• Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

    Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | 7:00pm
    FIVE COMMUNITIES RECEIVE LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO MAKE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

    Nashville, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen has announced seven low-interest loans totaling more than $8.7 million have been awarded through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program to fund much-needed water and wastewater construction projects in five Tennessee communities. The Department of Environment and Conservation administers the Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Loan Programs for the State of Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee's State Employee Recycling Program Wins EPA Award

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 7:00pm
    STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECOGNIZES SUCCESS IN WASTE REDUCTION

    Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the State Employee Recycling Program will receive a State Government Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) later this month.The State Employee Recycling Program, coordinated by TDEC’s Office of Environmental Assistance, has received a WasteWise Partner of the Year Award from EPA the past four years and continues to expand its waste prevention and recycling efforts. With nearly 50,000 state employees participating, eight new locations were added in 2006 to the more than 50 buildings already taking part in the program.“I appreciate EPA’s recognition of the commitment our state employees have made to being good stewards of the environment,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “I hope employees in both the public and private sectors across Tennessee will continue to focus on waste reduction efforts and make a commitment to reduce, recycle and reuse to protect our natural resources for future generations.”

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  • Bredesen Announces Grant to Knox County to Fund Waste Tire Pilot

    Monday, October 02, 2006 | 7:00pm
    PILOT PROGRAM SCRAPS PAPER RECORDKEEPING TO REDUCE WASTE AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

    Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that Knox County will receive a $27,290 grant to operate a pilot program that will allow the county to keep track of waste tire records electronically. Currently, each county uses paper manifests to record the quantity of waste tires delivered for proper end-use.

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  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum present The Great Island Festival

    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | 7:00pm

    September 9-10 Festival takes visitors back in time Vonore, Tenn. – Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum are partnering for the annual Great Island Festival. The festival will feature concurrent events at both the state historic area and museum on September 9-10, 2006 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

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  • Marvin Windows & Doors of Tennessee Recognized For Environmental Successes

    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Officials Celebrate Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) AchievementRipley, Tenn. — Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke will participate in a recognition ceremony at the Marvin Windows & Doors facility Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. CST . The facility, located at 101 Marvin Road in Ripley, will be honored for achieving Performer Level status in the Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) environmental leadership program.

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  • Bredesen Awards $11.3 Million In Parks And Recreation Grants

    Sunday, August 06, 2006 | 7:00pm

    87 Local Parks and Recreation Grants, Recreation Trails Program Grants and Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants announced today

    Nashville, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke today announced more than $11.3 million in parks and recreation grants will be awarded to recipients across Tennessee. The announcement includes approximately $8.7 million in Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) grants, more than $2 million in Recreation Trails Program (RTP) grants, and $480,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants.

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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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