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State of Tennessee Observes “Radon Action Month” This Month

January is “Radon Action Month” and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the Department of Health to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home. The American Lung Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and various local [...]

TNStars College Savings ‘Double Your Money’ Offer Extended

The Tennessee Treasury Department is extending a promotion that allows Tennessee residents who sign up for the state’s TNStars College Savings 529 Program to receive a $50 match for the first $50 they invest in the program. The matching funds promotion will be available through June 30, 2013. TNStars is a cost effective, easy way [...]

Environment and Conservation Seeks Environmental Achievers

The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment. “The continued health of Tennessee’s air, land and water is critical to keeping our communities strong,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. [...]

TDOT Awarded $10 Million State of Good Repair Grant

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded a $10 million “State of Good Repair Grant” by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). TDOT collaborated with 15 transit agencies to submit a joint application to FTA for the replacement of transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life based on years in service or mileage. [...]

TDOT to Run Fatality Messages on Weekly Basis

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will continue to display fatality messages on its overhead Dynamic Message Signs, but will do so on a weekly basis rather than daily. TDOT began displaying the fatality numbers on the signs in April 2012 after seeing a sharp increase in fatalities in the first quarter of the year. [...]

Hope Scholarships, Timing Critical

Some Tennessee college students that are the recipients of the Hope scholarship may find themselves in a financial bind. Students that were awarded the Hope Scholarship in the Fall of 2009 or after have an expiration date on the funds. Prior to 2009, the Hope Scholarship was available to Tennessee students who met the criteria [...]

TDOT Launches New SmartWay Application

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has launched a new tool for motorists. The new TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. “We are excited to be [...]

Tennessee State Parks Kick Off 2013 with First Hikes of the New Year

Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day in commemoration of the park system’s 75th Anniversary. Each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year. “We are very excited to continue the celebration of Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary in 2013, beginning [...]

Building Maintenance to Impact TDOT Web Services

Emergency maintenance will be performed this weekend on the James K. Polk Building in downtown Nashville, which houses the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) headquarters offices. This maintenance will cause outages to many TDOT web-based services. Beginning at midnight tonight, December 28, 2012, the TDOT website, Tennessee 511, and the new TDOT SmartWay mobile application [...]

State of Tennessee Bonds Sell at Historic Low Interest Rates

The State of Tennessee sold more than $170 million worth of general obligation bonds this week at the lowest overall interest rates in more than 40 years. The debt offering was sold in two parts, consisting of $140,000,000 in tax-exempt bonds and $30,525,000 of federally taxable bonds. The combined true interest cost of the bonds [...]

Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from Nov. 15, 2012, through March 15, 2013. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect [...]

Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. Once again, Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Nov. 22, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast. Thanksgiving turkey [...]

The perfect holiday gift? Double lifetime earnings

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing, many parents and grandparents are searching for gift ideas that are meaningful and make financial sense. With the overall cost of college expenses on the rise, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is a great solution for many Tennesseans. The TNStars program offers an easy way [...]

Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans

Tennessee State Parks announced its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification. Passed by the General Assembly in 2010, the policy calls for a yearly, special state parks day to honor [...]

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