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In a graveyard filled with those who died with no money and sometimes no family, he died with even less.

Fans of a beloved Christian hymn won’t get any satisfaction in a new church hymnal.

Huntsville, Tenn. - A bride to be ended up behind bars with her intended groom, after deputies caught on to her plans to pass drugs to him during their kiss.

A flotilla of kayakers paddled through downtown Nashville on the Cumberland River this morning, holding a banner reading: “Let’s move TVA beyond coal.”

NASHVILLE — Applications for Tennessee handgun carry permits increased by more than 100 percent during the first six months of this year, a period that saw the Legislature enact new laws protecting permit holders from criminal prosecution and prohibiting public release of their names.

Beloved local sculptor Jack Hastings died in his Sewanee Deepwoods art studio on Wednesday. He was 87.

A Hendersonville man confronted by a neighbor for planting large flowers the neighbor said posed a safety hazard, has been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault for holding the neighbor at knife point, according to a police affidavit.

FRANKLIN - Starting in August 2005, city software consultant Ed Stewart was hired as a consultant to oversee installing a new software program for Franklin’s city departments.

Local drug agents recently found an active meth lab hidden in a child’s toy box at a Dickson apartment. Two children were decontaminated of meth and the byproducts at the scene.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a man suspected of raping a 4-month-old baby to it’s Top Ten Most Wanted list.

Metro police say one man is dead and another is injured after they were shot in their SUV and crashed.

Sale of the assets of Nashville-based Oreck Corp. to the China-based manufacturer of Hoover vacuum cleaners received final approval Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Nashville.

Metro police say they’ve cracked a major illegal prescription pill ring that dealt in thousands of pills, pounds of marijuana and an assortment of cocaine, psychedelic mushrooms and guns.

MURFREESBORO — After a six-day silence, Sheriff Robert Arnold said he fully supports Deputy A.J. Ross’ actions in the DUI checkpoint video posted by the Libertarian party.

Parasitic, wingless, minuscule insects are the focus of a recent report from Terminix — and the report says Nashville is a major site of infestation.

NASHVILLE — Convicted animal abuser Jackie McConnell will be in his 80s before he owns another Tennessee walking horse, the result of a plea agreement that ends a year of legal trouble launched by stomach-turning undercover video.

Formed in 1933 under President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to spur economic development during the Great Depression era, the federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority for decades has been known for providing some of the lowest electricity rates in the nation.

It was only a few years ago that narcotics detectives in Tennessee started running into something they thought was new. It was usually brown, either in a powder or tar form. And addicts were itching for it.

Children threatening suicide or in emotional distress have triggered more calls to Tennessee's crisis hot line in recent months than ever before.

MURFREESBORO — A video of Rutherford County deputies stopping a Middle Tennessee State University student at a DUI checkpoint, then asking him to pull over and searching his car after he wouldn’t roll the window all the way down, is nearing 2 million hits on YouTube.

Two Dollar General employees from Eastern Tennessee have filed a collective action lawsuit in Nashville alleging that the nation's largest small-box discount retailer forced them to work during unpaid lunch periods, which is a violation of federal labor laws.

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper has emerged as a secret weapon for Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers seeking to douse some of the fiery legislation put out this year.

Former Tennessee Titans cheerleader Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner refused a plea deal in court.

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A pastor telling his or her congregation to love others and look out for the welfare of those less fortunate is not a major sermon. It’s said every Sunday from the pulpit by preachers, pastors and ministers all across America. But has it been said so often that people have quit listening or tuned out the message of “living like Jesus?”

NASHVILLE — Four Vanderbilt University football players on Saturday were kicked off the team and banned from the campus amid a Metro police sex crimes investigation.

A state court judge on Monday denied an injunction request filed by attorney John Jay Hooker against the group that nominates appeals judges to the governor.

NASHVILLE — The days of “Thank God for Mississippi” are no more. For the first time in decades, Mississippi no longer ranks as the worst state in which to be a child, according to the newest “Kids Count” data released today by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The numbers evaluate child well-being through 2010 and 2011.

Years ago, when my children (now teenagers) were babies and they dropped a pacifier on the floor, we rinsed it with tap water before putting it back in their mouth.

  • June 24th, 2013  |
  • By Dr. Manoj Jain

Architect Mike W. Smith is building something special for his children. But it doesn’t involve a building.

The Rev. Edwin Sanders says churches should help heal the sick, feed the hungry, and set prisoners free.

Black Tennesseans are arrested on marijuana possession charges four times as much as whites, despite both races using the drug at roughly the same rate, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union.

George Jones is to country music what The Beatles are to pop, the Rolling Stones to rock, Elvis to rockabilly, Mozart to classical and Aretha to soul.

You'll find Eugenie de Silva, like most teenagers, behind her laptop or playing sports. But she's got more on her plate than the typical 14-year-old from Harrogate.

Not surprisingly, the Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

The president of a leading Tennessee walking horse organization said this week the industry has lost public support over allegations of soring and must "rid ourselves of this black cloud."

A police alert about a missing Murfreesboro boy — sent to smartphones at 2:15 a.m. — blasted Middle Tennesseans out of bed early on May 20, sending some to social media to question how they got the alert and what good they could have done from bed.

As sex trafficking has garnered newfound attention, Tennessee has developed one of the nation's most comprehensive anti-trafficking programs.

Teens don’t need opinions about sexual health issues, a presenter told Hillsboro High freshmen and sophomores last week.

A Tullahoma, Tenn., electrician says he has an idea that could make the nation tornado-proof — using the same technology that warms food in microwaves to stop twisters before they start.

About half of Tennesseans support legal recognition of same-sex couples, an apparent shift in their views as states across the country have moved toward allowing gay marriage.

An Alabama firm has become the sixth trucking company to file suit against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into charges that the travel center chain cheated truckers out of promised rebates.

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Victoria Jackson is a Tennessee resident, she announced last night on her Facebook fan page.

A Tennessee teenager who attempted to jump over a moving car was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter Monday afternoon.

BRENTWOOD — We’re supposed to work hard, make money and retire well. Right? That’s the American dream.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield joked on his personal blog Monday about “assault pressure cookers” in the wake of last week’s bombing in Boston. Then, the Knoxville Republican said a few hours later that he had been contacted by (unnamed) media outlets responding to complaints about the post.

The Pilot Flying J sales executive at the center of the ongoing federal fraud investigation combined with his wife to contribute $12,000 to the campaign of Gov. Bill Haslam in recent years.

Pilot Flying J has dealt with more than a week of public scrutiny after the FBI raided the company's Knoxville headquarters in an investigation of rebate fraud. Affidavits claim some Pilot employees short-changed "unsophisticated" trucking companies that receive "manual" rebates for fuel purchases.

Nurses didn’t know a breakthrough drug was on the horizon when they dressed the tiny little girl in a pink outfit for a hospital photographer to take her picture.

SMYRNA — Nissan's new energy-efficient paint plant, attached to its vehicle assembly facility here, cost the automaker $200 million and will reduce energy use by 30 percent compared with the 30-year-old paint shop it replaced.

NASHVILLE — The effectiveness of Tennessee's $52 million job training program has been called into question after auditors found regional job training centers across the state were inflating their numbers to hit strict performance measures and keep their federal funding.

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