Media Advisories

Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet May 29

Monday, May 19, 2014 | 02:28 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet May 29 at 1 p.m. CDT at Agricenter International,  located at 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis, Tenn. The meeting will take place in the main office board room. 

The agenda includes approval of previous meeting minutes, consideration of proposed tree seedling production and prices for 2014-2015, a report on recent industry visits, and updates on the Tennessee Residence tree project, state forest timber sales and proposed federal legislation to support and encourage careers in logging.

Concrete Repair Scheduled for Ramp on I-24 West near Mile Marker 183 in Hamilton County

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 09:02 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the ramp on I-24 West in Hamilton County at Exit 183A (between Belvoir Avenue and Moore Road) on Thursday night, May 15th, and throughout this weekend to perform concrete repair. 

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 between 9:00 p.m. EDT and 6:00 a.m. EDT on Friday morning, May 16, 2014, the contractor will have the ramp closed to saw concrete slabs in preparation for weekend concrete ramp repair.  Beginning on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. EDT, the contractor will have the ramp closed to perform concrete slab repair work on the ramp.

Regionalized Mobile Crisis Services for Children & Youth will Improve the Care Being Provided to Tennesseans In Need

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 02:15 pm

NASHVILLE – To ensure that more children and youth who face a mental health crisis receive the services that they need in a timely and cost-effective manner, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) has regionalized the way in which mobile crisis services are provided around the state.

Obion County Veterans Outreach Features Jobs, Education and Other Valuable Resources

Thursday, May 08, 2014 | 08:38 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with Representative Bill Sanderson (R-Kenton) and Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) as well as more than 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

Representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as Dyersburg State Community College, Jackson State Community College, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University,  Troy University will participate in the Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Friday, May 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Eddie Cox Senior Citizens Center in Union City.  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as recruit Veterans for open positions. Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.