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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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Beginning next year, on May 3, 2023, everyone must have a Real ID license to access certain federal facilities, military bases and board commercial flights within the United States.

Effective July 1, Tennessee public middle school or high school athletic activities or events that require the student’s gender for participation will be based on the student’s gender at time of birth. Schools that do not participate may be punished by the Department of Education by withhold…

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Several new laws went into effect this past Friday, among these include legislation that will alleviate school staffing challenges, ensure fairness in girls’ sports, and prohibit school computers from accessing obscene materials.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced it will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning on Friday, July 1 through July 5 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched its new hotline, 833-TDOTFIX (836-8349), for drivers to report potholes and other maintenance issues that may be considered roadway safety hazards.

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While inflation continues to climb along with prices at the pump, there may be a bit of good news for consumers on the horizon as the state of Tennessee has revealed August will be tax-free when it comes to purchasing food in the Volunteer State.

Tennessee Department of Education released the proposed rules to implement the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act this past week. Informed by input from a variety of stakeholders—parents, educators, superintendents, and business and community leaders— all Tennesseans are …

Tennessee’s 2022 Free Fishing Day is set for Saturday, June 11 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed an executive order directing accountability measures for school safety and an evaluation of training for Tennessee law enforcement. The order also establishes additional resources to support parents, teachers and law enforcement in improving school secu…

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State Rep. Rush Bricken, R-Tullahoma, has announced the General Assembly has successfully reduced the $10 fee for charitable filings through June 30, 2023. The reduced fees will save Tennessee nonprofits an estimated $2.1 million.

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Caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is often a 24/7 job. No matter how vigilant the care-partner, a person with Alzheimer’s can wander and become lost. It happens to 60 percent of those living with dementia.

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Those who have traveled the mine field of potholes across the Volunteer State this year may be getting some relief as the Tennessee Department of Transportation has come up with a plan to fix some of the damage caused by a historically bad winter.

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After slowly dropping in price following a massive surge at the pump at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, gas prices have again went on the march upward, topping $4 a gallon and still rising.

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In time for the May 3 primary and leading into the general election in August, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has revealed his office’s new Text to Report Voter Fraud system.

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Naomi Judd was a lifetime advocate for mental health, sharing her story often through her writing and numerous speaking engagements over the years. Her courage to share her lived experience with mental health has inspired many across Tennessee and beyond, making her loss felt deeply by so many.

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A new respite care law for caregivers and those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias which was passed by the state legislature this past week has been named in honor of a Tullahoma native.

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The Tennessee Comptroller’s latest update on the Tennessee Promise program notes that certain adjustments to the scholarship eligibility requirements may have prompted more applicants to enroll as Promise students in the fall of 2020.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work on Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

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An Alabama man faces statutory rape and sexual battery charges following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement officers in Hartselle, Ala.

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The governor has proposed a pause on grocery taxes as a relief effort for Tennesseans amid a nationwide cost-of-living surge.

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Congress actually agreed on something this past week and it was about time, literally, as the U.S. Senate voted to make Daylight Saving Time a permanent fixture.

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February may be the shortest month of the year but it was long enough to see a historic peak in COVID-19 cases at its beginning and then just a trickle of infections by the month end.

AmeriCorps Week 2022 is March 13-19, an opportunity to recognize the service of the 250,000 Americans engaged in AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs annually. These dedicated citizens help communities across the nation, ensuring students stay on track to graduate, combatting hunger an…

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced it was awarded a two-year project to build capacity to promote Alzheimer's disease awareness. This project will support provider engagement, strategic planning, and public awareness of risk reduction, early diagnosis and treatment. TDH is on…

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According to Blood Assurance officials, several recent mass trauma events in the service area have exhausted the organization’s blood supply.

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For Tennessee Literacy Month, the Tennessee Department of Education will highlight how educators, families and community partners are focusing on improving literacy experiences for early learners through strategic investments and resources. 

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While the war in Ukraine is half a world away, Tullahoma motorists are feeling it at the pump as gas prices continue to soar, reaching the highest prices in memory with local stations asking between $3.62 and $3.82 at the pump for a gallon of 87 octane fuel.

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Blood Assurance and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System have announced plans for two upcoming blood drives in Nashville and Murfreesboro. Read more about the blood drives here. 

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Tennessee State Parks are inviting Tennesseans to participate in the state’s annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 5, as part of a national effort to remove invasive plants from public spaces.

New research shows that two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine result in lower effectiveness for preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant (65%) than previous variants, including alpha (85%) and delta (85%). However, importantly, a third (“booster”) vaccine dose significantly improve…

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Persons over 18 may soon be able to pack iron if they wish in the Volunteer State as the General Assembly is considering reducing the age at which Tennesseans are allowed to carry a firearm.

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With gas increasing by more than a dime a gallon overnight in some places in Coffee County this past week, the upward trend in the price of fuel could continue as geopolitical concerns over the Russia-Ukraine issue along with less global output push prices at the pump higher.

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The 2021-2022 Tennessee Blue Book, the definitive manual on Tennessee state government, is now available for Tennessee residents.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his fourth State of the State address on Monday, Jan. 31, where he presented his budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly.

Voters will get to decide on a right-to-work constitutional amendment this November that would make it illegal for workplaces to require mandatory labor union membership as a condition of employment.

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U.S. Representative John Rose’s (TN-6) district staff will hold a series of local office hours for constituents to connect directly with caseworkers and receive assistance with federal agencies throughout the month of February with that Coffee County appearance coming Feb. 2.