Saturday, September 18, 2021

Tennessee

Transportation officials on Friday sped up their plans to reopen the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was discovered in the span. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the eastbound lanes of the...
The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was found in the span will begin reopening to traffic next week, transportation officials said Wednesday. The Arkansas and Tennessee departments of transportation said the eastbound...
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the busts of three military leaders, including a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. On Friday, officials removed a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust that...
The national Southern Christian Leadership Conference and its president, Dr. Charles Steele, think freedom for death-row inmate Pervis Payne warrants a national movement. “Silence in the face of evil is evil, itself,” said Steele, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE – Tennessee health officials will not acknowledge that August is National Immunization Awareness Month per an order from the state’s health commissioner, emails show. The order, obtained by NewsChannel 5, was given to Tennessee’s former top...
Fears are mounting over the impact Tennessee’s permit-less gun carry law will have when the law takes effect Thursday (July 1). Law enforcement officers across the state are adamantly opposed the controversial law that will allow anyone 21 and older...
by Jonathan Mattise --  NASHVILLE — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind law that requires businesses and government facilities to post signs if they let transgender people use multiperson public bathrooms of their...
Tennessee State Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) is the one to watch in Tennessee politics. At least, President Joe Biden thinks so. The 37-year-old Democrat made the cut in the prestigious ranks of the White House Fellows commission, the White House...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that the state will pour $52 million into building a complicated wastewater discharge pipeline into a sprawling site that has failed to land potential tenants due to a lack of infrastructure...
Tennessee State University has entered into a a dual enrollment partnership that gives students in West and South Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills. The partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will allow high school...