NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has issued a call for a special legislative session to take up his proposal to offer medical coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.
The governor's proclamation Thursday sets the start of the special session for Feb. 2. Haslam calls the proposal Insure Tennessee and says it would be a two-year pilot program using federal funds available under President Barack Obama's health care law.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deputy District Attorney General Jennifer Nichols of Shelby County has been appointed to prosecute the Decatur County case involving the 2011 kidnapping and killing of a Tennessee woman, Holly Bobo.
Media report Decatur County Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley on Tuesday approved the selection of Nichols by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Brown scored 13 points and Hakeem Baxter 11 on Sunday and UAB pulled out a 54-49 win over Middle Tennessee in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
The Blazers (5-9) ended a three-game losing streak by making the clutch plays down the stretch, starting with Nick Norton's only basket, a 3-pointer with 2:52 left that broke a 43-43 tie. The Blazers hit 13-straight free throws until missing two with 31 seconds left, and finished 18-22 from the line.