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Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association of independent insurance agents who...
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KNOXVILLE — An elementary school teacher has become the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss Tennessee. Miss Greene County Brianna Mason won the pageant at the University of Tennessee on Saturday night in her fourth attempt. The 23-year-old Mason is a Nashville native who was second-runner-up in last year's pageant,...
NASHVILLE — More than 140 Tennessee laws kick in today, including measures to crack down on drivers using hand-held cellphones on the roads; strip one court's review of death sentences; and bar ministers ordained online from administering marriages. July 1 also marks the start of a new fiscal year, with...
Born and raised in West Memphis, Mayor Marco McClendon is six months into his first term, which he told constituents on Monday night already is generating new jobs and business opportunities. “My mother and father live here. So I am fully invested in the growth and success of West Memphis....
JACKSON, TN, June 13 – Housing providers and planners are invited to join regulators and researchers to learn about the current status of the state’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The training is set for June 21 at the offices of the Southwest Tennessee Development District, from 10...
It's no secret that a major key to Memphis' economic revival will be reducing unemployment – specifically, among those with felony convictions. And Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is putting his signature where his speech is. On Tuesday, after participating in a forum aimed at de-stigmatizing the idea of hiring an...
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Regents will consider combined tuition and fee increases at the state’s community and technical colleges averaging 2.45 percent at its June 21 quarterly meeting, under recommendations approved today by the board’s Finance and Business Operations Committee. The committee’s recommendations would raise tuition by $102...
Issues related to school vouchers, a new law some consider “voter suppression” and the federal government’s “real ID” statute dominated the agenda during the first Town Hall meeting that London Lamar hosted as the first-term state representative for District 91 on Tuesday. With Democrats in the minority and Republican Party...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – When Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover traveled to her hometown of Memphis on Wednesday, she had one goal in mind:  Bring back Tupac Moseley. Moseley had recently graduated valedictorian of his class at Raleigh-Egypt High School, and received $3 million in scholarships, all while homeless...
A mayor in Mississippi wants to get rid of dope and gangbangers so much that he’s willing to pay for it. Clarksdale mayor, Chuck Espy is offering gang members, drug dealers and “wannabe criminals” money to leave the area in order to limit crime in his town, according to Newsweek. READ...