• Tennessee Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

    Sunday, April 02, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Ratliff, a fifth-grader at New Union Elementary School in Coffee County was recently named state winner in the 2005 Tennessee Arbor Day Poster Contest. Second place honors went to Michelle Garrett, a student at Cedar Bluff Intermediate School in Knoxville. Maria Long, a student at Blountville Elementary School in Sullivan County was named third place winner in the annual contest open to all Tennessee fifth-graders.

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Observed in March

    Thursday, March 30, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Colorectal Cancer 90 Percent Curable With Screenings

    Nashville, March 31, 2006

    The end of March marks the closing of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created in 2000 by the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation to increase awareness of the importance of regular screening to save lives and decrease the national burden of colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). The Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (TCC) encourages all Tennesseans to get screened for colorectal cancer if they are over the age of 50 or are at risk.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

    Correction

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  • Tennessee Strives for Diversity Among Educators

    Monday, March 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Department of Education has embarked on a two-year project to improve the recruitment and retention of minority teachers across the state with the goal of maintaining a diverse teaching force reflective of Tennessee’s increasingly multi-cultural communities.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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  • Outstanding Tennessee Educators Honored

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- Three Tennessee Vocational-Technical Education VTE directors were recently honored for demonstrating outstanding innovation in their field. Lauderdale County VTE Director Sue Toles received the state Pioneer Award honoring exceptional directors with five years of experience or less. Rutherford County VTE Director Kay Nixon and Cleveland City VTE Director Steve Clariday both received Trailblazer Awards, which recognizes accomplished directors with six years of experience or more.

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  • Tennessee Students Receive National Award

    Thursday, March 09, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Two Tennessee students were named national winners of Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency awards at the 78th National FFA Convention. Ryan Jernigan, a graduate of East Robertson High School in Robertson County and Jeremy Cook, a senior at East Robertson High School, were recognized for diversified crop production and specialty crop production respectively.

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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