tennessee

Education
8:14 am
Mon December 3, 2012

TN School Day Could Be Extended

Students in some Tennessee public schools will add at least 300 learning hours in a pilot program making the school day a little longer. WPSD reports five states including Tennessee will participate in the three-year pilot program affecting almost 20,000 students in 40 schools. Those involved with see their day get longer, their school year extended, or both.

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Government
7:35 am
Mon December 3, 2012

TN Children's Services Scrutinized for Transparency

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is facing more scrutiny for not providing details on 31 children who died in the first six months of this year while under investigation. The agency released that information in September after repeated requests from a Democratic lawmaker and The Tennessean.

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Alcohol
7:20 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Wine Might Come to TN Groceries

The top two Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly say they support allowing the sale of wine in supermarkets. With the influx of new GOP lawmakers comes the opportunity to reshape key committees where efforts to allow wine sales have long been corked up by opponents. 

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Education
7:37 am
Fri November 30, 2012

TN Task Force Submits School Voucher Recommendations

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A school voucher task force has submitted its recommendations to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam appointed the nine-member task force to study how to start a school voucher program a year ago. The group includes lawmakers and representatives from both private and public schools.

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Crime
12:04 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Three Former UTM Football Players Face Robbery, Kidnapping Charges

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Three former University of Tennessee at Martin football players face robbery and kidnapping charges. Linebacker Cortez Bowen was removed from the team after he and former players Richard Taylor and Jeremy Anderson allegedly robbed and kidnapped two UTM students at gunpoint earlier this month. A 17-year-old juvenile is also charged in the incident.

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Society
9:26 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Clarksville Fratricide

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Clarksville, Tenn., police have charged a 23-year-old man with shooting his 15-year-old brother in the head and killing him. Brian Holden Smith is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.

Government
10:44 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Air Force Reprimands Tennessee Air Guard General over Titans Tickets

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A Tennessee Air National Guard general has been reprimanded for giving Titans tickets that were bought by the Guard to his family and friends. WSMV-TV obtained an internal investigation from the Air Force Inspector General that shows Assistant Adjutant General Don Johnson gave his family and friends tickets to four games last season.

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Agriculture
7:01 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Burley Tobacco Farmers See Best Paydays in Years

Burley tobacco farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee are seeing their best paydays since plunging into the free market. Tight leaf supplies and a quality crop that bounced back after this summer’s drought are bringing burley growers nearly $2 per pound.

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Society
8:21 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Tennessee Smokers Get Free Support to Quit

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Tennessee smokers participating in the Great American Smokeout Thursday can quit with free help from the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine. The QuitLine connects smokers with a personal coach who guides them through the quitting process.

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Society
7:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

TBI Investigating Shooting by Clarksville Police

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Saturday incident where Clarksville police shot and killed man outside his home. Police spokesman Jim Knoll says officers responded Saturday night to a man threatening to kill himself, his wife and anyone who tried to enter his home.

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