Governor Haslam

Tennessee Named "2013 State Of The Year" For Economic Development

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 10:14 am

Business Facilities magazine cites diverse top projects in award


NASHVILLE – Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.


Tennessee’s top five economic development projects created a total of 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitments. The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top five projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.

Local Parks and Recreation Fund, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program Grants Available

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 03:27 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the 2014 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program. The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability, and will host a series of workshops throughout the state on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

TDEC Seeks Environmental Achievers

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 09:36 am

Nominations Open for Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

Haslam Appoints Gibson To Court of Appeals, Western Section

Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 02:43 pm

Appointee will replace Judge David R. Farmer
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Brandon O. Gibson of Crockett County to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.  She will replace Judge David R. Farmer upon the expiration of his term on August 31, 2014.
 
Gibson, 38, has been in private practice at the Pentecost & Glenn law firm in Jackson since 2003.  Her practice there has focused on governmental entity defense, employment defense, commercial litigation, civil rights litigation, and transactional services. Her work for the firm has included its satellite office in Crockett County.

Haslam Appoints Kirby To Tennessee Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 05:10 pm

Replacement for Retiring Justice Janice M. Holder 
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28, upon expiration of her term.


Kirby, a lifelong Tennessean, has served as a member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, since 1995.  She was the first woman to serve on that court and has authored more than 1,000 opinions on appeals from trial courts across the state.

Haslam Announces Grants For Pellissippi State, TCAT-Knoxville

Friday, December 13, 2013 | 08:47 am

Workforce Development Grants Totaling $1,837,475 Address Training Needs


KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced grants totaling $1,837,475 to fund equipment needed at Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville.


Pellissippi State will receive $1,386,975, and TCAT-Knoxville will receive $450,000, with the grants funding two programs at each school.

Governor Haslam to Dedicate Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Monday, December 09, 2013 | 11:25 am

Event will occur Wednesday and be attended by leaders from both public and private sectors

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam, along with leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation will be officially dedicating the purchase of Virgin Falls State Natural Area this Wednesday, December 11.

"Tennessee Season to Remember" Honors Homicide Victims

Thursday, December 05, 2013 | 05:58 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this evening hosted the 11th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide. Gov. Haslam was joined by state and local public safety officials to the ceremony, at which families from across Tennessee placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

Haslam Announces Equipment Grant For TCAT-Mufreesboro

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 | 10:45 am

Workforce Development Grant Addresses Training Needs
 
MURFREESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment needed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro.
 
The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Knoxville Locomotive Works to Expand Operations

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 09:00 am

Locomotive Manufacturer to Invest $6.1 Million, Create 203 New Jobs in Knox County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Knoxville Locomotive Works (KLW) officials announced today the company will establish an assembly and fabrication plant in Knoxville to satisfy new EPA emission requirements for trains. The announcement represents an investment of $6.1 million and will create 203 new jobs over the next three years in Knoxville.