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  • Haslam Issues Executive Order To Assist Disaster Survivors

    Thursday, December 01, 2016 | 4:55pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today issued Executive Order No. 61 suspending certain state laws in order to ensure wildfire and severe weather disaster survivors have access to important health care services, consumer rights protections, and availability of state services as they recover. “The citizens affected by the wildfires and severe storms have already been through so much, we want to make it easier for them to receive the care and services they need as they begin to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives,” Haslam said. “The state is doing and will continue to do everything we can to support the victims and survivors of these devastating disasters.”

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  • Sevier County Resource Page

    Thursday, December 01, 2016 | 11:55am

    Information for Sevier County Residents and Businesses and Those Who Want to Help

    The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), in coordination with departments of Tennessee State Government, has compiled information to assist businesses and residents in Sevier County as they work to rebuild their lives following the devastating wildfires and to direct those who are interested in helping our Sevier County neighbors.

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  • Haslam Eases Truck Restrictions To Help Farmers During Drought

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 5:02pm

    NASHVILLE – With much of Tennessee and the Southeast coping with extreme drought, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order to ease restrictions on trucks hauling hay. “Agriculture is critical to our state’s economy, and rain is a critical ingredient that farmers need to keep their businesses running,” Haslam said. “This order will allow haulers to move hay across and through Tennessee efficiently, so farmers can feed their livestock during these drought conditions.”

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