Haslam Appoints John C. Rambo chancellor in 1st Judicial District

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 | 11:55 am

Replaces G. Richard Johnson who resigned effective June 30

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed John C. Rambo as chancellor in the 1st Judicial District, replacing Chancellor G. Richard Johnson, who resigned effective June 30.  The 1st Judicial District serves Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties.

“John’s depth of experience and diverse background will help him do an excellent job on the bench,” Haslam said.  “I am pleased to make this appointment, and the people in the district will benefit from his service.”

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration From July Flooding

Friday, August 02, 2013 | 05:29 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Sullivan and Surrounding Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his disaster declaration request for Sullivan County and its contiguous counties for the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 20-21, 2013.
The declaration includes Carter, Hawkins, Johnson and Washington counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 02:14 pm

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Sullivan and Surrounding Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Sullivan County and its contiguous counties recover from the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 20-21, 2013.

The additional Tennessee counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Carter, Hawkins, Johnson and Washington as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations.

Children’s Cabinet Awards Computers across the State

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 10:52 am

137 early literacy computer stations go to public libraries, family childcare programs

NASHVILLE – The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam has awarded 137 children’s computers to public libraries and family childcare programs across Tennessee.

The AWE Early Literacy Stations feature more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas all focused on supporting early learning in children.  These educational programs use engaging graphics to draw young children to learning.

Tennessee Ranks No. 1 in Automotive Manufacturing Strength for an Unprecedented Four Consecutive Years

Friday, July 26, 2013 | 09:43 am

NASHVILLE—Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength.

“This impressive distinction further solidifies Tennessee’s position as a global leader in automotive manufacturing strength,” Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “When internationally renowned companies like General Motors, Magneti Marelli, Nissan and Volkswagen choose to relocate and expand in our state, it extends Tennessee’s place at the top beyond the U.S. and into today’s globally competitive environment. I could not be more pleased to hear this great news.”

Haslam Announces TDEC, TDOT Grants For Dresden and Martin

Thursday, July 25, 2013 | 03:34 pm

Nearly $800,000 from three grants to fund greenways and pedestrian trails
DRESDEN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling nearly $800,000 for Dresden and Martin to lengthen and develop recreational trails connecting the communities with the downtowns.
“These greenways and trails not only enhance the pedestrian experience of our communities, but they also provide new recreational and healthy ways for Tennesseans to enjoy their neighborhoods,” Haslam said. “Downtowns are the heart of our cities and towns, and the projects announced today will make important connections between various destinations and the Dresden and Martin downtowns.”

Free Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Training July 22-25

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 11:31 am

Training Offered to Water and Wastewater Systems Across the State

NASHVILLE – In coordination with a Tennessee Energy Education initiative, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs and Division of Water Resources have partnered with SAIC Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, LLC to offer free energy efficiency training to members of Tennessee’s water and wastewater treatment systems statewide.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announce Fourth of July "No Refusal" Results, Overall Holiday Statistics

Friday, July 12, 2013 | 03:32 pm

Six Traffic Fatalities in No Refusal Counties; 16 Fatalities Overall During Fourth of July Period

NASHVILLE ---The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 61 individuals on suspicion of impaired driving in the 16-county “No Refusal” enforcement effort during the Fourth of July holiday period. During the 102-hour period, six people were killed in traffic crashes in the counties participating in “No Refusal” and a total of 16 people died in vehicular crashes statewide. The holiday period ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.