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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Roe applauds opioid treatment funding
Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced three opioid prevention and recovery grant recipients in East Tennessee: Im pleased to see the USDA Rural Development will provide grant funds to help combat the opioid epidemic in East Tennessee and across the country. In the First District alone, nearly $700,000 in grant money will be going to help fund projects implemented by Rural Medical Services, Inc., Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and Johnson County. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, at least three people die a day from a opioid-related overdose in our state, and we must continue to work on ending this epidemic so no more lives are needlessly lost. There is no question more needs to be done, but I am encouraged to see these efforts being undertaken by the state and federal government. The USDA is providing $10.7 million to 85 projects in 22 states through the Community Facilities program. In the First District, USDA is providing a total of $698,135 in grant money to help fund three projects to combat the opioid epidemic. On June 22, 2018 the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act in an effort to further address the crisis. This bill currently awaits Senate consideration.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Newport East Broadway Update
  • Cocke County Industrial Park
  • Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash

    Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Cocke County to be asked to fund grading for an industrial prospect
  • Justice receives 10 year prison term
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Tennessee revenues are up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Paulin home burglary
  • Four vehicle crash
  • Boyd may be UT president
  • More opioid crisis funding

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Daniel approved for ballot
  • Tennessee average income is rising
  • Tennessee and opioids
  • Roe on Kavanaugh
  • Blake Shelton on Ole Red
  • Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Cocke CLB
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Brett Kavanaugh

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