Media Advisories

State Leaders to Discuss Prescription Drug Plan During Visit to Knoxville on Thursday, July 17

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 | 12:03 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney will join other state and community leaders to discuss a plan to tackle the widespread epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee during a visit to Knoxville on Thursday, July 17. Members of the news media and the public are invited to attend.

NWCX Death Investigation

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 09:50 am

TIPTONVILLE - The Department of Correction is investigating an apparent homicide at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville following an altercation between two inmates.  A 58-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.  His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

As with all in-custody deaths, other than natural causes, the Department has asked the TBI to assist with the investigation.

Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board to Meet

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 09:09 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board will meet July 14 at 9:30 a.m. CDT in the conference room at the Porter Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 436 Hogan Rd. in Nashville, Tenn.

The agenda includes a review and approval of previous meeting minutes and consideration of individuals seeking licensure in special categories. The board will also recognize a new board member and will receive an update on the use of dogs in pest detection and control. The meeting is open to the public.

State Soil Conservation Committee to Meet July 23

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 08:16 am

NASHVILLE - The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet July 23 at 4 p.m. CDT in the Calhoun Salon at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 1770 U.S. 45 Bypass in Jackson, Tenn. 

The agenda includes approval of previous meeting minutes, reports from ex-officio members, reports from partner agencies and organizations, review of old business and new business and general discussion. The meeting is open to the public.

Construction Won't Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | 01:28 pm

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3 - 7

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

State Leaders to Discuss Prescription Drug Plan During Visit to Chattanooga on Thursday, July 10

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | 11:44 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney will join other state and community leaders to discuss a plan to tackle the widespread epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee during a visit to Chattanooga on Thursday, July 10. Members of the news media and the public are invited to attend.

TDOT is Turning 100!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 | 01:50 pm

Year-Long Centennial Celebration Begins



NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today kicked off "100 Years of Moving Tennessee Forward,” a year-long celebration of its centennial as a state agency. The state statute      creating the first state highway agency, the Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works, became law on July 1, 1915. The department was tasked with creating a network of state highways and to perform and oversee construction and maintenance on state roadways.

Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission to Meet July 8

Monday, June 30, 2014 | 03:00 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet July 8 at 2 p.m. CDT at the Ed Jones Auditorium, located at Ellington Agricultural Center, 416 Hogan Road in Nashville. 

The commission will discuss plans to conduct a market study on the potential for future growth and development of the Tennessee State Fair. The commission will also hear a report on plans for the 2014 Tennessee State Fair. The meeting may be conducted permitting electronic means of communication by some members of the commission. The meeting is open to the public.