Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 01:14 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 | 09:52 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 | 08:43 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 | 02:34 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 | 10:31 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 | 02:32 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.

Include Immunizations in Your Summer Schedule

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 01:08 pm
Courtesy:  James Gathany, CDC
Courtesy: James Gathany, CDC

Parents Urged to Make Appointments Now for Vaccinations to Avoid Last-Minute Rush

NASHVILLE – School’s out for summer, and right now Tennessee youngsters and their parents may have camp sessions, vacation and play dates on their minds. But the next school year is just around the corner, and some students will need immunizations before school starts. Tennessee students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance, and parents are urged to make appointments now for needed vaccinations to avoid the last-minute rush to get them when the new school year starts.

Haslam Launches Western Governors University Tennessee

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 | 01:41 pm

Memorandum of Understanding establishes online, competency-based university

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today launched WGU Tennessee, an online, competency-based university aimed at expanding access to higher education for Tennesseans.

He was joined by Western Governors University President Robert W. Mendenhall to sign the memorandum of understanding that officially establishes the university in Tennessee.