The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet October 20 at 1:30 p.m. CDT at the Tennessee Beef Industry Council located at 530 Brandies Circle Suite A in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 2:23pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 2:10pm
Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations. As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect visitors and eliminate real-life scares.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 12:07pm
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9:32am
Contractor to Shift Traffic on E. Brainerd Rd. & Temporarily Close Morris Hill Rd. in Chatt.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9:13am
A complete list of lane closure activity due to construction or maintenance operations on state-owned roads within the 21 west Tennessee counties of TDOT Region 4.
From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 3:49pm
For nearly a quarter-million users of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s ‘On The Go 2.0’ smartphone app, finding a place in Tennessee to hunt, fish, boat, and view wildlife has become easier than ever. “We have put a lot of time into improving our app and we are happy to announce it is now available and free to all who enjoy our outdoors and want to learn more,” said Michael May, a TWRA assistant director.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 3:43pm
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 3:42pm
A complete list of lane closure activity due to construction or maintenance operations on state-owned roads within the 26 middle Tennessee counties of TDOT Region 3.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 1:47pm
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is partnering with the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, The Commercial Appeal, and Shred-it Memphis to offer free document shredding to Memphis-area residents this Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:45am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure has summarily suspended the license of Christian Wells, a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The suspension became effective October 3, 2017. As a result of the summary suspension, Wells was immediately prohibited from practicing as a licensed massage therapist in Tennessee.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 3:33pm
It’s back, and it’s bigger than ever. It’s the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) second annual Video Contest! Building on the success of last year’s inaugural contest, the SFMO is challenging residents to push themselves and their creativity even further this year to help spread the word about how Tennesseans can make the Volunteer State fire-safe.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 10:03am
Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced the promotion of Steven Lowery to Captain over THP’s Training Division.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 9:00am
Education Department Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT. Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year. The results also show that about 1,800 more Tennessee public school graduates became eligible for the HOPE scholarship by earning composite scores of 21 or higher.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 8:01am
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Greg Gonzales announced today that the maximum effective formula rate of interest in Tennessee is 8.25 percent per annum.
The rate is based on a ceiling of 4 percent over the weekly average prime loan rate of 4.25 percent as published by the Federal Reserve on October 10, 2017.
Commissioner Gonzales said the rate remains in effect until the average prime loan rate as announced by the Federal Reserve Bank changes.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 5:52am
Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) are proud to announce the release of the department’s lifesaving, predictive analytics software to all 95 county sheriffs’ offices in Tennessee free of charge.