Sen. Yager participates in event recognizing Governor Haslam’s signing of major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid epidemic

July 4, 2018

Nashville, TN (2018-07-03) Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a ceremony with Governor Bill Haslam at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville marking the signing of a new law to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.   Yager’s legislation addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of a three-pronged plan to curb abuse, while a separate measure deals with the prevention component.  Both laws, which are part of Gov. Haslam’s TN Together initiative, became effective on July 1. [ Read More ]

SFMO: Candle Fires Caused $12M in Damages, Claimed Nine Lives Since 2012

December 21, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-12-20) Nothing spreads cheer quite like holiday decorations, but care must be taken to ensure your festive winter décor is fire-safe. To decrease the risk of a home fire, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that popular holiday decorations such as candles and string lights can cause tragedy when not used correctly. [ Read More ]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

December 21, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-12-20) Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018. [ Read More ]

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