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Tyson Foods picks Tennessee - not Kansas - for $300 million chicken complex

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:53:45 GMT

About 2,500 people filled the grass at Chieftain Park in Tonganoxie to show their opposition of a proposed Tyson Foods plant being built near the town. Tyson Foods announced plans Monday to build a $300 million chicken production and processing complex in western Tennessee after a nearly identical proposal for development of cutting-edge poultry facilities in Tonganoxie was rejected by residents.

Tyson Foods plans to build new chicken plant in Tennessee, a $300M...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:31:49 GMT

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Tennessee boys basketball booster indicted for theft

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:34:18 GMT

The Tennessee comptroller's office says a former high school basketball team's booster club leader was indicted after an investigation found she stole more than $6,100 from the group. A comptroller's office news release says a Washington County grand jury this month indicted former Science Hill High School Boys Basketball Boosters President Kimberly Charles on one theft count over $2,500.

Update on Church Shooter: No Charges, Keeps Gun and Carry Permit

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:04:16 GMT

An 81-year-old man who accidentally shot his wife and himself at church while showing off his gun won't face charges or lose his carry permit, police said Friday. Wayne Reid shot himself in the hand and his 80-year-old wife, Kathy, through the abdomen around 1 p.m. ET Thursday while showing off his Ruger pistol to a fellow parishioner at First United Methodist Church.

Weather service reports 2 tornadoes in Middle Tennessee

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:05:27 GMT

Weather officials say two tornadoes damaged homes and a church as strong storms rolled through Middle Tennessee over the weekend. The National Weather Service says a tornado with 105 mph winds hit Joelton on Saturday afternoon, damaging two homes and snapping trees and power poles.

Country stars remember Mel Tillis: 'An incredible...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:02:37 GMT

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis has died. Tillis was 85 years old. His six-decade career includes more than 60 albums, three dozen Top 10 singles and countless hits.

ACEC Scholarships Available to Tennessee Engineering Students

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:02:36 GMT

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee is accepting scholarship applications from Tennessee engineering and land surveying students, and Tennessee Engineering Foundation will award four additional scholarships to advance the industry. Applications for all scholarships must be submitted by January 12th, 2018.

Consider Making Permanent the Animal Massage Therapy Exemption from...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:01:21 GMT

Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Tennessee General Assembly in support of a state law exemption that allows non-veterinarians to practice animal massage therapy in Tennessee. FTC staff recommend that the exemption, which is set to expire next year, be made permanent, because greater competition in the markets for professional services typically benefits consumers.

Democrat David Jones Raises $10,000 Toward Campaign Against Incumbent McCormick

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:47:32 GMT

The campaign to elect David Jones to the Tennessee House of Representatives for District 26 announced that it has surpassed its $10,000 goal for early contributions and pledges.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:36:51 GMT

With the holiday shopping season underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up to score discount deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday . Whether giving or receiving gifts, it's always important to be aware of a store's return policy to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register.

Video: LSU's Donte Jackson shown on broadcast making obscene gesture toward Tennessee

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:20:39 GMT

LSU defensive back Donte Jackson tackles Tennessee running back John Kelly in the first quarter against Tennessee, Saturday, November 18, 2017, at The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. LSU defensive back Donte Jackson tackles Tennessee running back John Kelly in the first quarter against Tennessee, Saturday, November 18, 2017, at The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

Eagleton Elementary School's Assistant Principal Heather Byrd...

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:33:01 GMT

Heather Byrd, assistant principal at Eagleton Elementary school, has been selected for the 2018 Governor's Academy for School Leadership. Eagleton Elementary School Assistant Principal Heather Byrd has been selected for the 2018 Governor's Academy for School Leadership , a one-year fellowship program.

Republican Governors' 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:04:14 GMT

For nearly a decade, meetings of the Republican Governors Association were buoyant, even giddy, affairs, as the party - lifted by enormous political donations and a backlash against the Obama administration - achieved overwhelming control of state governments. But a sense of foreboding hung over the group's gathering in Austin this past week, as President Trump's unpopularity and Republicans' unexpectedly drastic losses in elections earlier this month in Virginia, New Jersey and suburbs from Philadelphia to Seattle raised the specter of a political reckoning in 2018.

Close friend of Bredesen reflects on upcoming Senate decision

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:18:50 GMT

Sometime in the next few weeks, former Governor Phil Bredesen is expected to announce whether or not he will seek the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by a retiring Bob Corker. "He doesn't make decisions until he's ready to make decisions," says Byron Trauger who has known Bredesen since the 1980s and has a picture in his office from the former governor and Nashville mayor that says "to my best friend."

Band Geeks: A Live Tribute to The Last Waltz

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:37:02 GMT

On Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the seminal groups of the '60s and '70s, the Band, held their farewell concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan, two musicians who had been previously backed by the Band, were brought on board as special guest performers, and from there, the guest list swelled, growing to include Neil Young, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, the Staples Singers, and others.

Can You Guess What The Most Played Song at Waffle House Is?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:18:22 GMT

Indeed, we've often been known to dream about a breakfast at Waffle House . For sure, their diced and peppered hashbrowns are in a league of their own.

Ex-East Tennessee State tennis coach Zaatini indicted

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:42:51 GMT

Former East Tennessee State tennis coach Yaser Zaatini has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated at least $45,540 from the university. The Tennessee comptroller's office announced Friday that a Washington County grand jury on Nov. 3 indicted Zaatini on one count of theft of over $10,000 and 22 counts of forgery.