at Buffalo Ridge Wildlife Refuge in Humphreys County. Due to COVID-19 Copronavirus concerns, only a limited number TWRA officials and the graduates were in attendance.

The new TWRA officers and their assignment areas are Robert Badgett, Jr. (Sullivan County), Ethan Brown (Franklin County), Don Chance (Wildlife Manager, Oak Ridge WMA), Miranda Garner (Houston County), Parker Gerdes (Lake County), Gavin Henley (Perry County), Collin Jones (Johnson County), Rob Lewis (Wildlife Manager, Upper Obion River Complex), Jared Poore (Wildlife Manager, Lower Obion River Complex), Andrew Rutherford (Wildlife Manager, Forked Deer River Complex), Bethany Watson (Unicoi County), Brad Wheat (Wildlife Manager, Kentucky Lake Complex), and Andrew Weber (Hamilton County).

Pictured front row, (from left) are Parker Gerdes, Collin Jones, Robert Badgett Jr, Miranda Garner, Bethany Watson, Jared Poore, Andrew Rutherford. Second Row: Capt. Andy Rush, Brad Wheat, Ethan Brown, Gavin Henley, Andrew Weber, Rob Lewis, and Don Chance. Back Row: Major Shelley Hammonds, Capt. Randy Huskey, Executive Director Bobby Wilson, Deputy Director Jason Maxedon, Capt. Ken Reedy, Lt Col. Cape Taylor, Capt. Joe Campbell, Col. Darren Rider, and Capt. Matt Majors.

Pictured front row, (from left) are Parker Gerdes, Collin Jones, Robert Badgett Jr, Miranda Garner, Bethany Watson, Jared Poore, Andrew Rutherford. Second Row: Capt. Andy Rush, Brad Wheat, Ethan Brown, Gavin Henley, Andrew Weber, Rob Lewis, and Don Chance. Back Row: Major Shelley Hammonds, Capt. Randy Huskey, Executive Director Bobby Wilson, Deputy Director Jason Maxedon, Capt. Ken Reedy, Lt Col. Cape Taylor, Capt. Joe Campbell, Col. Darren Rider, and Capt. Matt Majors.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Hard at work in Tennessee

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – It’s been a busy August in Tennessee! It has been a delight to visit nearly 40 different counties in the Volunteer State! Here’s a bit of what I’ve been working on lately.

In Marion County, I met with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative to learn how they are working on bringing broadband to unserved areas. Earlier this year, I introduced the bipartisan Internet Exchange Act, which will help improve internet access for consumers and expand rural broadband services. The sad truth is that many of our rural areas aren’t underserved–they’re unserved. It is time to change that.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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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 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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Tennessee Historical Commission gives City of Clarksville grant to restore historic Smith-Trahern Mansion

 

The Tennessee Historical CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources.

“Tennessee’s treasured historic places make our state unique and contribute to our quality of life,” said Patrick McIntyre, state historic preservation officer and executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “These grants will help protect the sites for future generations to study and enjoy.”

City of Clarksville receives $24,600 grant from Tennessee Historical Commission for restoration of Smith-Trahern Mansion.

City of Clarksville receives $24,600 grant from Tennessee Historical Commission for restoration of Smith-Trahern Mansion.

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Tennessee Hunting Seasons set at May Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRATullahoma, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s 2016-17 hunting seasons at its May meeting which concluded Friday at the Arnold Air Force Base Gossick Leadership Center.

The state’s hunting seasons are annually established each year during the TWFC’s May meeting. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made its recommendations during the April meeting. Additional recommendations were made by commission members.

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

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, 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, began in Tennessee September 25th, 2015.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health. We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program to reduce rabies in wildlife, which helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

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 Department of Health Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect People and Pets

 

Baiting Program Expanding in Tennessee This Year to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, 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, began in Tennessee September 27th, 2014.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ”We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program.”

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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