November 16, 2015
Make your tax to-do list while you still have time
Clarksville, TN – As we settle into the last quarter of the year, your mind may be on a different kind of list. But December 31st marks an important deadline for many year-end tax moves, including charitable contributions, so it makes sense to create a tax to-do list and execute each item before you ring in the new year.
We’ve started one for you, but since we can’t touch on all of the available tax-advantaged opportunities, it’s a good idea to contact your tax advisor to learn exactly which strategies can benefit you the most.
Tennessee Highway Patrol announces plan for “No Refusal” Enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday Period
December 30, 2014
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01am, Wednesday, December 31st and concluding at 11:59pm, Sunday, January 4th.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday.
The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. [Read more]
December 29, 2014
Fireworks, parties can pose risks for the unprepared
Nashville, TN – When it comes to fireworks and New Year’s celebrations, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants residents to make good fire safety habits a New Year’s tradition whether at home or out on the town.
“No matter how you choose to ring in 2015, be sure to do it safely,” said Gary West, deputy commissioner of the Fire Prevention Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance. “Leave fireworks to the professionals and have emergency escape plans in place for not only your home, but for public venues as well.” [Read more]
December 31, 2013
Nashville, TN – Whether your New Year’s plans involve a cozy night at home or a big night out on the town, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is hoping you add fire safety to the celebration agenda.
“No matter where you choose to celebrate the new year, be sure to do it safely,” says Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Leave fireworks to the professionals and have emergency escape plans in place for not only your home, but for public venues as well.” [Read more]
Tennessee Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving partner for “Tie One On For Safety” Holiday Campaign
December 15, 2013
Nashville, TN – Colonel Tracy Trott announced today that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to help raise awareness about the importance of designating a non-drinking driver during holiday celebrations.
Colonel Trott was joined by representatives from MADD to announce the patrol’s participation in the “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon campaign, which is the organization’s signature nationwide public awareness program.
December 29, 2012
Tennessee State Troopers will strictly enforce “No Refusal” Law in 16 Counties
Nashville, TN – Five people lost their lives in vehicular crashes on Tennessee roadways during last year’s New Year’s Eve holiday period. Sixty percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.
That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join with local law enforcement agencies to conduct another “No Refusal” DUI enforcement campaign during the 2012-13 New Year’s Eve holiday, beginning at 6:00pm, Friday, December 28th and concluding at midnight on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. [Read more]
December 27, 2012
Nashville, TN – Make plans now to ring in 2013 with a number of special New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tennessee State Parks inns and restaurants, including dinner buffets, holiday room discounts, music and dancing!
New Year’s Eve dinner will be served December 31st at Cumberland Mountain, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing state parks.
This special dinner will include a variety of entrees, dessert and a select variety of beers, wines and champagne. [Read more]
December 18, 2012
Nashville, TN – With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013. Losing weight and stopping smoking are perpetual favorites for many, and the Tennessee Department of Health believes those are excellent goals and includes them in a list of five suggested resolutions for the upcoming year. [Read more]
December 31, 2011
State Troopers Plan New Year’s Enforcement
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is once again participating in the national holiday enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” State Troopers will join local law enforcement agencies across the state to encourage safe driving habits and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways this holiday season.
The New Year’s holiday period commences at 6:00pm, Friday, December 30th, and concludes at 11:59pm, Monday, January 2nd, 2012.
“This is the time of year when many people are traveling to share the holiday with family and friends,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “Our goal is for motorists to reach their destinations safely. We take this responsibility seriously throughout the year, and especially during holiday seasons.” [Read more]
December 26, 2011
Nashville, TN – Make plans now to ring in 2012 with a number of special New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tennessee State Parks inns and restaurants, including dinner buffets, holiday room discounts, music and dancing!
New Year’s Eve dinner will be served December 31st at Cumberland Mountain, Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing state parks. This special dinner will include a variety of entrees, dessert and non-alcoholic sparkling beverages. Seating times and prices will vary by park, and reservations are encouraged. [Read more]