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Tennessee Ranks 44th For Senior Health

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

Tennessee ranked No. 44 for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. Nationwide, the report shows positive trends for senior health, especially for those measures that look at whether seniors are getting the right care in a setting of their choice. Seniors are experiencing lower hospital readmission rates and preventable

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  • Divide Over State Logo

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

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    A big change in a logo that identifies the State of Tennessee has many residents up in arms. Most are saying a new logo, meant to unify, is only creating a bigger divide. It is hard to go anywhere in the Volunteer State without seeing our iconic tri-star logo. But as the governor’s office is set to unveil a new simplistic design at a hefty price tag, many are asking,

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  • Marion Co. Man Charged: Money Laundering, Prostitution

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Marion County man arrested James McGlamery

    An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other local and federal agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Marion County man today on charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering. At the request of then-16th District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, TBI Special Agents, working in conjunction with Agents with Homeland Security and Immigration Customs Enforcement, and officers with the Murfreesboro and Smyrna Police Departments,

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  • Haslam Memorializes Three Tennessee Veterans

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Haslam memorializes vets Lotchie Jones

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including two service members previously missing in action for several decades. Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower. Private First Class Cecil

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  • Bowling schedules “Listening Meetings”

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

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      Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced that she will be holding monthly “listening meetings” in order to meet with local citizens and hear their concerns regarding issues before the State Legislature. Bowling has held monthly meetings in each of the counties she represents every year since taking office in order to meet with citizens and hear their concerns regarding issues before the State Legislature, as well as offer assistance with

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  • Governor signs ABLE legislation to help families and individuals with disabilities

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    5/18/2015 Governor Bill Haslam signs the ABLE Bill

      Families of those with disabilities are now one-step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings. Governor Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. The legislation, passed unanimously by the 109th General Assembly, establishes

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  • Mountain T.O.P. Day Camps

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

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    Mountain T.O.P. will offer seven weeks of day camps this summer for children and youth ages 6-17 that live in Grundy County. All day camps run Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Children will be picked up and dropped off at their house everyday by Mountain T.O.P. participants. Lunch is provided at all Mountain T.O.P. day camp programs. What do you do at Day Camp? Day Campers

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  • Vets Tour Washington, D.C. With Honor Flight

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Veterans in DC Honor Flight

    On Saturday, May 2, the fourteenth Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee took to the air carrying World War II and Korean War (Era) veterans on their spring 2015 tour of Washington, DC. This “hub” began in the spring of 2008 under the direction of Milton Schaefer of Winchester. Today, the flight continues to fly twice a year, in the spring and fall, under the direction of Board Chairman Mr. Claude

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  • New App for TN Jobs

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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      SWIPE THROUGH MORE THAN 90,000 JOBS WITH NEW APP JOBS4TN ALLOWS USERS TO SEARCH LOCAL JOBS, SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, FILTER ATTRIBUTES AND REQUIREMENTS Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips is announcing a new iPhone and Android mobile app that makes finding available Tennessee jobs even easier. The free mobile application brings thousands of employment opportunities to smart phones with advanced location and sharing features.

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