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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce MTD Products to Create 200 Jobs in Martin

July 17, 2018

Manufacturer to invest $10 million to expand production capabilities in Weakley County 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and MTD Consumer Group Inc officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $10 million in its Martin operations over the next five years. 

MTD is Weakley County’s largest private employer and a leading global manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment under brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The company plans to create 200 jobs in Weakley County as it adds production at the Martin facility. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Higher after Refinery Issues

July 16, 2018

AAA

AAATampa, FL Gas prices are trending lower after an small jump at the pump last week. Gas prices in Tennessee are 2 cents higher than a week ago. The state average of $2.63 is 10 cents less than this year’s high, yet remains 61 cents more than this time last year. 

Pump prices rose last week after reports surfaced of seven gulf coast refineries dealing with various operational issues.

Refinery Issues Push Gas Prices Higher. (AAA)

Refinery Issues Push Gas Prices Higher. (AAA)

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Governor Haslam and Commissioner McQueen Launch Tennessee Pathways

July 12, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

New Drive to 55 Initiative will equip more high school students to transition into high-skilled jobs and postsecondary opportunities in Tennessee after graduation

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today have unveiled Tennessee Pathways as a part of the Drive to 55, the governor’s initiative to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with postsecondary credentials to 55 percent by the year 2025.

Tennessee Pathways lays the foundation for the Drive to 55 by focusing on students in elementary, middle, and high school to further align K-12 education to opportunities after high school graduation – including industry needs and postsecondary expectations – so students gain the knowledge and experience to move seamlessly into college and the workforce.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

July 12, 2018

SafewiseSalt Lake City, UT – Tennessee may be home to some of the highest crime rates in the country, but as the latest FBI report details, it’s also home to safe havens. The database identifies more than twenty cities and towns with violent crime rates that fall below two per 1,000 people.

At the same time, all but three of those cities reported property crime rates below the national average.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Increased 1.5 Cents From Last Week

July 9, 2018

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Least Expensive Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Tennessee Gas Prices  increased 1.5 cents during the past week. So far, motorists have found the most expensive summer gas prices in four years. Since June 1st, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.64 per gallon – an increase of nearly 60 cents compared to the average price last summer.

However, current pump prices remain 12 cents below this year’s high, set during Memorial Day weekend. 

Price at the pump continues to fall.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

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Leave Fireworks to the Experts this Fourth of July

July 2, 2018

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the dangers posed by consumer fireworks and urging Tennesseans to leave the fireworks to the pros instead of risking their lives and possibly breaking the law by detonating fireworks themselves.

“July Fourth is a great opportunity to celebrate our nation’s independence with friends and family,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “The best way to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe Fourth is to join other community members in attending public fireworks displays put on by trained and licensed professionals.”

Consumer Fireworks Caused $1M in Damages, One Death and 412 Unintended Fires from 2013-2017

Consumer Fireworks Caused $1M in Damages, One Death and 412 Unintended Fires from 2013-2017

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs TN Together Legislation

June 29, 2018

Laws Fight the Opioid Epidemic through Prevention, Treatment and Law Enforcement

Tennessee State GovernmentMaryville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed legislation to support TN Together, the governor’s aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee through three key areas – prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

“This legislation is a major step in helping fight this epidemic by limiting the supply of opioids and providing resources to provide treatment for those addicted,” Haslam said in a ceremonial bill signing at the Blount Memorial Hospital.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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TDOT halts Lane Closures for Independence Day Holiday

June 28, 2018

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

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 12:00pm on Friday, June 29th through 6:00am. on Thursday, July 5th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

TDOT to halt Construction and Lane Closures on interstates for Independence Day Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt Construction and Lane Closures on interstates for Independence Day Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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TWRA Operation Dry Water set for June 29th-July 1st, 2018

June 26, 2018

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 29th-July 1st, 2018. 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.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water was started by the NASBLA in 2009.

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Tennessee Gas Prices Fall for 28th Straight Day

June 25, 2018

AAA

AAANashville, TN Gas prices in Tennessee declined for the 28th consecutive day on Sunday. However, higher oil prices may soon put the brakes on that downward streak at the pumps. 

The state average of $2.60 is 5 cents less than a week ago and 12 cents less than last month. However, Tennessee motorists are still paying nearly 60 cents more per gallon compared to last year. 

Tennessee Gas prices on average have fallen 5 cents in the past week.

Tennessee Gas prices on average have fallen 5 cents in the past week.

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