Press Releases

Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; October 3, 2012:  Local Government Officials still working to infringe 2nd Amendment Rights of Tennesseans and the capacity of citizens to provide their own self defense. The news report starts: “KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen was expected to consider a change to city code […]

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This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. Haslam says DCS acted appropriately in child death cases (Tennessean/Wadhwani) Deaths found ‘distressing’ A review of the deaths of 31 Tennessee children this year who had come to the attention of the Department of Children’s Services […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that it will open eight of its driver service centers on the first Saturday of October and November to give citizens additional opportunities to obtain photo identification […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN– The Governor’s Highway Safety Office in partnership with the Tennessee Tech University College of Business, Business Media Center launched its new website today. The greatly enhanced website will be the communication hub for news and information relating to Tennessee highway safety. “Our […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; October 1, 2012:   Nashville, TN– Michael Shane Baker, a former Lafollette Police officer and TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive turned himself in to authorities earlier today on numerous sexually related charges. Baker, age 39, of 802 W. Jacksboro Road in New Tazewell, TN, was charged […]

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This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Hemlock Semiconductor changing Clarksville landscape (Gannett) Transforming the Buck Teeter family’s northeast Montgomery County farm fields into one of the southeastern United States’ most impressive industrial complexes is a process that has already consumed close to […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center/pain management clinic in Nashville and one patient treated at a facility in another […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party; Oct. 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney demanded an apology from House Democrat Caucus Chairman Mike Turner for echoing an identical claim he made two years ago, saying racism is the reason for Tennessee voters’ opposition to President Obama. Turner’s comments came at […]

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Press Release from Comptroller Justin Wilson; Oct. 1, 2012:  The Comptroller released today an audit of the state Board of Parole that found, at a minimum, annual arrest checks were completed on behalf of 82 parolees who had been dead for varying lengths of time, ranging from less than six months to more than 19 […]

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This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Gail Kerr: West End project helps Nashville in many ways (Tennessean) Mayor Karl Dean and Gov. Bill Haslam did far more than meets the eye when they announced the second-largest economic development project in Nashville history. […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, have rolled up their sleeves to get their annual vaccinations against influenza, and are urging fellow Tennesseans to do the same to help protect and promote […]

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Press release from State Senator Jim Kyle, D-Memphis; September 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Voter participation in Tennessee is critically low, and the barriers to voting are too high, Senate Democratic leader Jim Kyle said Friday. “What’s the difference between a farmer in Iowa and a farmer in Tennessee? A farmer in Iowa can vote for […]

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