A record-breaking 3,045,401 Tennesseans, or over 68 percent of active and inactive registered voters, cast ballots in-person during early voting and on Election Day or absentee by-mail in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
To report possible voter fraud or misinformation or get answers to Election Day questions, Tennessee voters are encouraged to call the Division of Elections’ toll-free Election Day hotline at 1-877-850-4959.
On Friday, November 13th the emphasis will be encouraging shopping and dining locally by showcasing our wonderful businesses and eateries with Saturday, November 14th being the day to include festival festivities. The committee understands the importance of this annual event for local busine…
Tennesseans planning to vote early for the Presidential election, state and local elections have until this Thursday, Oct. 29 to cast their ballots. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta could bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of northern Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee Wednesday into Thursday. - Update provided by Lincoln County Emergency Agency and the National Weather Service.
In recognition of International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, Secretary of State Tre Hargett reminds Tennesseans of resources available from his office to help people avoid scams.
Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September, which is the second month of the state’s fiscal year. Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley today reported that September revenues were $1.6 billion, which is $23.2 million more than September 2019, and $197.5 million…
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is alerting consumers to an increase in fraudulent credit card devices found at gas pumps across the state.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) today announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide additional relief to small businesses suffering during the …
Tennesseans must register to vote by 11:59 tonight, Oct. 5, to be able to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 State and Federal General Election.“I encourage all Tennesseans to register to vote or make sure their registration is up-to-date before the deadline tonight,” said Secretary of State Tre H…
The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is warning consumers after receiving complaints about an alleged driveway paving scam. In one complaint, neighbors were approached by a man offering a deal on leftover material. They agreed to pay $1,500 to have a section of their driveway repaired. Ho…
As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is launching a new essay contest for students age 16 and older who serve as poll officials for the Nov. 3 election.
Tennessee’s mobile app, “MyTN,” gives citizens access to many state services and information, wherever they are. MyTN now allows citizens to access services such as applying for unemployment benefits or filing and paying taxes.
The Tennessee Department of Health is improving the format for sharing of data on COVID-19 to update how some metrics are calculated and reflect evolving knowledge of the pandemic. The new format will begin September 3, 2020 and reflect a change in how active cases are calculated and a corre…
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Department of Revenue announced today a new digital eligibility tool for small business owners to determine if their business may be eligible for a Tennessee Business Relief Program payment.
Governor Bill Lee has issued a proclamation declaring September as College Savings Month in Tennessee. To celebrate, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the TNStars College Savings 529 Program are giving away three $529 scholarships this month.
Dove season opens Sept. 1 at noon, the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions. This year’s opening day falls on a Tuesday.
Governor Bill Lee took a moment to speak to journalists from around the state, giving an update on the actions currently being taken in the fight against COVID-19 and the improvements being made in shortening the time span being COVID-19 test being administered and the results coming back.
Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 22 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
From the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Has this insect been spotted in your yard? Let us introduce you to the cicada killer. Don't worry, it's not as scary as the name.
Well known landmarks across Tennessee are being lit in green, in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month and the important role the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program provides to strengthen families and children.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced today new and expanded financial relief programs for small businesses, agribusinesses, displaced workers, and the tourism industry through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The Tennessee Small Busi…
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is providing free car hangtags to help prevent heat-related child deaths in cars while simultaneously making it even easier to register to vote.
United States senate candidate Manny Sethi visited Fayetteville last week to hold a town hall at which he expressed his values and answered questions submitted by Fayetteville citizens.
Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins a…
Recently, the Elk Valley Times had the opportunity to briefly interview Speaker of the House of Representatives of Tennessee Cameron Sexton as well as Representative Rick Tillis. Over the course of the discussion, Sexton and Tillis spoke about the State Legislature’s work to assuage the dama…
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee non-profits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
As the countdown begins for the August 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election, the District 92 State Republican Representative race is heating up with negative advertising against incumbent Rick Tillis, but no one is admitting to being behind the mailings.
Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced an additional $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to local governments to offset costs incurred from responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the evening of Friday, June 10, Lincoln County Republicans gathered for a dinner attended by a number of prominent figures in Tennessee as well as American Politics.
Every year thousands of people age onto Medicare or go onto Medicare through Social Security Disability. Many of them have no idea who to contact for help with their Medicare questions. We don’t want you to be one of those people.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there were no boating-related fatalities and eight statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4th holiday weekend which includes the annual Operation Dry Water.
State Representative and Lewisburg businessman Rick Tillis officially announced today his intentions to seek re-election to the Tennessee State House. According to Tillis, “Getting Tennessee back to work by creating jobs, giving tax incentives to small business, and reining in government spe…
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 3-5. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is giving more families an opportunity to apply for a program that’s already provided valuable financial assistance to thousands across the state who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2020 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway through July 22.
In spite of spiking COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Bill Lee will not extend his executive order allowing local governing bodies in Tennessee to meet electronically to conduct business - after it expires June 30.
After a period of ambiguity, the effect of COVID-19 on Tennessee’s state tax revenue has finally been made concrete; however, at the local level, the effects remain unclear.