Federal workers in Tennessee say money is getting tight
Federal workers in Tennessee say money is getting tight

As the partial government shutdown drags on toward week four, IRS call center worker Vivian Hunt says she can no longer afford in-home health care for her disabled mother.

The Latest: Tennessee gov-elect names 3 more officials
The Latest: Tennessee gov-elect names 3 more officials

The Latest on Gov.-elect Bill Lee's Cabinet appointees (all times local):

Spanish-language reporter facing deportation denied bond
Spanish-language reporter facing deportation denied bond

Lawyers for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation say he has been denied release from detention.

Texas official named Tennessee's new education commissioner
Texas official named Tennessee's new education commissioner

Incoming Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has looked to Texas to find his state education commissioner.

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi
Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi

Nissan Motor Co. says it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slow sales for Frontier pickup trucks and vans.

Google to invest in solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama
Google to invest in solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama

Google plans to invest in Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Sheriff says fight among teen detainees led to suspensions
Sheriff says fight among teen detainees led to suspensions

A Tennessee sheriff says a fight involving more than a dozen teenagers at a juvenile detention facility is what led to the suspension of five corrections officers.

Tennessee man accused of fleeing, shooting arrow at deputies
Tennessee man accused of fleeing, shooting arrow at deputies

A Tennessee man is accused of ignoring deputies at a crash scene and leading them on a short-lived car chase after which he shot an arrow at them with a compound bow.

4 horses in middle Tennessee sickened with infectious anemia
4 horses in middle Tennessee sickened with infectious anemia

The state veterinarian says four horses have been sickened with anemia in middle Tennessee.

Lee: Capitol gun ban to remain in place
Lee: Capitol gun ban to remain in place

Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he'll continue to keep guns banned in the Tennessee Capitol when he takes over the top office later this week.

Judge dismisses Tennessee instant runoff voting lawsuit
Judge dismisses Tennessee instant runoff voting lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to deem instant runoff voting legal in Tennessee, noting that an administrative challenge on the topic remains unresolved.

Grant will help Tennessee understand, prevent violent deaths
Grant will help Tennessee understand, prevent violent deaths

Tennessee has received a $1.4 million grant to collect data that will help health officials better understand and prevent violent deaths.

Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations
Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

The government shutdown is taking a toll on a wildfire fight that hasn't even started yet.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's lawyer appeals court bail rejection
Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's lawyer appeals court bail rejection

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have appealed the rejection by a Tokyo court earlier this week of their request for his release on bail.

Records: Trooper guarded Haslam on painkillers, slept on job
Records: Trooper guarded Haslam on painkillers, slept on job

Records show a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper assigned to Gov. Bill Haslam's protective detail at the governor's residence was on painkillers and repeatedly fell asleep on duty.

Prosecutors want 30 years for teacher who fled with student
Prosecutors want 30 years for teacher who fled with student

Federal prosecutors want a Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student to spend 30 years in prison.

Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law
Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

The Supreme Court appears ready to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol.

Inaugural worship service moved to Grand Ole Opry
Inaugural worship service moved to Grand Ole Opry

Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced that his inaugural worship service is moving locations to meet increased demand.

Music and memory program planned for Tennessee nursing homes
Music and memory program planned for Tennessee nursing homes

The Tennessee Arts Commission is providing a music and memory program in more than 140 nursing homes across the state.

Nashville airport hits passenger record in 6th straight year
Nashville airport hits passenger record in 6th straight year

Officials say Nashville International Airport has broken its record for number of passengers for a sixth straight year.

Gov-elect names transportation, environment, HR heads
Gov-elect names transportation, environment, HR heads

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced his picks to head the state's transportation, environmental and human resources departments.

Panel picks ex-state senator to return to Tennessee Senate
Panel picks ex-state senator to return to Tennessee Senate

A county commission has picked ex-state Sen. Rosalind Kurita of Clarksville to fill the Tennessee Senate opening left by new Republican Congressman Mark Green.

Trial starts for man accused of killing his family in 2015
Trial starts for man accused of killing his family in 2015

A man charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 shootings of his mother, stepfather and grandmother is now on trial in Tennessee.

Couple who caged autistic child sentenced to probation
Couple who caged autistic child sentenced to probation

Two people who locked an autistic girl in a cage at a home in northeastern Tennessee have received probation after pleading guilty to child neglect.

Ex-dance teacher indicted on several sex charges
Ex-dance teacher indicted on several sex charges

Authorities in Tennessee say a former dance instructor has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a 14-year-old girl.

Memphis mayor Jim Strickland to seek second term in office
Memphis mayor Jim Strickland to seek second term in office

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says he is seeking a second term in office.

Public invited to hear latest Tennessee archaeology research
Public invited to hear latest Tennessee archaeology research

The public is invited to hear presentations on the latest Tennessee archaeological research this weekend at the 31st annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology meeting.

Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn
Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn

The Tokyo District Court says it has turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's for release on bail, prolonging his detention.

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court
Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah.

Kentucky underground coal miner killed by shuttle car
Kentucky underground coal miner killed by shuttle car

An underground shuttle car has struck and killed a 56-year-old coal miner in Kentucky.

Coyote in the bathroom! Critter runs into convention center
Coyote in the bathroom! Critter runs into convention center

A coyote sprinted past a security checkpoint and into a Nashville convention center where a boat show was packing up Sunday night.

Tennessee issuing February food stamps early due to shutdown
Tennessee issuing February food stamps early due to shutdown

Tennessee is the latest state to issue February's food stamp benefits early due to the partial government shutdown.

Man captured after weeklong manhunt pleads not guilty
Man captured after weeklong manhunt pleads not guilty

A man accused of killing a Tennessee woman and attacking her husband in a case that led to an intense, weeklong manhunt has pleaded not guilty.

East Tennessee State University expands military student aid
East Tennessee State University expands military student aid

East Tennessee State University is expanding scholarships and waiving out-of-state tuition for military service members, their families and veterans.

Tennessee board to review 7 nominations to historic register
Tennessee board to review 7 nominations to historic register

A Tennessee board is scheduled to review seven possible nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Some areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopening
Some areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopening

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is reopening some areas that were closed during the federal government shutdown.

Willie Nelson, George Strait perform 1st ever duet together
Willie Nelson, George Strait perform 1st ever duet together

Country icon Willie Nelson has sung with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but one surprising omission was fellow Texas troubadour George Strait.

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word 'meat'
Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word 'meat'

More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and...

Tennessee Democrats re-elect party chair despite losses
Tennessee Democrats re-elect party chair despite losses

The Tennessee Democratic Party re-elected its leader to a new term, despite statewide losses at the top of the ticket in November.

Despite shutdown, almost 200 attend TSA Nashville jobs event
Despite shutdown, almost 200 attend TSA Nashville jobs event

Amid a government shutdown that left its officers without a paycheck Friday, the Transportation Security Administration drew in almost 200 people interested in trying out for jobs during a Nashville fast-track hiring event.

Tennessee resumes extra payments to rural health clinics
Tennessee resumes extra payments to rural health clinics

Tennessee has resumed extra payments to rural health clinics after TennCare froze them for more than a year.

Mississippi county fights sweeping annexation plan by city
Mississippi county fights sweeping annexation plan by city

Supervisors in a north Mississippi county are deepening their opposition to a sweeping annexation plan being pursued by one of the county's cities.

Tennessee seeks OK from feds for TennCare work requirements
Tennessee seeks OK from feds for TennCare work requirements

Tennessee is seeking federal approval to require about 56,000 low-income adults to work, volunteer, or take classes - or risk losing their government-funded Medicaid health coverage, known as TennCare.

6 indicted in death of Tennessee inmate
6 indicted in death of Tennessee inmate

Six men have been indicted in a Tennessee inmate's death.

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