• TN Department of Education Announces Reading Summit

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 4:47am

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen, Education Commissioner Timothy Webb and the Tennessee Department of Education launched the 2009-10 Middle and High School Reading Summit beginning today with a spotlight on promoting reading success.

    “Reading is the key to a successful education,” Governor Bredesen said. “While we have made reading a priority with early learning initiatives like Books from Birth, it’s now time to apply that same level of focus to keep reading on the forefront for middle and high school students as we increase standards this year.”

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  • THP Memphis District Announces Aggressive School Zone Enforcement

    Monday, August 24, 2009 | 1:59am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will announce activities to aggressively enforce school zones during a news conference at the Covington Municipal Airport, Thursday, August 27, 2009. August 24-28, the THP’s Memphis District will utilize every available Trooper to work school zones, follow school buses on their routes and ride on buses. The THP helicopter will also be utilized for air patrol as part of the special school zone enforcement initiative.

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Red Boiling Springs

    Monday, August 24, 2009 | 1:51am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 200 high school students at Red Boiling Springs High School in Macon County, Wednesday, August 26, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

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  • THP Teams Up With State & Local Agencies for “Hands Across the Border” Effort

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 | 8:24am

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    Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled to Stop Impaired Driving

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming up with State Troopers from Alabama and several local agencies from both states for a “Hand Across the Border” initiative focusing on stopping impaired driving. On Friday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m., officials from several law enforcement agencies will join together to officially launch the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” enforcement campaign.

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  • Clarksville Intersection Improvement Project Requires Temporary Street Closures

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 | 7:38am
    Nashville, Tenn. – A major intersection improvement project will require the temporary closure of some Clarksville streets in the coming days. The project is located at the intersections of Riverside Drive/Kraft Street (US 41A) and North 2nd/New Providence Boulevard (SR 12 at SR 13). It includes the removal of the existing riding surface, installation of new asphalt, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and storm drain system. The intersection will also be widened to include additional turn lanes and crosswalks.

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Lewis County

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 | 3:23am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 450 high school students at Lewis County High School, Friday, August 21, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

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  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkpoint

    Monday, August 17, 2009 | 5:31am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Southern Hills Family Medicine of Brentwood invites the public to attend a child passenger safety seat checkpoint on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brentwood Library on Concord Road. State Troopers, who are certified restraint device technicians, will provide one-on-one instruction on how to properly restrain a child, as well as ensure car seats and booster seats are properly installed in motorists’ vehicles.

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  • “Between the Barrels” at Houston County High School

    Friday, August 14, 2009 | 4:08am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 450 high school students at Houston County High School, Tuesday, August 18, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of teens being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

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  • Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 9:41am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. CDT in the Bruer Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville, Tenn.

    The commission will hear a report on a recent timber theft survey of consulting foresters conducted by the University of Tennessee. The commission will also review and make recommendations on the budget for the Division of Forestry, receive a sub-committee report on forester credentialing and elect officers for the coming year.

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  • Hatcher Family Dairy to Open State-of-the-Art Creamery

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | 4:48am

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Hatcher Family Dairy invite you to a ribbon cutting of the new on-farm milk processing facility.This grand-opening event showcases the brand new state-of-the-art Abe Hatcher Creamery bottling facility. The addition of the creamery increases the dairy processing output to more than 1,600 gallons of milk per week for direct to consumer sales. The new creamery processing facility will enable the family farm to be sustainable and remain in farmland for generations to come.

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  • TDOT to Join Anchor Trailways & Tours to Launch Intercity Transit Route from Lawrenceburg to Nashville

    Monday, July 27, 2009 | 7:56am
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely will join representatives from Anchor Trailways & Tours and the Metro Transit Authority at the Music City Star Donelson Train Station in Nashville on Wednesday, July 29 to launch a new intercity bus route from Lawrenceburg to Nashville. The new route will provide daily intercity bus services in Davidson, Lawrence, Maury and Williamson Counties. The service is funded by a federal grant administered by TDOT and will include stops in Lawrenceburg, Ethridge, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, downtown Nashville, the Donelson Music City Star Station and Nashville International Airport.

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  • Weekend Lane Closures Continue on Hillsboro Road Improvement Project

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 8:51am
    NASHVILLE – Weekend lane closures along a busy section of Hillsboro Road in Green Hills will continue this weekend. The closures are part of a project to improve traffic flow along Hillsboro Road between Sharondale Drive and Crestmoor Road. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, Hillsboro Road Northbound will be reduced to one lane from Crestmoor Road to Sharondale Drive.  The lane closure will be in effect until no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27.

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