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SAIC partnership celebrated at reception with governor

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:18:33 GMT

SAIC, which moves its first Technology Integration Gateway to Cookeville soon, got a warm welcome to the community Monday in a reception that included Gov. Bill Haslam. SAIC CEO Tony Moraco and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam enjoy a one-on-one following an event Monday afternoon welcoming SAIC to Cookeville.

Tennessee Amends Legislation to Make Schools "Qualified Sites"...

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT

Effective April 17, 2017, the Tennessee General Assembly passed Senate Bill 195 to allow elementary and secondary schools to collect Medicaid reimbursement funds for telepractice services. This applies to online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral and mental health services like those provided by PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers.

8 Tennessee Sites Make National Register of Historic Places

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:38:11 GMT

The Tennessee Historical Commission says three places in Shelby County were recently added to the register. They are the Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 Building in Memphis, and the Charles Davis House in Collierville.

Tennessee bill would allow some granted order of protection to carry handgun without permit

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:45:57 GMT

A bill passed by lawmakers that is on Gov. Haslam's desk right now would allow some Tennesseans to carry handguns instantly if they have an order of protection signed by a judge. If the governor signs this bill, those granted orders of protection, who can legally have a gun, will be able to immediately carry a gun for 21 days without going through a class or getting a permit.

Dems pin gubernatorial hopes on former mayor, possibly House leader

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:45:56 GMT

While Tennessee has not had a Democrat in the governor's office since 2011 when Phil Bredesen left office, another Nashville mayor wants to run, but he may be joined by a top Democrat already at the state capitol. Both Karl Dean, who is only announced major Democratic candidate, and House Democratic leader Craig Fitzhugh, who is "leaning toward it," spoke at the Tennessee Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner last Friday evening in Nashville.

Hamilton County Woman Charged With TennCare Drug Fraud

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:23:29 GMT

A Hamilton County woman is charged with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment for the pills.

1 dead, 2 injured in Highway 412 crash

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:49:47 GMT

Check out this story on According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fesmire was turning into the driveway of a home on Highway 412 in Henderson County when Garner, 36, hit him.

Haslam signs bill creating 'In God We Trust' license plates

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:05:11 GMT

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase "In God We Trust." The original version of the bill would have required the phrase to be printed on all license plates issued in the state.

If Obamacare is repealed, Tennessee faces a big decision

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:38:22 GMT

If the American Health Care Act ultimately becomes law, Tennessee will have a big decision to make as a state regarding how it approaches two important insurance regulations. If Obamacare is repealed, Tennessee faces a big decision If the American Health Care Act ultimately becomes law, Tennessee will have a big decision to make as a state regarding how it approaches two important insurance regulations.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 03:29:00 GMT

Oregon Field Guide "Christmas Bird Count, Forest Park BioBlitz, Llama Backpacking" One hundred and forty wildlife experts and volunteers converge on Forest Park to document as many wildlife species as they can find. Cook's Country "Pasta for Every Palate" Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make pork ragu at home.

GOP lawmakers fear violence as the left gets more hostile and dangerous

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:57:54 GMT

It's getting ever more violent out there for Republicans. Many of them are beginning to fear for their lives and that's exactly what the left wants.

Scottish Festival & Games- Isabella Williams, Caleigh Richert, & Annaleise Poulin

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:58:08 GMT

Genevieve Poulin, from Cary, N.C. ; Maggie Curl, from Fairview and Mackenzie Curl, also from Fairview, dance over the swords in the Premier 7 and Under 12 division during the sword dance competition Saturday at the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College. Katelyn Fraker , from Thompson's Station, and Rebekah Mac Isaac , from Athens, complete the steps of the High Fling in the Premier 16 and Over division during the highland dancing competition Saturday at the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College.

Tick and mosquito season is here; - Fight the Bite' strategies offered

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:18:48 GMT

Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force, and looking for food. The meal of choice for both creates opportunities to spread a variety of serious illnesses, such as the Zika virus and Rocky Mountain Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force, and looking for food.

Alcoa Parkway meeting draws a crowd; 148 tracts would be impacted by new road

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:53:49 GMT

People look over a map of the proposed Alcoa Parkway Thursday at a Tennessee Department of Transportation public meeting at the Alcoa Service Center. The proposed parkway would allow through traffic to bypass the airport and businesses along Alcoa Highway, allowing Alcoa Highway to become a commercial corridor with traffic lights.

Preparing for the future: BMS girls learn to code

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:29:34 GMT

Founded by Resham Saujani, the purpose of the program is to expose girls to the technical world of computer and web coding, an industry that is predominately male. "By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer related jobs and U.S. graduates will fill less than 30 percent of those jobs with only 3 percent of them being females," said Areva engineer Christine Jones, a volunteer for the program.

Juan Porter's the Series this June at the Hudson Guild Theater

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:48:18 GMT

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance. At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values.

Statewide initiative for teachers launchesTennessee needs...

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:14:12 GMT

NASHVILLE The State Collaborative on Reforming Education announced a statewide campaign Teach Today. Change Tomorrow.