Tennessee officials are projecting growth in general state revenue to range from 2.7 to 3.2 percent during the budget year that starts in July.
A federal judge is hearing arguments in a class-action lawsuit that claims delays in processing TennCare applications have left thousands of low-income Tennesseans without timely access to medical care.
33 Year old Robert Davis of Stone Mountain, Georgia has been arrested in Murfreesboro on two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.
In a news release Thursday, the governor's office says Tennessee Reconnect applications can be completed online.
The new Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year. This multi-year, comprehensive review...
The State Board of Education will hear and discuss revisions to the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its July 27th workshop. The standards will be voted on final consideration the following day, July 28th.
On Saturday, July 1, Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act will go into effect, addressing a $10.5 billion backlog in repairs and updates by prioritizing 962 projects across all of Tennessee's 95 counties.
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.
Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new report today highlighting the feedback gathered from educators, advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Many Rutherford County residents enjoy an adult beverage from time to time as a way to unwind and relax. But when that occasional drink or substance use becomes more and more frequent, it can be cause for concern.
In communities across Tennessee more than 650 businesses have taken the ''Breastfeeding Welcomed Here'' pledge!
Now, Harris, 37, of Bulls Gap, Tennessee was located and arrested in Perry, Oklahoma. He was transported to the Noble County Jail where he is being held as a Fugitive from Justice.
A new proposal from the 3-Star Healthy Task Force is looking at ways to help people's health care in Tennessee.
A 1.6 percent pay increase for members of the military, including troops at Ft. Campbell and the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, and reauthorizes more than 30 bonuses and special payments for service men and women.
"Someone experiencing PTSD will typically mentally and emotionally relive the event," said Dr. Burley. "In some cases they will go out of their way to make constant efforts to avoid reminders of the event, and develop signs of overwhelming sensitivity to changes in the local environment."
Operation: Clean Sweep builds on the daily supervision of the roughly 80,000 offenders on probation and parole across Tennessee.
Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced its Polygraph Unit has been awarded accreditation through a national board, Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation (PLEA).
A Manchester woman was arrested after being indicted by the Coffee County Grand Jury for inflicting injuries on her 4-year-old daughter.
Legislation which puts more teeth in Tennessee's E-Verify law to ensure that new hires are in the state legally is now on its way to the governor after unanimous approval in the House of Representatives Thursday.
Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Holy Bible the state's official book.
Milk, whether it comes from seemingly healthy cows, goats or any other animal, can cause serious health problems, including death, if it has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria.
The state House has narrowly passed a bill to increase penalties for texting while driving in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has hired four new elevator inspectors, including the first female elevator inspector in the state's history.
This past week, the Tennessee General Assembly was officially named the most conservative legislature in the entire country during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Senator Alexander: "Now the administration, which just sped up the election process for employers and employees with the ambush election rule, has made a new rule to discourage employers from seeking the legal advice they need to fulfill their obligations..."
House Bill 1823 is currently being discussed in Tennessee. The bill would allow over-the-counter provisions of contraception by a pharmacist.
A bill in Tennessee that would require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth has failed.
A report released by the state of Tennessee suggests that up to 1.4 million people are at risk of losing their jobs to automation.
Tennessee was ranked as one of the most affordable states in the country to get a car repaired.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Tuesday released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan until legal challenges to the law are resolved.
When a child or young person is experiencing a mental health crisis, response time by a trained youth crisis specialist is of the essence.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee is at the bottom of the list when it comes to expensive cities in Tennessee to raise a family.
"Travelers should understand mosquitoes can bite any time of the day or night and can bite both indoors and outdoors," said Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, director of the TDH Vector-Borne Disease program.
The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website to collect public feedback on Tennessee's grade K-12 social studies standards.
20-Year old Harley Caffee was caught on Thursday morning (12/17/15). Evidently, authorities believe that after he escaped on Tuesday night, he broke into several businesses.
According to State Farm, Tennessee is ranked ninth on the list of states for December theft claims in 2014:
In addition to the very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, it is important to remember that flu can lead to serious illness or deaths among children and adults who are otherwise healthy.
"Today we are unleashing a new era of innovation and excellence in student achievement--one that recognizes that the path to higher standards, better teaching and real accountability is classroom by classroom, community by community, and state by state--and not through Washington, D.C,"
Friday evening, two organizations at the front lines of criminal justice reform and cannabis are joining ranks to celebrate this month of holidays and to help out the homeless in Nashville.
"These Tennessee Republicans have pledged to support Donald Trump and they must be held accountable for that support," said Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini...
"We strongly encourage people who believe they need energy, weight loss or any other such products to talk with their doctor before using them," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
"The National Governors Association's full endorsement of our bipartisan legislation to fix No Child Left Behind--the group's first such endorsement of any federal legislation in nearly 20 years--is of huge significance..."
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) voted today to stop carbon regulations for states in President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan, saying the plan incentivizes states to invest in wind power production, instead of more reliable nuclear facilities.
On Monday afternoon, Governor Haslam announced that he would be requesting a suspension of refugee placement in Tennessee until the federal government was willing to work more closely with the state of Tennessee in the vetting process.
The Tennessee Department of Correction says there have been 32 assaults on correctional officers in the last 28 days, with hospitalization required in three of the attacks.
Murfreesboro Police responded to Murfreesboro Pawn and Gun when a 47-year old man allegedly tried to purchase a gun who evidently had a warrant for his arrest.
Tennessee's parental-leave law gives eligible employees up to four months of unpaid leave for adoption, pregnancy, childbirth and nursing an infant, but they have to work for an employer with more than 100 employees.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 11 through Oct.17 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee's safety, health, welfare and economy, and increase awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.
Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months.
In the past, it was not uncommon for some Tennessee counties to operate without a current budget into October.
Right now, accessing public records in Tennessee costs nothing more than your time, but that may change as the state considers legislation that would charge people to inspect records.
The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.
Among those attending is the daughter of Trish Bryant of Murfreesboro, who says the camp provides a safe place for children with juvenile arthritis to be themselves and have fun.
Attorneys for the state have argued much of the testimony is irrelevant. They say inmates are not guaranteed a painless death.
Steve Kissinger represents 33 death row inmates who say lethal injection is unconstitutional. Assistant Attorney General Scott Sutherland countered that the U.S. Supreme Court has said inmates aren't guaranteed a painless death.
A man who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident in Murfreesboro was stopped by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. When Murfreesboro Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was already detained and sitting next to the Sheriff's Department Patrol vehicle.
LaVergne resident Kathy Hines, a local advocate for family restoration, told News Radio WGNS that she is concerned for children who get arrested.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Lawrenceburg Police Department lieutenant accused of borrowing a firearm from his subordinate and then pawning it without his knowledge.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is now the richest elected official in America, according to Forbes.
Dr. Tim Jones notes that the group with the greatest risk of contracting HIV continues to be men who have sex with men, but he says increased outreach is also needed for Tennessee's communities of color.
"The Teacher of the Year awards not only allow us to recognize some of the best teachers in the state, but also provide an opportunity to share..."
Carbon monoxide from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, and people and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing the gas.
Many Tennesseans who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders are dedicating themselves to getting more active.
The Tennessee Department of Health has been helping mothers give their babies the best start in life for more than 90 years, and education and support for breastfeeding are a big part of these important efforts...
A Bowers Lane resident in Murfreesboro called the police when a contractor she hired failed to follow through on a recent project.
TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning.
The number of teens who abuse alcohol dropped by a full 2%. That number now stands at 6%.
In the Volunteer State, sexual orientation and sexual identity are not protected statuses for employers. However, the State...
Have you ever heard of a politician holding two offices in Rutherford County at the same time?
A Bell Buckle man by the name of John Anderson is hiking about 700-miles in a trek that he is calling “A Journey to Congress.” Each night, he sleeps in some of the most beautiful valley's and hilltops of Middle Tennessee...
State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) joined with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently to participate in the Bureau's Citizens’ Academy.
How do I apply for my child to be on a FREE or reduced lunch plan at school? You should have received an application from your child’s school. If not, please contact the school directly
State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...
New Life University (NLU), in cooperation with Branches Counseling Center – Murfreesboro , will conduct a Suicide Prevention class July 18-19, taught by Tracey Robison, LPC, MHSP, the clinical director of Branches Counseling Center.
The number of confirmed cases of tuberculosis, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, reached a historic low in Tennessee in 2013. However, many TB cases seen in Tennessee in recent years are complex and more challenging for health care providers to treat.
The once commonly held belief that smoking tobacco was harmless, and perhaps even good for some, was shattered Jan. 11, 1964.
Charlie’s Kids Foundation was established in 2011 after Sam and Maura Hanke lost their first son, Charlie, to sudden infant death syndrome.
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