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TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 24 to January 2 NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of …

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Cumberland County Sheriff Not to Seek Re-Election

Veteran Sheriff will not seek 5th Term Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess has announced that he will not seek re-election for the position he has held for nearly 16 years in Cumberland County. Burgess says he has strived during his time as Sheriff to improve the department and make the …

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Clinton/I-75 Industrial Park-Anderson County Makes Shovel Ready List

ECD ANNOUNCES FOURTH ROUND OF SELECT TENNESSEE CERTIFIED SITES Four Additional Sites Declared “Shovel-Ready”  NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced the next four Select Tennessee Certified Sites. The Select Tennessee program was launched in June 2012 with the goal of helping Tennessee communities prepare available sites for …

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Keep your holidays from going up in flames!

State Fire Marshal offers tips for a safely decorated home NASHVILLE, TN – The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations. “Nearly half of holiday …

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TDOT Wants Feedback on the Future of Transportation Investments

Citizen Involvement Encouraged in the Decision-Making Process NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hate sitting in traffic? Is your daily commute growing? Want more transportation choices? The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is updating its 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan to address the growing needs and changing demands of Tennessee’s transportation system. Public …

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Y-12 receives two significant safety awards

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —For the tenth consecutive year, Y‑12 received the National Safety Council’s Occupational Excellence Achievement award. This award recognizes companies, units or facilities that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work equal to or less than 50 percent of the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Checkpoints for District 1

The THP has announced Sobriety and Seat belt Checkpoints for the Thanksgiving Holiday: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 28: Checkpoint County Road/Highway SEATBELT  in CAMPBELL County at  I-75 @ MM141 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29: Checkpoint County Road/Highway SOBRIETY in LOUDON County on US 70 @ CREEKWOOD BLVD DRIVERS LICENSE in ROANE County on US …

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