Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation says Vertical Tillage Results in Loss of Productive Soil and May Result in Producers Being out of Compliance
June 8, 2013
Nashville, TN – Since the mid-80’s, many Tennessee producers have implemented a no-till system on their land. The no-till system, which eliminates the use of full-width tillage equipment, provides both economical and conservation benefits to the producer.
Prior to the adoption of no-till, the degree of top soil loss was astounding.
Better Business Bureau reports Bogus Debt Collectors are using Scare Tactics when Targeting Middle Tennessee Consumers
June 4, 2013
Nashville, TN – Scammers posing as debt collectors, process servers, government agents or phony law firms, are targeting Middle Tennessee consumers with threats of arrest warrants, criminal prosecution, wage garnishments and high debt collection fees for allegedly unpaid personal loans, back child support or past due student loans.
One consumer contacted BBB after receiving numerous threatening calls from S&P Law Group, Washington D.C. threatening arrest of their son if money was not paid immediately. Fearing arrest of their son the parents paid $800.00 to delay an arrest warrant on their son for two weeks. Further investigation by BBB has failed to verify the existence of a law firm by the name S&P Law Group in Washington, D.C. [Read more]
American Heart Association releases new video for National CPR Awareness Week which is going now through June 7th
June 4, 2013
American Heart Association debuts new “Heckling Fan” PSA to teach the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR to a disco beat
Nashville, TN – Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only™ CPR? Then you’re ready to help save a life.
In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 3rd – June 8th), the American Heart Association is continuing the national awareness campaign teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ hit “Stayin’ Alive.”
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development reports GED® Revision at End of Year Prompts Rush to Test Centers
June 3, 2013
Partial Completers Risk Having To Start Over In 2014
Nashville, TN – Tennesseans who have not taken the GED® high school equivalency test or who have passed some but not all parts of the GED® have only the remainder of 2013 to earn their high school credential under the current test structure, Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced.
Beginning January 1st, 2014, partial test scores will be invalid and will not transfer to the new high school equivalency test.
Tennessee Department of Health says Free Five-Minute Online Assessment for Hepatitis could Save Your Life
June 3, 2013
Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk for Silent Killer Hepatitis C
Nashville, TN – Do you have hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral disease? Do you know if you are more likely to have it than someone else?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a free, five-minute online assessment that can tell you if you are at risk.
There are different types of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines and Hepatitis C can often be cured if diagnosed and treated early. It’s important for individuals, particularly baby boomers, to know if they have any form of hepatitis. [Read more]
June 2, 2013
Nashville, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacation plans. The State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you remember to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for your summer retreat.
“Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.
Being mindful of the following safety points will help ensure that your upcoming vacation is as safe as it is fun! [Read more]
June 2, 2013
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission set the state’s 2013-14 hunting seasons at its May 30th-31st meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.
TWRA staff had presented the recommendations on upcoming hunting seasons at its April meeting with few changes for 2013-14. Tennessee deer hunters will again see an increased opportunities for harvest in the coming year. [Read more]
Tennessee Department of Labor Reduces Unemployment Claim Backlog and Opens Access to Self-Service Delivery
June 2, 2013
Organizational Changes Lead To Improvements In Customer Service
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing improvements in two key performance measures that affect unemployment benefit service delivery.
Organizational changes have been made resulting in greater access to self-service features and a reduced backlog of those who have applied for unemployment. [Read more]
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Memorial Day Weekend Free of Boating-Related Fatalities for Third Straight Year
June 1, 2013
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities reported over the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend. It marks the third consecutive year that the unofficial weekend start to the summer boating season has been free of boating fatalities.
During the Memorial Day holiday period from Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, there were eight total reported boating accidents for the second straight year.
June 1, 2013
Purple Beetle Traps Going Up in Ash Trees
Nashville, TN – Purple three-sided insect traps that resemble a box kite can be seen in ash trees across Tennessee in the next few months as part of a surveillance program by state and federal agencies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) are partnering to survey for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native, wood-boring beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States and Canada.