Media Advisories

State Leaders to Discuss Prescription Drug Plan During Visit to Clarksville on Wednesday, June 25

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney, Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, and other state and community leaders will discuss a plan to tackle the widespread epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee during a visit to Clarksville on Wednesday, June 25. Members of the news media and the public are invited to attend.

I-65 South Reduced to One Lane North of Nashville for Weekend Work

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 09:18 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close two lanes of travel on I-65 South on the north side of Nashville this weekend for bridge repair work. The work zone will extend from mile markers 95 to 98, northbound and southbound. The work is scheduled as follows:


• Friday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, June 23 at 6:00 a.m., there will be lane closures on I-65 southbound in order to begin bridge repairs at the Mansker Creek, East Cedar Street, Long Hollow Pike, Rivergate Parkway, and CSX railroad bridges. One lane will remain open from Mansker Creek to Rivergate Parkway.  Two lanes will remain open from Rivergate Parkway to CSX railroad.


TDEC and Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Announce Technical Assistance Opportunity with National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 09:07 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau and Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA) Executive Vice President and General Manager David Callis announce that Tennessee has been selected as one of six states to participate in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ State Policy Retreats on Innovations in Energy Efficiency that aim to reduce energy consumption, stimulate economic demand for local energy-related jobs and services, and lower emissions associated with the generation of electricity in Tennessee.

State Leaders to Discuss Prescription Drug Plan During Visit to Cookeville on Thursday, June 19

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 10:35 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and other state and community leaders will discuss a plan to tackle the widespread epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Tennessee during a visit to Cookeville on Thursday, June 19. Members of the news media and the public are invited to attend.

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

Monday, June 09, 2014 | 06:10 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with U.S. Congressman Diane Black, State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), Senator Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey), Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton), Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston),  Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) and Representative Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) as well as more than 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentress, Morgan, Overton, Putnam, Rhea and White Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

Representatives from the 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 Bethel University, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Volunteer State Community College will participate in the Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Tuesday, June 10 from 10am to 2pm at the Community County Community Complex in Crossville.  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 Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.