CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The company that owns and operates Food Lion grocery stores is closing 25 groceries in Tennessee idling about 1,100 workers. The company is also reducing operations at a distribution center in Clinton near Knoxville.
Food Lion spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown says a severance package is being offered to eligible employees affected by the parent company's decision to close underperforming stores.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) – Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation will be traveling to Tennessee in 2013.
The document, signed by President Lincoln in 1863, will be on display at the Tennessee State Museum for just six days. It’s all part of Tennessee’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
Confederate apologists often note that Lincoln’s proclamation only freed slaves in the Confederacy. State Museum Chief Curator Dan Pomeroy says Lincoln actually had few other options.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee can expect another difficult La Nina winter.
The National Weather Service outlook for December through February calls for warmer than normal temperatures, but wetter than usual conditions.
Nashville forecaster Bobby Boyd says that means more ice than usual.
"We may be looking at some icy conditions, perhaps a freezing rain or two. That doesn't mean we won't have any snow. We certainly will I'm sure, but I think we're going to be a little bit closer to more icy conditions at times."