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Online Exhibit Featuring Veteran’s Personal Papers Now Available

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is collecting materials about the Vietnam War. Recently, veteran Christopher Ammons of Clarksville donated his personal papers to TSLA, including photographs, letters and memorabilia. An online exhibit featuring the Ammons collection is now available for viewing. Ammons entered military service a month after graduating from Clarksville High School. [...]

State and Local Agencies Observe America Recycles Day Nov. 15

America Recycles Day is Thursday, Nov. 15, and the Department of Environment and Conservation is joining other state, county and city agencies across Tennessee, providing several opportunities for citizens to reduce waste and make a difference. In addition, TDEC, TDOT and Tourist Development are pleased to announce the implementation of the Welcome Center Recycling Program [...]

Tennessee Business Spotlight Promotes Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 11 is Veterans Day, a holiday on which our nation pays tribute to those who have served in our armed forces. Tennessee is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett recognizes the contribution they have made and are making to our communities. In honor of Tennessee veterans, the Tennessee [...]

Tennessee Successful Early Voting Period Concludes with Biggest Day

Tennessee’s early voting period concluded on Thursday with the highest single-day turnout of the year. Over 134,000 voters cast their ballots across the state yesterday, the fourteenth and final day of in-person early voting for the November 6 election. The overall total of 1,456,824 voters represents the second-highest early voting turnout in Tennessee history, having [...]

Homelessness: An Issue for Tennessee Schools, Students and Families

The number of homeless students attending public schools in Tennessee has increased substantially since a national economic downturn that began in late 2007, according to a report recently released by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability. Nationwide, the number of homeless students grew from 679,724 to 939,903 from the 2006-2007 academic year to [...]

Tennessee Titans Locker, State Treasurer Lillard, Tennessee Jump$tart and Visa Inc. Collaborate to Launch Statewide Rollout of Financial Football

Titans quarterback Jake Locker joined Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., Tennessee Jump$tart and Visa Inc. today in tackling head on the issue of financial literacy among Tennessee teens. They announced the statewide rollout of a new effort to improve the money management skills of high school and middle school students. This free educational [...]

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

As the end of the early voting period approaches tomorrow, Tennessee voters continued to turn out in large numbers. On Tuesday, more than 107,000 voters cast their ballots for the November 6 election. The overall turnout of 1,215,458 voters statewide already represents the second-highest early voting turnout in Tennessee history, having surpassed November 2004, the [...]