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Circuit Court Judge Haynes of Nashville retiring

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Haynes, whose retirement is effective Nov. 15, has been a circuit court judge since 1990. She began her judicial career as a General Sessions Court judge in 1982.

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Infant mortality drops in Tennessee

Posted: 09/12/2011 - State public health officials are encouraged by recent statistics indicating a decline in infant mortality rates in Tennessee and acknowledge there is still much work to be done.

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East Ridge deals with messy vehicle record-keeping

Posted: 09/12/2011 - An inventory of city vehicles to clean up records at East Ridge City Hall discovered cars and titles missing but the Chattanooga suburb's new city manager said there's no sign of wrongdoing.

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Letter spurs review of dogs at market in Kingsport

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Kingsport Farmers Market officials say they're asking for guidance from state agriculture officials and the Sullivan County Health Department on whether to restrict or ban dogs during market hours.

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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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