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On Monday, September 1, 2014, 32 teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. These photos were shared by Tennessee Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jim Henry at a community... On Monday, September 1, 2014, 32 teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
4 hrs ago | Business & Heritage Clarksville
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson recently announced a $100,000 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant to the city of Martin to help fund the construction of a new farmers market pavilion. Johnson presented the grant to Mayor Randy Brundige during the Mayor's Kickoff Luncheon at the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival at UT Martin.
Two men who reportedly dated the same woman are accused of plotting to impregnate, drug, and break her heart in hopes she would eventually kill herself. An incident report by the Murfreesboro Police Department states the plot came to light when the two men contacted the woman's current boyfriend, who then reported it to police.
As Tesla prepares to begin work on a giant new battery factory in Nevada, Nissan may cut its battery production because electric-vehicle sales remain sluggish, Reuters says. Nissan, which builds the Leaf electric sedan, has invested hundreds of millions in battery manufacturing plants - including one in Tennessee.
An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat.U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Sen. Alexander: Ebola as big a threat as Islamic State NASHVILLE - An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat.U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s4q4e0 Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., as raised more than $5 million and spent more than $3 million FEC records show.
A teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 10-year-old sister will serve several years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections Youth Facility. The teen, who was 13 at the time, shot and killed his sister on a dare.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the bus carrying 32 students crossed a highway center line and struck a Freightliner truck Monday afternoon. The bus then left the roadway and hit a tree.
TDOT trims brush along Bypass, happens every 15 years The brush is being cleaned up by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/tdot-trims-brush-along-bypass-happens-every-15-years/15688481/ Drivers heading to North Jackson along the 45 Bypass may have noticed construction crews working their way down the bypass the last few days, clearing brush, knocking down trees and evening terrain. The brush is being cleaned up by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, according to Nichole Lawrence, the Region 4 Community Communications person for TDOT.
The United States Department of Transportation is providing Chattanooga with a $400,000 grant to study the potential use of existing railways for a Passenger Rail system in Chattanooga. It is called a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.
Herbert Slatery III will become Tennessee's first Republican attorney general after the state Supreme Court picked Gov. Bill Haslam's counsel over the incumbent Robert Cooper Jr. Slatery was a lawyer in Knoxville for 30 years before going to work for the governor in January 2011. In his application, Slattery said his work experience makes him a good fit for attorney general.
The Tennessee Supreme Court plans to announce its selection for the next eight-year term as attorney general on Monday. The candidates include incumbent Bob Cooper; Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser Herbert Slattery; state Sen. Doug Overbey; and private attorneys Gino Bulso of Nashville and Mark Fulks of Johnson City.
Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services. The money comes Grants help Tennessee health clinics expand staffing Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services.
A portion of Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee will be closed in both directions next weekend to remove a bridge that was damaged when a truck carrying gasoline hit a vertical support. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it will close the interstate from Friday, Sept.
Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club on Thursday night to honor criminal court Judge David Durham and general sessions court Judge Robert Hamilton on their retirement. Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club on Thursday night to honor criminal court Judge David Durham and general sessions court Judge Robert Hamilton on their retirement.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:49 am
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