Monthly Archives: October 2017

Senator Bell Elected to National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville), Co-Chairman of the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Council for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). The announcement was made last week at the 14th Annual NASC Legislator Summit in Acme, Michigan,

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Posted in News, Sen. Mike Bell


SENS. JACK JOHNSON AND RUSTY CROWE PRESENT SENATE PROCLAMATION TO COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND KENNY ROGERS DURING FAREWELL CONCERT

NASHVILLE – State Senator Jack Johnson  (R-Franklin) and Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) presented country music legend Kenny Rogers with a Senate Proclamation on Wednesday evening to recognize the singer for his many contributions to country music and Tennessee.  The presentation occurred at the All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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Posted in News, Sen. Jack Johnson, Sen. Rusty Crowe


SENATOR GRESHAM CONGRATULATES TWO CHESTER COUNTY REWARD SCHOOLS IN TOP 5 PERCENT FOR PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, today congratulated students, parents and staff at Jacks Creek Elementary School and Chester County High School for being named “Reward Schools” for 2017 by the Tennessee Department of Education.  Jacks Creek Elementary School is ranked in the top five percent of schools in Tennessee for academic achievement and Chester County High School is ranked in the top five percent for student growth.

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Posted in News, Sen. Dolores Gresham


Senator Haile receives prestigious award for his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children

NASHVILLE – State Senator Ferrell Haile (R- Gallatin) has been named “Legislator of the Year” in Tennessee for his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children.  The award from Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association was presented to Haile on Tuesday in Nashville.

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Posted in News, Sen. Ferrell Haile


Date is set for Sen. Yager’s 24th annual Chili Supper

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  A date has been set for the 24th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  The district-wide event is scheduled for Friday, November 17, at Roane State Community College Harriman from 5 to 7 p.m. EST.

“I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the chili supper. 

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Posted in News, Sen. Ken Yager


TDMHSAS Presents Major Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant to Madison County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) today joined Madison County Sheriff John Mehr and Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) as Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (TDMHSAS) Commissioner Marie Williams awarded a major mental illness grant to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex. 

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Posted in News, Sen. Ed Jackson
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Sen. Bowling announces Listening Meetings October 23-26

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) will hold October town hall Listening Meetings in District 16 on October 23-26. In her monthly meetings, Bowling offers assistance with state services and listens to concerns citizens have for the State Legislature.

“As we get closer to the start of the 2018 legislative session,

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Posted in News, Sen. Janice Bowling
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Tennessee Building Commission approves $100,000 for Oliver Springs L&N Depot says Sen. Yager

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), October 12, 2017— State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said that the Tennessee Building Commission approved the appropriation of $100,000 for the Oliver Springs L&N Depot today at their meeting in Nashville.   The funds were approved after Sen. Yager wrote Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin earlier this year asking for an appropriation for the project,

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Posted in News, Sen. Ken Yager
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SEN. KETRON RECEIVES TWO KEY AWARDS FOR WORK TO AID VICTIMS OF CRIME AND FOR DEDICATION TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) recently received two major awards for his work to aid victims of crime and for his dedication to children and families in Tennessee.

On Friday, Ketron received the Legislator of the Year award from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. 

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Posted in News, Sen. Bill Ketron
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SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE LOOKS AT WAYS TO PREVENT ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE — The Senate Health and Welfare Committee tackled the problem of preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) during their recent fall meeting in Nashville, calling for more coordination to ensure at-risk children are being served.  Lawmakers on the committee heard from the state’s foremost experts representing various departments and agencies of state government and the Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics regarding actions being taken to prevent ACEs and its wide-ranging impact on Tennesseans.

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Posted in News, Sen. Doug Overbey, Sen. Ferrell Haile, Sen. Rusty Crowe
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