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Forrest and Underwood Share Honors at Cannon County Schools

The outstanding team member honor is shared by two teachers this month in Cannon County Schools. Pam Forrest – Physical Education Teacher at Woodbury Grammar School and Brad Underwood – 4/5 Math & Social Studies Teacher at East Side School in the Cannon County School System were named as “Employees of the Month” for November ... Read more

Raising The Flag for Children

The Child Advocacy Center invited the community to join them in paying tribute to child abuse victims and survivors Wednesday at their Murfreesboro center for a special event. This is a time to remember the child abuse victims currently struggling to overcome the challenges faced as a victim and honor the survivors of child physical ... Read more

TCAT McMinnville Adding Program

Governor Bill Lee announced projects receiving funding through the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) program which prioritizes learning opportunities in rural counties and enhances career and technical education statewide. Earlier this year, the General Assembly approved $25 million in the governor’s budget to incentivize collaboration at the local level among stakeholders such as higher ... Read more

Grant to Aid Fire Management

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), Division of Forestry is pleased to announce it has received a $200,000 grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to expand fire implementation and management. The project will support a prescribed fire strike team that will implement more than 1,200 acres of prescribed burning on public and ... Read more

Farmer Veterans in the Volunteer State

From vegetable growers and livestock producers, to agritourism operators and farm artisans, farmer veterans can be found throughout all types of agriculture in the Volunteer state. As you honor the brave men and women who have served our country this Veterans Day, you have the opportunity to support a farmer veteran near you. According to ... Read more

Veterans In Service The State

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes honored and recognized five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Governor’s Veterans Day event today on the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville. “Tennessee’s ... Read more

Patterson Supervisor for Middle Tennessee

A Hamilton County high school principal and a Gibson County supervisor have been honored for their work in Tennessee education during the annual banquet on Tuesday night. Dr. LeAndrea Ware, principal of the Howard School in Hamilton County Schools, was named Tennessee’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year. Having previously served as principal at East Lake Academy and in district ... Read more

Tennessee ACT Participation At All Time High

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that a total of 63,829 students from Tennessee’s 2019 graduating class took the ACT, earning an average composite score of 20. This represents a 98 percent participation rate, which is an all-time high in the state. Of those students, 41.7 percent earned a score of 21 or higher, making ... Read more

Infant Mortality Rate Lowest In 3 Years

The Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating the lowest infant mortality rate in the state in three years. TDH data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 than in 2017. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical ... Read more

Turkey Tee Off Helps Children for 9th Year

“The Turkey Tee Off has become an annual tradition for many local golfers.  The morning started out chilly, but quickly warmed up, and we were blessed with a beautiful day on Saturday,” said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.  “Many of our loyal golfers have been golfing in this tournament every year for the ... Read more