A probation program in Johnson City that began in July is the first of its kind in the state and is receiving its first reviews from the state.
The Johnson City Police Department found that the city was lacking a central location with the services that probationers required, and so got a federal grant to start the Day Reporting Center.
The Center focuses on serious, nonviolent offenders, who are required to visit the center for therapy and take classes, which include employment training, online research, and relationship and parenting classes.
Don't be surprised if you mention Election Day and receive a blank stare in return. Knox County election officials are expecting low turnout for Tuesday's slate of five city council races. Only two of the five have drawn viable opponents.
On Nov. 4, 2014, Tennesseans will go to the polls and vote on whether the state’s General Assembly should have the authority to regulate abortion. The so-called abortion amendment will appear on the ballot as “Amendment One” and if approved by voters, would add language to the state constitution that would read (in part), “Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion.”
The government official at the center of the healthcare website debacle will be in Tennessee today. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Memphis, where she will deliver remarks and take questions from reporters.
A summer cyber attack on Department of Energy computer systems in Washington has affected DOE employees in Oak Ridge.
The number of those affected isn’t yet available, but the Knoxville News Sentinel reportsthat the personal information of apparently hundreds of employees at DOE facilities in Oak Ridge was compromised by a cyber attack in July and August.
When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his
Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality. “My life is a lot different,” he said, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”