Sen Yager’s Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction is set for Nov. 16

(KINGSTON, Tenn.), October 15, 2018 – The 25th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) is set for November 16 at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge from 4:30 p.m.

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Sen. Watson among top Tennessee officials sharing Tennessee’s success story with nation’s top credit rating agencies

NASHVILLE —  Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) said today that he thinks Tennessee made a very strong case to continue to garner the  highest AAA rankings from all three of the nation’s top credit rating agencies.   Watson joined Governor Bill Haslam, Comptroller Justin P.

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Sen. Yager and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to hold a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sgt. Alvin C. York in honor of the 100th anniversary of his heroism at Argonne

NASHVILLESenator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be joined by Commissioner of Veterans Services Many-Bears Grinder on Monday, October 8th in a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Sgt. Alvin C. York.  It is the 100th anniversary of Sgt. York’s heroism at the Battle of Argonne in France where he led an attack on a German machine gun nest. 

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CHAIRMAN CROWE PRAISES JONESBOROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BALLAD HEALTH FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTING STUDENT ACTIVITY THROUGH THE MORNING MILE PROGRAM

(JONESBOROUGH, TN), October 2, 2018Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today praised Jonesborough Middle School, Ballad Health Foundation and Niswonger Children’s Hospital for promoting physical activity for local students through the “Morning Mile Program.”  The Morning Mile is made possible by Ballad Health’s Niswonger Children’s Hospital to help children in Northeast Tennessee and Southeast Virginia develop healthy habits by getting them off to an active start every morning before the school day begins.

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Lawmakers announce state appropriations in Knox County are up 11 percent over last year

(NASHVILLE, TN), October 2, 2018  – Knox County Senators Richard Briggs  and Becky Massey and Lt. Governor Randy McNally announced today that the total estimated dollars directly benefitting Knox County in key programs increased 11 percent during the 2017-2018 fiscal year from the previous 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

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Sen. Gresham announces over $1 million in grants for school districts to improve school safety

(NASHVILLE) – Today Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced over $1 million in state grants for school districts she represents to improve school safety and security. These grants include $302,140 in Safe School grants, which are recurring funds and $755,340 in School Safety and Security grants, which are one-time funds.

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Sen. Briggs announces over $1.5 million in grants for Knox County schools to improve school safety

(NASHVILLE) – Today Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) announced over $1.5 million in state grants for Knox County Schools to improve safety and security. The General Assembly included $35 million in the 2018/2019 state budget for school safety, which Briggs supported, following recommendations from Governor Haslam’s School Safety Working Group.

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Senator Briggs congratulates Knox County Reward Schools in district

(NASHVILLE— State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) today congratulated Ball Camp Elementary, Bearden High School, Farragut Intermediate, Farragut High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Shannondale Elementary, and L&N Stem Academy for being named Reward Schools, which is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee. 

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Lawmakers call on hunters and fisherman to take active role in preserving time-honored tradition as nation celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

NASHVILLESeptember 17, 2018 – State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) will join millions of hunters and anglers across the nation on Saturday, September 22 in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. 

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Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors Sgt. Daniel Scott Baker

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 12, 2018 — Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Bivins, Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson), and Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) on Wednesday presented the state’s Three Stars of Tennessee Award posthumously to Sgt.

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