Tennessee

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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Economy
1:49 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Tennessee Economics Official to Join Mitt Romney's Campaign

Tennessee’s top economic development officer is taking a temporary leave from his job to help Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Bill Hagerty will join the GOP election effort through November 6.

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Politics
9:41 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Arraignment Delayed for Tennessee Lawmaker's Gun/DUI Case

State Rep. Curry Todd's arraignment on drunken driving and weapons charges has been delayed until next week. The Collierville Republican was arrested in October after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed in a holster between the driver's seat and center console.

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Politics
3:51 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Matheny Abandons Tennessee Speaker Challenge

State Rep. Judd Matheny tells The Associated Press he is no longer considering a challenge to fellow Republican Beth Harwell for House speaker next year.

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Economy /Unemployment Benefits
8:05 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Active Job Search now Required for Unemployment Benefits in Tennessee

Effective September 1st, anyone claiming unemployment benefits in the state of Tennessee will be required to show that they are actively looking for work.  A work search log must be maintained to verify the job-seeking activity.

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Regional
8:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Will be Construction-Free in Tennessee

The road ahead will be clear of highway construction over the Labor Day weekend across Tennessee. Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has ordered that construction stop by noon on Friday and not resume until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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