Federal Farm Assistance Announced

March 8, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-08) Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for federal farm assistance for seven additional Tennessee counties due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and October. Bredesen made the request to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last month. The seven counties designated as primary natural disaster areas include Fentress, Giles, Madison, Morgan, Putnam, Van Buren and White. [ Read More ]

School Breakfast Week March 8 – 12

March 8, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-08) Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed March 8 – 12 School Breakfast Week in Tennessee in recognition of the important role the School Breakfast Program plays in the lives of Tennessee students. The School Breakfast Program is a national, federally funded program that provides more than 30 million nutritionally balanced breakfasts to Tennessee students each year.   [ Read More ]

Tennessee Named Finalist In Race To The Top Competition

March 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-04) Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Tennessee is one of 16 finalists in the first round of the federal government’s Race to the Top competition, which will award $4.35 billion in competitive grants designed to encourage and reward states that are pursuing education innovation. [ Read More ]

January Unemployment Rate 10.7 Percent

March 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-04) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for January was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate of 10.7 percent. The January rate a year ago was 9.1 percent. The national unemployment rate for January 2010 was 9.7 percent, down from the December rate of 10 percent. [ Read More ]

First Lady Andrea Conte To Lead Walks For Child Advocacy Centers

March 2, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-02) Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte has announced the dates for 13 Andrea Walks events in the months of March, April and May. Conte, a longtime advocate for victims’ rights issues, launched the Andrea Walks initiative in 2004 to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and provide support for Tennessee’s Child Advocacy Centers. [ Read More ]

Congressman Lincoln Davis Honored with Award from Development District Association of Appalachia

March 2, 2010

Washington, D.C. (2010-03-02) The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) has honored U.S. Representative Lincoln Davis (D-Pall Mall) with its 2010 Congressional Award.  Davis was presented with the award for his “ongoing commitment and strong support of the Appalachian Regional Commission and its programs” and for his “dedicated service to the people of the 13-state Appalachian Region.” [ Read More ]

TennCare Officials Move Quickly to Correct Problem Created by Mailing Error

February 22, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-02-22) An incorrect electronic file submission sent to TennCare’s system caused information for some enrollees to be sent to incorrect addresses statewide. Approximately 3,900 enrollees were affected when letters and cards that contained one or more pieces of personal information were sent to incorrect addresses. The error was the result of a modification to the system that pulls addresses into an electronic file for TennCare. An error caused by the system modification corrupted the file. [ Read More ]

Severe Weather Awareness Week Kicks Off February 21

February 19, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-02-19) The National Weather Service, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and supporting groups are conducting educational activities and drills to help people prevent injuries and deaths from tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning and hail during Severe Weather Awareness Week starting Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. [ Read More ]

Bredesen Announces CoverKids To Resume Enrollment March 1

February 12, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-02-12) Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that CoverKids, Tennessee’s program for uninsured children, will reopen enrollment to new members on March 1, 2010.  Enrollment in CoverKids was suspended late last year when membership reached the maximum that could be supported by the current budget. [ Read More ]

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