Proposed bill would weaken taxpayer protections
Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice and snowfall, Gov. Bill Lee has closed state offices on Wednesday, February 17 in the following counties:
Are you making a New Year’s Resolution this year? Would you be willing to make a resolution to help those in your community? We might just have the opportunity for you.
At a request from Gov. Bill Lee, Fayetteville’s elected officials passed a resolution supporting the State Acquisition of Martin Methodist College during a special called meeting last Thursday. The University of Tennessee System wants to acquire Martin Methodist College to become the fourth …
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Columbia and the Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club, organizers for the annual Mule Day Parade and festivities, are cancelling Mule Day 2021, which had been planned for April 8-11, 2021. According to City of Columbia officials, the decision to cancel wa…
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally, Speaker Sexton and members of the General Assembly closed a historic special session to address learning loss and the negative effects on student proficiency in reading and math marked by time away from the classroom due to COVID-19.
Over 750 Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard are part of a 25,000 member National Guard task force supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration and assisting with security for the U.S. Capitol and other Federal properties in Washington, D.C.
Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed December 11 as “Tennessee Environmental Council Day,” in honor of the non-profit organization’s 50th Anniversary. TEC was founded on December 11, 1970, and in his proclamation, Governor Lee encourages Tennesseans to do something positive for the environment…
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.