Media Advisories

Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board to Meet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 09:54 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board will meet April 7 at 9:30 a.m. CDT in the conference room at the Porter Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, 436 Hogan Rd, 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 receive an update on the use of dogs in pest detection and control. The meeting is open to the public.

Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board to Meet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 09:35 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board will meet March 24 at 10 a.m. CST at DelMonaco Winery, located at 600 Lance Dr. in Baxter, Tenn. The agenda includes a discussion and review of the 2014 VAB report, which provides an assessment of and plan for growing the state’s grape industry. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for SR 109 bridge in Sumner/Wilson Counties set for March 21st

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 09:19 am

 

Media Advisory

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Sumner/Wilson Counties set for March 21st

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – TDOT Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local officials in Sumner and Wilson Counties on Friday, March 21st, 2014 to celebrate the completion of the State Route 109 Bridge project.

The $29.6 million project includes the construction of two new bridges on State Route 109.

Friday’s event begins at 10:00 am CDT and will last approximately 30 minutes.

First Traffic Shift Planned on Memorial Blvd. in Rutherford County

Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 12:44 pm

TRAFFIC ALERT

First Traffic Shift Planned on Memorial Blvd. in Rutherford County

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews plan to shift traffic on Memorial Boulevard (State Route 96) in Murfreesboro.   Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start work tonight Thursday, March 13th and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.

Temporary Lane Closures on Sam Cooper Boulevard in Shelby County

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 02:01 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – TDOT has scheduled lane closures that will affect the stretch of Sam Cooper Boulevard at the I-40/240 interchange in east Memphis. Lane closures will be in effect for approximately 18 months as construction crews add new lanes to Sam Cooper. At the end of this portion of the interchange improvement project, Sam Cooper will be expanded to three lanes in each direction.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The right lane of eastbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed for construction. The lane closure begins at the White Station Rd. overpass (Exit 10A) and extends to the bridge over the Wolf River. The existing ramp (Exit 10B) from eastbound Sam Cooper Boulevard to I-240 and westbound I-40 will remain open during this construction.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The right lane of westbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed for construction. The lane closure begins at the bridge over the Wolf River (Exit 10B) and extends to the White Station Rd. overpass (Exit 10A). The existing ramp (Exit 10B) which carries westbound I-40 will remain open during this construction. The Sam Cooper Boulevard lane closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 09:11 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.

Jobs, Education and Other Valuable Resources at Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair in McNairy County

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 11:05 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) as well as several federal and state partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Freed-Hardeman University will participate in the TDVA Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Friday, March 7 from 10am to 2pm at Selmer Community Center in McNairy County.  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as to recruit Veterans for open positions.   Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.

Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee to Meet March 20

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 12:37 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee will meet March 20 at 9 a.m. CST in the Moss Administration Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Rd., Nashville, Tenn.

The agenda includes a review of the TDPC financials and the 2013 audit, a program update and planning the 2014 Tennessee advertising program. The meeting is open to the public. 

The Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee comprises 11 members directly affected by the assessment paid by dairy producers for the promotion of milk and milk products. Membership is in proportion to the method of milk marketed either through agricultural dairy cooperatives or by direct sale.