Tennessee

Regional
3:56 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Planning Commission Still Trying to Get Mosque Plans Finalized

Planning commission members are exploring a new vote on construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro while they appeal a court ruling that stopped occupancy of the nearly finished mosque.

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Regional
1:33 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Remains Vacant as Legal Wrangling Continues

A Rutherford County judge is continuing to block a local mosque from receiving a certificate of occupancy. Chancellor Robert Corlew issued the injunction last month after ruling that county officials did not provide sufficient public notice for the May 2010 meeting where the mosque's construction plans were approved.

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Regional
1:13 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Kentucky and Indiana Part of Multi-State Settlement Over Website Targeting Veterans

A company Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says preyed on veterans for their education benefits has agreed to pay a total of $2.5 million to 20 states and turn over its website to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Business
11:09 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Fiat Expansion in Tennessee to Add Hundreds of New Jobs

A southern Tennessee county is poised to gain up to 800 new jobs when a subsidiary of Fiat expands its auto supply plant. The nearly $54 million expansion of the Magneti Marelli plant in Giles County will provide a major boost to manufacturing jobs throughout the region.

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Education
2:32 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Tennessee Elementary Students Post Gains in New Statewide Testing Scores

New statewide testing data show Tennessee elementary and middle school students making gains in the subjects of math and science. The results come from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

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Education
10:08 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Tennessee to Release Latest Standardized Test Results

The Tennessee Department of Education is releasing data Tuesday afternoon that will show the state’s progress in education reform. The Tennessean reports education leaders will reveal the results of the 2011-12 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. That’s the state’s standardized testing program given to those in third grade and up.

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Regional
10:01 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Texas Man Indicted for Threats Made to Tennessee Mosque

The still-under-construction Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

Federal authorities have charged a Texas man with a bomb threat timed to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that targeted a mosque being built in Tennessee. Two indictments were filed Thursday in Nashville against 24-year-old Janier Alan Correa of Corpus Christi.

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Regional
8:13 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Gas Explosion at Opryland Hotel Leads to Evacuation of Thousands of Guests

Officials in Nashville say a gas explosion at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center caused the evacuation of over 5,000 guests overnight, but no injuries were reported.

Capt. Ken Walburn of the Nashville Fire Department said the explosion was reported around 8:15pm Tuesday evening, and guests were allowed back into the hotel around 3 am Wednesday.

Regional
1:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

County Commission Appeal Latest Chapter in Tennessee Mosque Controversy

The Rutherford County Commission has voted to appeal a judge's ruling that voided the approval of a mosque for failing to provide adequate public notice about the facility's construction. The Commission voted 15-6 in favor of the appeal Thursday evening.

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Regional
3:41 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Anti-Muslim Tennessee Group Wants Lawyer Hired by Governor Fired

A group that has attacked the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro is now taking aim at a recent hire by Governor Bill Haslam who is Muslim. The Tennessean reports the Center for Security Policy and the 8th District Tea Party Coalition are urging their members to put pressure on the state to dump Samar Ali, an attorney appointed last month as the new international director for the state's Economic and Community Development Office.

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