Governor Haslam Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Tennessee School Choice Week”

Tennessee students, communities to hold over 200 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Tennessee. Governor Haslam joins more than two dozen other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With more than 200 events […]

Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for “Step by Step” Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills

Feb. 9 meeting will be 1st of 3 to produce companion legislation to 21st Century Cures Act already passed by House    “The House has completed its work on the 21st Century Cures Act. The president has announced his support for a precision medicine initiative and a cancer ‘moonshot.’ It is urgent that the Senate […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 4   NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the […]

Suit Alleges Pattern of Illegal Segregation of Children with Disabilities by KCS and TDOE

by Sally Absher   Wednesday September 30, 2015. Three Knoxville area preschool and elementary school children and their parents have filed suit in United States District Court in Nashville against Knox County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education. The suit alleges that children with pervasive disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, developmental delays, or […]

Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Meeting for Potential Volunteers

    Open to Anyone Interested in Volunteering with Their Dog, Cat, or Rabbit   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.), an animal-assisted therapy program, will be held at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Saturday, September 26, 2015, from […]

Knox County Stormwater Management Annual Report Public Hearing

Who:   Knox County Stormwater Management   What:  A comment and question session about Knox County Stormwater’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit annual report, covering July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 When:  Thursday, September 17th 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Where:             Knox County Stormwater Management Building 205 West Baxter Avenue Knoxville, TN […]

HASLAM IN KNOXVILLE TO DISCUSS REGION’S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Governor visiting 15 communities to hear about local opportunities and challenges   KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer sat down with local and state officials in Knoxville today to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.   In a morning meeting at the Knoxville Chamber, Haslam […]

Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square Dedicated

Representatives from the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the City of Knoxville and PetSafe today took a ceremonial first pour to dedicate the new TCWN Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square.   The new station is part of TCWN’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a program designed to encourage individuals to substitute one sugary beverage a […]

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

  Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction   The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.  […]

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