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Tennessee National Guard Unveils New Solar Power Initiative

Tennessee National Guard Unveils New Solar Power Initiative

It shouldn’t be any guess as to which primary color is the U.S. Army’s favorite… GREEN! The various shades of earth tones in a soldier’s uniform reflects the terrain in which they operate. Just as nature conceals soldiers from the enemy, they are devoted to protecting the U.S. homeland from harm. Over the last few […]

Tennessee Higher Education Launches Veteran Education Initiative: New Portal Will Convert Military Training to Civilian Credit

Tennessee Higher Education Launches Veteran Education Initiative: New Portal Will Convert Military Training to Civilian Credit

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today announced the Tennessee Service member Opportunity Portal (TN-SOP), an interactive database which translates prior military experience to academic credit at Tennessee public colleges. “United States military training is rigorous and provides world class instruction, and it is only appropriate that our colleges recognize this training and provide a […]

The following individuals have unclaimed utility deposits From AEC for 2017 & 2018

Persons listed here may contact AEC at 423-586-4755, extension 1800 any time prior to December 1, 2019, to address this issue and claim their deposit. After December 1, 2019, these unclaimed deposits will be turned over to the State of Tennessee.” CM-Bank Reconciliation DAVILYNN C ACOSTA LICI A AICHELE CRYSTAL D AKERS DALTON A ALEXANDER […]

White Pine School Locks Down Under Threat Of Student Carrying Gun

White Pine School Locks Down Under Threat Of Student Carrying Gun

In a statement today from Dr. Shane Johnston, Jefferson County Director of Schools: “White Pine School administration notified my office that a student had verbally told another student he had a gun at school. This notification was made at approximately 8:15 AM. School officials were notified of this and promptly detained the student and placed […]

Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress

Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). More than half of U.S. adults (56%) identify the 2020 presidential election as […]

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. […]

Air Travel Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Air Travel Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Traveling with children can be a delight and a challenge. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has the following tips for safe and stress-free family air travel. Please use the tips in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. General Air Travel Tips Allow your family extra time to get through security – […]

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best for All’ Strategic Plan

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best for All’ Strategic Plan

Education Commissioner Unveils ‘Best For All’ Strategic PlanAcademics, Whole Child, and Educators are top priorities for Tennessee NASHVILLE— Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn today presented the department’s strategic plan to more than 1,000 statewide educators at the 2019 LEAD conference held in Nashville. The plan, called “Best for All,” sets priorities for the department in serving […]

Tennessee ACT Participation at All Time High

Tennessee ACT Participation at All Time High

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that a total of 63,829 students from Tennessee’s 2019 graduating class took the ACT, earning an average composite score of 20. This represents a 98 percent participation rate, which is an all-time high in the state. Of those students, 41.7 percent earned a score of 21 or higher, making […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security To Implement Driver Services Enhancements

Department of Safety and Homeland Security To Implement Driver Services Enhancements

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security will implement the following enhancements in the highest volume centers in an effort to better serve the citizens of Tennessee: Hire additional Driver License Examiners, Road Skill Testers and Greeters, whose primary objective is to vet each person that comes to the center ensuring they have the required […]

New Child Well-Being Report Focuses on Challenges Rural Counties Face

New Child Well-Being Report Focuses on Challenges Rural Counties Face

The differing challenges faced by Tennessee’s urban and rural counties, as well as those that are shared, are explored in KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee, released today. This report, produced by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Tennessee KIDS COUNT® partner, is released in conjunction with […]

Tennessee Students Show Modest Gains on Nation’s Report Card

Tennessee Students Show Modest Gains on Nation’s Report Card

The Nation’s 2019 Report Card was released this morning. According to the results, Tennessee students made noteworthy gains in 4th grade math, but saw virtually no statistical gains in the other subject areas that were tested, compared to 2017. Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered to students ingrades 4 […]

Tennessee Takes Another Step to Support Quality and Increase Access to Child Care

Tennessee Takes Another Step to Support Quality and Increase Access to Child Care

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing new investments in child care that improve options for parents, incentivize employment in early childhood education, and ensure a continued bright future for individuals to open a licensed child care agency. Beginning this month educators at TDHS licensed child care agencies will be eligible to apply […]

Unemployment Drops in Nearly Every Tennessee County

Unemployment Drops in Nearly Every Tennessee County

Unemployment rates in nearly every Tennessee county, including distressed counties, declined during September, according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Ninety counties experienced lower unemployment in September, while the rate remained the same in one county, and increased in four counties. The latest statistics show unemployment rates […]

27th Annual Night Of The Patriots Returns, November 7th, 2019 – Interview with Producer David Seal

27th Annual Night Of The Patriots Returns, November 7th, 2019 – Interview with Producer David Seal

Assistant District Attorney S. Joanne (Ogle) Sheldon Receives President’s Award at 2019 District Attorneys General Conference

Assistant District Attorney S. Joanne (Ogle) Sheldon Receives President’s Award at 2019 District Attorneys General Conference

District Attorney General James B. Dunn is proud to announce that Assistant District Attorney S. Joanne (Ogle) Sheldon received the President’s Award at the 2019 District Attorneys General Conference. The award was presented by Conference President, District Attorney General Dave S. Clark and is given in recognition of exceptional service to the Criminal Justice System […]

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