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Take Action to Save Lives: Get a Flu Vaccine

November 13, 2018

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.

“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee’s Farmer Veterans Serve Twice

November 12, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says on Veteran’s Day, we will honor the brave men and women who have served our country, but did you know that some Tennessee veterans are now serving by producing the food we eat and the fiber we use?

Tennessee Veteran Dennis Scales, owner of Running Hog Farm in Rutherford County.

Tennessee Veteran Dennis Scales, owner of Running Hog Farm in Rutherford County.

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Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Tennessee Veterans

November 12, 2018

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

November 10, 2018

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health says support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone.

The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1.800.QUIT.NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life.

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TWRA reports 2018 Muzzleloader Season Opening Weekend Nets almost 7,700 Deer Harvested

November 5, 2018

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday, November 5th, 2018 according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

The current harvest number is an increase from the 4,949 recorded on the 2017 opening weekend.

Roane County had the top weekend with a harvest total of 237. Montgomery County was second with 223.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 to open muzzleloader season.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 to open muzzleloader season.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Drop to Seven-Month Lows

November 5, 2018

AAA

AAANashville, TN Tennesseans are finding the lowest prices at the pump since April. The state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.56 – 17 cents less than this year’s high, and 28 cents more than this time last year. 

Gas prices continued their downward trek last week, declining another 5 cents.  The state average declined for the 24th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 14 cents.

AAA believes the highest gas prices of the year are behind us.

AAA believes the highest gas prices of the year are behind us.

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Open Enrollment Began November 1st on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

November 2, 2018

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) began Thursday, November 1st, 2018.

Tennesseans have until December 15th, 2018, to apply for or re-enroll in coverage for the 2019 calendar year.

Open Enrollment Began November 1st

Open Enrollment Began November 1st

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Tennessee Department of Education reports Students Break Records with Highest-Ever ACT Score and Participation Rate

November 1, 2018

Tennessee Education Department

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Department Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have once again broken the previous year’s record by earning an average composite score of 20.2 on the ACT in 2018.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

More than 1,400 new Tennessee Students now able to access up to $23.4 million in HOPE Scholarship funds.

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Keep Halloween Fire-Safe and Fun by Following Simple Safety Tips

October 30, 2018

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says Jack-o’-lanterns, decorative candles, and so-called “haunted houses” are all Halloween traditions.

Unfortunately, all those traditions carry risks that could result in injuries or a fatality. According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Candles Start Nearly Two of Every Five Decoration Fires.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Candles Start Nearly Two of Every Five Decoration Fires.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices are Declining for now

October 29, 2018

AAA

AAAKnoxville, TN – The average price in Tennessee for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.60, which is five cents less than last week, two cents less compared to last month, and 35 cents more than a year ago. Gas prices are being pushed lower due to seasonal demand, winter-blend fuel, and falling crude prices. 

As motorists settle into the fall driving season, which will likely decrease demand for cheaper-to-produce winter blend gasoline, pump prices will likely continue to decline into next week.

Gas prices at the pump have declined over the past week.

Gas prices at the pump have declined over the past week.

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