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State Representative Ron Travis Announces Retail Academy Grants For Dunlap & Spring City

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today announced that the City of Dunlap and the Town of Spring City are the recipients of Retail Academy Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD). The grants assist communities with funding that enables them to participate in the Retail Academy 101 or Retail Academy…

Representative Bill Dunn Partners With Nonprofit To Secure $100,000 Grant For Knoxville Cemetery

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) has partnered with a Knoxville area nonprofit to secure a $100,000 Community Cemetery grant for Fort Sumter Community Cemetery. The funding will be used to assist with operational and maintenance costs at the cemetery. Originally known as Halls Memorial Gardens, Inc. the property has been operated by nonprofit Fort…

Northeast Tennessee Legislative Delegation Encourages Northeast State To Consider Outsourcing Alternatives

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), Representative Timothy Hill (R-Blountville), and State Representative Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City)  today encouraged leaders at Northeast State Community College to consider alternative plans to the idea of  facilities outsourcing which has reportedly been discussed and is under consideration by the school. According to a local media report, Northeast…

Physician Legislators Plan to Introduce the TRUMP Act for Medical Cannabis

Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville), both anesthesiologists, plan to introduce the Tennessee Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants Act (TRUMP Act) for the use of medical cannabis in 2019.  Drawing on the agriculture, life science, and research industries of Tennessee, they are working on a bill which aims to include expanded medical…

Representative Crawford Receives Tennessee District Attorneys’ Public Safety Advocate Award

Press Release From The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – The state’s 31 District Attorneys have recognized State Rep. John Crawford (R–Kingsport) with the Public Safety Advocate Award. The Public Safety Advocate Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance…

State Representative Curtis Halford Announces Arts Commission Grants For Carroll & Gibson Counties

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) today announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has awarded four grants totaling $36,560 to organizations within Carroll and Gibson Counties for the 2019 fiscal year. The monies are allocated based upon recommendations made by citizen advisory panels comprised of Tennesseans with expertise in the appropriate arts disciplines, as well as a review…

State Representatives Carter & Sparks Recap 2018 Legislative Session During Tuesday Town Hall

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) and State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) held a joint town hall meeting in Smyrna earlier this week to discuss the 2018 legislative session. The Republican lawmakers updated citizens on a number of important issues that were addressed during the second half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, including…

State Representative John Ragan Announces Arts Commission Grants For Anderson County

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) today announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has awarded seven grants totaling $68,530 to organizations within Anderson County for the 2019 fiscal year. According to the TAC, the grants will support projects that demonstrate creative and innovative arts education programs in community settings or non-traditional school environments, recognize and acknowledge outstanding…

State Representative Kelly Keisling Presents $223,000 Grant To Allardt Fire Department

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) recently presented a $223,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Allardt Fire Department to assist with the purchase of their new fire tanker. The monies were awarded to the Fentress County community through the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) last fall. They were allocated under…

Nidec Motor Company To Expand In West Tennessee

Press Release From The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Electric motor manufacturer to create 300 new jobs LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Nidec Motor Company officials announced today that the company will expand its current operations in Lexington. The electric motor manufacturer…

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