Flu Information Line Concludes Operations

Monday, March 01, 2010 | 12:36 pm

H1N1 Flu Vaccinations On-going

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Health's Flu Information Line has concluded operations. Members of the public who have flu-related questions are now encouraged to contact their county health department or health care provider. A complete listing of the county health departments is available on the department Web site at http://health.state.tn.us/localdepartments.htm.

Bredesen Participates in Release of Achieve Report: Closing the Expectations Gap 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010 | 12:23 pm

Report Measures State Progress of the College and Career Ready Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Phil Bredesen today participated in the release of Achieve’s fifth annual “Closing the Expectations Gap” report in the nation’s capital. The report shows that in the five years since the National Governors Association and Achieve co-sponsored the National Education Summit on high schools, the goal of aligning high school graduation requirements with the demands of college and the workplace has gone from a radical concept to the new norm throughout the country.

First Lady Conte Hosts Civil Rights Discussion at Conservation Hall

Friday, February 26, 2010 | 06:24 am
Panelists discuss the future of the civil rights movement at Conservation Hall.
Panelists discuss the future of the civil rights movement at Conservation Hall.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte tonight hosted the first in a series of events at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence. The event, entitled "Equality for All - In Search of Tomorrow's Civil Rights Movement," featured a panel discussion focused on the future of the civil rights movement.
 
"I felt this discussion would bring out an interesting range of perspectives from the panelists on an issue that's important to us all," said Conte. "Tonight's event was particularly appropriate as we commemorate Black History Month and I look forward to holding additional events at Conservation Hall in the months ahead."

Bredesen Honored by Tennessee Cattlemen

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 04:29 pm
Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Ken Givens pictured with Tennessee Cattlemen's Association members.
Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Ken Givens pictured with Tennessee Cattlemen's Association members.
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today met with members of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association to recognize the organization’s 25th anniversary and the importance of cattle production to the state’s rural economy.
 
At the meeting, TCA president Steve Scott of Giles County presented Bredesen with a custom made cowboy hat in recognition of his support for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. 

Future Teachers and Administrators to Gain Valuable Data Analysis Skills

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 12:31 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education and SAS Institute Inc. are partnering to provide valuable teaching resources for Tennessee’s Colleges of Education. Future educators and administrators will learn how to improve teaching effectiveness and student performance by working with simulated reports and results from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS).

Bredesen Announces Aeronautics Grants for Six Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 11:46 am
$1.3 Million Provided for Infrastructure and Other Improvements

 
NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $1.3 million have been approved for six Tennessee airports.
 
“Our local airports are vital to the economy and travel system of Tennessee,” said Bredesen. “Investing in our airports helps keep them competitive and efficient at meeting the needs of businesses and travelers.”
 

Recovery Act Puts More People to Work in Lauderdale County

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 09:11 am
24 New TDOT employees in Lauderdale County are heading to work thanks to funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
24 New TDOT employees in Lauderdale County are heading to work thanks to funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
TDOT Hires 24 Additional People through Recovery Act Funded Initiative to Reduce Unemployment
 
NASHVILLE – Twenty-four Lauderdale County citizens put on their hard hats and safety vests and hit the roads today as new employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The new TDOT hires are part of Governor Phil Bredesen’s initiative to reduce unemployment in Lauderdale County by using Recovery Act funds to create job opportunities. The plan calls for the creation of 175 jobs, including 50 new Highway Maintenance workers at TDOT.
 

NASP State Championships to Be Held in Murfreesboro

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 07:59 am
NASHVILLE --- The Fourth Annual Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championships will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.
 
The NASP State Championships has a new setting this year after being held at Tennessee Tech each of the past two years. The tournament has seen an increase of almost 500 students in two years with more than 800 students registered for this year’s event.

Tennessee Rail Projects Awarded $55.3 Million in Recovery Act TIGER Grants

Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee will receive $55.3 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grants for two rail projects in the state. The US DOT announced $1.5 billion in federal TIGER grant funds for more than 50 projects across the U.S. on Wednesday, the one year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which funds the competitive TIGER grants.