Media Advisories

Governor Haslam to Memorialize Six Tennessee Service Members

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 08:01 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Major General Terry “Max” Haston will memorialize six Tennessee service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Warrant Officer One Sean Mullen, Staff Sergeant Stephen New and Staff Sergeant Daniel Lee were killed in action while serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013-2014. 

Major Howard Andre, Jr. and Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods were missing in action (MIA) for several decades before being recovered and laid to rest in 2013-2014.

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.