[via press release from CMT] NASHVILLE – June 22, 2011 – Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the new CMT series, SWEET HOME ALABAMA premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. In order to win her heart, theContinue reading “CMT HEADS TO “SWEET HOME ALABAMA” FOR NEW SERIES DEBUTING THURSDAY, JULY 14″

Knoxville’s Inskip Pool closed for repairs

 The City of Knoxville’s Inskip Pool at 4204 Bruhin Road will be closed until at least the middle of this week to repair a damaged pump. In addition to repairing the pump the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has asked KUB to examine the wiring associated with the pump, which was damaged during an apparentContinue reading “Knoxville’s Inskip Pool closed for repairs”

ACT Scholars Program Fellowships

In collaboration with ACT, the University of Iowa Graduate College is pleased to accept nominations for the ACT Scholars program. This program provides both academic and professional development opportunities for qualified students pursuing graduate degrees at the University.  ACT, an international not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Iowa City, is dedicated to helping people achieve education andContinue reading “ACT Scholars Program Fellowships”


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today Maury, Roane and Warren counties have met the criteria to join Retire Tennessee, the state’s retiree recruitment program, bringing the state’s total number of active Retire Tennessee programs to 13.   “The addition of Maury, Roane and Warren counties to our Retire Tennessee Program reflectsContinue reading “THREE COUNTIES JOIN STATE’S RETIRE TENNESSEE PROGRAM”

Carter Community Has Lab Confirmation of WNV in Mosquitoes

In response to positive lab results for West Nile Virus, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will be spraying to reduce the mosquito population in the Carter area on Thursday, June 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Signs will be erected in the affected areas to alert residents, who are asked to stay inside and bringContinue reading “Carter Community Has Lab Confirmation of WNV in Mosquitoes”


NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced the formation of Startup Tennessee, a public-private partnership designed to connect and align entrepreneurial efforts across Tennessee. In addition, ECD posted a request-for-information to gather suggestions about the regional business accelerators the state is planningContinue reading “GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER HAGERTY ANNOUNCE STARTUP TENNESSEE”

Former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist joins BioPet Vet Lab Board of Directors

Knoxville, TN – BioPet Vet Lab, a biotechnology company specializing in canine genetic testing, is pleased to announce that former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist has joined its Board of Directors.  BioPet, a Knoxville, TN, based company, has recently launched their franchise program for PooPrints™, a product designed to promote responsible pet ownership and address one of the world’sContinue reading “Former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist joins BioPet Vet Lab Board of Directors”


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Congress today that the Administration supports passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, for two basic reasons: it’s crucial for meeting our national goals and future workforce needs, and also sends the right message about the value of hard work andContinue reading “DUNCAN CALLS THE DREAM ACT “COMMON SENSE LEGISLATION IN KEEPING WITH CORE AMERICAN VALUES””

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in advance of his DREAM Act testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 28:

“The DREAM Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that is in keeping with core American values. By creating opportunities for these bright and talented young people to attend college, not only will they have a chance to realize the American dream, but they will be able to strengthen the American economy and make ourContinue reading “Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in advance of his DREAM Act testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 28:”

7-7-7 Day: Free Immunization Clinic

NASHVILLE,Tenn.–To help with the immunization requirements for incoming 7th graders, kindergarteners and pre-K students, Metro Schools has teamed up with the Metro Public Health Department for a special clinic where your child can get all of the immunizations that he or she needs. They will also be able to get the immunization certificate required forContinue reading “7-7-7 Day: Free Immunization Clinic” Reaches 10 Million Customers

Now serves more than 50 cities in North America  NEW YORK (June 24, 2011) –, the first intercity, express bus services with fares from $1, has served 10 million passengers across North America and continues to see solid growth and popularity. “ revolutionized the bus industry and we’ve continued to grow as travelers continueContinue reading “ Reaches 10 Million Customers”

14-year-old arrested for robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Charges have been upgraded against 14-year-old Antwain Martin who is accused of pushing an elderly woman to the ground Thursday morning while trying to take her purse outside the public library at 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive. The 74-year-old victim was walking toward the library at 10:30 a.m. when Martin ran up behind her andContinue reading “14-year-old arrested for robbery”

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Renard to host Social Media meeting

Nashville Metro-At-Large candidate Renard Francois will be holding a meet and greet for Nashville’s online community on Thursday, June 2 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. “Politics is all about accessibility, conversation and personal interaction, particularly at the local level,” said Renard. “I believe social media networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as the activeContinue reading “Renard to host Social Media meeting”

Woman killed during night drive in motorcycle

The woman killed in Friday night’s motorcycle-tractor trailer collision in front of UPS at 3205 Whites Creek Pike is identified as Roshanda Baugh, 35.         Baugh was riding her 1998 Honda motorcycle northbound on Whites Creek Pike when she collided with a tractor trailer driven by Jason Sanders, 33, of Buena Vista, Tennessee. Sanders was attemptingContinue reading “Woman killed during night drive in motorcycle”


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The closing of a nearby Disaster Recovery Center does not mean federal assistance is at an end for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.   Helpful information is still just a phone call or mouse click away.  Even after recovery centers shut their doors, individuals can register withContinue reading “HELP AVAILABLE TO TENNESSEANS AFTER RECOVERY CENTERS CLOSE”


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  El cierre de uno de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastres, no significa que la asistencia federal ha llegado a su fin para los sobrevivientes de tormentas severas, tornados, vientos en línea recta e inundaciones reciente.   Información sigue siendo útil con sólo una llamada telefónica o un clic al ratón de suContinue reading “AYUDA DISPONIBLE PARA LAS PERSONAS DE TENNESSEE DESPUÉS DE CERRAR LOS CENTROS DE RECUPERACIÓN”

Help was given, Now it is closing up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Disaster Recovery Centers are closing in Bledsoe, Greene, Johnson and Washington counties after weeks of helping survivors of the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding.  The official closing time for the centers in Bledsoe, Greene and Johnson counties is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011. The center in Washington County will close theContinue reading “Help was given, Now it is closing up”

DNA confirms rapist

DNA evidence has led to the indictment of convicted felon Charles Rynard Donaldson for sexually attacking three women in May 2010.           Donaldson, 49, of 10th Avenue South, is jailed on one count of attempted aggravated rape, two counts of rape, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of burglary.           The victims reportedContinue reading “DNA confirms rapist”

Mujeres de Nashville se preocupan por el cancer a la mama

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— La comunidad femenina de la capital del estado que se preocupa por su salud y la amenaza del cancer al pecho recibe la ayuda de Saint Thomas Health para realizar una mamografia en las siguientes direcciones y fechas en el condado Davidson:  FECHA: Sábado, 27 de agosto 2011LUGAR: Lead Academy1704 Hemian St.Nashville, TNContinue reading “Mujeres de Nashville se preocupan por el cancer a la mama”

Roane State’s emergency medical dispatch course open

Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare Education Department is offering a six-week course that will train people to work as emergency medical dispatchers. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (6-9 p.m.) from Aug. 1-Sept. 12 at the college’s Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 132 Hayfield Road. Students who complete the courseContinue reading “Roane State’s emergency medical dispatch course open”

Summer Solstice Show, July 1

Knoxville, Tenn. – The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of 2-D works by the Fountain City Art Guild entitled “Summer Solstice Show”, opening Friday, July 1, at 5:00 PM in the main gallery of theEmporium Center. The Guild is currently comprised of 40 artists living in Knoxville and surrounding areas, and media for the exhibition willContinue reading “Summer Solstice Show, July 1”

Zoo-py Father’s Day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Daring dads who accompany their kids to Knoxville Zoo on Father’s Day will receive free admission and a family adventure during the zoo’s “Double Dare Your Dad” event scheduled for Sunday, June 19.    Kids are encouraged to “double dare” their dads to have a wild time by riding a tiger (on the zoo’s carousel), get a tattoo, (a temporary one) or to peer into the open jaws of an alligator (who has been preserved for posterity as well as safety)!    Visitors can learn all about the zoo’s animal dads by taking part inContinue reading “Zoo-py Father’s Day”


  Dads, kids, and the whole family will have the chance to catch a bonding experience during the City of Knoxville’s Father’s Day Fishing Event. The Mast General Store joins the city government to offer on Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Victor Ashe Park this unique family moment.  The event will run from 3 p.m. until 7Continue reading “FREE FISHING DAY, SUNDAY!”

Knoxville Students Win Annual Law Day Contests

NASHVILLE, June 1, 2011 — Knoxville fifth-grader Kylie Mackenzie Bowman of Cedar Bluff Elementary has won first place in the annual Law Day Art Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, while Victoria Rochelle Nelson, a 10th grader at Bearden High School placed second in the TBA’s annual essay contest. Both Bowman and Nelson wereContinue reading “Knoxville Students Win Annual Law Day Contests”

Another bank robbery in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Metro Police and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force ask the community for assistance in identifying the man who robbed the Bank of Nashville located at 2575 Highway 70 South in Bellevue. The suspect approached the teller and demanded cash at gunpoint. The suspect is described as a black man approximately 5’8”Continue reading “Another bank robbery in Nashville”

Out of Bounds Bar Padlocked as a Public Nuisance

South Precinct officers and the District Attorney’s Office today shutdown and padlocked a Murfreesboro Pike bar that has become a regular source of fighting, quarreling, assaults and breaches of the peace, as well as a real headache for neighboring businesses and residents. Out of Bounds Bar & Grill, 1211 Murfreesboro Pike, has been declared aContinue reading “Out of Bounds Bar Padlocked as a Public Nuisance”

Insurance Division to set up Memphis storms response center

Consumer section takes complaints, mediates coverage disputes NASHVILLE, TN – In keeping with its custom of providing insurance support to victims of natural disasters, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) will set up a customer response center in Memphis, June 6-10. “Every day, our Consumer Insurance Services section helps policyholders across the stateContinue reading “Insurance Division to set up Memphis storms response center”

“I Read It in the Newspaper: Civil War Knoxville” A Brown Bag Lecture by Robert Booker

Knoxville, Tenn.–— Author, popular newspaper columnist, researcher, and historian Bob Booker will share his insights into the everyday challenges faced by Knoxville citizens as they struggled through the devastation of war. The information is gathered as part of a larger project in which Mr. Booker has spent hundreds of hours reading old newspapers to extractContinue reading ““I Read It in the Newspaper: Civil War Knoxville” A Brown Bag Lecture by Robert Booker”

MaryEllen Locher Breast Center Named a Breast Center of Excellence

Chattanooga, Tenn.– – The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial has been named a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the top level certification designated by the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Memorial is one of only 15 breast centers in the U.S. with this designation and the only one in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.Continue reading “MaryEllen Locher Breast Center Named a Breast Center of Excellence”


Todas las escuelas pueden empezar a planear su campaña para acumular más votos TENNESSEE (Mayo 18, 2011) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) anunció que su campaña “Calling All Communities”, (Llamando a todas las comunidades), regresará el próximo mes de septiembre con emocionantes cambios, como la oportunidad de que más escuelas de la nación puedan compartir elContinue reading “REGRESA CAMPAÑA DE U.S. CELLULAR “CALLING ALL COMMUNITIES” CON MÁS OPORTUNIDADES PARA QUE ESCUELAS COMPARTAN PREMIO DE 1 MILLÓN DE DÓLARES”