Entries by Press Release Center

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Campground Hosts, Park Attendants Sought for USACE Cumberland River Basin Rec Areas

PRESS RELEASE from the Nashville District Offics of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 2019: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is seeking individuals interested in 2019 Park Attendant contract positions across Tennessee and Kentucky. A total of 21 contracts across the Cumberland River Basin […]

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State Library Hosting Exhibit on TN Governors

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, January 9, 2019: Newest exhibit celebrates the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration and the 49 governors throughout Tennessee’s history NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Library and Archives announced its newest exhibit, Governors of Tennessee, in conjunction with the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration. Governors of Tennessee, opens to the public Jan. […]

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Comptroller Issues Report on TNReady Testing Failures

PRESS RELEASE from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, December 19, 2018: The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released a performance audit of the Tennessee Department of Education detailing many of the problems that led up to the difficulties in executing the spring 2018 TNReady tests. The online student assessment tests were plagued with […]

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Government Waste Watchdog Presents Annual ‘Pork Report’

News Release from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, December 17, 2018: Link: http://www.beacontn.org/beacon-releases-2018-pork-report/ In the 13th annual Tennessee Pork Report, the Beacon Center once again revealed millions of dollars in government waste, fraud, and abuse ranging from a new taxpayer-funded MLS soccer stadium in Nashville to a Memphis company that was given $5 million just […]

Fresh Off Landslide Win, Vandy Poll Finds Support Running High for TN Gov-Elect Lee

PRESS RELEASE from Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Dec. 14, 2018: NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Governor-elect Bill Lee will enter office with a strong favorability rating of 57 percent, with only 22 percent of registered voters holding an unfavorable view, according to the latest Vanderbilt University Poll. The findings also suggest Lee will also […]

State Park-Branded Beer, Coffee Hot Holiday Season Sellers

PRESS RELEASE from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Dec. 14, 2018: NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks is encouraging shoppers this holiday to support conservation efforts through making a seasonal toast with their coffee roast or by spreading some cheer with their beer. A portion of the sales of the “State Parks Coffee” and […]

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Beacon Center: Time to Rethink Our Approach to Asset Forfeiture

Statement from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, (Dec. 11, 2018): Link: http://www.beacontn.org/time-to-rethink-our-approach-to-asset-forfeiture By Branden H. Boucek The practice of civil asset forfeiture – whereby law enforcement can confiscate a person’s property or money on a suspicion of criminal activity, leaving it to the person to establish his or her innocence – may be on rocky terrain. If […]

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Next Construction Phase of Center Hill Dam Getting Underway

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U.S ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NOVEMBER 30, 2018: SILVER POINT, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Thalle Construction Company are moving towards the conclusion of the Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project. The start of December marks the completion of foundation preparation […]

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Governor-Elect Announces Administration Appointments

Press Release from the Transition Team of Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Lee, November 27, 2018 Transition names three commissioners and several key personnel to the governor’s staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced his first cabinet appointments as well as several key appointments to his forthcoming gubernatorial staff. “We have received a tremendous […]