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STLS awards 24,000 in scholarships

STLS Awards $24,500 in Scholarships

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

  To the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society, five years of hard work and dedication has paid off.  The organization has awarded scholarships to seven middle Tennessee students totaling $24,000. Grundy County High School senior Joseph “Cole” Johnson is one of the recipients. Johnson is an honor student and member of the Grundy County Jackets baseball team. In his spare time he is head umpire at the Tracy City baseball field.

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  • Tennessee Denies Increased Insurance to Children With Autism

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Tennessee families struggling to have their autistic children treated liked other kids were dealt another blow when they learned a bill was pulled in the Tennessee General Assembly that would have increased insurance coverage for children with autism. Children that are on the autism spectrum deal with developmental disabilities that typically cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Medical costs associated with doctors, pharmaceuticals and similar medical necessities as well

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  • Former School Bookeeper Arrested for Theft

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Former bookkeeper arrested - Lois Vandergriff

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former school bookkeeper, Lois Alene Vandergriff, in an ongoing theft investigation. The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Investigations audited the records of Whitwell High School for the time period between July 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010. The investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned her position October 26, 2010. The

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Manufacturing Plant To Expand In Nashville

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials have announced the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs. “I want to thank the Beretta family

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  • Grandview Medical Center Becomes Part Of Parkridge Health System

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    HCA (NYSE:HCA) and Capella Healthcare have announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of Grandview Medical Center in Jasper by Capella to HCA’s TriStar Division. Grandview Medical Center is a 70-bed hospital that serves five counties in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The hospital will become part of the Parkridge Health System in HCA’s TriStar Division. With the acquisition of Grandview, the Parkridge Health System will grow to

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  • Ankle Monitoring Pilot Program Working For Jail Overcrowding

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Grundy County Commissioners granted a motion during their monthly meeting on November 25 to extend an ankle monitoring pilot program that was created earlier this year to help address a major overcrowding problem in the county jail. Representatives from Tennessee Recovery and Monitoring (TRM), a local monitoring service provider, were in attendance at Monday’s meeting and presented Commissioners with statistics showing that the county has saved taxpayers more than $45,000

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TN. Gov . Bill Haslam’s Monthly Column

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Last week during my annual State of the State address, I was excited to announce a new proposal called the “Tennessee Promise.”  The Tennessee Promise is an ongoing commitment to Tennessee students – from kindergartners to high school seniors.  We will promise that high school graduates can attend two years of community college or a college of applied technology absolutely free of tuition and fees.  As we urge more Tennesseans

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  • How Best To Make Early Childhood Education Available

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate education committee, urged Congress to fully implement the 200 Head Start Centers of Excellence it previously authorized in 2007, saying “the question is not whether, but how best to make early childhood education available to the largest possible number of children in order to give them more of an equal opportunity.” The senator delivered his remarks at a hearing

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  • Gov. Haslam Introduces The “Tennessee Promise”

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    During his fourth annual State of the State address before the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam introduced the “Tennessee Promise.” The historic proposal commits to providing on a continuing basis two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors. “Through the Tennessee Promise, we are fighting the rising cost of higher education, and we are

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