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 ]

March Final Month To Qualify For August Election

March 1, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-01) March is the last full month for persons interested in running for office in the August County General Election to pick up qualifying petitions.  Candidate forms must be returned to the Scott County Election Commission by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010. [ Read More ]

Second Hearing On Roberta Landfill Phase II Permit Scheduled

February 22, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-02-22) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), will conduct a second public hearing to receive comments on its tentative decision to issue a solid waste disposal facility permit to Roberta Landfill Phase II, Inc. in Oneida.  Despite inclement weather, about two-dozen people attended the first public hearing; however, subsequent written responses have apparently prompted the state to hold a second public forum. [ 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 ]

Dislocated Worker Training Available Locally

February 22, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-02-22) Unemployed workers and persons currently working that will be laid off in the near future will be eligible for special training opportunities provided by the local campus of Roane State Community College and the Tennessee Technology Center at Huntsville/Oneida.  State resources are also available for assist existing businesses to expand and for entrepreneurs to start new businesses locally. [ Read More ]

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