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  • Haslam Appoints Gass Special Judge for Circuit Court in 4th Judicial District

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 3:41pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as special judge for Circuit Court in the 4th Judicial District.

    Gass’s appointment fills the temporary vacancy due to the recent illness of Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Vance. The 4th Judicial District serves Jefferson, Grainger, Cocke and Sevier counties.

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  • Haslam Makes Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

    Monday, October 16, 2017 | 2:47pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions. “By serving on our state boards and commissions, these Tennesseans are helping us provide responsive, effective and efficient service to their fellow citizens,” Haslam said. “I am grateful for their service and know they will well represent the people of Tennessee.”

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  • Remains of Davidson County Soldier Killed in Black Hawk Crash Return to Tennessee

    Friday, October 13, 2017 | 1:16pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Michael Nelson of Antioch.  Nelson was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii.  Two 25th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawks were involved in a night time training exercise on August 15 when the flight crews lost contact with each other.  Recovery efforts off the coast of Oahu revealed evidence of a crash with no survivors.  Nelson was 30 years old.

    ”Staff Sergeant Nelson was prepared to serve and support others and lost his life while training to do so,” Haslam said.  “We extend our condolences and prayers to Michael’s wife, child and siblings.”

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