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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumers view economy moving in 'positive direction'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:19:03 GMT

This chart shows results of the overall Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index and sub-indices since September 2015. The index is measured quarterly.

Trinity Pearson Of Hixson Crowned Mrs. Tennessee America 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:03:25 GMT

The 2018 Mrs. Tennessee Pageant was held in conjunction with the 2018 Mrs. Mississippi Pageant.

Democrat Peach decides to step up, will face Casada in 63rd District

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:25:58 GMT

Longtime Williamson County resident and Democrat Bill Peach pulled a petition to run against Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin in the 63rd House District late last week. The last time Peach ran for office, he faced former Rep. Jeremy Durham in the 65th District.

25 Tennessee communities get economic development grants

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:46:26 GMT

Twenty-five communities in Tennessee are receiving more than $9.6 million in grants to help them attract economic development projects. Gov. Bill Haslam said in a news release that the Site Development Grants announced Wednesday are intended to help rural communities finalize infrastructure and engineering improvements for project-ready, certified economic development sites.

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill requiring public schools to post 'In God We Trust' motto

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:12:49 GMT

The bill requires schools display the motto in a prominent location where students are likely to see it, like a school entryway or cafeteria. Tennessee lawmakers pass bill requiring public schools to post 'In God We Trust' motto The bill requires schools display the motto in a prominent location where students are likely to see it, like a school entryway or cafeteria.

Tennessee's road and infrastructure systems are a problem shared across the state

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:49:36 GMT

An example of a small way a potholes. Which don't seem like a small issue after they cause your tire to blow out.

Compromise may mean limits on opioid prescriptions in Tennessee

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:49:35 GMT

In the amendment, prescribers may offer patients a three-, five- or 10-day prescription with no more than a 10-day supply and with a dosage that does not exceed a total of 500 morphine milligram equivalent dose. The Haslam administration, lawmakers and health care providers may have finally reached a compromise that will put limits on the supply of opioids doctors can prescribe to first-time users or for temporary pain relief.

Exonerated Tennessee man gets $1M after 31 years in prison

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:48:50 GMT

A Tennessee man who spent 31 years in prison before new DNA evidence led to his 1978 rape and burglary convictions being overturned has been awarded $1 million in damages. The Tennessean reports that the Tennessee Board of Claims voted unanimously Wednesday to award the sum to 61-year-old Lawrence McKinney, who was released in 2009.

JCPD St. Patrick's Holiday DUI Enforcement Details

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:31:22 GMT

CITY OF JOHNSON CITY JOHNSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE The Johnson City Police Department will be placing additional officers on the streets this St. Patrick's Day weekend on the lookout for impaired drivers. These high visibility "saturation patrols" will be conducted all weekend in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Booze It and Lose It impaired-driving campaign.

Former Pilot Flying J president tried to drag Cleveland Browns into legal fight

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:23:51 GMT

Caught hurling racially offensive insults at his boss' football team and its fans, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood threatened to drag the team into a legal fight when his boss decided to fire him, records show. In May 2014 - 13 months after Pilot Flying J's Knoxville headquarters was raided - the truck stop giant decided to fire Hazelwood after the board and its chief executive officer - Browns owner Jimmy Haslam - learned Hazelwood had been captured on secret recordings using racial epithets to impugn the team, the fans and the city and mocking Pilot Flying J's board.

Commission to End Poverty in Memphis Forms

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:13:37 GMT

The Memphis Theological Seminary in partnership with the Tennessee Poor People's Campaign announced Thursday a new effort to "abolish poverty" in the city. The seminary's Henry Logan Starks Institute for Faith, Race, and Social Justice, along with the Poor People's Campaign will establish the Truth Commission, as a part of the new national Poor People's Campaign, A National all for a Moral Review.

Gov. Haslam joins chorus of concerns over Trump tariffs

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:04:36 GMT

Gov. Bill Haslam is joining several other Tennessee officials voicing concerns over President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday he's concerned about additional costs to manufacturers, particularly the state's car industry.

Jack Daniel's Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber Sells Out in Less Than 10 Minutes

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:15:12 GMT

Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel's have collaborated once again to build a limited edition motorcycle. This year, it was the Scout Bobber and our very own John Burns traveled to Tennessee to the distillery to check it out.

Cleveland Receives $10,000,000 For Wastewater Construction Loan

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:45:49 GMT

Six communities have been approved to receive more than $23.9 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, including $10,000,000 for the city of Cleveland.

Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology Center opens new office

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:13:46 GMT

Located at 320 E. Main St., the Southside dermatology and cosmetic center is the latest addition to the organization's growing family of centers that serve Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

CMT Artist Discovery Adds Three Rising Musicians

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:40:02 GMT

Cold feet before a big wedding, booze with a broken heart and "bless-your-heart" attitudes toward those with no problems a it all exists in the latest round of songs by Tenille Arts, Josh Gallagher and Jenny Tolman. They are the newest acts joining the CMT Artist Discovery program.

Clarksville High School's Alyvia Crawley Wins Tennessee 2018 Poetry Out Loud Contest

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:22:42 GMT

The 2018 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud champion is Alyvia Crawley a junior at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, TN. The competition was held on Saturday, March 10, in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.