As East Tennesseans begin to head back into the water for the summer swimming season, the Tennessee Department of Health suggests they be aware of some of the dangers of swimming in infected lakes, streams and pools.
A trial date has been set in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of Gatlinburg and four other parties.
The suit was filed by relatives of two employees at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant. John Eslinger and Don Storey were killed April 5th, 2011, when a basin wall at the plant collapsed on them.
Knox County leaders are trying to figure out how to close a $2.96-milion gap in the county school system's proposed FY 2015 budget. That gap was opened last week, when an updated state estimate drastically scaled back state funding under the Basic Education Program, or BEP. The BEP is at the center of this budget scramble, but it’s a complex thing to understand. To help out, Dr. Bill Fox, director of the Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research, talked with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth on Tuesday, May 20.
More than a year after a federal investigation into fraud at Pilot Flying J was made public, the company's president abruptly left, as did a second executive.
Company president Mark Hazelwood "is no longer with Pilot Flying J," according to a brief e-mail written by Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam on Monday. Haslam's message did not specify why Hazelwood was gone, nor whether he left on his own or was fired.
Governor Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of his Tennessee Promise law at Knoxville's Fulton High School today, a law that will provide free community college tuition for thousands of Tennessee students.
Tennessee Promise will eliminate tuition costs for Tennessee high school students who graduate and immediately enroll at one of the state's community colleges.