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West Tennessee Construction October 25-November 1, 2017

BENTON COUNTY, I-40 Truck Climbing Lane Wednesday, October 25 through Wednesday, November 1: Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the roadway in a construction zone. *Speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH.   BENTON COUNTY, SR-191: Resurfacing work will cause possible temporary lane closures in both directions daily, from I-40 to McCauley’s Bluff Road.   CARROLL COUNTY, SR 423: The grading, drainage, construction of a concrete I-beam bridge on SR 423 over Clear Creek. Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the roadway.   CROCKETT COUNTY, SR-20 (US-412): Resurfacing work will cause possible temporary lane closures in both directions daily, from the Madison County Line to west of the SR 76 overpass.   DECATUR COUNTY, SR-114: Resurfacing work will cause possible temporary lane closures in both directions daily, from the end of the Tennessee River bridge (LM 0.12) to SR-69 (LM 2.15).   DECATUR/HARDIN COUNTY, SR-114: Resurfacing work... [...]

October 25, 2017

National 911 Board Elects Tennessee Emergency Board Executive Director

WASHINGTON – Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) Executive Director Curtis Sutton was recently elected to the board of the Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute), a Washington, D.C. based not-for-profit that promotes more effective 911 services across the nation. Sutton, who has served as the TECB Executive Director since 2014, was elected as a Member-At-Large (Public Safety category) to the NG911 Institute board during the group’s October meeting. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue advocating for Tennessee and the achievements of our local partners who help make the Volunteer State a safer place,” Sutton said. TECB is a self-funded, nine-member board located within the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. TECB was created to establish emergency communications for citizens across the state and assist emergency communications districts (ECDs) in the areas of management, operations, and accountability.  The NG911 Institute works with the Congressional Next Generation 911 Caucus to promote nationwide... [...]

October 25, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant Receives “40 under 40” Award

Sergeant Maureen Velez recognized for her strong work in law enforcement NASHVILLE – Today, Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) are proud to announce the “40 Under 40” award recipient, Sergeant Maureen Velez. Velez was recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Philadelphia, PA. This award recognizes 40 national law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership and professionalism in their field. “Each of these individuals was chosen for their commitment to their agencies, communities, and for strengthening the law enforcement profession,” Deputy Executive Director of the IACP Terrence Cunningham said. “It is truly an honor to recognize these men and women for their service and the many accomplishments they have achieved so early in their professional careers.” “I am very proud of Sergeant Maureen... [...]

October 24, 2017

2017 Tennessee Elk Hunts Come to a Conclusion

2017 Tennessee Elk Hunts Come to a Conclusion NASHVILLE --- The 2017 Tennessee elk hunts have come to a conclusion with a total of eight elk harvested during the three segments. Participants could hunt on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and surrounding private lands, although none of this year’s hunters chose to hunt on private lands. The elk archery-hunt was the first segment held Sept. 30-Oct. 6 with three of the seven participants recording harvests. Dickson resident Larry Rosenbaum was the first person to check in an elk during the archery hunt on the first afternoon. It was also the first elk taken by archery since the hunt was launched in 2009. He harvested a 5x4 elk that weighed 378 pounds in Elk Hunt Zone 2. Later that day, Johnny Delaney (Chattanooga) checked a 5x5 elk that weighed 486 pounds taken from Massengale Mountain in Elk Hunt Zone 4. Matthew Meyer... [...]

October 24, 2017

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