More than 40,000 high school seniors have signed up for Tennessee Promise, the new state scholarship that sends students to community college for free. But they still have a lot to do before their first day of class, and sometimes even the smallest hiccup can derail would-be college students.
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Moreland’s involvement in the episode, according to the conduct board, amounted to an abuse of judicial prestige in an effort to advance a personal interest
Developer Marshall Karr says he wanted to do an open-air steakhouse but was met with resistance from city preservation officials who said his design would disrupt the building’s character
Veterans groups were left out the last time Tennessee overhauled gaming laws, and not necessarily by accident.
More than 40 teachers, professors and administrators will spend the next year combing through Common Core education standards and suggesting changes. Governor Bill Haslam also announced Wednesday the state is posting the standards to a website in the coming weeks so parents can read them and offer their suggestions.
The Tennessee constitution is at the heart of this fall’s election, as voters consider four potential amendments that would change it. But what’s currently in written in the document has an interesting quirk: some passages don’t pass constitutional muster.
The state chapter of the NAACP says the point was that Tennesseans without health care could die if Medicaid isn’t extended to more residents.
By comparison, more people are voting every day in Knox County than over five days in Davidson County.
Every member of the Williamson County board of education voted for a resolution supporting local standards. But language saying the board “opposed Common Core” was ultimately stripped from the final document.
Juana Villegas had been in line to get a U-Visa. Two years ago, a federal judge recommended that she qualify for one. It’s a special type of temporary visa for crime victims in the U.S.
Advocates of defeating any of the four constitutional amendments on the November ballot are pushing Tennesseans to also cast a vote for governor – any candidate will do. The motivation springs from a state law linking the fate of the amendments to the total votes for governor.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander worked the words “regulating mud puddles” into nearly every answer at a candidate forum hosted by the Farm Bureau. He’s referring to new rules under the Clean Water Act governing navigable waterways. Mud puddles have become one of his most-used jabs at the White House during his reelection campaign.
The current system calls for a committee to recommend appeals judges and the governor to appoint them. Voters get an up or down vote every eight years.
Since Alexander’s primary challenger Joe Carr took 41 percent of the Republican vote, Alexander knows that converting his supporters will be important in the election.
Metro Nashville’s top health official held a briefing for city agencies ranging from police to the water department on Thursday. The public was also invited to the Lentz Public Health Center, where Dr. Bill Paul said he’s confident the city can handle Ebola, adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if a case shows up. But there’s been little coordination for how to handle an infected patient.
Several voters in Putnam County said closely-held religion views brought them to the polls.
According to university officials, one student has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting at Boyd Hall. Authorities are looking for a second suspect.
Republicans may be discrediting the non-partisan Government Accountability Office findings, but Democrats are holding press conferences to say, essentially, “We told you so.”
Clergy on both sides of the abortion amendment debate have been vocal about their views, but when it comes to money, only pro-amendment faith groups have been giving to a campaign. It’s a “cultural phenomenon,” one faith leader says.
As a final formal ceremony before leaving for West Africa, Fort Campbell soldiers cased their colors on Tuesday, essentially boxing up their unit flags until they arrive in Liberia for a six-month stay.