Media Advisories

Changes In TDOC Communications Team

Thursday, August 07, 2014 | 03:07 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Director of Communication Dorinda Carter has announced her resignation.  After serving the State of Tennessee for more than 8 years, Ms. Carter is continuing her public service by taking a position with the Office of the Davidson County District Attorney-Elect Glenn Funk. According to Commissioner Derrick Schofield, “Dorinda Carter was instrumental in the expansion of our communications team to include our Central Communications Center in addition to media relations, inmate correspondence and web/social media management. Her leadership and tireless dedication will be missed.”  Dorinda’s last day will be August 22.

TDOT and Williamson County Prepare for Fair Traffic

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 12:46 pm

Motorists Urged to Use Caution in Nearby Work Zone

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for heavy traffic expected on Tennessee roadways as a result of the Williamson County Fair, which begins Friday, August 1, and runs through Saturday, August 9, at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park.

West Tennessee Weekly Construction July 24-30, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 08:10 am

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-105:  Resurfacing work will cause temporary lane closures in both directions daily, from the Gibson County line to State Route 190.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over an overflow and the Big Sandy River.  Wednesday July 23 through Wednesday July 30:  A signal system is being utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 10’ lane restriction and there is a 40’ length restriction for vehicles during construction.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over the Rutherford Fork Obion River and overflows.  Wednesday July 23 through Wednesday July 30:  A signal system is being utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 9.5’ lane restriction.

Governor Haslam to Formally Announce the Future Tennessee State Veterans Cemtery at Parkers Crossroads

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 12:05 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder will join state Rep. Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads), state Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), Parkers Crossroads Mayor Kenneth Kizer, Henderson County Mayor Dan Hughes and West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee Chair Chris Dangler to formally announce the future site of the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.

The 132-acre Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads will be located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45,000 veterans and their families within 17 counties in West Tennessee.

Veteran or Beginner, Tennessee Peach Farmers Have Reason to Celebrate This Summer

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 07:37 am

NASHVILLE – Forgie’s Fruit Farm near Lewisburg is turning 20. Up north of Nashville near Springfield, a 25 year old farmer is just getting started in the orchard business. Both have good reason to celebrate this summer, though: peaches.

Tennessee’s climate doesn’t guarantee a peach crop every year. In fact, Tennessee spring frosts allow for a bumper peach crop just about once every five years, depending on where in the state the orchard is located. This year, most of Middle Tennessee just missed a capricious late freeze that damaged crops to the east but left orchards like Forgie’s and Red River Farm poised for a peachy summer.

Jobs, Education and Other Valuable Resources at Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair in Houston County

Friday, July 11, 2014 | 02:44 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with more than 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Houston, Humphreys and Stewart 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 Bethel University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Daymar Institute, North Central Institute, and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers will participate in the Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Friday, July 18 from 10am to 2pm at Erin City Hall at 15 Hill Street in Erin.  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, Tennessee Department of Human Resources and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.  

Partners also include Veteran supporters Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Senator Jim Summerville (R-Dickson), Representative John C. Tidwell (D-New Johnsonville) and Representative Tim Wirgau (R-Buchanan).