Haslam Appoints Holloway To Court Of Criminal Appeals

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 04:36 pm


Replacement for new Supreme Court Justice Bivins 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Robert Lee Holloway Jr. of Columbia to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section.


Holloway, 62, replaces Judge Jeff Bivins, who was recently appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Holloway has been a Circuit Court judge for the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.  He was appointed to that position in 1998 by Gov. Don Sundquist. He was elected in August 1998 and again in 2006.

Haslam Unveils Report From Task Force On Aging

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 01:14 pm

Early steps envisioned as state observes National Senior Citizens Day  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a report by the Governor’s Task Force on Aging aimed at serving the state’s senior citizens more efficiently and effectively.


Among the initial steps the task force has recommended are to conduct a review of aging services in state government and to promote healthy living in partnership with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, as well as encourage local leaders to assess their communities for their livability for the aging.

Haslam Appoints Easter To Court of Criminal Appeals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 03:13 pm

Replaces Retiring Judge Jerry L. Smith  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section, replacing Judge Jerry L. Smith, who is retiring.


Easter’s appointment becomes effective September 1.

Haslam Announces Federal Assistance For 18 Counties

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 11:48 am

Counties receive disaster recovery funds for June flooding
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced President Obama has declared 18 counties as federal disaster areas as a result of severe weather on June 5-10. State and local governments and electrical utilities spent nearly $10 million in response to and recovery from the wind damage and flash-flooding impacts.


“This federal aid will help our communities in rebuilding and recovery,” Haslam said.  “State and local teams worked quickly to survey damage in more than 35 counties to determine the impact of these storms, and we are grateful for this assistance.”

Haslam Appoints Task Force On Sentencing and Recidivism

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:27 am

Group to develop legislative and policy recommendations  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration’s overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
In June, the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices.  The creation of a task force is the next step in that collaboration.

Haslam Announces More Than $1.3 Million In TDOT, TDEC Grants for Greene County

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 01:52 pm

Grants will make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division, and convert EastView pool into a splash pad
 
GREENEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, to improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division with the purchase of a hybrid-automated garbage truck, and to convert the EastView pool into a splash pad.
 
“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars. Making our cities and towns more pedestrian friendly and improving our recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants For Decatur County

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 04:35 pm

$750,000 in Grants Will Fund Improvements to Downtown Parsons and Riding Arena at Decatur County Fairgrounds


PARSONS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling almost $750,000 to fund phase IV of the Downtown Improvement Project in Parsons and the Riding Arena Renovation Project at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.


“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and providing opportunities for recreation and enjoying outdoor activities enhances the lives of Tennesseans and helps us attract visitors to our state.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Hardin County

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:47 pm

 


Three grants totaling $585,517 will fund phase II of the Pedestrian Sidewalk Project in Savannah, improve the Hank DeBerry Complex, and make Savannah’s City Hall more energy efficient
 
SAVANNAH – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling $585,517 to fund phase II of the Pedestrian Sidewalk Project in Savannah, improve the Hank DeBerry Complex, and make Savannah’s City Hall more energy efficient.
 
“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars. Making our cities and towns more pedestrian friendly and improving our recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Haslam Appoints Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Judges

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 03:03 pm

 
Appointments of three judges effective August 1   
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed three Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judges, all effective August 1.
 
The appointees are Marshall Davidson, 50, of Goodlettsville, who will have a six-year initial term; David Hensley, 60, of Chattanooga, who will begin with a four-year term; and Tim Conner, 47, of Knoxville, who will have a two-year initial term.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Brownsville

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 02:09 pm

$715,844 grant will make improvements to Main Street from South Bradford Ave. to North Park Ave.


BROWNSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $715,844 transportation alternative grant to the city of Brownsville to fund Phase II of the Downtown Enhancements Project.


The project is located along Main Street from South Bradford Avenue to North Park Avenue and will include the removal and replacement of 1,800 linear feet of sidewalk, the relocation of utilities and new landscaping. The improvements will greatly improve pedestrian safety and mobility, and create a gateway into Brownsville.