Tennessee

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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Politics
2:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Tennessee Checking Davidson County Votes in GOP Primary

Tennessee election officials say they plan to look at the histories of voters who participated in this month’s Republican primary in Davidson County. At issue is whether voters were routinely given the GOP ballot by default.

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Regional
8:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Tennessee Justices Let Lethal Injection Ruling Stand

The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by two death row inmates who claim that changes to the state's lethal injection procedure are unconstitutional.

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Politics
8:10 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Haslam Aide: Tennessee Not Promoting Islamic Code

Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is responding to what it calls "confusion" about the role of a Muslim staffer and a council that has advised two state departments on Islamic affairs. The Republican governor was criticized this summer by several Republican groups over what they perceived as the growing influence of a version of the Islamic code called Shariah in Tennessee government.

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Science
3:51 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Tennessee School to Help Military Study Use of Robots, Drones

An unmanned aeriel drone

Middle Tennessee State University has signed a deal with the Army and Marine Corps to study how to coordinate robots on the ground with unmanned vehicles in the air.

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Economy
10:15 am
Thu August 9, 2012

For Struggling Tennessee Homeowners, a Free Hotline Offers Counseling

Tennessee is launching a toll-free hotline for homeowners who are either in—or on the brink of—foreclosure. The Tennessean reports the hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time, Mondays through Fridays.

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Regional
4:17 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Date Set for Opening of New Tennessee Islamic Center

A new mosque in Tennessee that had been the subject of a lawsuit, arson, vandalism and a bomb threat will open for prayers for the first time on Friday. Islamic Center of Murfreesboro board member Saleh Sbenaty said Tuesday that Rutherford County officials issued a temporary occupancy permit that will allow use of the building while the final permit is pending.

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