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Plan to again move President Polk's remains stirs debate in Tennessee

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:39:46 GMT

It is the latest chapter in one of the more tangled stories of a U.S. presidential corpse - a tale of love and cholera, betrayal and real estate, honor and probate law. Having been interred in three places since his death in 1849, James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, faces the prospect of having his sleep disturbed yet again.




Tennessee Board Of Regents To Hold Quarterly Session March 31

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:13:43 GMT

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session Friday, March 31, in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship ... (more)




Tennessee bills teen to replace guardrail that killed her

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:39:53 GMT

Tennessee bills teen to replace guardrail that killed her Flabbergasted father not only says he won't pay but the guardrail's end cap also was deadly. Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://usat.ly/2n0GDpT A Loudon County man is advocating for changes after the Tennessee Department of Transportation billed his dead daughter nearly $3,000 to replace the guardrail that killed her in a car accident last November.




Plan to dig up President Polk's body - " again - " stirs trouble NEW

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:28:50 GMT

President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.




Baton Rouge man indicted in Tennessee on murder charges after parents dismembered

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:06:11 GMT

Joel Michael Guy, Jr., 28, is escorted into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, after a Baton Rouge, La. courtroom appearance.




No sign of missing Tennessee teen, teacher in Corpus Christi

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:59:47 GMT

This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn.




No sign of missing Tennessee teen, teacher in Corpus Christi

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:59:46 GMT

This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn.




Decline Lands Tennessee February Unemployment Rate At 5.3 Percent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:35:10 GMT

This is an improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February's U.S. preliminary rate is 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month.




Judge bars Rutherford county from putting juveniles in solitary confinement

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:21:32 GMT

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger said putting kids in solitary confinement was cruel and inhuman punishment and defendants were not likely to prevail in their lawsuit. The court's decision comes in the midst of a class-action lawsuit against Rutherford County and the Tennessee Department of Children's Services that was originally filed last year on behalf of a 15-year-old.




These College Students Spent Their Spring Break Making Tennessee a Brighter Place

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:27:30 GMT

This spring break not every college student was living it up on the beach . Instead of a week of revelry, a group of 40 volunteers traveled to Fairview, Tennessee to participate in the United Way of Williamson County's Alternative Spring Break program.




The Latest: Trump picks businessman for ambassador to Japan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:20:18 GMT

Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.




How a woman won her release from prison years after being convicted of her mother's murder

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:46 GMT

The tour's purpose is to connect current students with professionals a... An illustrious group of six distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined in the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the Nebraska Athletics Department ... -- The New England Patriots will head to Washington, D.C. next month to pay a visit to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl 51 win.White House press secre... -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be ann... -- If you remember last month's Oscars Best Picture mix-up, you might have noticed Ryan Gosling laughing amidst the confusion.




Train rides available for Tennessee Wine FestivalA Toast to Tennessee ...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:39:55 GMT

A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival will make its Wilson County debut April 29 at the Wilson County Expo Center, and the Music City Star will help celebrate the move with special rides for festival attendees. Officials with the Mt.




Tennessee Senate Kills Bill Restricting Transgender Bathroom Access

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:39:54 GMT

A bill that sought to prohibit transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice in many buildings died Wednesday in a Senate committee. According to The Tennessean , the bill "failed to receive a proper motion from the members of the Senate Education Committee," effectively "killing it" for this year.




Tennessee Justice Center Asks Community Members To Nominate A "Mother Of The Year"

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:23:33 GMT

The Tennessee Justice Center invites the public to nominate a "Mother of the Year."




Tennessee Lawmakers Advance Bill Opposed By Teachers Union

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:19 GMT

A bill that would allow school systems to deduct up to 10 percent of teachers' unions dues from payroll has passed in a House education subcommittee. Rep. Bill Dunn , a Knoxville Republican who sponsored the proposal, said the measure is designed so that all groups who represent teachers would be treated equally.




Police search for evidence at scene where body found along U.S. 411

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:27:12 GMT

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation assists Vonore Police Department in working a crime scene where a body was discovered Wednesday off U.S. 411 in Monroe County. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation assists Vonore Police Department in working a crime scene where a body was discovered Wednesday off U.S. 411 in Monroe County.