Media Advisories

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.  

West Tennessee Strawberry Media Day on May 6

Friday, May 02, 2014 | 11:59 am

--Tennessee Strawberries Easy to Find With New Mobile App--

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is hosting a Pick Tennessee Products strawberry media day on Tuesday, May 6 at Green Acres Farm near Milan. Media will have the opportunity to interview farmers and area officials in attendance, get footage and photographs of visitors, tour the farm, and receive a “goody bag” including digital images and information about local foods and farms.

A new way to find local strawberry patches is now available through a Pick Tennessee mobile app. With the free app, downloadable on both iTunes and Google Play, berry hunters can identify farms and markets with local berries within a designated radius of the user. The user can see that farm’s contact information and website and then get point to point directions to that location with GPS mapping.

“Strawberry season is only in full swing for a month or so,” Pamela Bartholomew, TDA marketing specialist said. “The Pick Tennessee mobile app will be a big time saver, and also take the anxiety out of getting to farms you’ve never visited.”

As Part of Mental Health Month, Remember: Positive Mental Health is Essential for All Children

Thursday, May 01, 2014 | 01:10 pm

System of Care Approach Helps At-Risk Youth Around State

NASHVILLE – For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month during the month of May. This year, the Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health,” and as part of that, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day – which falls on Thursday, May 8, with theme of “Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope” – seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and remind everyone that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.