Scholarships and student loans are the most common way to ease the financial burden of tuition costs for many students. Unfortunately, financial predators prey on consumers’ fears of greater monetary responsibility with scams that promise more than they deliver and leave consumers facing greater headaches and debt.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 8:56am
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 11:32am
A Rhea County woman is charged in nearby McMinn County with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping for drugs, and it’s her second indictment for the crime.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 11:06am
The Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Division led an investigation that resulted in Daniel Allen Arnold’s indictment and arrest for tax evasion and forgery. Revenue Special Agents arrested Arnold, 30, at his place of employment. His bond was set at $10,000.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 11:04am
Shelby County Home for the Aged Cited for Violations
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Cummings Foster Group Home effective August 4, 2017. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 10:12am
Bridge Repair Project on I-24 East over Chestnut St. in Chatt.to Begin Soon
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 9:03am
According to the 2017 Tennessee Educator Survey report and data tool released today, the overwhelming majority of Tennessee educators believe the evaluation process improves their teaching and professional learning enhances their ability to meet student needs. However, teachers also reported relatively few opportunities for personalized professional learning and difficulties identifying and accessing high-quality instructional materials—two areas where the department has launched new efforts to better support teachers.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 7:22am
The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) was recently recognized for outstanding public policy achievement by the Governmental Research Association (GRA). The GRA, a national organization for professionals engaged in public policy research, recognized TACIR for the tangible improvements in government made possible in part by its 2015 report, Municipal Boundaries in Tennessee: Annexation and Growth Planning Policies after Public Chapter 707. The report, available online at http://www.tn.gov/tacir/section/tacir-publications, was part of a multi-year research project that was instrumental in helping state legislators overhaul the state’s annexation laws. Several of the report’s recommendations were adopted or have otherwise influenced state law, the most recent example being the recommendation to allow cities, with the consent of the land owner, to annex non-adjacent land.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 9:55pm
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Greg Gonzales announced today that the maximum effective formula rate of interest in Tennessee is 8.25 percent per annum.
The rate is based on a ceiling of 4.25 percent over the weekly average prime loan rate of 4.0 percent as published by the Federal Reserve on August 7, 2017.
Commissioner Gonzales said the rate remains in effect until the average prime loan rate as announced by the Federal Reserve Bank changes.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 9:45pm
The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest per annum for home loans as set by the General Assembly in 1987, Public Chapter 291, for the month of September, 2017 is 6.85 percent per annum.
The rate as set by the said law is an amount equal to four percentage points above the index of market yields of long-term government bonds adjusted to a thirty (30) year maturity by the U. S. Department of the Treasury. For the most recent weekly average statistical data available preceding the date of this announcement, the calculated rate is 2.85 percent.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 8:12am
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2017 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.
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Monday, August 07, 2017 | 4:51pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the application period is now open for recent college graduates to apply for the third class of the Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship program. The competitive program provides an opportunity for exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn under Tennessee state government’s top leaders. Applications will be accepted online here through October 2.
Monday, August 07, 2017 | 2:03pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for the June murder of a toddler in Memphis. “We want whoever is responsible for this tragic crime to be brought to justice,” Haslam said. “No tips are too small and we ask anyone who may have witnessed anything near the crime scene or with any knowledge of the case to come forward.”
Monday, August 07, 2017 | 1:51pm
The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced today that the employment rate of persons supported in competitive, integrated employment is 16.6 percent. The number comes from the first round of results from a new data collection tool and reflects persons supported who are of working age and no longer in school.
Monday, August 07, 2017 | 12:51pm
A complete list of lane-closure activity due to construction or maintenance operations on state-owned roads within the 24 middle and east Tennessee counties of TDOT Region 2.