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 ]

THP Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

November 4, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-11-03) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways. An increase in deer related crashes is more likely during November-December due to deer mating and hunting season. [ Read More ]

East Tennessee Attorneys General File Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

October 6, 2017

Jacksboro, TN (2017-10-05) The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts have jointly filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

September 15, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-09-14) Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic. [ Read More ]

Hunter Education Course Scheduled

September 12, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-09-12) Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 must take and successfully complete an Agency approved hunter education program in order to hunt.  Persons interested in becoming certified in Hunter Education need to register now for class to be held in October. [ Read More ]

2017 Elk Hunt Participants Announced

September 3, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-0831) The 15 persons who will participate in the 2017 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced Wednesday during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building. [ Read More ]

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