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TDCI Offers Tips for Individuals Using Person-to-Person Payment Systems

TDCI Offers Tips for Individuals Using Person-to-Person Payment Systems

 Sending and receiving money is easier than ever before thanks to electronic fund transfers, often called person-to-person (or P2P) payment systems. Person-to-person payment systems, like PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle, allow consumers to link bank accounts, debit cards, and/or credit cards in order to send and receive money to another party via mobile and desktop applications. […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Teen Drivers

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Teen Drivers

Teen driving fatalities appear to be on the rise after years of decline, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to update recommendations for physicians and parents to address risks that include inexperience, speed and distracted driving. Despite a nearly 50-percent reduction in crash-related teen deaths over the last decade, teen drivers are more likely […]

October is Let’s Talk Month!

October is Let’s Talk Month!

 The Tennessee Department of Health invites parents and caregivers to take part in Let’s Talk Month this October. This annual campaign empowers parents to take advantage of teachable moments every day to talk with their families about healthy relationships.“Let’s Talk Month equips parents with facts, advice and tips to help them grow more comfortable in […]

98th Anniversary Of The Ratification Of 19th Amendment

98th Anniversary Of The Ratification Of 19th Amendment

In honor of the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) have authorized the release of an educational video, “The History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Tennessee and The Ratification of the 19th Amendment.” The video features a […]

Tennessee Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increase in 2017

Tennessee Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increase in 2017

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began. Prescription opioids are still the most common drugs associated with overdose deaths in Tennessee. “More Tennesseans died last year from drug overdoses than from automobile crashes. Few of us have escaped […]

SFMO: Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

SFMO: Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

While matches and lighters are useful resources to adults, curious children may use them to unintentionally start fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is urging parents to talk to their kids about the safe uses of matches and lighters, while ensuring these tools are stored in a secure location out of children’s reach […]

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River. On the Nolichucky, the advisory extends from Douglas Reservoir upstream to the mouth of Bent Creek at river mile 14.9. […]

Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment and Release of $35 Million To Improve School Security

Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment and Release of $35 Million To Improve School Security

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs. In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review […]

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate an outbreak of illness after receiving more than 500 reports of gastrointestinal illness among visitors to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg. Testing is underway to try to identify the causes of the illnesses. Multiple patients who visited the facility since June 15, 2018 have […]

Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 11,338,893 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2017 spent $922,947,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,942 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, with every dollar invested by American taxpayers in the […]

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