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Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:02:04 GMT

A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit. Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates who took the deal, according to the lawsuit.




Eclipse Weather: still a positive outlook for good viewing in Alabama and Tennessee

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:02:03 GMT

Monday is still a little far in the distance to see highly-specific, granular details about clouds between noon and 3pm. The trend in model guidance and the large-scale features controlling the local weather in Alabama and Tennessee give us reason to be very optimistic! The majority of Alabama and Tennessee gets a very good view of the partial eclipse; even areas around Nashville, McMinnville and the Smokies have a good chance of being clear enough to see totality.




Why removing Confederate monuments ina

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:21:38 GMT

In this July 12, 2015, file photo, Mike Goza, left, helps Mike Junior drape a Confederate battle flag over the base of the statue and tomb of Nathan Bedford Forrest. The recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., has renewed calls in Tennessee to remove Confederate statues and memorials across the state.




GE Appliances moving Louisville hotel refrigeration production to Tennessee, angering union

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:47:14 GMT

GE Appliances moving Louisville hotel refrigeration production to Tennessee, angering union Where would GE Appliance move its Zoneline work? Company officials confirm it's headed from Lou. to Tennessee Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2017/08/17/ge-appliance-moving-hotel-refrigeration-production-lou-tenn/572104001/ Union leaders and company officials have been back at the table to work out a new contract between the appliance maker and workers.




Rape allegations tarnish Nashville's Brentwood Academy, the elite school for Music City royalty

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:36:08 GMT

Just beyond Nashville's city limits, nestled in one of the nation's wealthiest towns, is a prestigious private Christian prep school called Brentwood Academy that boasts of scholastic success as well as athletic prowess, with 71 state athletic championships. Some of the students, whose families pay $25,000 a year in tuition, are the children of Music City royalty.




Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Trial Judges May Set Minimum Term Of Confinement

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:22:12 GMT

Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.




Twenty Tennessee Schools Awarded BlueCross Shape the State Grants Worth $10,000 Each

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:17:08 GMT

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has awarded Shape the State physical education grants to twenty Tennessee schools serving middle grades students. The grants, valued at $10,000 each, provide the nationally acclaimed SPARK physical educatin curriculum, teacher training and equipment for each recipient school.




Endangered Child Alert issued for 2 missing Middle Tennessee kids

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:03:56 GMT

Police say William Young, 4, and Salome Young, 15, were last seen Tuesday around 9 p.m. at a house on Brown Street in Sparta. William Young is described as a white male about 3 feet tall and 55 pounds.




Bust of early KKK leader belongs in museum, not Capitol: Corker

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:46:58 GMT

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he feels the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has no place on the grounds of the Tennessee State On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he feels the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has no place on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. "This is a state issue and not something I'm involved in, but if I was in the General Assembly I would vote to remove his bust in the actual Capitol," Corker stated.




Miley Cyrus' 5.8m farm

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:04 GMT

The sprawling estate features a 6,869-square-foot home with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half baths and three-car garage. Steve Fridrich, owner of Fridrich & Clark Realty told The Tennessean: "It's a prominent, sought-after area for those that still would like to be close to either Franklin or Nashville, but seeking a rural, equestrian environment.




Tennessee Football: Freshman Cornerback Continues to Receive Big Praise from Coaching Staff

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:03 GMT

Cornerback was yet another soft spot on Tennessee's 2016 defense. Letdown after letdown, the Tennessee offense was forced to pick things up to stay in games.




First Tennessee Bank Live on D3 Bankinga s Mobile App

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:01:22 GMT

The D3 platform already supports First Tennessee's more than 500,000 browser-based users. First Tennessee originally selected D3 as its provider after the bank conducted a comprehensive review of the solutions available to support its digital banking strategy.




Investigation ongoing after woman hit, killed by fire engine in Tennessee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:43:08 GMT

Authorities said Nikolette Walden, 27, was driving down Nolensville Road when she was hit by an Arrington Fire Department vehicle as she crossed Williams Road. She grew up as one of four siblings and helped serve as a role model for the youngest, 18-year-old Gracie Walden.




11 Men Facing Felony Charges As Result Of Kingsport Human Trafficking Operation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:39:39 GMT

A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter are among nearly a dozen men facing felony charges as part of a four-day human trafficking operation in Kingsport.




Why are there no public Confederate monuments in East Tennessee?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:28:24 GMT

Several groups are pushing for the removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest at the state building in Nashville. At one point Monday, two protesters covered up the bust.




Remains of WWII Hell's Fury solider return to Tennessee

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:54:37 GMT

Turner and his crew were on the plane during a bombing raid of a German-controlled airport in Amsterdam on December 13, 1943 Turner was only recently identified after DNA testing was carried out when more remains were found at the crash site in 2007 US Army Staff Sgt. William Turner's remains were flown back to Nashville Airport on Tuesday after his bomber was shot down 74 years ago in a World War II raid in Amsterdam A solider who was missing for nearly 74 years after his 'Hell's Fury' plane was shot down in World War II is now returning home to Tennessee after his remains were recently identified.




Tennessee Airbnb Hosts To Earn At Least $2.6 Million During Eclipse

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:14:38 GMT

Home sharing platform Airbnb on Tuesday released new data and "issued a call to action to its host community to help Tennessee take full economic advantage of excitement for the upcoming solar eclipse."