|There are no live appearances currently scheduled.|
For comments on News Stories, call the Peg Broadcasting News Department at 707-1102, fax us at 707-1220, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tennessee Golf Association has announced that the City of Crossville has agreed to a two-year extension to continue serving as the title sponsor of the Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open Championship through 2015. The City of Crossville has served as title sponsor of the Tennessee Women's Open since 2008. TGA Executive Director Matt Vanderpool says "The TGA is thrilled to be able to continue our wonderful relationship with Crossville and Stonehenge Golf Club, and we look forward to working with both of them to make our Women's Open Championship even better."
A group that advocates expanding TennCare to more of the state's poor delivered a petition that stated its case to an aide to Governor Bill Haslam earlier this week. A coalition that includes the Tennessee Nurses Association, Tennessee League of Women Voters, Tennessee Home Care Campaign and the Tennessee Justice Center said it has gathered more than 4,500 signatures for an online petition calling on Haslam to offer TennCare services to everyone making 138 percent of the federal poverty level or less. The cost would be paid in full by the federal government through 2016 and in large measure until at least 2020. Haslam put off a decision about TennCare expansion in March, saying he wanted to continue negotiating with the federal government for a plan that would let the state offer private insurance to new enrollees. He has said he expects to know whether those negotiations will pay off by the end of summer.
Newly appointed Director of Schools, Donald Andrews has appointed the positions of Assistant Director of Curriculum Instruction and Accountability and Assistant Director of Human Resources and Administration.
Dr. Rebecca Wood is the current administrator with Cumberland County Schools. Andrews has appointed Susan Huneycutt as the new Assistant Director of Human Resources and Administration. Huneycutt is currently employed as Administrator with the Randolph County Schools in North Carolina. Both ladies will begin their new positions July 1st.
Two swimmers had to be rescued from the gorge at Rock Island State Park Wednesday afternoon. A man and a woman were on a huge boulder several feet above the water at Great Falls when the gates at the dam were opened, causing the water to rise. When the man tried to walk across a narrow log to get back on the rock riverbed to leave the area, he fell and suffered a minor foot injury. TVA was called and the gates were closed, enabling the water level to drop. The swimmers were able to climb down to the edge of the water beneath the falls, where they were pulled across the water to safety.
Tennessee college students will see a lower increase in tuition this year, thanks to improved state funding. The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations has recommended increases of 3 percent for each of the state's 13 community colleges and 1.4 percent to 6 percent for the Regents' six universities. The full Board of Regents will vote on the recommendations on June 21st.