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Conflicting state laws: TSBA says Walkup can keep serving

The Tennessee School Board Association has weighed in on the question of whether a vacancy exists on the Cannon County Board of Education. In the opinion of the TSBA, one does not. However, the law the association cites conflicts with another state law. In an email sent this morning to the Cannon Co

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Sen. Bob Corker: Campaign to end modern slavery is gaining momentum

Officers search a vehicle that was used in connection with a human trafficking, prostitution ring at Shine Nails in Nashville Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean WASHINGTON - Nearly three years after he started his campaign to end modern slavery around the world, Sen. Bob Corker is seeing signs the moveme

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-21 14:10:21

Hit-and-run suspects try to flee

A suspect in a hit-and-run accident and her companion, who ran away from officers during a traffic stop, were apprehended after a search of a field near the Wolf Meadows area at the end of Stewart Road late Saturday afternoon, Shelbyville police said. The driver -- Veronica Lucille St. Hillare, 33,

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

MTSU renews recruiting events with preview day this Saturday

Students visiting MTSU listen as Emilie Hendren, second from left, a junior public relations major, informs them about the James E. Walker Library's many features in this February 2017 photo. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton) MURFREESBORO -- Middle Tennessee State University welcomes prospective hig

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Gannon reviewing school board vacancy situation

Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon said Wednesday he is consulting with the county attorney to determine when the county commission will fill a vacancy on the Cannon County Board of Education. Shelley Walkup vacated the District 5 seat on the school board when she moved outside of the district. Wal

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

SNAP work requirements to return Feb. 1

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes has announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Felony fugitive found in Monterey

A man who allegedly fled Colorado to avoid prosecution for a felony is being held without bond at the Putnam County Jail after he was discovered Tuesday in Monterey.Lane C. Barnhurst, 21, most ... This item is available in full to subscribers. A man who allegedly fled Colorado to avoid prosecution f

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-21 15:55:57

Three arrested in unrelated crimes

A man who allegedly violated his parole for cocaine possession and gang membership in Mississippi was arrested in Putnam County Monday.Michael Turner, 40, most recently of Carolina Avenue in ... This item is available in full to subscribers. A man who allegedly violated his parole for cocaine posses

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-19 16:39:21

Tennessee Associated Press high school football rankings

The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through September

MARSHALL COUNTY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Night at the Museums is Saturday

Some new and familiar faces will be among those celebrating Putnam County's 175 years of existence at Night at the Museums Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Cookeville.Thirteen actors will ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Don and Julie Bohannon, playing Monterey citizens, talk

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-19 15:57:59

Culture picks: Fall Tennessee Craft Fair plus 6 other events

Come shop and celebrate fine American craft at the 39th annual fall Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend at Centennial Park. Hosted by Tennessee Craft, a nonprofit organization that champions local craftsmanship, the fair brings together over 200 juried and award-winning artists from the across the Uni

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-20 14:00:01

Settlement on lawsuit with sheriff approved by commission

Sheriff Oddie Shoupe One major item that was discussed during a recent White County Commission meeting was a settlement agreement between the government of White County and Sheriff Oddie Shoupe. On Sept. 18, 2017, White County commissioners voted 9 to 5 to accept the proposed agreement, which was re

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 06:54:11

Van Buren commissioners approve the sale of tax delinquent properties

Van Buren County commissioners took action to approve the sale of tax delinquent properties during Tuesday's meeting. The Board of County Commissioners for Van Buren County held its regularly scheduled meeting, on Sept. 19, at the Yvonna Sutton Fair Building. There were several items on the agenda f

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:30:48

County legislative body elects new chairman, appoints new committees

White County commissioners have elected a new chairman and appointed new committee members During the Sept. 18, 2017 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of White County, Stanley Neal was voted to fill the position that had been held for many years by Terry Alley, a longtime member of the le

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:09:43

Tax collections exceed projections, including rural communities

Tax collections continues to exceed projections, including rural communities Tennessee's total tax revenues for the period of July were once again more than budgeted expectations, and rural communities played a role in the growth, according to recently released state reports. Larry Martin, Tennessee

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:40:30

Cattle farmers take part in specialized techniques classes

Cattle farmers from across Van Buren and White counties recently attended an educational program about pregnancy determination techniques. The University of Tennessee Extension offices in Van Buren and White counties, along with the White and Van Buren Cattlemen's Association, held an educational me

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:38:38

Van Buren receives new ambulance

Bobby Lee McCulley | September 21, 2017 7:33 am Emergency medical personnel in Van Buren County recently received a new ambulance to add to their fleet. A brand new ambulance has officially arrived and been placed into service for the Van Buren County Emergency Medical Service. The new ambulance, Un

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:33:44

Why states can't prevent a runaway convention

The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison "tremble", caused Alexander Hamilton "dread", and Chief Justice John Jay to say that another convention would impose an "extravagant risque") is this: the delegates to the convention can run away: instead of proposing amendments to our

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:15:24

"Dad, our house is on fire"

While I was at work, my phone sounded. The message was one that I had never seen before. It indicated that someone had used the cell phone belonging to my teenage son to call 911. All types of scenarios began to swirl through my thoughts. Had he and my wife been involved in an accident? Did somethin

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:44:50

Wilson County FCA holds fall banquet

The Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its fall banquet Tuesday for Watertown and Lebanon high schools students and featured several guest speakers. Wilson County FCA director Tim Bryant highlighted successes of the past school year, which included more than 3,000 students who atten

LEBANON DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 03:39:00