Media Advisories

Concrete Repair Scheduled for Ramps on I-24 East near Mile Marker 184 in Hamilton County

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 12:52 pm

Work will require closure of the ramps for the next two weekends

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close the on-ramp to I-24 East from South Terrace Road and the off-ramp to Moore Road from I-24 East at Exit 184 in Hamilton County for the next two weekends to perform concrete repair.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 4 and ending by 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 7 the on-ramp to I-24 East from South Terrace Road and the off-ramp to Moore Road from I-24 East at Exit 184 will be closed to traffic.  The following weekend, concrete ramp repair work will resume at this location during the same time period.  From 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11 until 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 14 the contractor will once again close the ramps to traffic to continue concrete ramp repair work.

Third Annual Women Veterans Summit to Offer Networking, Educational Opportunities and Entertainment

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 08:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 to host the Third Annual Women Veterans Summit at Embassy Suites-Cool Springs in Franklin on April 5 and 6. 

Speakers include State Representative and United States Air Force Veteran Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), as well as Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans Elisa Basnight, dynamic motivational speaker Marine Veteran Dr. Betty Moseley Brown and Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Veterans and U.S. Air Force Veteran Barbara Ward.  Attendees will also hear Lynne Hutton-Smith’s compelling story of how Iraqi troops held her and her 2-year old daughter hostage in Kuwait and how American service members saved them from execution.    

Marine Veteran, Country Music Artist and Wounded Warrior Project Spokesperson Sal Gonzalez will perform and share his inspirational story of recovery after a life-changing combat injury. 

SR-153 Ramp in Hamilton County to be Closed for Repaving

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 | 10:12 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) operations crews will close the State Route 153 ramp at Access Road/Lake Resort Drive for repaving and restriping beginning at 5:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The ramp is expected to reopen to traffic by 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday afternoon.  Detours will be posted.

Tennessee Beef Promotion Board to Meet

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 02:19 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet April 17 at 1 p.m. CDT at the Tennessee Beef Industry Council, 530 Brandies Circle Suite A., Murfreesboro, Tenn. The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes, a review of board finances, an update on the Tennessee Beef Industry Council being designated to collect state checkoff dollars on behalf of board and other business. 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.