Media Advisories

Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission to Meet Nov. 17

Friday, November 07, 2014 | 01:52 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet concurrently with the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners and Tennessee State Fair Association Board of Directors Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. CST. The meeting will be held at the Metro Police Department’s South Precinct, located at 5101 Harding Place in Nashville.    

The purpose of the meeting will be to hear a report from the Tennessee State Fair Association and for general discussion on the future goals and objectives of the fair. There will be no official action taken by the commission as the meeting is for informational sharing and discussion purposes only. The meeting may be conducted permitting electronic means of communication by some members of the commission. The meeting is open to the public.

Traffic Shift Planned for I-65 in Williamson County

Thursday, November 06, 2014 | 04:28 pm

Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on Interstate 65 between State Route 840 and State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in Franklin. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, November 7, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 10, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at MM 59. One lane will remain open.
  • Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 17, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61. One lane will remain open.

TDOT to Hold Ribbon Cutting on U.S. Hwy. 41 Bridge over Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County

Thursday, November 06, 2014 | 10:53 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join with state and local officials to celebrate the official opening of a new bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County, Tenn. on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Who:
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer
State Senator Janice Bowling
State Representative David Alexander
State Representative Billy Spivey
Marion County Mayor David Jackson

What:
Official Opening of U.S. Hwy. 41 Bridge over Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County, Tenn.

When:
Friday, November 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. CST – Ribbon Cutting

Where:
On U.S. Hwy. 41 at the end of the new bridge that is nearer to Chattanooga.

Tennessee Receives Nearly $5 Million to Prevent Suicides

Monday, November 03, 2014 | 04:16 pm

NASHVILLE  Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars, to reduce the rate of suicides in the state. The funds, from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be focused on preventing suicides statewide.


"The rate of suicides in Tennessee has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s," said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). "Suicide is a serious public health problem and a subject people are still very hesitant to talk about. These grant awards will allow us to address this threat and save lives."


TDVA Joins with the University of Tennessee and Numerous State Partners to Connect Veterans with Valuable Resources in Knox County

Monday, November 03, 2014 | 11:33 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with more than 50 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Roane Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources, and claims assistance. 

Employers such as Arby’s, Lowe’s, Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Tennessee Department of Human Resources will participate in the event to recruit Veterans for open positions. 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.

State Agencies Celebrate Nation's First Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 12:05 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility today. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.

Wacker Polysilicon, UT Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Seek Veterans for Jobs and Higher Education

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 11:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with nearly 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk and Rhea Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

Employers such as Wacker Polysilicon, U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Department of Human Resources and Tennessee Department of Military will participate in the event to recruit Veterans for open positions. 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 Forestry Commission to Meet Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 10:07 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. CDT in the Bruer Building conference room at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 406 Hogan Road in Nashville. 

The agenda includes approval of previous meeting minutes, a review of Division of Forestry staffing, a report on recent meetings and activities, a discussion of forest health issues, a review of fire season preparations and forecast, and a discussion of the impact of local road ordinances on loggers and landowners.