Whether you’re better off buying or renting a home in Tennessee may depend on where in the state you live. According to a new study, it’s suburbs and small cities that give homeowners the most bang for their buck.
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Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.
The state’s poverty rate dropped slightly last year, even as the national rate jumped to 46 million people.
Listen Now: Tennessee’s new Achievement School District kicked off the year with a party. In the parking lot beside Frayser Elementary School, kids danced, slid on slides, and bounced in inflated houses. There was even a rock-climbing wall and laser-tag.
Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.
The city of Memphis has been on a PR push in recent months. The state’s largest urban area drew inspiration from recent marketing campaigns out of Detroit.
A Shelby County fight over who should run the schools boiled over into the rest of the state last night. A proposal that passed in the state senate would allow the creation of new city schools.
Tennessee officials are now confirming 19 deaths from the record breaking floods that occurred over the weekend.
Only three major candidates remain in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons dropped out Friday. He says that opens up the Memphis area to three East Tennessee Republicans.
The city of Memphis will not go along with a new law allowing guns in parks.
One in five Tennessee women smokes while pregnant, according to data out from the Health Department last week. And it says women in rural counties are much more likely than those in cities to smoke while expecting.