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TVA Still Making Repairs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority continues to make repairs on its electricity distribution system following storms in May. While some say the storm damage points to a fragile electricity delivery system, TVA says that's not true. Congressman… continue reading ›

Rupp Arena Adding Wheelchair Seats

Rupp Arena is adding more seats for fans who use wheelchairs in the upper levels of the arena starting next season. Lexington Center Corp. announced Thursday that about $200,000 is being budgeted for the renovation to add about 100 wheelchair-accessible… continue reading ›

Shelby County Blocks Home School Athletes

Shelby County school officials have voted not to allow home school students to play for public school teams. A new TSSAA bylaw opens the way for home school athletes to try out for public school teams, according to The Commercial… continue reading ›

Fisherman Lands Explosive Catch

A fisherman on the banks of Old Hickory Lake reeled in an explosive catch that police believe was actually a military grenade. Hendersonville police along with Nashville police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were… continue reading ›

TN Traffic Ticket Costs Climbing

Tennesseans could be charged up to $70 more for traffic tickets under a new state law that takes effect next month that is a funding initiative for crime lab services for law enforcement agencies. The law that takes effect July… continue reading ›

University President Steps Down

The president of Tennessee Temple University is resigning after students at the Christian college in Chattanooga complained that he had plagiarized, but Danny Lovett said he was leaving the university anyway. Lovett told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday… continue reading ›

Attorneys Honored For Pro Bono Work

A Memphis attorney and a Nashville law firm have been honored for doing free work for low-income families. Jeffrey C. Smith, partner in charge of the Memphis office of Adams and Reese, was named pro bono attorney of the year… continue reading ›

Churchill Downs Damaged By Twister

Churchill Downs officials are assessing the aftermath of a possible tornado that left several horse barns damaged and has temporarily halted races at the famed Kentucky Derby horse track. Track spokesman John Asher says it was "borderline miraculous" that no… continue reading ›

Army Corps Leadership Changing

The Nashville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gets a new commander Friday. Lt. Col. James Delapp will become the new commander, succeeding Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell, who is taking a post in Baghdad. Delapp has been in… continue reading ›

Body Exhumed To Retrieve Dentures

A Chattanooga man's body is being exhumed to remove dentures that belong to another man after a hospital employee mistakenly gave them to the wrong family. Parkridge Medical Center spokeswoman Alison Counts told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the… continue reading ›

Vote Set On Tuition Hike

University of Tennessee system trustees are voting on annual undergraduate tuition increases of $774 for students at the campus in Knoxville, $508 more at the Martin campus and a $488 increase for students in Chattanooga. Proposed increases at the Health… continue reading ›

Haslam Won't Block Tuition Hikes

Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to stand in the way of proposed tuition hikes at Tennessee's two higher education systems. The Republican governor plans to attend the University of Tennessee's board of trustees meeting in Knoxville on Thursday, where tuition… continue reading ›

Child Abuse Jumps In Chattanooga

Pediatricians in Chattanooga are again sounding a community alarm about child abuse. Seven months ago, pediatricians at Erlanger Medical Center held a child abuse prevention news conference. They called reporters after treating six babies for traumatic brain injuries from being… continue reading ›

KY Rescue Squad Revolts

More than half of a volunteer rescue squad for a western Kentucky county quit over ongoing disputes with the county judge executive. Thirteen members of Ballard County's 21 rescue squad members quit on Monday over an argument with County Judge… continue reading ›

Dollywood To Develop Braille Book

Blind and visually impaired children will benefit from a new effort between the Dollywood Foundation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville. The organizations have announced they will work together to provide Braille… continue reading ›

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