NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the redesign of the state government website, TN.gov, to improve the look, functionality and overall experience for Tennessee taxpayers. “TN.gov is an important resource for Tennesseans and, for a lot of people, the main way they interact with state government. We are always working to serve Tennessee taxpayers more efficiently and effectively by making that experience as customer-focused as possible,” Haslam said.
Monday, June 22, 2015 | 3:21pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 | 10:00am
NORRIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $347,760 transportation alternative grant to the city of Norris for the East Norris Sidewalk Improvements project. The project includes a six-foot-wide concrete trail starting at the intersection of East Norris Road and Dairy Pond Road extending approximately 2,000 feet to Andersonville Highway. At the end of the trail, two crosswalks will be constructed to provide pedestrians with safe access to Sycamore Place and a nearby shopping center. The project will join existing sidewalks along East Norris Road, providing the final connection to area schools, recreational facilities, the local business district, and shopping.
Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:32am
ROCKWOOD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $437,122 transportation alternative grant to the city of Rockwood for the Greenway and Trailhead Project. The project includes a 10-foot-wide multiuse greenway beginning at Dr. Tom Fuller Park and parallel Pumphouse Road to East Nelson Street, and will terminate at the intersection of East Nelson Street and US 27. A 600-square-foot trailhead/comfort station will also be constructed at Dr. Tom Fuller Park. The trailhead will include bathroom facilities, bike racks, and a small parking lot. Signage will be added in the area to direct visitors to the trailhead.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 2:28pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed David Lee Allen of Lawrenceburg as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District. Allen, 62, replaces Judge Jim T. Hamilton, who has retired. The 22nd Judicial District includes Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:49pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced 18 Tennessee teachers selected to serve on the first Governor’s Teacher Cabinet. The cabinet will meet quarterly with Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to share real-time information from the classroom, advise on policy considerations and provide a direct line of communication to schools and communities.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:45pm
SHELBYVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $597,678 transportation alternative grant that includes the replacement of 4,500 feet of existing sidewalks, accessibility improvements and crosswalks along streets surrounding the Public Square in Shelbyville. Phase III of the Shelbyville Sidewalk Improvement Project will improve pedestrian access in downtown Shelbyville by providing safe and continuous routes between local destinations. The project is part of an overall plan to revitalize the downtown district.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:41pm
LEWISBURG – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $701,138 transportation alternative grant to provide a pedestrian and bicycle facility connecting Lewisburg Square with Rock Creek Park. The Downtown Connector Project, which will be constructed in four phases, includes parking, sidewalks, and a multiuse path, eventually connecting to the existing Rock Creek Park greenway path. The grant funds Phase I of the project.
Monday, June 15, 2015 | 4:37pm
ELIZABETHTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $650,000 grant to help the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton train Tennesseans and meet workforce needs in the region, as the state continues its Drive to 55. The funds will help start an off-campus welding program and add a new machine tool program at the main campus of TCAT-Elizabethton. New equipment will provide students with hands-on technical training similar to what is used currently in the industry.
Monday, June 15, 2015 | 4:26pm
MORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $700,805 transportation alternative grant to the city of Morristown for Phase 5 of the Turkey Creek Greenway. Phase 5 of the Turkey Creek Greenway will be nearly 6,000 feet of 10-foot wide multimodal asphalt paved path that will connect the trailhead at the Freddie Kyle Trail at Cherokee Drive and travel north to the trailhead at Wildwood Park. The trail, which will be located within the old abandoned Peavine railroad right-of-way, will include three crosswalks and two small bridges across Turkey Creek.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | 5:02pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of an $832,666 transportation alternative grant to the City of Clarksville for Phase I of the Red River East Trail Project. The Red River East Trail is a phased, multimodal trail segment that will contribute to another major section of the city’s riverside pedestrian trail development initiative. Phase I features 3,200 feet of trail that generally follows a reach of the Red River running eastward from US 41A in the central city area of Clarksville.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | 10:12am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this month highlighting the critical role Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) play in preparing the workforce and achieving the Drive to 55. Haslam included in his FY 2015-2016 budget amendment and the General Assembly approved $5 million to fund new equipment at TCATs to meet job training demands across Tennessee. This month Haslam will announce targeted investments in high demand programs at TCATs.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 2:09pm
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Nissan North America officials announced today the company will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at their Smyrna vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 1,000 newly created supplier jobs.
Nissan’s Smyrna plant has been noted as being the most productive automotive manufacturing plant in North America as it produces almost 650,000 vehicles each year including the Maxima, Rogue and Altima.
“Nissan and Tennessee have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, and today’s announcement is another significant milestone in our history together,” Haslam said. “The success of Tennessee’s automotive industry brings with it growth in supplier networks, and we want to thank Nissan for this new investment in Smyrna and our state.”