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Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs Stand at 38.8 Billion -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Free Golf For Veterans -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Federal Preservation Grant Applications Available November 1 -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall Creek Falls Recognized As “Best” -

Friday, October 31, 2014

O Negative Blood Supply Severely Low Again -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 James A. Bridgeman -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Late October Activities Planned -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arthur Lee Evans -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Highway Deer Season Never Ends -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EMS And Fertilizer Top Discussion At Commission Meeting -

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs Stand at 38.8 Billion

Oct 31, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 01:24 pm Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).  The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before. Costs for current infrastructure needs fall into six general categories: Transportation and Utilities:  $21.8 billion Education:  $7.7 billion Health, Safety, and Welfare:  $5.9 billion Recreation and Culture:  $1.7 billion Economic Development:  $1.3 billion General Government:  $555 million   One of…

Free Golf For Veterans

Oct 31, 2014

Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 01:34 pm Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11. “On Veterans Day we honor the many brave men and women who have served our country,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “The state parks family invites all of Tennessee’s veterans to visit us on Nov. 11…

Federal Preservation Grant Applications Available November 1

Oct 31, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 09:51 am Tennessee Historical Commission Accepting Applications Through January 31, 2015 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission will begin accepting grant applications for historic preservation projects for the 2014-2015 fiscal year on Nov. 1. These federally funded grants will be available after Congress passes the federal budget. The exact amount of funds available for grants is not known but is expected to be in the range of $300,000. Applications will be reviewed, rated and ranked. Decisions on those to be funded will be made when the exact amount of funding is known. This may be…

2015-16 Sport Fishing Regulations Postponed Until December Meeting

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 10:36 am GREENEVILLE, Tenn.  — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission postponed decisions on the 2015-16 sport fish regulations until its December meeting. The action came during the commission’s October 29-20 meeting held in Greeneville at the General Morgan Hotel Conference Center. The TFWC also proposed an amendment to the sport fishing regulations (proclamation 14-17) that would change regulations to smallmouth bass on Douglas Lake. The proposal would change the smallmouth minimum length to 16 inches with a five bass daily creel limit in combination with other black bass. Fisheries Division Chief Bobby Wilson presented…

2014 Elk Hunts Have Five Harvests

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 07:06 am NASHVILLE — For the second consecutive year, four of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held Oct. 20-24 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of Oct. 25-26, the participant had a harvest for the third in as many years since the hunt was established. Robert L. Goodner, a 14-year old from Cleveland was the first boy selected for the youth hunt. Robert had the biggest overall harvest this year with his take of a 6×8 bull elk that field dressed…

Seeking Veterans for Jobs and Higher Education

Wacker Polysilicon, UT Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Seek Veterans for Jobs and Higher Education Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 12:00 pm NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with nearly 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk and Rhea Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. Employers such as Wacker Polysilicon, U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Department of Human Resources and Tennessee Department of Military will participate in…

Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs Stand at 38.8 Billion

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 01:24 pm Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).  The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before. Costs for current infrastructure needs fall into six general categories: Transportation and Utilities:  $21.8 billion Education:  $7.7 billion Health, Safety, and Welfare:  $5.9 billion Recreation and Culture:  $1.7 billion Economic Development:  $1.3 billion General Government:  $555 million   One of…