• February Marks Children´s Dental Health Month

    Monday, February 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Ranks High in Dental Programs

    Nashville, February 21, 2006

    After all of the Valentine’s Day treats are gone, remember to care for your child’s oral health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a celebration of children’s dental health sponsored by the American Dental Association.

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  • Lottery-Funded After-school Programs Increase

    Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- Governor Phil Bredesen announced today the addition of 10 after-school programs to the growing list of high-quality enrichment opportunities funded with excess lottery dollars. Tennessee ’s Lottery Education After-school Program (LEAP) has provided nearly $6.7 million for 88 new after-school programs for at-risk students across the state.

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  • Summit Hill Bridge And Entrance Ramp Closing

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced Thursday that the Summit Hill Bridge and entrance ramp from James White Parkway will close February 21, 2006. The bridge will be closed for eight months with the ramp remaining closed into the James White Parkway phase of construction, which will be approximately September of 2007.

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  • Final Alignment for Unfinished Section of 840 South is Announced

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, Tenn—Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the state will go forward with recommendations recently submitted to TDOT by the Citizens Resource Team (CRT) charged with studying alignment options for the final segment of State Route 840 South in Williamson County. That section runs approximately ten miles in length from Bending Chestnut Road to east of Thompson Station Road.

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  • Admissions To Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Suspended

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

     Gainesboro Nursing Home Cited for Violations

     Nashville, February 6, 2006

    Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $3,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the home’s operations.

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Addresses the Urgency of Testing, Prevention

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Health Commissioner Urges Community Involvement

    Nashville, February 6, 2006

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, February 7, marks the sixth annual observance of the event that aims to motivate African-Americans to get tested and know their HIV status, educated about modes of transmission, involved in their local community and treated if they are currently living with HIV or are newly diagnosed.

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  • Admissions To Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Suspended

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Gainesboro Nursing Home Cited for Violations

     Nashville, February 6, 2006

    Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $3,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the home’s operations.

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Addresses the Urgency of Testing, Prevention

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Health Commissioner Urges Community Involvement

    Nashville, February 6, 2006

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, February 7, marks the sixth annual observance of the event that aims to motivate African-Americans to get tested and know their HIV status, educated about modes of transmission, involved in their local community and treated if they are currently living with HIV or are newly diagnosed.

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  • Media Witness Drawing Cancelled

    Thursday, February 02, 2006 | 6:00pm

    MEDIA WITNESS DRAWING CANCELLED

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction received a clarification order from the United States District Court (Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga) Friday morning stating that “Gregory Thompson’s stay of execution shall remain in effect until such time as the court lifts the stay. The court does not anticipate receiving the final submissions from the petitioner prior to February 6, 2006.”

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  • Booze It And Lose It This Super Bowl Sunday

    Thursday, February 02, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Law enforcement working overtime this weekend to crack down on drunk driversNashville, TN –The Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Department of Safety are joining a nation-wide sober driving enforcement and public education campaign for Super Bowl Sunday. The two agencies held their own sober driving Super Bowl “party” at Titan’s Stadium in Nashville today. They announced that Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers, along with local police and sheriff’s departments across the state, will be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday as part of the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Football League (NFL), Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM), and Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADD) campaign to remind everyone that real “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk”.

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  • I-40 Bridge Implosion Closes Interstate

    Wednesday, February 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Memphis, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be closing a small section of Interstate 40 in Haywood County to implode the State Route 76 Bridge. I-40 will be shutdown in both directions beginning at mile marker 55 through mile marker 57 at 10 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006. During that closure, the bridge over westbound I-40 will be demolished. Crews will work over night clearing debris in order to reopen the I-40 westbound lanes. Around 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2006, I-40 will be closed for the implosion of the SR 76 Bridge over the eastbound lanes. Those lanes will be reopened as soon as is possible, but the clean up is anticipated to take several hours.

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  • Gregory Thompson Execution Advisory

    Tuesday, January 31, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Gregory Thompson.

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