2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | 02:27 pm

Individuals, Organizations and Projects Honored for Achievements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards today. The 11 winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Nashville on June 25.

First Lady Crissy Haslam Encourages Reading with Children at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | 10:15 am

NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam hosted a Read20 Family Book Club event today at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville. Mrs. Haslam read the June Book of the Month, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, to approximately 35 children participating in Cheekwood’s Summer Camps in the Howe Garden.

This month marks the first anniversary of the Read20 Family Book Club. Since the program’s launch in June 2012, Mrs. Haslam has made visits to minor league baseball games, military bases, elementary schools, libraries, museums and community centers throughout the state to encourage daily reading and program participation with families.  

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce HomeServe USA to Expand Chattanooga Operations

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | 08:02 am

Emergency Home Repair Service Provider to Create 100 New Positions, Host Upcoming Job Fairs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with HomeServe USA officials announced today the company will expand its Chattanooga, Tenn. operations. The expansion will add an additional 100 customer service positions in Hamilton County and represents an investment of $65,000.

Tennessee Deparment of Safety and Homeland Security Release Memorial Day Holiday Statistics

Friday, May 31, 2013 | 11:31 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. Preliminary figures indicate eight people were killed in traffic crashes on state roadways during the 78-hour holiday enforcement, which ran from 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 27. 


Comsumer Notice: Bank Account Phishing Scam

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 04:53 pm

The Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions has become aware of multiple incidents of consumers across the state receiving phone calls and text messages reportedly from various banking institutions advising that the consumer’s credit card or debit card account has been cancelled and/or deactivated.


Sonoco Flexible Packaging Announces Expansion of Morristown Facility

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 12:59 pm

Consumer Packaging Company Invests $9.7 Million, Adds 26 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Sonoco Flexible Packaging officials announced today the company will expand its Morristown, Tenn. facility. The announcement represents an investment of $9.7 million and will create 26 new jobs in Hamblen County.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Team Technologies to Expand Morristown Headquarters

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 10:00 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Team Technologies, Inc. officials announced today the company will add 200 new jobs to its manufacturing facility on Commerce Boulevard in Morristown, Tenn. The expansion will upgrade Team Technologies’ existing Hamblen County facilities—in anticipation of new products and markets—and represents an $11 million investment.

“I want to thank Team Technologies for their continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Hamblen County,” Haslam said. “Focusing on growth in existing companies is an important part of our Jobs4TN strategy, and Team Technologies’ commitment helps us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Haslam, Eastman Announce Major Expansion in Tennessee

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 09:21 am

Eastman to invest $1.6 billion, add 300 new jobs during next seven years

KINGSPORT – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined Eastman Chemical Company chairman and CEO Jim Rogers to announce a major expansion of the nearly 100-year-old Tennessee company.

Called Project Inspire, Eastman will invest $1.6 billion in its Kingsport site and add 300 new jobs during the next seven years, allowing the company to invest in new growth opportunities, safety and environmental projects, increased warehouse capacity, building renovations and expansion of its corporate campus.

Haslam Signs Hall Income Tax Reduction in Crossville

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 03:00 pm

Second reduction of tax on seniors in Tennessee

CROSSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today held a ceremonial bill signing in Crossville for the second piece of tax cut legislation in his 2013 legislative agenda, a reduction in the Hall Income tax for senior citizens.

The bill, HB 192/SB 198, raises the exemption level of the tax to single filers 65 years old with an income of less than $33,000 and to joint filers with at least one spouse at least 65 years old with an income of less than $59,000.

Previously, single filers at least 65 years old with an income of less than $26,200 and joint filers with at least one spouse at least 65 years old with an income of less than $37,000 were exempt from the Hall Income tax.