Governor Haslam

Haslam Appoints Holloway To Court Of Criminal Appeals

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 04:36 pm


Replacement for new Supreme Court Justice Bivins 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Robert Lee Holloway Jr. of Columbia to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section.


Holloway, 62, replaces Judge Jeff Bivins, who was recently appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Holloway has been a Circuit Court judge for the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.  He was appointed to that position in 1998 by Gov. Don Sundquist. He was elected in August 1998 and again in 2006.

Haslam Unveils Report From Task Force On Aging

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 01:14 pm

Early steps envisioned as state observes National Senior Citizens Day  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a report by the Governor’s Task Force on Aging aimed at serving the state’s senior citizens more efficiently and effectively.


Among the initial steps the task force has recommended are to conduct a review of aging services in state government and to promote healthy living in partnership with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, as well as encourage local leaders to assess their communities for their livability for the aging.

Haslam Appoints Easter To Court of Criminal Appeals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 03:13 pm

Replaces Retiring Judge Jerry L. Smith  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section, replacing Judge Jerry L. Smith, who is retiring.


Easter’s appointment becomes effective September 1.

Haslam Announces Federal Assistance For 18 Counties

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 11:48 am

Counties receive disaster recovery funds for June flooding
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced President Obama has declared 18 counties as federal disaster areas as a result of severe weather on June 5-10. State and local governments and electrical utilities spent nearly $10 million in response to and recovery from the wind damage and flash-flooding impacts.


“This federal aid will help our communities in rebuilding and recovery,” Haslam said.  “State and local teams worked quickly to survey damage in more than 35 counties to determine the impact of these storms, and we are grateful for this assistance.”

Haslam Appoints Task Force On Sentencing and Recidivism

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:27 am

Group to develop legislative and policy recommendations  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration’s overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
In June, the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices.  The creation of a task force is the next step in that collaboration.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Academy Sports + Outdoors to Create 700 New Jobs in Cookeville

Friday, August 08, 2014 | 10:15 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Academy Sports + Outdoors officials announced today the company will build a new 1.6 million square foot distribution center on more than 200 acres in Cookeville to support continued company growth. The premier sports, outdoors and lifestyle retailer will invest $100 million and create approximately 700 new jobs in Putnam County over the next five years.

“I want to thank Academy Sports + Outdoors for its investment in Tennessee and the hundreds of new jobs they’re bringing to Cookeville and Putnam County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s geographic location is a big advantage for companies distributing their product, and today’s announcement supports our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee’s strength in transportation and logistics paired with its ideal central location make our state a stand out choice for companies that deliver quality products to their customers each and every day,” Hagerty said. “As a state, we strive to foster a business environment that is both appealing to new companies and accommodating to our incumbent industries, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see Academy Sports + Outdoors choose Cookeville for its newest distribution operations.”

Haslam Announces More Than $1.3 Million In TDOT, TDEC Grants for Greene County

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 01:52 pm

Grants will make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division, and convert EastView pool into a splash pad
 
GREENEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, to improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division with the purchase of a hybrid-automated garbage truck, and to convert the EastView pool into a splash pad.
 
“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars. Making our cities and towns more pedestrian friendly and improving our recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce SL Tennessee, LLC to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Clinton

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 09:19 am

Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Invest $80.5 Million to Build Third Manufacturing Facility

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with SL Tennessee, LLC officials announced today the company will construct a new 250,000 square foot building to join its two existing facilities in the Clinton/I-75 Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. The South Korean automotive parts manufacturer will invest $80.5 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Anderson County. Located in Clinton since 2001, this will be the company’s fifth expansion.

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants For Decatur County

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 04:35 pm

$750,000 in Grants Will Fund Improvements to Downtown Parsons and Riding Arena at Decatur County Fairgrounds


PARSONS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling almost $750,000 to fund phase IV of the Downtown Improvement Project in Parsons and the Riding Arena Renovation Project at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.


“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and providing opportunities for recreation and enjoying outdoor activities enhances the lives of Tennesseans and helps us attract visitors to our state.”