Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tennessee Basketball makes Major Hire

Tennessee’s fortunes on the hardwood have never looked brighter, as Rick Barnes, the most decorated and accomplished head coach in school history, was handed the reins to the men’s basketball program on March 31, 2015. The marriage of Barnes’ Hall … Continue reading

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Tennessee Valley Authority to open visitor centers Saturday

Now that spring has arrived, the Tennessee Valley Authority will be opening visitor centers this Saturday. The centers are located at: Fontana Dam near Bryson City, North Carolina ,Norris Dam near Knoxville, Raccoon Mountain/Laurel Point near Chattanooga, Kentucky Dam near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Senate to Decide Fate of Insure Tennessee

Republican Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal is up for a key vote in the Senate Commerce Committee on Today. The proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans was defeated in a special legislative session last month. But … Continue reading

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Veterans Court Could Open In Rutherford County

Officials in Murfreesboro plan to meet this week to iron out details of a court being developed specifically to serve veterans. The court could open this fall. Commissioners in Rutherford County voiced their approval in February for the launch of … Continue reading

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TBI Investigating Young Child’s Death

Authorities are investigating the weekend death of a 5-year-old boy in Marion county. The severely injured child was found Saturday at a home in Whitwell. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for now is stopping short of calling the incident a … Continue reading

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City’s Right to Ban Weapons in Parks

Without debate, the State House overwhelmingly voted Monday to strip away a city government’s right to ban weapons in municipal parks. Majority Republican lawmakers voted 65-21 to allow guns in parks, despite opposition from city and school leaders as well … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Farmers may Qualify for Reimbursement

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is administering a reimbursement program for farmers who grow fruits or vegetables and have received Good Agriculture Practices certification. Those farmers are eligible to receive reimbursement for costs related to certification for field or packing … Continue reading

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Coalition to Hold Rally in Support of Insure Tennessee

A coalition supporting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans is planning a rally at the state Capitol Today. The group is comprised of clergy, students and community groups. Haslam’s original Insure Tennessee proposal … Continue reading

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Pets Locked in Hot Cars

Good Samaritans using force to free a pet locked in a hot car would be spared liability for damage under legislation expected to be approved by the General Assembly this week. The bill mirrors existing law that holds a rescuer … Continue reading

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Coffee County Home Destroyed in Fire

Firefighters lost a battle to save a Coffee county home from flames over the weekend. Crews from several volunteer departments were called to a home in the Maple Springs development off Highway 53 North of Manchester around two Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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