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State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans to Use Candles with Care

February 20, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While candles are a popular piece of home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants to remind consumers that flamed candles must be used properly to avoid loss of life, injury, and significant property damage.

Though candles might make homes feel festive, they can also cause tragedy. In 2017, Tennessee fire departments responded to 77 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused two civilian fatalities, two civilian injuries, one firefighter injury and $2,447,363 in direct property damage.

Candle Burning [Read more]

AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices Drop 7 cents in 12 days

February 19, 2018

AAANashville, TN Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Tennessee gas prices have declined the last 12 consecutive days for a total of 7 cents.

During the past week, the state average dropped 5 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.34 is 1-cent less than a month ago, yet 27 cents more than this time last year. 

U.S. Fuel Fundamentals - February 19th, 2018 [Read more]

Whirling Disease Found in Watauga and South Holston Tailwaters

February 17, 2018

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Whirling disease was recently discovered by biologists during their annual trout population monitoring in the South Holston and Watauga tailwaters. The discovery is the first known occurrence of this disease in Tennessee.

Whirling disease, a condition caused by a non-native microscopic parasite, affects fish in the trout and salmon family, including rainbow, brook, and brown trout. This parasite can cause damage to the fish’s cartilage and skeletal tissue, resulting in deformities in the head and spine.  They may also develop a black tail, or display “whirling” or erratic tail-chasing behavior.

Whirling Disease. (Barry Nehring, Aquatic Wildlife Researcher (retired), Colorado Division of Wildlife)

Whirling Disease. (Barry Nehring, Aquatic Wildlife Researcher (retired), Colorado Division of Wildlife)

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices are Falling Again

February 12, 2018

February Gas Prices are Highest in Four Years

AAANashville, TN Energy prices took a nosedive on the stock market last week and gas prices are declining as a result.

 Tennessee gas prices declined 2 cents during the past week. Sunday’s state average of $2.39 is 9 cents less than a month ago and 34 cents more than this time last year. 

Gas Prices declining after Crude Price Plunge.

Gas Prices declining after Crude Price Plunge.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Scald & Burn Prevention Tips

February 11, 2018

National Burn Awareness Week

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is highlighting National Burn Awareness Week (February 4-10, 2018) by sharing basic burn and scald prevention tips and reminding consumers that everyday household items can be burn hazards if not used or stored with care.

According to the American Burn Association, 73 percent of the burn injuries that are treated in burn centers occur in the home. Almost one-quarter (24 percent) of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15.

National Burn Awareness Week [Read more]

Get to the Heart of the Matter on Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2018

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN –  On Valentine’s Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart’s workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.

The Tennessee Department of Health suggests giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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State Fire Marshal: Manufactured Housing Fires Among Deadliest in Tennessee

February 7, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Manufactured houses are the scenes of relatively few fires every year in Tennessee, but those fires are among the deadliest, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths and prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind consumers that fire safety should be a priority in all homes, especially during the high-risk winter months.

Manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices rise 1-cent

February 7, 2018

AAANashville, TN – Gas prices increased throughout most of the country last week, albeit by a smaller margin than recent weeks. Tennessee gas prices increased by only 1-cent during the past week, but declined by fractions of a penny over the weekend.

Sunday’s average price of $2.41 is 14 cents more than a month ago, and 34 cents more than this time last year. 

AAA says Pump Prices Stall, Where Do They Go From Here? (AAA)

AAA says Pump Prices Stall, Where Do They Go From Here? (AAA)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces 2018 Legislative Agenda

February 4, 2018

Legislation includes Complete College Tennessee Act of 2018, Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, UT FOCUS Act, and TN Together

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced his legislative agenda for the 2018 session, continuing his focus on leading the nation in jobs, education, and efficient and effective government.

“We have made so many strides in higher education and workforce development, and we must not let up now. One of our top priorities this year will be making sure our students who receive Tennessee Promise and HOPE scholarships compete college on time, helping us reach our Drive to 55 goal,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Reminds Tennesseans to Beware of Deceptive Websites

February 4, 2018

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) warns Tennesseans to exercise caution when searching online for driver services information.

Tennesseans should be aware that deceptive, yet legal websites publish misleading information containing unofficial guidance on how to renew a driver license in order to scam customers into paying renewal fees.

Scam Alert [Read more]

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