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Tennessee Legislature kicks off Second Half of 110th General Assembly

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:03:21 GMT

The Second Regular Session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly officially convened this week in Nashville, with lawmakers gathering to continue the work they were elected to perform by the people of Tennessee. This kick off by the state legislature marks the 26th time that the General Assembly has met in a Second Regular Session, the first time being 1968 with the 85th General Assembly.




Tennessee Department of Health says Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:38:06 GMT

The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.




The Tennessee legislature is in full swing, including its newest...

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:49:35 GMT

Tennessee's House of Representatives recently officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the second half of the 110th General Assembly in Tennessee. As part of the opening week ceremonies, State Rep. Kevin Vaughan officially joined his colleagues in the House and was selected to serve on three committees by House Speaker Beth Harwell : The House Business & Utilities Committee, the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee, and the House Insurance & Banking Committee.




DENSO president delivers lesson in leadership at Maryville High School

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:24:29 GMT

Jack Helmboldt, president of DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc., tells Maryville High School students Friday that manufacturing will increase with changes in U.S. tax law. DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee President Jack Helmboldt talks Friday morning to Maryville High School students about leadership and opportunities in manufacturing.




Soldier portrayed in '12 Strong' has East Tennessee ties

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:59:14 GMT

Sergeant 1st Class William Bennett, known as Bill to his friends and family, was part of the first special forces team deployed to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Bennett lived in Seymour with his wife.




Life, legacy of Tennessee WWI hero Alvin York traced in new exhibit at history museum

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:27:31 GMT

Tennessean Alvin York didn't want to fight, but his World War I bravery earned him the Medal of Honor and an enduring reputation as a hero. Now East Tennesseans can trace the story of York's life and legend in an exhibit that opens Saturday at the Museum of East Tennessee History.




Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Locates Missing Hikers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:01:38 GMT

On Sunday, National Park Service Assistant Chief Anthony Garner contacted the Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville District Emergency Regional Dispatch Center and requested THP aviation to assist with the search for a missing husband and wife, along with their dog who went for a hike in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Scott ... (more)




Indictment: Wichita police officers obstructed justice

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:21:04 GMT

An indictment unsealed Thursday charges Brock Wedman, Michael Zajkowski and Bruce Mackey with obstruction of law enforcement.




Tennessee Ends 2017 With 28,000+ New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Nearly 2 ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:39:41 GMT

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced Tennessee ended 2017 with more than 28,000 new jobs across the state in the last year and an unemployment rate nearly two percentage points lower than 2016.




Years of persistence led to holiday honoring King

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:04:05 GMT

President Reagan signs legislation in the Rose Garden for the Martin Luther King Holiday with Vice President George Bush, left, Coretta Scott King, Rep. Katie Hall, Samuel Pierce, Secretary of the HUD; J. Steven Rhodes, the vice president's domestic policy assistant; and Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee look on. When the late Rep. Katie Hall went to Congress in 1982, it was to finish the term of Adam Benjamin Jr., the Northwest Indiana congressman who had died suddenly of a heart attack.




12 Tennessee gang members charged in racketeering conspiracy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:40:51 GMT

Federal prosecutors say they have charged a dozen Tennessee gang members and associates with racketeering conspiracy related to violent criminal activity that included murder, kidnapping and witness tampering. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran in Nashville announced the unsealed, 54-count superseding indictment against the 12 associated with the Mongols Motorcycle Gang chapter in Clarksville.




Executions set to resume in Tennessee: August date for Knox County murderer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:52:38 GMT

A Knox County man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old girl is set to be executed in August. If it occurs, it will be the first Tennessee execution since 2009.




2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:52:37 GMT

Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill's filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls. The lawmakers believe the change could benefit 65,000 Tennesseans.




Airbnb, Tennessee reach agreement on tax payments

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:52:36 GMT

The Tennessee Department of Revenue and Airbnb have reached an agreement that will allow the online-based hospitality company to collect and remit sales taxes on behalf of everyone in the Volunteer State who rents out their properties through Airbnb. Currently, the state's 7,700 registered Airbnb hosts - around half whom are in Nashville - file both their state and local sales taxes individually.




Tennessee on track to meet education goals

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:09:46 GMT

When it comes to Bradley County students and higher learning, the numbers appear to be headed in the right direction.That observation came from Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Flora a TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS Chancellor Dr. Flora Tydings, second from left, recently addressed the Rotary Club of Cleveland about higher education at the state and local levels. From left are Cleveland State President Dr. Bill Seymour, Tydings, TBR member Tom Griscom, and Rotary President Bill Brown.




The Tennessee Department of Health Releases Statement on Flu Season

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:45:44 GMT

The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, the department of health reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.




Legal groups: Free Tennessee woman sentenced to life at 16

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:57:09 GMT

More than a dozen national advocacy groups want the release of a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot and killed a man who solicited her as a teenage prostitute. According to The Tennessean , Cyntoia Brown received support in a federal appeals court brief by the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Sentencing Project, the Center for Wrongful Convictions of Youth and others.