Tag Archives: Tennessee

Tennessee Lock Closed Since Sept 11 2001 Set to Reopen

A lock along the Tennessee River is set to reopen to the public after it was closed off after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Nickajack Lock on the Tennessee River in Marion County was fenced off and … Continue reading

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Governor Describes Tennessee Work Force as “Low-Cost”

(The Tennessean)While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing “high-quality jobs” to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that the … Continue reading

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New Jobs Coming to Lewisburg Plant

A Marshall County manufacturer says it will spend $20 million to expand it’s Lewisburg plant, adding nearly 200 new jobs. Multimcatic Tennessee, LLC says it will expanded the plant and add robotic welding infrastructure. The Canada based company makes automotive … Continue reading

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Study Predicts Population Growth in Tennessee over 25 Years

  A University of Tennessee report says the state’s population should hit the 8.5 million mark by 2040, and most of the growth will favor urban areas. The Center for Business and Economic Research predicts Middle Tennessee will lead the … Continue reading

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Independent Audit of Tennessee Prisons Requested

Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield says he has asked for an independent audit of Tennessee’s prisons after complaints from current and former employees that violence is on the rise. In a hearing before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday, some employees blamed … Continue reading

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Senator Corker Urges Long Term Transportation Solutions for Tennessee

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he hopes his home state of Tennessee won’t emulate the Washington approach to spending on transportation projects without finding ways to pay for them. Corker on Wednesday praised Gov. Bill Haslam, a close friend … Continue reading

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Judge Upholds Tennessee’s Lethal Injection Protocol

A Nashville Chancellor has upheld Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol for condemned inmates. Judge Claudia Bonnyman says attorneys representing a group of death row inmates failed to prove the killing cocktail of drugs constituted cruel and unusual punishment. The decision of … Continue reading

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Tennessee Students Make Strides in ACT Scores

(The Tennessean) Tennessee’s average ACT score, historically slow to improve despite constant attention from educators, has made its biggest year-to-year leap since the state began testing all students. It’s a key sign more students in Tennessee are graduating ready for … Continue reading

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New Business Openings Up in Tennessee

Hopeful entrepreneurs open more than 8,000 new businesses in Tennessee in the 2nd quarter of this year but the number of business closing is up as well. The Secretary of State and University of Tennessee report says new filing were … Continue reading

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Tennessee Foster Parents Give Up Fight for Nebraska Girl

  A Middle Tennessee couple who fostered a girl for 8 years until her biological father was released from prison and won custody of her say they are giving up their fight to have her returned to them. WSMV-TV reports … Continue reading

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