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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College have signed an agreement that will allow students who complete two years at Southwest to transfer to TSU to complete their baccalaureate degree. The agreement between the two institutions calls for the awarding of 10 two-year full Tennessee State scholarships with preference to students who major in STEM courses of science, technology, engineering and math, beginning fall 2015.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four years after the Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed its first lawsuit to get on the ballot, the group is still fighting for access in a state that has some of the most restrictive ballot access rules in the country. The party claims Tennessee laws violate its members' constitutional rights to free speech, association and equal protection.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio-based judge has been tapped as the new chief jurist for the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court named Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. to oversee the administrative responsibilities of the Cincinnati-based court. The court hears appeals from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The State Collaborative on Reforming Education has selected 22 teachers for the first Tennessee Educator Fellowship. The program gives educators an opportunity to learn and communicate about student-focused education policy issues.
One of the two men being held in the kidnapping and murder of east Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo has reportedly been moved. According to WKRN-TV/Nashville, 30-year-old Zachary Adams was transferred from Chester County jail and booked into the Williamson County jail on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told the station that it was a "procedural move" to place Adams in a facility with more resources and manpower. He said the move had nothing to do with the case.
Oakmont Drive will be closed to thru traffic as the City of Crossville continues bridge construction this week. The construction is taking place at One mile Creek on Oakmont Drive and motorists should use extreme caustion while traveling in this area. Residents should use Rock Quarry Road for their commute.
State Treasurer David Lillard Jr. is offering an incentive for families to start saving for college. He visited Stewarts Creek Middle School in Smyrna on Friday and announced scholarships in the amount of $5,290 will be given to two families by the TNStars 529 College Savings Program. The program allows people to save money for children's college expenses with tax advantages. To compete for the scholarships, children in kindergarten through second grade must participate in a coloring contest. And children in third through eighth grades must complete an online interactive guide about the importance of saving money. Two names will be selected from among the participants in a random drawing this fall.
For more information, visit http://tnstars.com/
We could soon see the price of dairy products go up, and not just for milk but yogurt, cheese, and ice cream as well. "The overall demand of milk globally in dairy products is increasing, but the supply isn't able to keep up with it, so they're looking to export more," said Hatcher Family Dairy. According to the US Dairy Export Council, a lot of the American milk demand comes from China and while demand is growing, production is not. Also contributing to the rise in prices is the price of diesel fuel for hauling the products, equipment and maintenance, and the required day to day activities of dairy farmers.