Topic: Washington County
Washington, 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.
Nashville, TN – The differing challenges faced by Tennessee’s urban and rural counties, as well as those that are shared, are explored in KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee.
This report, produced by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Tennessee KIDS COUNT® partner, is released in conjunction with county profiles for all 95 Tennessee counties. The profiles include substantial county-level data and county ranks in important areas affecting child development: economic well-being, education, health and family, and community.
The profiles also list county measures on 38 indicators.
Nashville, TN – On July 16th, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Health kicked off the new “Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis” public education and awareness campaign at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.
This project will feature people from every county of Tennessee sharing personal stories of how they have been impacted by the opioid crisis.
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14th.
Meeting this deadline is an important step to ensure February benefits are available to those who qualify during the government shutdown.
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, 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 Department of Economic and Community Development Announces Seven Counties to Participate in New Round of Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced today the counties chosen to participate in the latest round of the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP).
The counties selected in this round of PEP include Anderson County, Benton County, Cheatham County, Hardin County, Henry County, Marshall County and Washington County.
THP Reminds Drivers to Not Drink and Drive
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2016 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 30th, at 6:00pm and concluding Sunday, January 1st, at 11:59pm.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols and bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude the year.
The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association.
Numbers for Montgomery County increased to $205.1 million, up 1.3% over 2014.
Tennessee Department of Education Releases Guidebook Highlighting Districts Focused on Teacher Leadership
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education released today the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher Leader Guidebook, which highlights 15 unique and innovative teacher leader models developed by districts across the state that provide clear pathways to leverage the power and potential of teacher leader development.
In 2011, the Tennessee State Board of Education adopted the Teacher Leader Model Standards, which provide a cohesive, transparent set of skills and competencies to guide and encourage the development of teacher leaders.
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