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Tennessee Treasury Unclaimed Property Division Helping Tennesseans...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:52:05 GMT

In FY17, The Tennessee Treasury Department's Unclaimed Property Division returned 43,482 claims, resulting in $48 million in missing money that was returned to its rightful owners.




Tennesseans urge congressmen to pass Dream Act without amendmentA...

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:21:12 GMT

A Lebanon recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, along with several local civil rights leaders, urged Congress on Wednesday to act immediately to pass the bipartisan Dream Act. A few weeks ago, 186 civil and human rights groups sent a letter to Congress that called on lawmakers to take immediate action to pass the Dream Act in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.




3 million Tennesseans affected by Equifax data breach

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:21:11 GMT

State Attorney General Herbert Slatery believes personal information on more than 3 million Tennesseans has been stolen in a security breach at credit reporting company Equifax. The number is estimated nationwide at 143 million who have been compromised.




A Tennessee man could remain in prison for years, even though a judge ...

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:43 GMT

From the Tennessean , here's a crazy story about a man who looks to be doomed to years in prison, despite the fact that the charges that put him there have been dropped. You can thank the state's parole board.




Fire department training truck strikes pedestrian

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:19:35 GMT

The woman injured in the accident was identified by Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. John Harmon as 45-year-old Melinda Heald.




Matlock moving from customer service to public service

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:56:43 GMT

State Rep. Jimmy Matlock says he has an advantage over other candidates in the 2018 Republican primary to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. Since 2006, he has served the 21st State House district in the Tennessee General Assembly. He has also been in business all his adult life as the owner of the Matlock Tire Store chain.




Defense shifts focus to 'Chester the Molester' in trial of nursing student murder

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:19:28 GMT

Attorneys for the man accused of killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo argued Tuesday that investigators had arrested the wrong person and attempted to raise suspicions about a local sex offender known locally as "Chester the Molester." Terry Dicus, the former lead investigator in the case for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation , testified that he had ruled out Zachary Adams as a suspect shortly after Bobo disappeared in April 2011.




10Listens: How many people die of addiction-related illnesses? Read Story Michael Crowe

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:45:10 GMT

Sept. 19, 2017: A woman in East Tennessee posed this question: How many drug overdose deaths are there vs. deaths related to drug abuse? More Tennesseans are dying of drug overdoses, and fentanyl is playing a bigger role than ever. That's according to a new report from the Tennessee Dept.




Jacob Smith - Lebanon Democrat Jessica Dodds, founder of Honeybee TN, ...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:58:19 GMT

Jessica Dodds, a local beekeeper and founder of Honeybee TN, spoke to the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club on Tuesday about the importance of educating children on bees' role in the ecosystem. The purpose of Dodd's presentation Tuesday was to tell the Rotary Club about the importance of bees and encourage members to support education about the insects within local schools.




Memphis broker becomes first black president of Tennessee Realtors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:54:26 GMT

An organization that plays a role in the racial integration of Tennessee's neighborhoods and schools has - after nearly 100 years - installed its first black president. Recent past presidents took the stage to pass the gavel at The Peabody on Friday evening during the association's annual awards and installation banquet.




Haslam announces return of SNAP program (food stamps) work...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:59 GMT

Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties, including Marion, Sequatchie, and Hamilton counties starting February 1, 2018. Haslam and Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes announced the plans on Monday to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession.




Tennessee Department of Health reports Increasing Number of Tennesseans Dying from Drug Overdoses

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:18:59 GMT

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, the highest annual number of such deaths recorded in state history. This is an increase from the 1,451 overdose deaths recorded among Tennessee residents in 2015.




Maryville City Schools homing in on elementary school options

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:01:35 GMT

The 2018 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Mike Winstead , laughs during a reception Monday in his honor, with his wife, Sonya Winstead , Maryville Board of Education member Nick Black, and Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the Maryville City Schools Foundation. People gather at Coulter Grove Intermediate School on Monday for a reception celebrating Dr. Mike Winstead being named Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.




Changes ahead for able-bodied Tenn. adults on welfare program SNAP

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:26:03 GMT

During an early Monday afternoon news conference, the governor said the work requirements for 58,000 able-bodied adults without dependents on SNAP will be reinstated on February 1, 2018. Most welfare reforms in Tennessee requiring some work for those on the program began in the 1990s with national welfare reforms under the Clinton Administration.




Inmate: Man charged with killing Tennessee woman made threat

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:45:23 GMT

A man charged with killing a Tennessee woman asked a jail inmate to tell the man's brother to "keep his mouth shut" or he would "put him in a hole beside her," the inmate said Monday. Shawn Cooper testified in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee.




Inmate: Man Charged With Killing Tennessee Woman Made Threat

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:45:22 GMT

A jail inmate says a man charged with killing a Tennessee woman asked him to tell the man's brother to "keep his mouth shut" or he would "put him in a hole beside her." Shawn Cooper testified Monday in the trial of Zachary Adams, who is charged with the kidnapping, rape and slaying of nursing student Holly Bobo.




Inmate: Man charged with killing Holly Bobo made threat

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:45:21 GMT

A man charged with killing a Tennessee woman asked a jail inmate to tell the man's brother to "keep his mouth shut" or he would "put him in a hole beside her," the inmate said Monday. Bobo's remains were found 3 ½ years later in woods not far from her family's home in Decatur County, about 100 miles southwest of Nashville.