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Help Keep Our Children Healthy, Get School Immunizations Now

July 12, 2016

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Another school year will soon begin for many students in Tennessee and now is the time to make sure they receive the required immunizations for school attendance.

‘’Vaccines are critical protection for our own children and help keep other kids around them safe from many diseases,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “The measles outbreak we just emerged from in Memphis should serve as a vivid wake-up call and remind us how lucky we are to have vaccines that protect us. Please make sure you and yours have the vaccines you need.”

Kindergarteners and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time must provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin.

Kindergarteners and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time must provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Use Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

July 10, 2016

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the summer season winds down, college students begin preparations for the fall semester. While some will be first-time students moving into residence halls, many will be moving off-campus and living on their own for the first time.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges students and their parents to choose fire-safe off-campus housing and discuss fire safety practices in order to prevent potentially life-threatening situations.

From January 2000 to May 2015, there were 85 fatal fires in U.S. dormitories, fraternities, sororities and off-campus housing, resulting in 118 fatalities.

Check for Fire Protection Features Before Signing a Lease, Moving In

Check for Fire Protection Features Before Signing a Lease, Moving In

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Tennessee Democrats propose ’10 for TN’ to reduce Gun Violence

July 9, 2016

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly released today a list of 10 proposals to combat gun violence in Tennessee in an email blast to supporters around the state.

“Inaction is no longer an option,” state Representative G.A. Hardaway said. “Moments of silence may demonstrate respect of lives lost, but we can truly honor the deaths of our loved ones, when we follow-up by enacting common sense laws to prevent more tragic killings of innocents.”

'Inaction no longer an option'; time for gun proponents to step up

‘Inaction no longer an option’; time for gun proponents to step up

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

July 8, 2016

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7th, 2016 flooding.

“We know Tennessee residents will lend a hand to help their friends and neighbors who were affected by Thursday’s flooding,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “While most will offer assistance, some may want to prey upon those in need. We want consumers to be wary of possible price gougers and remember they can always turn to us for information as they move forward.”

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Tennessee Consumer Alert: Public Urged to Help Find Unrepaired High-Risk Vehicles

July 7, 2016

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in urgently calling on the news media and the public to assist in finding and repairing certain high-risk vehicles with unrepaired air bag inflators before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture: Made for Each Other

July 4, 2016

Nashville, TN – One wears work-worn boots and talks about inputs, hoop houses, conditions and seasons. The other wears clogs and speaks of table numbers, cooler size, versatility and price points.

Both are particular, passionate and proud of what they do, and both talk incessantly about the same thing—the food they care about.

Produce grown by Tennessee Farmers.

Produce grown by Tennessee Farmers.

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10 BUI Arrests Made During 2016 Operation Dry Water

July 1, 2016

July 4th Holiday Weekend Approaching

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the eighth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4th holiday since its inception.

Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. It is held at the time to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal says Let the Pros Handle Fireworks this Year

July 1, 2016

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office issues a simple, yet significant message for Tennesseans this Fourth of July: Let the pros handle the fireworks.

With numerous professional displays scheduled for the Fourth including one of the nation’s largest in Nashville, there’s no shortage of festive and colorful fireworks to enjoy in Tennessee. State fire officials urge Tennesseans to take part in these professionally run events instead of risking their lives and possibly breaking the law by detonating fireworks themselves.

Fireworks

Fireworks

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Get Swindled While Seeking Summer Pay

July 1, 2016

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime offers high school seniors and college students opportunities for short-term work while school is out of session. Unfortunately, this could mean some young people with little to no work experience are vulnerable to online scammers.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns students and youth to use caution when applying for summer jobs online.

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TDOT halts Construction for July 4th Holiday

June 30, 2016

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday, June 30th through 6:00am on Tuesday, July 5th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for July 4th Holiday (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for July 4th Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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