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State promotes September as emergency preparedness month

State News September 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Take initiative to save your life in an emergency Submitted There are dangers in everyday living that can become life threatening without warning. How you prepare to handle those emergencies can mean the difference between being a survivor or a victim. September is National Preparedness Month and state government isRead More

Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey appointed as TEMA director

Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey appointed as TEMA director

Politics, State News September 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey has been appointed as deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency by Gov. Bill Haslam. TEMA director Jim Bassham retired in April leaving the position vacant. During that vacancy Purkey served as interimRead More

Suggestions for New State Mottos

Opinion, State News August 21, 2014 at 11:54 pm Comments are Disabled

By Germain Johnson All of our 50 states have a state motto, a wasted effort as no one living in the state has the slightest idea of what it is. Some state mottos go back as far as 1775 (Massachusetts: “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only underRead More