Tennessee

Regional
11:31 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Audit: Tennessee Parole Officers Claimed to Be Supervising Dead Felons

Some Tennessee legislators are irate following revelations that state parole officials claimed they were supervising felons who later turned out to be dead. Two of those parole officers were not arrested after they were caught falsifying some of those dead felons’ files.

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Politics
1:30 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tennessee Democrats are Getting Aggressive in Legislative Races

Faced with the possibility of a Republican super majority in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly, Democratic candidates are aggressively attacking their opponents in legislative races across the state.

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Education
8:02 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Expected Sumner County Student Increase Fizzles Following Funding Fight

A Middle Tennessee school system is apparently not getting a large increase in students, which was a focus in a budget fight. The Sumner County schools delayed opening for 10 days this month as the school board and the Sumner County Commission deadlocked over more education funding.

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Politics
8:23 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Tennessee Judge Upholds State Photo Voter ID Law

A judge in Nashville has held Tennessee's voter identification statute constitutional. The Tennessean reported the ruling by Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Carol McCoy. After about three hours of oral arguments Wednesday, McCoy ruled against civil rights attorney George Barrett, who contended the state constitution requires only proof of legal age, residency and registration.

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Regional
8:04 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Three Airlines Add Flights to Nashville Airport

Interior shot of Nashville International Airport

Three major airlines have announced additional flights to the Nashville International Airport with new routes to Boston, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The airport said Southwest Airlines is adding another daily nonstop flight to Boston Logan starting in February. United Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights to Nashville from its Cleveland hub starting on Dec. 19.

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Economy
1:18 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Kentucky Drivers Face High "Misery Index" Rating

This is what many motorists think they see when they fill up their vehicles.

When it comes to keeping a vehicle on the road, Kentucky ranks in the top 10 of a new survey. Unfortunately, it’s not a survey you want to rank high in.

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Education
9:25 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Nashville Schools to Lose Millions for Rejection of Charter School

The state Department of Education is withholding $3.4 million in funding from the public school system in Nashville over a rejected charter school. The Metro Nashville school board last week defied an order by the state Board of Education to approve the application from Phoenix-based Great Hearts Academies.

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Economy
8:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Report Shows High Percentage of "Unbanked" Kentuckians, Tennesseans

Nearly one in ten Kentuckians doesn’t have a bank account. That’s one of the findings in a new report issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Economy
4:25 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Tennessee Tax Collections Drop

The Tennessee Capitol Building in Nashville

For the first month of the budget year, tax collections in Tennessee have fallen short of projections. Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes issued a release, stating that the weak revenues reflect a slow economic recovery on the national level.

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Politics
12:54 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Election Officials in Tennessee County Nix Electronic Books

Davidson County election officials have backed away from using electronic poll books in the November election. The Tennessean reported the decision Thursday came despite Davidson County Election Commission members expressing confidence in the reliability of 60 of the devices used in the Aug. 2 primary.

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