Monthly Archives: April 2016

Law Could Cost Convention Trade

Tennessee’s new law allowing therapists to refuse treatment based on their closely held religious beliefs could result in lost trade. Gov. Bill Haslam signed the controversial legislation this week, saying it provided adequate safeguards to cover treatment for at risk … Continue reading

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TDOT Worker Killed in Middle Tennessee

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol have released the identity of the Tennessee Department of Transportation worker killed on Interstate 40. Authorities said 65-year-old David Younger, of Nashville, was struck and instantly killed by a semi on the side of … Continue reading

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Fatal State Trooper Crash Probed

An accident in Marion County between a Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer and a motorcyclist resulted in the death of the motorcyclist A third vehicle was involved in the crash that occurred at mile marker 161. No one else was injured … Continue reading

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ACLU Joins Juvenile Action

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee on Thursday joined a lawsuit against the Department of Children’s Services and the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center to end the use of solitary confinement for children. On Monday, a federal judge ordered the … Continue reading

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Man Shoots Cartaker, Kills Himself

Authorities say an elderly Warren County man apparently shot his caregiver and then barricaded his house before committing suicide. Police say Gerald Medley, age 87, shot his 52 year old female attendant at his Center Street home in McMinnville Wednesday … Continue reading

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TN Supreme Court Documents Available Online

The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases. The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early 1800s in hard copy or digital scans. It also allows searching … Continue reading

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Nuke Safety Good in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s oldest nuclear reactor gets good safety marks from federal regulators. This despite 4 unplanned quick shutdowns or “scrams” at the facility outside Chattanooga last year. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Sequoyah plant is operated in … Continue reading

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GM Announces Tennessee Expansion

General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $906.7 million at its plants in Spring Hill, Tenn., and Bay City,  creating or retaining 904 jobs, the latest in a string of investment announcements by the Detroit Three in recent days. GM said it will invest $788.7 … Continue reading

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Delegate To Skip TN Meeting After Haslam Signs Bill Into Law

The Washington secretary of state says no one from her office will attend a national conference in Tennessee in part because of a bill signed by the governor there allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based the therapist’s religious … Continue reading

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TN Ready Testing Suspended for Grades 3-8

After delays and setbacks for Tennessee new assessment, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Monday that they will terminate the contract with the provider of TNReady tests immediately. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said the state’s contract with Measurement Inc. will … Continue reading

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