Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, under whose tenure students made large gains in achievement but who nontheless became a lightning rod for criticism from teachers and many local school superintendents and some state lawmakers, is leaving, Gov. Bill Haslam announced this afternoon.
At age 23 and a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jim Mullen is president of a company working in Memphis to perfect a medical device that would help ensure the safety of blood being transported for transfusions.
Voters won’t decide this issue until November, but the fundraising, education and organizational battle is already in full swing over a proposed Tennessee constitutional amendment granting state lawmakers more power over abortion.
A South Carolina mother who for weeks sought records to explain how her daughter ended up floating facedown in the fountain at the Oak Ridge Civic Center said a letter containing the police department’s incident report of the case arrived Monday.
State House Republican leaders say stalled proposals that would require prescriptions for cold medications containing pseudoephedrine could gain momentum in the House as a result of a Vanderbilt University poll showing high public support for the idea to reduce illegal meth production.
When temperatures plunge below freezing, as they are wont to do this time of year, it is not unreasonable for people to start making plans for a vacation getaway to a warmer clime. The beach is one option. Cruises, increasingly, are another.
The videos produced by a notorious international child-porn ring helped snare not just U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s ex-chief aide but a former top official of the University of Tennessee Foundation, court records indicate.