Safety & Homeland Security

Governor's Public Safety Subcabinet Announces Partnership with Vera Institute of Justice

Monday, June 09, 2014 | 07:36 pm

NASHVILLE --- Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, chairman of the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet, today announced that the group is partnering with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices with an aim towards improving public safety for all Tennesseans.

TDOT and THP Prepare for 2014 Bonnaroo Festival

Monday, June 09, 2014 | 03:09 pm

NASHVILLE – Since 2002, the small Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country - the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  Held on a 700 acre farm, the festival is a four-day, multi-stage event that showcases a diverse assortment of musical styles and performers. 

Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June.  As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 12, and winds down Sunday night, June 15.