Tennessee now seeks to renovate Cordell Hull building

Tennessee now seeks to renovate Cordell Hull building

Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration is backing off of earlier plans to demolish the 60-year-old Cordell Hull office building located next to the state Capitol in Nashville.

Bob Oglesby, the commissioner of general services, told the State Building Commission on Thursday that renovating the building would create space to house workers while other office buildings are overhauled in the future.

The…

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Democrat Ball names Senate Campaign Leadership

Democrat Ball names Senate Campaign Leadership

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball has named the leadership of his campaign team for his challenge to Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.

Ball, who narrowly defeated fellow Knoxville attorney Terry Adams in this month’s primary, named his former opponent to head his East Tennessee leadership team alongside state Rep. Joe Armstrong.

Businessman Bill Freeman and Nashville Councilman…

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Warren County Teen Jailed for bring Gun to School

Warren County Teen Jailed for bring Gun to School

A Warren County High School student has been charged with bringing a gun to school.

Warren County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Marc Martin said officers went to the school at about 10 a.m. Wednesday after students reported another student was displaying a handgun in class.

The accused student was questioned and admitted to bringing the gun, which he had stored in a locker in the band…

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Haslam Promotes Free Tuition Plan

Haslam Promotes Free Tuition Plan

Gov. Bill Haslam is urging students to take advantage of his free tuition plan.

The Republican governor has been visiting several schools throughout the state and wrapped up his trip on Wednesday at Antioch High School in southeastern Davidson County.

Haslam told a packed auditorium of students that he doesn’t want affordability to be a reason why a person doesn’t attend college.

Called…

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Governor Announces Safe Routes to School Grant for Manchester

Governor Announces Safe Routes to School Grant for Manchester

Nearly 20 Tennessee communities are getting grants to encourage elementary and middle school students to walk and bike.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Safe Routes to School grants this week for 17 municipalities, including Manchester.

The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing alternative for students.

Th…

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BREAKING NEWS: Student in Custody after Gun was found at Warren County High School

BREAKING NEWS: Student in Custody after Gun was found at Warren County High School

A student is in custody after a gun was found at Warren County High School, prompting a lockdown Wednesday morning.

The lockdown was initiated around 10:30 a.m. after two students reported that a classmate had a gun at the school located in McMinnville.

Authorities located a box that contained a handgun inside.

The lockdown was lifted around Noon. No injuries were reported.

The high school is…

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