Category Archive: REGIONAL NEWS

State and Regional news from in and around Marion County

Apr 13 2014

Tennesseans Reminded: Burn Permits Required in State

With Spring here, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing outdoor burning, a burn permit is required. In 2013, the Division of Forestry recorded the …

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Sep 10 2013

Corker calls VW talks with UAW ‘incomprehensible’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says Volkswagen would become a “laughingstock” if it goes through with a deal to have the United Auto Workers represent workers at its Tennessee plant. The Tennessee Republican told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that he was dismayed when VW last week sent a letter …

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Sep 09 2013

EDUCATION: Filing shows Haslam investment in Ed. company

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A filing with the Tennessee Ethics Commission shows Gov. Bill Haslam at one time owned a block of shares in an education company behind a troubled online school in the state. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/15dHfgu) reports Haslam invested at least $10,000 in K12 Inc. in July 2008 when he was mayor of Knoxville. …

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Jan 30 2013

Possible Tornado Touchdown in North Georgia

At least one tornado hit North Georgia on Wednesday morning. An emergency management worker says a home has been demolished and at least 10 cars have been overturned in the northwest Georgia town of Adairsville.  A fire chief says a storm that roared across northwest Georgia has left overturned vehicles on Interstate 75, and crews are …

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Jan 30 2013

One dead as storms with powerful winds, rain batter the south

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — Powerful winds, rain and hail are battering parts of the South, killing at least one person. The large storm system damaged homes, overturned cars on an interstate and knocked out electricity to thousands. At least one tornado was confirmed and several more suspected, and conditions remained ripe for more. Since Tuesday, the …

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Jan 30 2013

New legal hotline offers free help in civil issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A coalition of Tennessee legal groups is launching a toll-free phone line offering free legal information for civil issues. The service is called aLEGALz. Those who cannot afford a lawyer may call 1-888-aLEGALz (1-800-253-4259) at any time. Calls will be returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer who can provide referrals to legal service …

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Jan 28 2013

Unemployment recipients can get tax info online

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — People who got state unemployment benefits last year can access online the forms they need for income tax purposes. The documents are called IRS Form 1099-Gs. There is a link to them from the home page of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development: www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd . Benefit recipients can access the …

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Jan 28 2013

Governor Haslam to focus on Tennessee budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In his first “State of the State” speech, Gov. Bill Haslam declared a “new normal” of Tennessee government getting by with less money; his second was centered on the phrase “believe in better,” suggesting that policy changes can improve things without new spending. The governor hasn’t said what the theme will be …

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Jan 28 2013

Fracking could begin in Tennessee

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Most of us have heard the term “fracking” over the past few years — the process in which shale rock deep beneath Earth’s surface is fractured by hydraulic pressure or nitrogen liquids in order to free natural gas trapped inside the rock.  We’ve also heard the growing debate over the safety of fracking, one in …

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Jan 27 2013

TN Drivers can renew license at kiosks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state is opening self-service kiosks that will allow drivers to renew or replace their driver licenses and state identification cards that will hopefully reduce lines and wait times. The kiosks will be installed at places like AAA offices or local government offices to cut down on wait times at driver centers. …

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