VOL. 110 | NO. 139 | Friday, July 19, 1996
The Tennessee departments of Revenue, Economic and Community Development, and Employment Security will sponsor a Bicentennial Open House on Monday
The Tennessee departments of Revenue, Economic and Community Development, and Employment Security will sponsor a Bicentennial Open House on Monday. It will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics executive center. Department representatives will be present to answer questions concerning services offered. For additional information, call (800) 342-1003.
Republicans will rally behind their general election candidates at 5 p.m. July 29 at Friends Eatery, 5099 Old Summer Road. The event is sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Women, Shelby County Republican Career Women and the Republican African-American Club. Republican candidates Harold Sterling, Chris Turner, Karen Williams and Herbert Lane will address the group.
A total of $2.7 million in grants to 95 county soil conservation districts was announced by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to help support efforts already underway by state farmers and landowners to conserve soil and improve water quality. The Agricultural Nonpoint Water Pollution Control Fund is administered by the Tennessee Department of Agricultures Division of Agricultural Resources. It was created in 1991 by the 97th Tennessee General Assembly to provide financial assistance for the establishment of best management practices to reduce or eliminate potential nonpoint water quality problems on private farm and forest lands. Nonpoint source pollution is contamination which cannot be attributed to a single, identifiable source such as soil sedimentation from agricultural activity or storm runoff from a municipal area. "Soil conservation districts across the state have done a tremendous job using ag nonpoint funds to promote soil and water stewardship among landowners," said Gov. Don Sundquist. "More important, they have played a large role in the success of cutting our states soil erosion in half a remarkable feat that some said couldnt be done." Since the Ag Nonpoint Fund programs inception, more than $6 million has been directly applied to improving more than 150,000 acres of highly erodible Tennessee farmland.