The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is releasing new data showing the response to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the state.
Tennessee residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on Tennessee Tree Day on March 18, 2023. Trees are available to reserve online now through February 26 for a small donation per tree while supplies last. This is the ninth annual statewide tr…
Gov. Bill Lee gave his second inaugural address on Legislative Plaza on Saturday morning, Jan. 21., following being elected to a second term in the Nov. 2022 election. Read his full speech here.
The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center is recruiting individuals age 50 and older to participate in a study researching early drivers of Alzheimer’s disease.
Gov. Bill Lee has announced the theme and schedule of events for the 2023 inaugural celebration, ‘Tennessee: Leading the Nation’. Lee will take the oath of office for his second term at the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21.
The motor vehicle passenger license plate for Tennesseans with disabilities will have a look and feel that’s like the blue standard license plate design that hit the roads last year.
A collection of bills sponsored by Senate Republicans will become effective on Jan. 1, 2023. This includes key legislation that provides tax relief to farmers. The law exempts farmers from sales tax on items and services used for agriculture production, including building materials, repair s…
The new bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines that began being used this year are beneficial in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization in persons 65 and over, according to a recent study. Read more here.
Flu season came a month early this year in Tennessee and hit hard, disproportionately affecting children, according to Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical C…
Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
This past week, the U.S. Congress had passed the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will not only impact Tennessee, but will also have a local impact at Arnold Air Force Base and the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
’Tis the season to travel, and AAA estimates 2.6 million Tennesseans will journey 50 miles or more away from home from December 23 to January 2.
More than 1,300 volunteers across the state removed more than 48,000 pounds of litter in their communities as part of the second annual No Trash November, a month-long initiative created to ensure Tennessee roadways are safe from the harmful effects of litter.
TN Promise students participating in the tnAchieves program crossed a significant milestone this month. Over the last 15 years, tnAchieves students have given back more than four million hours of community service.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling on all 5th graders, from across the state, to participate in 2023 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is cautioning Tennesseans to be wary of scams as they prepare to make end-of-the-year and holiday-season charitable contributions.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will be providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households with a case in the Families First Program as of December 1, 2022, will receive a one-time addi…
Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a Petition for Rulemaking, requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) repeal the unlawful federal vaccine mandate for healthcare work…
Everyone knows that the cost of practically everything has increased. Since last year inflation has boosted overall prices 8.2 percent, but the cost of groceries has increased a whopping 13 percent, which University of Tennessee Extension says will impact this year’s Thanksgiving Day meals. …
Keep your stomach full of turkey and free from foodborne illness this Thanksgiving holiday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds cooks and diners that it’s important to remember the steps to food safety during America’s biggest meal.
AAA predicts 54.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. This national figure remains slightly below pre-pandemic levels. The same travel trend is seen in Tennessee as this year is forecast to be the busiest Thanksgiving since 2019.
Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-rel…
Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced that Tennessee, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General Privacy…
Tennessee’s 2022-23 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens this Saturday, Nov. 19. The season traditionally opens each year on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
The 2023 Tennessee Wildlife Federation Photo Contest has named their winners in this year’s contest. The contest included entries from across the Volunteer State, with the winners to appear in this year’s Wildlife Federation calendar.
There were no big surprises Tuesday evening as the red tide rolled in as expected with Republicans dominating the Tennessee and Coffee County election scene.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee announces its second No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities. Last year’s inaugural campaign included over 1,000 volunteers …
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) has announced their participation in a program that will increase purchases of local foods from Tennessee’s underserved farmers and producers and get it to those who need it most.
In October, the Tennessee Department of Health is promoting awareness and resources for both breast cancer and domestic violence with the Wear a Little Purple with Your Pink Campaign.
From Oct. 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Division of Forestry.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennesseans about an official-looking mailer from TN UCC Statement Service that incorrectly implies that businesses or individuals need a copy of the UCC-1 financing statement filed against them.
This Saturday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day. The day will also mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment.
Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced this past week that the state will award $446,770,282 in grants for the expansion of internet access across the state of Tennessee. Ben Lomand will get about $24 milli…
Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti has objected to the U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department) proposed Title IX regulations in a formal comment letter joined by nineteen other state attorneys general.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Bridgestone Americas officials announced the company will invest $550 million in a major expansion and modernization project at its Warren County truck and bus radial tire plant in Morrison.
The Colonel Thomas G. Bowden Memorial Act (SB 1749, HB 1686), named after a Tullahoma resident, which creates a pilot program providing crucial support and immediate relief to Tennesseans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their caregivers has been signed. Go…
State Rep. Rush Bricken, R-Tullahoma has announced that the Coffee County Senior Center will receive an $8,000 state grant to advance senior center projects in the community.
Governor Bill Lee has recognized Jill Johnson, D.V.M. of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award for exceptional service to the state and her fellow Tennesseans.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is now accepting submissions for its 8th annual Tennessee wildlife and landscape photo contest.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee business owners to be aware of a scam that has resurfaced and is once again targeting businesses with a deceptive mailer from a company that goes by TN Certificate of Existence Filing Company.
The State Veterinarian is advising horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County is in addition to two cases earlier this month in DeKalb and Rutherford Counties.
Following a vote by the Tennessee General Assembly, the state charge for license tag renewals has been suspended through June 30, 2023. Coffee County motorists will only have to pay the $5.25 charged by the county clerk’s office for registration.
USDA Rural Development is making $200 million available through the Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP). This program – administered by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) – will provide grants of up to $15 million to nonprofit lenders, including private nonprofit…
Starting Saturday, July 16, those who need to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline can now either call or text "988" instead of dialing the 10-digit number.
Early voting for the August Primary, General and Municipal elections is set to start this Friday, July 15 and will go until Saturday, July 30. Read more about what's on the ballot here.