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Antonio Parkinson
State Rep. Antonio Parkinson has a big personality and an even bigger voice. He’s hard to ignore, and that has never been more evident than during his recent media blitz explaining why school districts may need to implement a code of conduct and attire for parents. Parkinson, whose district (98)...
NASHVILLE — A Tennessee chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police plans to spend thousands of dollars to boost public support for a white police officer charged with first degree murder in the death of an armed black man. Nashville Officer Andrew Delke shot 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick from behind during...
by Lucus Johnson -- TSU News Service --  NASHVILLE – TSU student-athlete Christion Abercrombie continues to amaze following a severe head injury in a football game. He may be back in the classroom soon. His mother, Staci, recently stated at a press conference in Abercrombie’s hometown of Atlanta that he intends to...
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE --  NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Lee on Friday said he has no reason to be concerned about private companies running prisons in Tennessee but says he also hasn’t analyzed the situation to see if a red flag might turn up. The new governor told reporters...
Frustration over Tennessee’s lagging third-grade literacy rate is resurrecting discussion about whether the state is investing its money wisely for early childhood education. Rep. Bill Dunn has re-filed a bill that would let school districts divert state funds from public pre-kindergarten classes to other needs in early grades if they...
by George Tillman -- Many years ago, I started a project to bring HIV and AIDS awareness to the Memphis community. In 1998, I coordinated a World AIDS Day awareness benefit and that’s where my journey to owning a piece of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar began. John Tigrett, the owner of Memphis’...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican political newcomer Bill Lee on Saturday took the oath of office as the 50th governor of Tennessee, vowing not to solely look to government as the solution to the state's most pressing challenges. "As honored as I am to be your next governor, no governor...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s newly elected Gov. Bill Lee unveiled one of his most high-profile cabinet positions Thursday, announcing the appointment of an education commissioner touted for her education reform work. The Republican governor has chosen Penny Schwinn, 36, to lead Tennessee’s Department of Education. She previously served...
by Kimberlee Kruesi NASHVILLE — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a life sentence. Following years of national attention from criminal justice advocates, celebrities and politicians...
Cyntoia Brown (Video still via PBS) Governor Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown by commuting her life sentence. The governor’s office announced the decision Monday morning sharing that she will be released to parole supervision on August 7, 2019, according to Nashville 5. By that time she will have...