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42 min 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.
1 hr ago | Nashville Scene
Erik Schelzig's piece for the AP on how Ron "Elections Have Consequences, but Not for Me!!!!" Ramsey keeps getting his way in spite of ongoing political defeat pretty much explains why I'm completely depressed about the upcoming vote on whether politicians should get to stick their noses even further into women's private business. Previously, Ramsey's 2010 tea party-styled bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination ended with a distant third-place finish to former Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, who went on to win the general by a record margin for a non-incumbent.
It's time for bypass, I-40 redesign Four local road projects come with $95M price tag Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/time-bypass-redesign/15745483/ The mere mention of the elimination of a U-turn on the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass at Interstate 40 exit 80 drew applause when John Schroer, the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, spoke during his "2014 Projects Tour" at the Region 4 TDOT complex on Tuesday. "Jackson has not been touched a lot in the last six years, and it's time, and it's needed," Schroer said.
The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam 's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery , as Tennessee's next attorney general. The announcement came in the aftermath of a failed campaign led by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court.
On Monday, voices rang out at Legislative Plaza where the group presented an open letter to Gov. Bill Haslam asking him to stop the upcoming execution. Billy Ray Irick is the next Tennessee inmate scheduled to be put to death.
Gordon Ball , the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers. Ball hopes to get tea party followers who backed state Rep. Joe Carr in the Republican primary this past August to vote for him in the November statewide general election.
The latest example is Ramsey's recent attempt to defeat Democratic state Supreme Court justices in last month's retention elections as a way to install a Republican attorney general. The ouster effort was solidly defeated at the polls, but the court this week still decided to replace incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, with Republican Herbert Slatery.
Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed. Haslam open to applying for federal pre-K expansion funds Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed.
Lt. Governor Ramsey issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's selection of Tennessee's first Republican attorney general: "As the first Republican attorney general in Tennessee history, Herbert Slatery will be a strong advocate for the people of Tennessee and a vigilant defender of Tennessee's conservative reforms.
With 11-executions currently scheduled in the next year, a small group of anti-death penalty protesters voiced their concerns Monday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill by sharing an open letter to Governor Bill Haslam. The group, who calls itself Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice, wants the governor to suspend all of the scheduled executions and establish a commission to review capital punishment in the state.
An 18-year-old and three juveniles have been charged with a break-in at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School and numerous nearby car burglaries at the Hamilton-on-Hunter subdivision.
The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a failed conservative campaign to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and AIG officials recently announced the company will expand its Davidson County operations by developing headquarters for the marketing and distribution of financial products related to life insurance. "We want to thank AIG for its continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Davidson County.
When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states - with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. WGNS' John Michaelson has more... A new report finds that states with expanded Medicaid coverage have seen the insured rate for parents jump by 33 percent on average.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with General Motors officials recently announced the company will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex. GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill.
Belmont University will be the only college in the United States to have two current students competing in the Miss America pageant. Senior Haley Lewis, who was crowned Miss Tennessee on June 21, and junior Megan Swanson, who was crowned Miss Nebraska earlier this summer, will both be competing.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:37 am
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