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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new controversy has overtaken the Williamson County School Board as four incumbent members are targeted by an anonymous resolution.

The Tenneseean reports retired teacher Audrey Buffington read out the resolution last night. It charges board members’ Bobby Hullett, Anne McGraw, Rick Wimberly and Gary Anderson with violating board policy by accepting political endorsements for an upcoming election.

The Williamson Business PAC and WillCo Rising PAC recently endorsed the four incumbents in an election set for August 4.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers says Volkswagen officials have reneged on a pledge to recognize the union at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee.

Gary Casteel, the UAW's secretary-treasurer, released a 2014 document Tuesday stating that Volkswagen would recognize the UAW as the representative of its members in exchange for the union dropping a challenge to the outcome of a union election at the plant in Chattanooga.

Abuse of elder Tennesseans vastly underreported

Jun 16, 2016
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An advocate for Tennessee seniors says the vast majority of cases of elder abuse are not being reported.

Grace Smith heads the Council on Aging for Middle Tennessee. She says only about 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are reported.

Perhaps most disturbing of all, Smith says family members are the ones most likely to abuse a senior citizen.

‘”Typically an adult child or a spouse, and very often someone who is financially dependent on the elder.”

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday gave an impassioned defense of the denomination's support for the right of Muslims to build mosques in the United States.

The Rev. Russell Moore responded to a question by Arkansas Pastor John Wofford’s at the SBC’s annual meeting in St. Louis.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating threats made against a state lawmaker after he announced plans to give away an AR-15 rifle.

The weapons are similar to the one used to murder 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.

Republican state Rep. Andy Holt says his office was contacted repeatedly by an anonymous caller with a Memphis phone ID. The caller said he was armed and threatened to pay Holt’s office a visit.

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