July 29, 2014


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Now is the Time to Get School Immunizations

Jul 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 11:39 am   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now. In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into seventh grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start as proof they have had all the immunizations necessary to protect them and their classmates from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. “Immunizations are required for school because they protect the health…

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Jul 19, 2014


Shop Tax-Free in Tennessee August 1-3

Jul 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 10:03 am NASHVILLE – The Department of Revenue reminds Tennesseans they can buy certain items without paying sales tax August 1 through August 3. During these three days, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers. “This holiday offers Tennesseans great savings on important back-to-school items, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m. During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax…


THE RIVER RAMBLER PATRICK H. ROBERSON RAPID LOVE There are few things in life which will instill fear, dread and love all with in the same moment. In the great outdoors, there are many things to do, but only a few will ever invoke the emotions of drifting down a river in which you feel powerless to control your destiny. White water rivers can and do kill people each year but thousand of enthusiasts are drawn to it each year, and most live to seek the thrill again and again. Driving to our east, two popular rivers come to mind….

2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings August 2

2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings August 2 Friday, July 25, 2014 | 03:36 pm NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 2. Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and the drawings will begin at 10 a.m. at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org. While hand drawings will be held for the majority of the locations, a computerized drawing system for blind sites on Bogota and Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Areas…

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Accept Applications

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Accept Applications for New Trooper Cadet Class Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 02:58 pm NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will soon open the application process for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin February 1, 2015.  Applications will be accepted online only from Wednesday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 5, 2014. All applicants must apply online through the Tennessee Department of Human Resources at agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee beginning Wednesday, July 30. Applications will not be accepted after August 5.  Once approved by the Department of Human Resources, applicants will be notified of their qualification status….

Seven Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined

 Emerald Ash Borer Continues Its March Toward Bledsoe County Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 04:14 pm NASHVILLE – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34. EAB has been confirmed in Fentress, Morgan, and Rhea counties. There has…