• State Presents Dyer County $1 Million in Safety Net Funds for New Health Department Facility

    Thursday, May 18, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Dyersburg, May 19, 2006Today, on behalf of Governor Phil Bredesen, Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., presented Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill $1 million in Safety Net funds to assist with the construction of a new Dyer County Health Department facility. Commissioner Robinson was joined Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) West Regional Director Tony Harden and other Dyer County and state government officials. The new Health Department location on Parr Avenue in Dyersburg is scheduled to be complete in spring 2007.

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  • Gateway Selects Nashville As Home For New Configer-To-Order Manufacturing Facility

    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Facility will build configure-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and storage arrays to meet growth needs of the company

    Irvine, Calif. – Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW) has selected Nashville, Tenn. as the site for a manufacturing facility that is scheduled to open by October 2006. First-year employment in the facility is expected to grow to more than 300 people with an annual payroll of about $8 million. The Nashville facility will allow the company to enhance its responsiveness to customer demands in the Business, Education, Government and Consumer market segments.

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  • Tennessee Hospitals Recognized for Filing Birth Certificates on Time

    Tuesday, May 09, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Top 10 Percent of Hospitals Receive Certificates of Superior Performance

    Nashville, May 10, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records has awarded Certificates of Superior Performance to the top 10 percent of Tennessee hospitals for timeliness in filing birth certificates. Tennessee law requires that birth certificates be filed within 10 days. The hospitals recognized not only turned in birth certificates on time, but early at an average filing of 7.5 days. 

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  • Tennessee Prepares For West Nile Virus Season

    Sunday, May 07, 2006 | 7:00pm

    First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Reported

    Nashville, May 8, 2006

    One pool of mosquitoes has tested positive this year in Shelby County documenting the first West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Tennessee. Tennessee is the fourth state this year to have shown positive tests for the virus in mosquitoes, horses, birds, or sentinel animals. There has been one human case of WNV reported from Mississippi.

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  • Art for Awareness Day Kicks Off Mental Health Month

    Monday, May 01, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE — May is recognized nationwide as Mental Health Month, and in Tennessee, a special event for persons in recovery was held on Monday at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD) and the Middle Tennessee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition, Art for Awareness Day featured the works of 40 mental health consumer artists.

    Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

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  • Art for Awareness Day Kicks Off Mental Health Month

    Monday, May 01, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE — May is recognized nationwide as Mental Health Month, and in Tennessee, a special event for persons in recovery was held on Monday at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD) and the Middle Tennessee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition, Art for Awareness Day featured the works of 40 mental health consumer artists.

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  • Get Cooking With Local Wines

    Sunday, April 30, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee -“What’s the best wine to buy?”

    “The wine you like is the wine you should buy,” says Tammy Algood, “and the best way to find out what you like is to make a little trip to a local winery and try what’s available.” Algood is a food expert and spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” promotion.

    Agriculture

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  • Tennessee Teens Encouraged to Stop, Think and Take Action

    Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | 7:00pm

    May Marks Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,
    National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Nashville, April 27, 2006

    Through a proclamation signed by Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee is joining the entire nation this month in celebrating May as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. In observance of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 3, the Tennessee Department of Health’s Tennessee Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (TAPPP) is asking teens to stop, think and make a plan to avoid pregnancy and other consequences of sex.

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