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No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel …

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Tennessee to Split June Benefits into Two Payments for SNAP Participants

In response to the early May issuance payment that occurred on April 20, 2024, the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced today that June 2024 benefits will be split into two payments for customers who received their May benefits early and participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is a one-time schedule …

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2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24; Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will participant in the 2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most …

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Tennessee Highway Safety Office Reports 92 Percent Seat Belt Usage Rate

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 92 percent. The 2023 usage rate represents an increase of approximately 1.5 percent compared to Tennessee’s 2022 survey result of 90.5 percent. The …

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REAL ID Act of 2005 Goes into Effect May 7, 2025

Beginning May 7, 2025, the REAL ID Act of 2005 will go into effect. Anyone 18 years of age and older must have a REAL ID credential to access certain federal facilities, board commercial flights, nuclear power plants, and military bases in the U.S. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) began issuing REAL …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors after Tornadoes Hit Parts of Tennessee and Alabama

Blood Assurance urgently needs donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The non-profit saw a number of appointments and blood drives canceled over the last 24 hours because of the weather. To replenish the supply, Blood Assurance is requesting donations from all …

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Israel-Hamas War Protest in Sewanee

Student protests over the Israel-Hamas war have popped up at college campuses across the country and now in Sewanee. At the University of the South, protests began early on Tuesday, April 30. On Wednesday, May 1, six students remained on top of the university’s All Saints’ Chapel. “We are not lifting our occupation of All …

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State Launches ‘Year of Tennessee Teachers’ Campaign

Throughout the month of May, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, Week, and Day, proclaimed by Governor Bill Lee. Additionally, the department launched the ‘Year of Tennessee Teachers’ campaign, highlighting teachers for shaping the minds of the over one million K-12 students across the state to ensure they have …

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Messer Receives 2024 Vanguard Award and releases statement

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) announced the 2024 Vanguard Awards winners in March. The Vanguards honor those who have blazed the trail for fellow women EMS professionals. Tennessee has one winner, and it is Vicki Messer | Paramedic, retired | Jasper, TN Messer was presented her award last week at the Association Annual Conference & Trade Show …

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Chattanooga Attorney Temporarily Suspended

Hamilton County Attorney Arthur C. Grisham, Jr. has been temporarily suspended for failing to respond to the Board of Professional Responsibility. He did not respond to the board concerning one complaint of misconduct, they stated in a press release. A Supreme Court rule requires the immediate suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law if …

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