Entries by Mark Todd Engler

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TN Fishermen Top Finishers at Bassmaster Classic

Press Release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, March 18, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/3/18/tennessee-anglers-shine-in-bassmaster-classic-with-top-two-places–two-additional-in-top-seven.html Tennessee Anglers Shine in Bassmaster Classic with Top Two Places; Two Additional in Top Seven Tennessee anglers captured the top two places and posted two additional spots among the top seven in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. The impressive performances capped off the […]

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Program to Award Grants for Specialty-Crop Growers

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 18, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/news/2019/3/18/grant-program-announced-for-specialty-crops-.html NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). “The SCBGP supports specialty crop producers through funding for research, education, marketing, and innovative projects,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, […]

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ProEdTN: Testing Flexibility Needed in Tennessee

Press Release from Professional Educators of Tennessee, March 19, 2019: Op-Ed by JC Bowman Executive Director Professional Educators of Tennessee jc.bowman@proedtn.org In Tennessee, we appreciate straight talk and candor. So, to the point: statewide testing has taken a wrong turn in public education, not to mention Tennessee has failed in our statewide testing administration since […]

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TN Comptroller Report: ‘Ineffective Teachers Have Negative Impacts on Students’

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, March 19, 2019: Link: https://comptroller.tn.gov/news/2019/3/19/new-report-examines-impact-of-ineffective-teachers-on-students.html The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released a new report that explores how students in Tennessee’s public schools are impacted when they are taught by an ineffective teacher for two consecutive years. The report was prepared at the request of […]

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Twenty-Seven Acres Added to Fall Creek Falls SP

Press Release from TennGreen, March 15, 2019: Link: https://www.tenngreen.org/single-post/2019/03/18/Fall-Creek-Falls-Expansion The Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (TennGreen) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) are thrilled to announce the protection of two significant inholdings in Fall Creek Falls State Park, located in Van Buren County. These two properties, which total around 27 acres on […]

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Flood-Damage Assessment Time on Cumberland Basin Lakes

Press Release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/314235/recreation-facilities-receive-damage-assessments-waters-recede NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters begin to recede. Officials are working as conditions allow […]

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Spring Cleanup Dates Scheduled for Civil War Battlefields

PRESS RELEASE from the the American Battlefield Trust, March 14, 2019: Link: https://www.battlefields.org/ Volunteers throughout Tennessee are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 13 Volunteer State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, […]

State Parks Offers Free Guided Spring Hikes Statewide March 23

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 11, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/environment/news/2019/3/11/tennessee-state-parks-offers-free-guided-spring-hikes-statewide-march-23.html With warmer weather coming, Tennessee State Parks is hosting free guided spring hikes in all 56 state parks led by park rangers on Saturday, March 23. The hikes fit every level, from short easy-to-walk trails to longer treks through more adventurous terrain, each […]

Red Cross Announces New TN Marketing Director

Press Release from ARC Tennessee Region, March 11, 2019: NASHVILLE, March 11, 2019 — The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Sherri McKinney as director of communications and marketing. “We are excited to have Sherri join our leadership team with the Red Cross,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO. “She brings […]