A Wilson County woman must repay the state for healthcare benefits, after court hearings involving charges of TennCare fraud.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 2:17pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 1:20pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the state unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976.
Tennessee first marked a historic low unemployment rate in June at 3.6 percent, which was bested by the July rate of 3.4 percent, and then fell even lower in August to 3.3 percent.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 11:44am
A Mississippi woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of property after authorities say she received healthcare insurance through the state even though she was not eligible.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 9:51am
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NASHVILLE – Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States. With nearly 4,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Tennessee every year, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages residents to talk with a health care provider on when to schedule their annual mammograms. Mammography screening should begin no later than age 50.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 7:46am
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released all of the 2017 district- and school-level TNReady results today (link), highlighting that high school students showed across-the-board growth in all subject areas. All TNReady results have been finalized for the 0.1% of assessments where the performance level changed due to scoring issues.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 4:44pm
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of I-24 on the downtown interstate loop for a bridge replacement and rehabilitation project this weekend.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 4:32pm
A complete list of lane closure activity due to construction or maintenance operations on state-owned roads within the 26 middle Tennessee counties of TDOT Region 3.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 3:41pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as special judge for Circuit Court in the 4th Judicial District.
Gass’s appointment fills the temporary vacancy due to the recent illness of Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Vance. The 4th Judicial District serves Jefferson, Grainger, Cocke and Sevier counties.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 1:38pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Four Soldiers assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 117 Military Police Battalion based in Athens, Tenn., are scheduled to receive the Adjutant General’s Ribbon for Valor Saturday, October 21st at the National Guard Armory there.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 1:01pm
In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to always keep security and safety in mind when enjoying the benefits of the internet.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 11:54am
A Shelby County woman who previously lived in Mississippi is charged with TennCare fraud for falsely reporting her residence in order to obtain healthcare insurance benefits from the taxpayer-funded program.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 10:49am
A complete list of lane closure activity due to construction or maintenance operations on state-owned roads within the 21 west Tennessee counties of TDOT Region 4.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 10:00am
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Highline Aftermarket officials announced today that the company will expand its operations and locate its headquarters in Memphis. The company will invest $500,000 and create 91 new jobs in Shelby County.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 2:36pm
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close south and northbound lanes on the US 45 By-Pass Thursday to set concrete barrier rail for utility work.
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 8:00pm
A Hamilton County high school principal and a Sevier County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education.
Robin Copp, principal of Ooltewah High School in the Hamilton County Department of Education, was named Tennessee's 2017-18 Principal of the Year. Though this is her second year at Ooltewah High School, Copp has served in school administration for 12 years. No matter the grade level, she believes in creating student-centered schools, which are first and foremost focused on teaching and learning. To support this model, Copp has instituted a professional learning framework to support the educators at her school and further develop them as teacher leaders.