Media Advisories

State Route 49 Bridge Implosion Set for Monday, Dec. 23rd

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 12:41 pm

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to implode the State Route 49 Bridge over the Harpeth River in Ashland City on Monday, December 23rd between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.  Traffic on the newly constructed bridge will be temporarily stopped for five to ten minutes for the bridge implosion.   Lanes will be reopened to traffic as soon as possible once any debris is cleaned up.

Demolition crews will use explosives to bring down the old cantilever bridge that was built in the 1930’s.  Construction began in 2012 on a new $7.9 million concrete and steel structure bridge which was built beside the older structure.  The entire project is expected to be complete by June 2014.

Billy Irick Execution Advisory

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 12:40 pm

NASHVILLE - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Billy Irick. The execution is currently scheduled for 7 p.m. CST on January 15, 2014.

Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee to Discuss Ongoing Local Efforts

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 09:22 am

NASHVILLE – The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will meet on Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at American Legion Post 207 on 158 Spring Street in Spencer in Van Buren County to discuss ongoing efforts to review potential sites, raise local awareness about the proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery and raise local funding as well as donations for land acquisition.

Federal funding is used to design and construct state Veteran cemeteries, but only state and local funding can be used for land acquisition.  The proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery would serve more than 25,000 Veterans in Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.

Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission to Meet Dec. 20

Monday, December 09, 2013 | 04:58 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. CST at the Ed Jones Auditorium, located at Ellington Agricultural Center, 416 Hogan Road in Nashville. 

The commission will consider action on a recommendation from the Request for Proposal evaluation team regarding the selection of an operator for the 2014 – 2018 state fairs. The meeting may be conducted permitting electronic means of communication by some members of the commission. The meeting is open to the public.

The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012 to select and supervise a Tennessee not for profit corporation for the purpose of operating a fair or exposition, and to grant exclusive use of the name “Tennessee State Fair” or “Tennessee State Exposition.”

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

Thursday, December 05, 2013 | 04:25 pm

December 5, 2013

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

Victims of Homicide to Be Remembered During 11th Annual Tennessee Season to Remember Event

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 | 11:04 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by state and local public safety officials to host the 11th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

The ceremony to honor and remember victims of homicide will take place at First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville.