Governor Haslam

Tennessee Announces Top Schools for Achievement, Growth in 2012-2013

Monday, August 19, 2013 | 03:26 pm

Reward Schools in 52 districts across the state

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement.

The Reward Schools span 52 districts across the state and include 70 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.

Haslam Makes Appointments to Higher Education Boards

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 02:11 pm

Members represent fields of business and law, includes students and professors

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). 

Robert Fisher, Pam Koban and Keith Wilson will serve on THEC.  Brad Lampley, Bonnie Lynch, Sharon Pryse and Thaddeus Wilson will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees. Deanna Wallace will join TBR as a new member. Cato Johnson was elected chair of THEC, and Emily Reynolds was elected vice-chair of TBR. 

Haslam Announces New Commissioner of General Services

Thursday, August 08, 2013 | 10:50 am

State Architect Bob Oglesby to lead the department

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Robert E. Oglesby as the new commissioner of the Department of General Services.  Oglesby replaces Steve Cates who is departing the administration on August 20 to return to his Nashville development business.  Oglesby currently serves as Tennessee’s state architect.

“Bob has done a great job as our state architect, and his experience will be uniquely valuable as we continue the important work of effectively managing our assets and leveraging the state’s buying power to save taxpayer dollars,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Reward in Robertson County Murder

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 | 02:12 pm

Christopher Nash was killed August 20, 2011 in Springfield

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today a $10,000 reward from the state for information on the death of Christopher Nash in August 2011 in Springfield.

“I encourage anyone with information regarding the death of Christopher Nash to contact the local authorities immediately so that justice can be brought to anyone responsible in this crime,” Haslam said.

Haslam Launches Statewide "Healthier Tennessee" Initiative

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 | 12:14 pm

Newly created foundation to work with local communities to promote health and wellness

JACKSON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the launch of “Healthier Tennessee,” an initiative to encourage Tennesseans to be more physically active, to eat nutritious foods in healthy portions, and not to use tobacco products. 

“Tennessee is one of the best places there is to live, work and raise a family, but we also are one of the least healthy states in the nation,” Haslam said.  “Our citizens have high rates of behavior-related diseases such as hypertension and stroke, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer.”

Haslam Appoints John C. Rambo chancellor in 1st Judicial District

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 | 11:55 am

Replaces G. Richard Johnson who resigned effective June 30

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed John C. Rambo as chancellor in the 1st Judicial District, replacing Chancellor G. Richard Johnson, who resigned effective June 30.  The 1st Judicial District serves Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties.

“John’s depth of experience and diverse background will help him do an excellent job on the bench,” Haslam said.  “I am pleased to make this appointment, and the people in the district will benefit from his service.”

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration From July Flooding

Friday, August 02, 2013 | 05:29 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Sullivan and Surrounding Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his disaster declaration request for Sullivan County and its contiguous counties for the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 20-21, 2013.
The declaration includes Carter, Hawkins, Johnson and Washington counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.