October 8 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 8, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  First lady to celebrate road safety mascot (Associated Press) First Lady Crissy Haslam is preparing to celebrate the children’s awareness campaign of Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The Tuesday event will commemorate mascot Ollie the Otter making […]

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October 7 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 7, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Synthetic drug cases on the decline in Tennessee (Associated Press) Data from police, drug treatment centers and hospitals shows an apparent decline in synthetic drugs in Tennessee after a law was passed banning most of the […]

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October 6 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 6, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Haslam decision on minimum health benefits not expected to impact biz (NBJ) Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision against setting minimum benefits that health insurers in Tennessee would have to offer beginning in 2014 likely won’t impact […]

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Lame Duck Lawmakers Ring Up $13K Tab at Chicago Junket

by Andrea Zelinski | Oct. 5, 2012

Five Tennessee legislators billed taxpayers $13,388 to travel to a conference in August, even though they had already announced their retirement or had been booted by voters.

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State Announces 56 ‘Focus School’ Grant Winners

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Education; October 3, 2012:  The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the 56 winners of the Focus School grant competition, which will provide an estimated $19.2 million investment to schools across the state during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. The winning schools will be awarded between $100,000 […]

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Williamson Responds to Opponent’s Criticism of ‘Bean Supper Invitation’

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from the Charles Williamson Campaign for State House District 50; October 3, 2012:   Nashville, TN — Charles Williamson, Republican candidate for Tennessee State Representative, has announced a bean supper, complete with entertainment, to be held on Monday, Oct. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at his Goodlettsville ranch. “I’m inviting the whole district out to […]

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TBI Arrests Ashland City Man for Wife’s Murder

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; October 3, 2012:  Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested David Dwayne Monk, after an investigation surrounding the recent death of his former wife, Donna Bandy. TBI presented the case against Monk, 42, of 2640 Goodsprings Road, Ashland City, TN, to the Cheatham County Grand […]

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TN Health Dept. Gives Meningitis Update

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; October 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health today provided updated information regarding an ongoing investigation of an outbreak associated with epidural steroid injections. A total of 18 patients with meningitis, epidural abscess, or posterior circulation stroke associated with either cervical or lumbar epidural […]

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Barnes Snags Endorsements from 2 Environmental Groups

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from State Senator Tim Barnes, D-Adams; October 4, 2012:  CLARKSVILLE – State Sen. Tim Barnes has secured two major endorsements from groups dedicated to protecting our natural resources. Barnes announced the endorsements of both the TN Conservation Voters and the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club on Tuesday. “In addition to his proven […]

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Forrester: Gotto’s Support for School Vouchers ‘Punishes Our Children’

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; October 4, 2012:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Jim Gotto’s support for private school vouchers could break the backbone of the middle class: Tennessee’s public schools. “Jim Gotto’s support of private school vouchers amounts to a tax break for wealthy Tennesseans and it’s paid for by diverting […]

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October 5 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 5, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Gov. Haslam announces enhancement grant to city of Sweetwater (Biz Clarksville) Wednesday, Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced a $377,600 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Sweetwater for […]

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DOC Assistant Commissioner Resigns, Agency Calls for Investigation into Dead Parolee Supervision

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 4, 2012

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Corrections; Oct. 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – Commissioner Derrick Schofield has directed the Department of Correction’s Office of Investigation and Compliance to conduct a thorough investigation into performance audit findings related to probation and parole supervision of deceased offenders. Upon conclusion of the investigation follow up information will […]

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