NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the state has set a new record and for the third year in a row has led the nation in the number of students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nearly three quarters of all Tennessee high school seniors—73.5 percent—filed the FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year, a requirement for Tennessee students to be eligible for both federal and state aid, including Tennessee Promise and the HOPE Lottery Scholarship.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 12:14pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10:59am
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans of an online tool that has so far returned over $1,679,721 in life insurance benefits to Tennesseans since last year.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 9:48am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for recycling and waste reduction grants totaling $4,500,000.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 9:41am
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will be closing lanes on SR 1 (South Lowry Street) over Harts Branch in Smyrna between SR 266 (Sam Ridley Parkway) and SR 102 (Lee Victory Parkway) this weekend for an Accelerated Bridge Construction project.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 10:39am
The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Nellis Randolph Medley for tax evasion and related charges. Department of Revenue special agents arrested Medley, 52, at his business and transported him to the Washington County Detention Center on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 9:48am
RIPLEY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today awarded state workforce development grants to two Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) institutions in West Tennessee to expand higher education opportunities and support the Drive to 55 goal to increase the number of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate to 55 percent by 2025. The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) will expand current programs and develop new training programs at TCAT-Ripley and TCAT-Covington in communities with limited higher education options.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 12:32pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich today announced that after more than 16 years of system-wide reform and a massive turnaround, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is now free of federal court oversight. U.S. District Court Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw has approved the historic agreement between the state and Children’s Rights, the New York-based advocacy group that in 2000 filed litigation known as the Brian A. lawsuit that charged that Tennessee youth in foster care suffered in an overburdened system, describing children in crowded congregate care shelters and social workers with overwhelming caseloads.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 12:06pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced more than 800 high school students fulfilled their “Tennessee Promise” community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks on June 24, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 10:19am
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Greg Gonzales announced today that the maximum effective formula rate of interest in Tennessee is 8.25 percent per annum.
The rate is based on a ceiling of 4.25 percent over the weekly average prime loan rate of 4.0 percent as published by the Federal Reserve on July 17, 2017.
Commissioner Gonzales said the rate remains in effect until the average prime loan rate as announced by the Federal Reserve Bank changes.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 9:30am
ennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Bongards’ Creameries officials announced today that the food producer will invest $35 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Humboldt.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 8:12am
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 1:17pm
A Hamilton County woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple providers in a short time period in order to obtain controlled substances.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 12:58pm
A Shelby County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for filling a fraudulent prescription and using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits as payment.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 9:36am
Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life
NASHVILLE – Preventing an illness is always better than trying to treat it once it occurs. That’s why doctors with the Tennessee Department of Health encourage people of all ages to talk with their healthcare providers about the immunizations needed for lifelong protection.
Friday, July 14, 2017 | 3:54pm
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission returns to its meeting schedule July 20-21 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building in Nashville.