Tennessee

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will become superintendent of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning March 1. Davis follows the Rev. Kevin Conrad who will become senior pastor of Cookeville First UMC in Cookeville, Tennessee, in the Tennessee Conference. The Mississippi River District...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE – An overwhelming majority of all Tennessee’s maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, according to a new report released Tuesday that was commissioned to address the state’s high maternal deaths. “We dedicate this report with deepest sympathy and respect to the memory of these...
Gateway University Charter School presented its case for remaining open to Tennessee State Board of Education staff members, who met in the Barnes Auditorium of the Shelby County Schools Board building on late Tuesday afternoon. The next step is for a staff recommendation to the state Board of Education, which...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – What started out as a college visit to Tennessee State University to highlight Black History Month turned into so much more for some local high school students. TSU President Glenda Glover surprised 20 Metro Nashville Public Schools students with scholarship offers on Feb. 14 if they planned...
NASHVILLE — A former hospital nurse in Tennessee has been indicted on accusations that she accidentally gave a drug used in executions to a patient who then died. News outlets cite a statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation saying 35-year-old Radonda Leanne Vaught was indicted Friday on reckless homicide...
Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has agreed to pay taxes on a factory the company has decided to shut down in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said Friday. Electrolux said Thursday that it plans to stop production within two years at its Memphis factory while investing $250 million to consolidate U.S. cooking manufacturing...
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...