NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the American Legion Post 113 to host a Veterans outreach event for Hamblen, Grainger and Jefferson Counties on Thursday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
Representatives from federal, state and local agencies will be present to offer claims guidance, educational programs as well as jobs information. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA), the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, University of Tennessee Upward Bound Program representatives as well as employees with Walters State Community College will be in attendance to offer guidance and information regarding programs and resources.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Director Ed Harries will address the West Tennessee Veterans Home Committee as they continue to raise the local portion needed to construct the proposed State Veterans Home for West Tennessee.
A combination of federal, state and local funding will be needed to construct the proposed Veterans Home. Federal funding will not pay for land acquisition which will have to be provided through state and local funding. The proposed West Tennessee State Veterans Home will serve veterans in Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties
Section of I-440 Closed This Weekend for Concrete Repairs
Second of Ten Weekend Closures begins Friday, July 12th at 8:00 p.m.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will completely close I-440 eastbound from the I-65 junction in Nashville to the I-24 junction, including the on and off ramps at Nolensville Road, in order to perform concrete repairs this weekend. I-440 Eastbound between I-65 and I-24 will be closed starting Friday, July 12thth at 8 p.m. through Monday, July 15th at 5:00 a.m.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board will meet July 15 at 9:30 a.m. CDT in the conference room at the Porter Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Rd, Nashville, Tenn. The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes, special licensing requests, Tennessee Insecticide Fungicide Rodenticide Act rule changes and horticulture lawn and turf mosquito spraying. The meeting is open to the public.
The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board comprises seven members representing the pest control industry and consumers. The board sets standards for licensing in categories of pesticide application. The board also advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on pest control issues and regulatory matters.
For more information, contact pesticide administrator Kathy Booker, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Regulatory Services Division at 615-837-5133 or Kathy.Booker@TN.gov.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet July 19 at 1 p.m. CDT at the offices of the Tennessee Beef Industry Council, located at 530 Brandies Circle, Suite A in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes, a review of board finances and a program update. The meeting is open to the public.
The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board was created in 2012 by state law to oversee the collection and use of assessments paid by producers for the purpose of promoting beef and beef products in-state. The Board comprises representatives from the Tennessee Livestock Market Association, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Tennessee Dairy Association and Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative.
For more information, contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at 615-837-5160.