6:00 PM Aug 9, 2014
So long, summer. It’s back to school season in Tennessee, an exciting time of new adventures for students, teachers, and parents alike. However, for many young people, this time of year can also mean a fresh round of transitions that bring about fear and stress.
3:00 PM Aug 6, 2014
Last month, Volkswagen Group of America announced it will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, adding a manufacturing line and creating the company’s National Research & Development and Planning Center right here in Tennessee.
7:00 PM Aug 2, 2014
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies and engaged citizenry.
5:00 PM Aug 1, 2014
“Katy! It’s been so long! How’ve you been?”
5:00 PM Jul 31, 2014
As a prosecutor in this state now for more than 37 years, I have seen more victims of crime than I care to count. These are victims of terrible crimes, and many times, these victims have no one to speak for them but the State and nothing else to protect them but our Tennessee and U.S. constitutions.
6:00 PM Jul 24, 2014
There are several words that are called “fighting words” these days, but “Common Core State Standards” may head the list in public education.
5:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Today was a perfect day to mow the lawn. Bright and sunny, the birds were singing, the bees were busy. Yes, today was the perfect day to mow the lawn. As was every day for the last three weeks. If only my lawnmower weren’t down at Snuffy’s Small Engine Repair and Produce.
3:00 PM Jul 5, 2014
In a unanimous decision issued last week, the U.S. Supreme Court strengthened privacy rights by ruling that police in most cases must obtain a search warrant before reviewing the data stored in cellphones.
3:00 PM Jul 2, 2014
On Thursday, Tennessee lost a hero and a distinguished statesman, and I lost a friend and mentor.
12:00 PM Jun 28, 2014
• Nov. 15, 1925: Baker is born in Huntsville to Howard Henry Baker and Dora Ladd Baker.
7:00 PM Jun 18, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to combat prescription drug abuse focuses on reducing the amount of medication prescribed in the state while increasing the resources for intervention and treatment.
9:00 PM Jun 6, 2014
My family and I are excited about the opportunity we have before us to own, operate, and rejuvenate Wilson County’s Superspeedway.
6:00 PM May 29, 2014
Summer vacation for Tennessee’s students is upon us. It’s a time when children can enjoy being outdoors, playing video games or doing any of the other fun things they like to do. It’s also a time when they often forget a significant portion of what they learned in school the year before.
5:00 PM May 23, 2014
On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that third- through eighth-grade Quick Scores, the portion of students’ final grades that come from TCAP testing as mandated by state law, would not be available until May 30th. This means that elementary and middle schools across the state will either fail to follow the legal reporting standards or will be required to distribute final report cards twice in one month.
10:00 PM May 21, 2014
Cancer…Wow, never thought I’d hear that word on my 72nd birthday. I heard those words last year, and my life changed. I thought I was doing all the right things, going for checkups, having mammograms, trying to exercise a little each day and staying busy with my family, friends, crafts and spending time between Lebanon and my home in the Smoky Mountains.
7:00 PM May 9, 2014
In most small towns, the biggest and most elegant building on Main Street is the funeral home. Or an old-age home. These buildings always look as if they might be the starring attraction in Stephen King’s next novel.
10:00 PM May 2, 2014
In most small towns, the biggest and most elegant building on Main Street is the funeral home. Or an old-age home. These buildings always look as if they might be the starring attraction in Stephen King’s next novel.