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  • Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victim of Domestic Violence

    During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett reminds Tennesseans about Safe at Home, the free statewide address confidentiality program for anyone who has experienced domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking or any sexual offense. “Right now, nearly 550 Safe at Home participants across the state are protecting themselves from becoming victims again by … Read more

  • Middle Tennessee Electric Sending Crews to Storm Area

    Crews from Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) will leave Thursday morning for Ridgeland, South Carolina, to assist Palmetto Electric Cooperative with power restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Palmetto Electric serves over 75,000 members in Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties along the southern coast of South Carolina. Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwest Florida coastline … Read more

  • October is Child Health Month

    The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing Child Health Month throughout October. This annual recognition celebrates and raises awareness about programs devoted to the health of Tennessee’s children, our most important resource. ‘’As a parent and pediatrician I know the importance of keeping children healthy and safe,’’ Said Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Health … Read more

  • Gas Prices in Tennessee Continue to Fall

    Tennessee gas prices continue to slowly decline, falling five cents on average over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.17 which is 28 cents less expensive than one month ago and 28 cents more than one year ago.   “While the national gas price average has reversed course and is now trending more expensive, gas prices here in Tennessee are still … Read more

  • Now is the time to GIVE UNITED!

    The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties (UWRCC) announces its inaugural three-day giving campaign, called GIVE UNITED, taking place on September 27, 28 and 29. UWRCC aims to raise $200,000 during the Give United campaign to face the biggest challenges in Rutherford and Cannon counties around childhood development, financial stability, mental health, substance abuse, … Read more

  • TCAP Family Portal Now Includes Lexile Reader Levels for Students

    With the 2022-23 school year in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Education concludes the “Know More, Learn More TN” back to school campaign with an encouragement to all families to support their student’s reading progress by learning about their Lexile level. Newly added this week in the TCAP Family Portal, Lexile levels for each student … Read more

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Tennessee

    A strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a poultry flock in West Tennessee. To protect the health of other domesticated birds, the State Veterinarian is leading the emergency response and ordering an immediate halt to poultry shows, exhibitions, and sales statewide. HPAI is known to be deadly for domesticated fowl. The affected … Read more

  • TBI Casework Leads To Arrest Of Rutherford County Man In Florida ICAC Case

    Special Agents assigned to TBI’s Cybercrime and Digital Evidence Unit have charged a La Vergne man in connection to an ongoing Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation in Florida. In July, TBI received information from the Walton County, Florida Sheriff’s Department, in relation to an online solicitation operation, dubbed “Operation Wolves Blanket,” involving Chasen White … Read more

  • Recipients of $175 Million in Pilot Implementation Grants Prepare to Begin Work

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services, in partnership with Governor Bill Lee and the Families First Community Advisory Board, recognized the 7 collaborative groups selected for $175 million in Implementation Grants to further the Department’s vision of fundamentally changing the way low-income families are served in Tennessee. Soon, each public-private collaborative group will kick off pilot … Read more

  • Federal Grant Award To Reduce Pregnancy-Related Deaths in Tennessee

    The Tennessee Department of Health has received a $5M competitive federal grant to fund community and clinical programs that improve Tennessee’s maternal health outcomes, TDH announced today. “The vast majority of maternal deaths in Tennessee are preventable,” said TDH Commissioner Dr. Morgan McDonald, MD FACP FAAP. “This grant award will make a significant impact in … Read more