Monthly Archives: June 2016

Native Americans Wrapping Up Bike Ride

More than a dozen Native American bicyclists from Oklahoma and North Carolina are wrapping up a nearly 1,000-mile ride retracing their ancestors’ journey along the Trail of Tears. The Remember the Removal cyclists who began their journey June 5 in … Continue reading

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Study Shows Lack of Diversity in Tennessee Courts

A new report faults Tennessee’s court system for not adequately representing the diversity of the state’s population. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy ranks Tennessee 45th out of 51 state court jurisdictions for gender and racial diversity. The … Continue reading

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Surgeon General: “Pill Abuse a Disease, Not Crime”

The path to solving the country’s opioid abuse epidemic is an opportunity to recast addiction as an illness rather than a crime in many cases and to find efficient ways to treat pain, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy told an auditorium … Continue reading

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Congressional Candidate Post Inflammatory Sign

A campaign billboard in Polk County, Tennessee, is causing a political storm and gaining national attention. The sign appeared off Highway 411 near Benton and read “Make America White Again.” Independent candidate for the state’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Rick … Continue reading

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Leaders Vote Down Hiring Request

Embattled Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has a new fight on his hands that he said puts the safety of the public in jeopardy. County commissioners have asked Arnold to resign following his indictment on corruption charges. Now they are … Continue reading

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Apple to Pay Back Tennesseans for E-Books

Tennesseans who purchased ebooks from Apple Inc. will receive their cut from a price-fixing settlement over the price of ebooks, according to the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. Tennesseans will see a total of $8.5 million out of a $400 million … Continue reading

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UT Chancellor Stepping Down

Replacing University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek calls for a swift search and candidates who can maintain the momentum of UT’s successes, said UT President Joe DiPietro. DiPietro announced Tuesday that Cheek, the leader of the flagship campus, will step … Continue reading

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Wine on the way to Grocery Stores

After a several year battle, shoppers will officially be able to buy wine in grocery stores beginning July 1. Workers have been filling shelves with all the varieties for days. While the shelves may be stocked, shoppers still have to … Continue reading

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TVA’s Newest Nuclear Power Plant Goes Offline

America’s newest nuclear reactor is offline right now, while workers deal with a problem relating to its startup. The Unit Two reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City was in the middle of testing at the first … Continue reading

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Franklin and Moore County Comcast Customers may Suffer Service Interruption

Comcast cable and internet customers in Franklin and Moore Counties may lose their service if a dispute between Comcast and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation over utility poles isn’t soon settled. According to Duck River Electric officials, Comcast is delinquent … Continue reading

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