Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested prominent defense attorney Bruce Poston this morning at the City-County Building. Poston is being charged with illegally delivering painkillers on two separate occasions to the wife of a former client. He’s also charged with one attempted delivery.
Knoxville city officials and consultants will unveil their latest designs for the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project on Wednesday, part of an effort to revitalize an area that’s suffered from years of deterioration and neglect.
Counties across Tennessee are now receiving the first wave of money from a $15 million tobacco lawsuit settlement. The money will be targeted at reducing tobacco use among children and expectant mothers, along with cutting down on secondhand smoke.
Today and Friday, pubic health officials in Anderson, Roane and Loudon counties will be the latest to receive their first share of the money that was awarded to Tennessee as part of a 2012 settlement with the nation's largest tobacco producers.
If the Tennessee General Assembly had passed Governor Bill Haslam’s version of the Anti-Meth Production Act, it would have created some of the toughest pseudoephedrine and ephedrine purchase restrictions in the country. But pressure from the pharmaceutical lobby and others who claim the bill would inconvenience law-abiding pseudoephedrine users convinced the governor to lower his expectations.
The Knoxville-Knox County Homelessness Coalition was formed in 1986 to study homelessness in the area and to determine and coordinate services available to the homeless. Every two years, the Coalition presents a study on homelessness we'll hear the results of that study, along with the details of the City of Knoxville's latest plan to address homelessness.
Last week, Governor Bill Haslam announced a package of proposed budget cuts that would trim more than $300 million in state spending in the remainder of fiscal year 2014 and all of FY 2015. The news comes amid tax revenues falling short of projected levels, and after months of good news for Tennessee’s economy. So what explains the sudden financial scramble in Nashville?