Tennesee

Education
6:38 am
Mon November 4, 2013

TN Lawmakers Reviewing Textbooks This Week

Tennessee lawmakers are holding hearings this week to review the state's textbook selection process.

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee will hold the hearings jointly today and tomorrow.

Lawmakers say the hearings are intended to seek clarity regarding the structure and function of the Tennessee Textbook Commission.

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Education
7:04 am
Fri October 25, 2013

TN Report Provides Figures On Bullying In Schools

A new report shows there were more than 7,500 cases of bullying reported in Tennessee's public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

The report was released by the state Education Department. Officials say 5,478 of the 7,555 cases were confirmed after investigation.

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Business
6:39 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Tennessee Agritourism Visitors Spent More Than $34M in 2012

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A new study of the Tennessee agritourism estimates that its economic impact in the state more than doubled between 2006 and 2012. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers estimate visitors to Tennessee agritourism operations in 2012 spent more than $34.4 million directly and more than $54.2 million total.

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2013 TN General Assembly
10:03 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Tennessee lawmakers to decide fate of supermarket wine

Tennessee lawmakers are poised to decide this week whether a proposal to allow supermarket wine sales moves ahead.  The bill to overhaul the current system preventing shoppers from buying wine alongside groceries faces votes in both House and Senate committees this week.

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Politics
3:40 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Tennessee Interim DCS Head Faces Legislators

The temporary head Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services says he will turn things around, even with the title of “interim.” Jim Henry replaces former DCS Commissioner Kate O’Day who resigned yesterday just 24 hours before she was to testify in front of the legislature about unreported child deaths. Commissioner O’Day was criticized for not being accessible, but Henry says he plans to meet with child advocacy groups immediately. 

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Business
8:34 am
Fri January 18, 2013

TN Unemployment at Five Year Low

The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.

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Politics
8:30 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Records Show DCS Lagged in Child Death Reviews

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Records from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services show the agency fell behind in reviewing child deaths and ignored its own policies. 

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Environment
7:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tennessee Deer Hunting Season Cut Short

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Tennessee wildlife officials say this year’s deer season was a good one, but colder weather would have made it even better. 

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Weather
8:51 am
Mon January 7, 2013

2012 Brought More TN Tornadoes

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New data shows Tennessee had more tornadoes in 2012 than in previous years. The National Weather Service says 34 tornadoes were recorded across the state last year with 20 occurring in March alone.  NWS meteorologist Bobby Boyd says the average year brings 21 tornadoes to Tennessee.

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Politics
8:28 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Tennessee Teachers' Union Against Carrying Guns

The head of Tennessee’s largest teachers' union said she expects her board to take an official position against proposals that would allow teachers to carry guns. 

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