Monthly Archives: January 2016

Monday the Deadline for Voting Registration for Primaries

Tennesseans who want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary must register to vote by Monday. In a news release, Secretary of State Tre Hargett has been recommending voters take advantage of early voting because of unpredictable winter weather … Continue reading

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Large Number of Tennessee Graduates Not Ready for College

The Tennessee comptroller’s office says large numbers of the state’s high school graduates are not ready for college, despite a number of recent gains. Based on an analysis of ACT test sores, the report found 75 percent of freshmen at … Continue reading

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Coffee County Woman Charged in Death of New Born after Taking Meth During Pregnancy

A Coffee County woman is charged in the death of her newborn after authorities say she used meth while pregnant. Brittany Evans, 28, was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder and given a $50,000 bond. She’s accused of using … Continue reading

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Nashville To Hold Special Human Trafficking Court

Nashville is starting a special court for victims of human trafficking. The effort is the first of its kind in Tennessee and follows the model of drug and mental health courts in helping nonviolent offenders get help and avoid jail. … Continue reading

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Advocacy Group Calls for Fewer Test in Schools

An education advocacy group founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is calling for fewer but smarter assessment tests and for helping minority students and the underserved bridge the achievement gap. Those are among five goals the State … Continue reading

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Circuit City Is Back From The Dead, But It Won’t Be The Store You Know

Circuit City is coming back… but it won’t be the big-box store you remember. Source: Circuit City Is Back From The Dead, But It Won’t Be The Store You Know

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Two Dead After Coffee Co. House Fire

Two people were killed in a fire at a mobile home in northern Coffee County. Officials said the fire was reported just before midnight Tuesday on Lloyd Boynton Road. According to Coffee County Investigator Billy Marcom, two people were killed … Continue reading

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Union Hopes for Better Relationship with Volkswagen

The United Auto Workers union is hoping a management overhaul at Volkswagen in the aftermath of its diesel emissions cheating scandal will help ease an impasse over collective bargaining at the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant. But on a visit … Continue reading

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Lady Vols Bill Delayed

A bill filed in December 2015 in the Tennessee State legislature has emotions flowing on both sides and Tuesday, the House of Representatives sub-committee took up the issue. In July 2015, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville made the decision to get … Continue reading

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State Rep. Durham Leaves GOP Caucus

State Rep. Jeremy Durham has withdrawn from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus amid an investigation into sexual harassment allegations. Durham told his colleagues Wednesday that he would step away so he wouldn’t be a distraction to the majority party. The … Continue reading

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