Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork NRRA

March 23, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-03-23) During the next four to six weeks, National Park Service fire crews will be conducting a series of prescribed fires within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The prescribed fires, as defined in the approved Fire Management Plan, will all be located within the boundaries of the park.  Plans call for burns varying in size from 83 to 519 acres to occur at locations in both Kentucky and Tennessee.  [ Read More ]

Local Flu Activity Prompts Reminder to Get Vaccinated

March 23, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-23) The Tennessee Department of Health continues its efforts to ensure the health of state residents as cases of H1N1 flu are still affecting some pockets of the state. Though flu activity has declined since late October, recent activity across Tennessee should encourage people who have not been vaccinated to get the H1N1 flu vaccine to protect themselves and their communities.  [ Read More ]

Burn Permits Required Through May 15

March 23, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-23) Visible signs of spring are beginning to emerge as warm temperatures and sunny skies push back the doldrums from what has been one of the coldest winters on record. As Tennesseans begin to take advantage of this weather to do some yard work around the home or farm, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind folks that if they are considering conducting an open burn, a burn permit is required in advance of such activity. [ Read More ]

State Certification Requirements Eliminate Candidates

March 19, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-19) Statutory requirements for the Offices of Sheriff and Road Superintendent have eliminated some potential candidates in the August County General Election.  With the April 1, 2010 deadline looming, most district races are highly contested, while several countywide incumbents will likely run unopposed. [ Read More ]

Appalachian Regional Commission Donation Funds Books Appalachian Children

March 18, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-18) More than 185,000 children in Middle and East Tennessee counties will have the chance to develop their vocabulary, improve school readiness and grow a love for reading after a generous donation by the Appalachian Regional Commission, with assistance from the East Tennessee Development District. The $100,000 donation will be matched by the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) to ensure that free, high-quality, age appropriate books are sent each month to registered children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. [ Read More ]

THP Advice: Don’t Depend On Dumb Luck This St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-15) The Tennessee Highway Patrol urges motorists to designate a sober driver and don’t depend on dumb luck this St. Patrick’s Day.  Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers will conduct more than 50 sobriety and driver license checkpoints across the state in an effort to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways.  The official 2010 St. Patrick’s Day holiday begins at 6:00 p.m., March 16, 2010, and runs through 6:59 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2010.   [ Read More ]

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