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Nashville museum on African American music planned

Posted: 09/12/2011 - The National Museum of African American Music will focus on the way African Americans have influenced almost every genre of American music -- from rock `n' roll, to country, to rhythm and blues and gospel.

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TennCare Standard Spend Down program

Updated: 09/12/2011 - The TennCare Standard Spend Down program will again offer open enrollment opportunities to new applicants on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.

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TN man ordered to repay $460K in fraud case

Posted: 09/10/2011 - A registered sex offender has been ordered to pay about $460,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to TennCare fraud and theft charges.

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Olin Chemical releases mercury in Hiwassee River

Posted: 09/09/2011 - A state environmental agency spokeswoman says mercury released into the Hiwassee River from a chemical plant in southeastern Tennessee is not an immediate health threat.

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Fisk hopes to stay off accreditation watch list

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Officials of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools were at Fisk University this week as the private, historically black school seeks reaccreditation.

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Female inmate dies at jail in Morristown

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Anita Carol Williamson had been in jail since June on a charge of failure to appear in court on forgery and theft charges, according to the Citizen Tribune, quoting Sheriff Esco Jarnagin.

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APNewsBreak: TDOT under Haslam undoing reforms

Posted: 09/09/2011 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has begun undoing sweeping changes imposed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen in response to the agency's poor environmental record

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I-40 W reduced to one lane in Davidson Co. this weekend

Posted: 09/09/2011 - TDOT contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217

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Memphis, Jackson St agree on enrollment

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Officials say a new agreement will allow Jackson State students to be admitted into the four-year university while still being enrolled at the two-year school.

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Man found hanging upside down on ropes course

Posted: 09/09/2011 - A man found hanging upside down, tangled in ropes at a remote ropes training course in a Chattanooga recreation park remains in critical condition at a hospital.

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Goat days return with Millington festival

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Seven fiberglass goats have been decorated by artists and will make their debut Friday at a parade in the city, kicking off the International Goat Days Festival at Millington's USA Stadium

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Brentwood considering 2 electric vehicle stations

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Hooking up to the chargers would not cost the public anything initially, but vendor ECOtality, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., would eventually implement a user fee.

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Police find gun in backpack at Shelby school

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Students acting suspiciously caught the attention of a Shelby County school resource officer, who then found a gun in a student's backpack.

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Dollar General stock offering is priced

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Dollar General Corp. said Friday that a secondary public offering of 25 million shares is being priced at $34.75 per share, slightly below it most recent closing price.

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