NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder will address the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee on Friday July 26 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at American Legion Post #137 in Jamestown as the committee members continue to review potential sites for the future cemetery, raise local awareness and local funding as well as donations for land acquisition.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) are opening the first state-wide residential Recovery Court in the nation, effective August 1, 2013.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will welcome healthcare professionals, community members, educators and the public on Thursday, July 25, for a day of discussions on preventing abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. The “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: From Awareness to Action” conference will be held at the Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office in Cookeville.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) has announced a plan to co-locate a number of behavioral health services that the state contracts with Southeast Mental Health Center (SEMHC) for residents of Memphis and Shelby County in a single location at Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI), effective July 1, 2013.
$250,000 Presented in Support of Mentoring Program for Children of Prisoners
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction is awarding Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, lead agency for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Tennessee Amachi Initiative, $250,000 to serve children in Tennessee through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Tennessee Amachi Initiative.
I-24 at Epps Mill Road in Murfreesboro Reduced to One Lane
This Weekend for Bridge Repair
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close one lane on Interstate 24 Eastbound in Murfreesboro this weekend in order to begin repairing the Epps Mill Road Bridge. The bridge was damaged back in February after a truck hauling a large backhoe was too high to clear the bridge.