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Bill Haslam and Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson designated 13 counties and one city Healthier Tennessee ... "These communities understand the importance of health and wellness and are working to make it an integral part of life in their cities and counties," ...

At the current time in Northeast Tennessee, there are two major milk buyers/brokers who buy unprocessed milk from dairy farms, and then make sure that milk makes it to a processor for bottling, according to Julie Walker, a communications coordinator for the Athens, Tennessee-based AgCentral ...
Gharpetian pulled data from the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report and touted Glendale's rank as the fourth safest city in California and sixth nationwide with a population of 201,000 or more during his address. Glendale's current standing in California is a slight dip from its previous third-place spot.
A man wanted in the fatal shooting an off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city was found and killed by law enforcement officials in Tennessee. James K. Decoursey, 34, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, "had a brief encounter with law enforcement" officials in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he "was shot ...

In the 1950s, the small town of Shelbyville, Tenn., was home to a half-dozen pencil manufacturers, prompting then-Gov. Buford Ellington to declare it "Pencil City." The nickname has stuck, but for the most part, the industry has not. Today, the last business standing is Musgrave Pencil Company, which ... Tennessee
Once the city council got wind of the ordinance, they thankfully did not stop to consider the merits of such a law. They took swift action and repealed the antiquated law. Rogero admits that she, and plenty of other residents of the town, have violated the city's laws over and over, more than once. But like ...
"One can speculate about what kinds of mingling City Councils of that era were concerned with discouraging, but in any case, there was general agreement that the law, rarely enforced, did not have any particular merits. And it made us sound like the town in 'Footloose.' "So I am pleased to say that, ...
But under the same state bill, local municipalities could still prohibit certain types of short-term rentals. "Obviously, I'm ... Twenty-seven cities in Tennessee have rules that don't allow non-owner-occupied short-term rentals in residential areas, including Knoxville, Brentwood, Germantown and Smyrna.
Memphis – The Memphis Comedy Festival features stand-up comedy, improv, podcasts, open-mics, seminars and shows at venues across the city with ... Knoxville – Take a seat in the historic Tennessee Theatre for an intimate performance and evening with a solo acoustic performance by Jason Mraz.
Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's campaign for U.S. Senate told the FBI on Thursday that it fears it has been hacked, amid growing concern that candidates in the 2018 election could be targets of cyberattacks. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, campaign lawyer Robert E. Cooper Jr. wrote ...
“I'd like to thank Star LED for its decision to invest in Mountain City,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “In Tennessee, we've established a business-friendly environment that encourages companies to put capital at risk and create jobs for our residents.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An ordinance barring people from begging for money could be expanded in a Tennessee city. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Chattanooga City Council members say panhandlers are a problem. Chattanooga police Chief David Roddy ...
Screen Shot20180307At4 18 48PM Image: Tennessee Secretary of StateArticle 1, Section 33 of the Tennessee Constitution features language very similar to that of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Both abolish slavery, but with a single exception. “That slavery and involuntary ...
Following a dust-up over murals deemed "satanic," a Tennessee city council has temporarily banned the creation of art murals on public property. March 7 ... The Commercial Appeal reports the Memphis City Council's unanimously voted Tuesday to impose a 120-day moratorium on "permitting art on public ...
Other Sumner County cities made the top 20, with White House at No. 11, Goodlettsville at No. 12 and Portland at No. 15. Brentwood was named the safest city in Tennessee. The council used the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics plus its own population data and internal research to create the ...

Two other Nashville-area towns made the Top 5 – Spring Hill (No. 2) and Mount Juliet (No. 5), while Collegedale, in suburban Chattanooga, landed at No. 3, and Germantown, near Memphis, was ranked No. 4. The highest-ranking city in the Knoxville area is Maryville, ranked No. 14. Among cities with ...
Union City Police Chief Perry Barfield says a 15-year-old girl from Fulton, Kentucky, sent the threat. She has been interviewed and her phone has been confiscated. No charges have been filed at this time, but investigators are working with attorneys general in Tennessee and Kentucky to make that ...
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's inquiry into Barry and Sgt. Rob Forrest, the former ... The mayor denied breaking any laws or city policies, but records show Forrest was the only city employee to accompany Barry on at least 10 trips around ...
CHURCH HILL — A domestic dispute turned fatal Thursday evening near Church Hill when a man reportedly drew a gun on Hawkins County deputies and was fatally shot. At about 7 p.m. Thursday, the HCSO responded to a domestic violence call possibly involving gunfire at a residence in the 400 block of ...
The city named in the report as the safest is Tennessee is Brentwood, an affluent suburb of Nashville that has a population of 42,739. It “boasts a violent crime rate ... A total of 53 Tennessee cities are included in The National Council for Home Safety and Security study. Greeneville is among the leaders in ...
CLIFTON, TN -- A Tennessee prison guard who threatened to "shoot up a church and kill himself" had at least four high-powered guns in his car and ... and Memphis -- was arrested Sunday at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, a town of 2,700 that hugs the Tennessee River in Wayne County, ...
Brentwood topped the list of Tennessee's safest cities, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The suburb of Nashville is the home of many country music greats, and boasts a violent crime rate many times lower than the state average. Spring Hill came in at number two with a ...
NASHVILLE, TN -- Though Metro Nashville is only Tennessee's 37th safest city overall, according to a newly released report, it is safer than the other three ... and Security used the FBI's Uniform Crime Report statistics, giving more weight to violent crimes and then ranking cities with populations over 10,000.
Hendersonville is the sixth safest city in Tennessee, according to a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Gallatin is close behind as the ninth. The rankings come from a calculation of violent crimes — aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery — and property crimes — burglary, ...
Two other Nashville-area towns made the Top 5 – Spring Hill (No. 2) and Mount Juliet (No. 5), while Collegedale, in suburban Chattanooga, landed at No. 3, and Germantown, near Memphis, was ranked No. 4. The highest-ranking city in the Knoxville area is Maryville, ranked No. 14. Among cities with ...
On Saturday, the Town of Mason will salute three African-American women trailblazers from West Tennessee at its first Black History program. “We indeed have three unique women of color who have left their mark on history,” said Kelvin Willis, special liaison to the mayor. The program will honor ...
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Purchasing Department ensures that taxpayers' money is spent properly by using a competitive bid process to purchase necessary products and ... “A big part of that process is reaching out to vendors to make sure they know where to look for City bidding information.
Google has broken ground on a $600 million data center in Tennessee that will bring 70 to 100 high-tech jobs. Google officials on Friday announced new and expanding data centers and offices in 14 states, including the Clarksville, Tennessee, center. Sen. Bob Corker's office says the facility will be ...
The masks and uniforms of that original Klan, formed to terrorize newly freed slaves and resist Tennessee's readmission to the Union, looked less like the standardized robes and ... Knoxville's anti-mask ordinance remains on the books, although the City Council tweaked the language slightly in 2013.
Tennessee Republican senators have revived legislation that would overturn prohibitions that local municipalities have over short-term rentals, ... local cities and counties from instituting any type of ban over short-term rentals, overturning an ordinance approved by the Nashville city council in January that ...
Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that it has purchased several grain elevators to support its chicken operations in Tennessee. The three commercial grain elevators in western Tennessee will support Tyson's Union City operations, nearby poultry farmers and the $300 million plant to be built in ...
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says the stores were selling gummies and similar products that contained cannabidiol, a derivative of cannabis. Tennessee Hemp Industries Association President Joe Kirkpatrick contends that the products were legal, with CBD derived from hemp, not marijuana.
PARKLAND, Fla. - (AP) — Just before the shooting broke out, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School thought they were having another fire drill. Such an exercise had forced them to leave their classrooms hours earlier. So when the alarm went off Wednesday afternoon shortly before ...
Leaders of the Middle Tennessee city of Franklin will study a potential ordinance that would prohibit pet stores from selling dogs and cats. Animal advocate ... Cunnyngham said no other cities in Tennessee had an ordinance like this and presented a package of research to aldermen. She also provided the ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis was within its rights to sell park lands to the local non-profit, Memphis Greenspace, the Tennessee Comptroller's Office said Wednesday. In a statement, Justin Wilson stated the city's Code of Ordinances granted local leaders the authority to enter into the agreement ...
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Lewis County judge admits he's dismissed a high number of Tennessee Highway Patrol tickets. Judge Mike Hinson said he thinks the city of Hohenwald is over-patrolled. On Dec. 28, 2017 he even dismisses tickets at a traffic stop. THP Sgt. Jeff Webb stopped a car for a ...
(WATE) - If you're looking for the best Tennessee cities in which to find love this Valentine's Day, you're in luck. ... the percentage of the population that's male vs. female, percentage of households with children, the median age and the number of unmarried people in the city to create a "Singles Score.
We then confirmed the news of the selection with artist Norman Lee, who also told us that the City of Chattanooga will release more details about this later on Tuesday. Lee says he will be in Chattanooga in a few weeks for a site visit. The pillars of the memorial imply the shape of a star to honor the gold star families and ...
At East Tennessee State University's Clemmer College of Education, not much has changed in terms of racial diversity in education programs — 97.6 of those enrolled in ETSU's education programs were white, according to the 2016 report; and in other non-metro regions across the state, the story is much ...
Officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne police departments, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency ... Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold said he had one of his agents enter a store in his town and ask the clerk for the product.
Indivisible East Tennessee tried to convince Alexander, Corker and Duncan to hold town halls in 2017, particularly on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “I thought I could talk them into holding a town hall by saying, 'Let's show them how nice East Tennessee is, how friendly and open,'” Herron said, ...
Authorities say a collision between an all-terrain vehicle and an Amish buggy has left eight people injured. Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock tells WRCB-TV that a juvenile drove into the buggy carrying a teacher and children Sunday evening. Authorities say everyone is expected to be fine, but ...
HANCOCK COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A Johnson City company is expanding and creating dozens of jobs in neighboring Hancock County. This afternoon, Governor ... “Tennessee will lead in job growth and jobs are created when companies like Allied Dispatch Solutions put capital at risk. I thank the company ...
(Bill Barlow/for WHYY). The beach block of Tennessee Avenue does not look all that much different than other blocks in Atlantic City. ... Both grew up in Atlantic City, and are working with Mark Callazzo, whose Iron Room Restaurant at the other side of town has draws a hip crowd night after night. An artist's ...
WASHINGTON – Tennessee's decision last year to boost spending on roads has left the state well positioned to access federal funds through President Donald Trump's new infrastructure improvement ... Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has proposed a $5.4 billion transit plan for the city that includes light rail.
Nicknamed Music City, there's always free live music playing, one-of-a-kind shows, and lots of honky-tonk events to be found. When you think of Nashville, one thing probably comes to mind — country music. It's where some of the most popular musicians in the industry have gotten their start, and where ...
Johnson City Press Videos. FEATURED JOBS. Caregiver: Confidential: 02.02.18Bristol, TN. Ophthalmic Assistant - Johnson City, TN: JOHNSON CITY EYE CLINIC & SURGERY CENTER: 02.02.18Tn-Tri-Cities. FULL TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT: MTN EMPIRE PROMOTIONS: 02.02.18Johnson City, TN. Library Manager ...
We are seeing a variety of precipitation types in the Tri-Cities area this morning! Locations in the higher elevations are seeing snow showers, while some locations are seeing freezing rain and rain. A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect for portions of SW Virginia as well as along the TN/NC mountains ...


 

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