Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-2019 calendar year was 89.7 percent. Not only is that half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee. That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide. [ Read More ]
A landmark regional opioid suit brought by six Tennessee District Attorney Generals, including Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, against major pharmaceutical manufacturers is back on tract. [ Read More ]
Governor Lee has issued a proclamation declaring September as College Savings Month in Tennessee. To celebrate, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the TNStars College Savings 529 Program are giving away three $529 scholarships this month. [ Read More ]
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is asking all Tennesseans to make disaster resilience a priority today with his proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month. “September is preparedness month, and it is a good reminder to all Tennesseans that now is always a good time to be prepared,” says Governor Bill Lee. “Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, often without warning and citizens need to take action to be ready for when the unexpected comes,” he added. As a nationwide event, now in its 15th year, National Preparedness Month serves a month-long observance to encourage households, businesses, and communities to be ready now before disasters occur. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will highlight key preparedness topics, such as youth preparedness and disaster costs, throughout September to emphasize important components of individual and community disaster planning. “Just one year ago, TEMA was coordinating the deployment of emergency personnel to help with the hurricane response in Florida and the Carolinas,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Tennesseans should not wait for the next disaster to strike and then hope for help to come. Most likely, neighbors will be the first help at the disaster scene before the first responders arrive. So, it’s important to prepare in advance in order to help yourself, your family, and your community,” he added.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the launch of an efficient method to access traffic reports from law enforcement agencies across the state. Effective immediately, involved parties may obtain their crash reports through www.PurchaseTNcrash.gov. [ Read More ]
A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago. [ Read More ]
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, announced today that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fourth event of the 25th season of the FLW Tower, April 2nd-5th, 2020, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. [ Read More ]