Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announces the launch of the Pathways for New Americans program June 11, 2014.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Metro Nashville has launched a program designed to help immigrants living in the mid-state to move more quickly toward full citizenship.
The Pathway for New Americans initiative is a partnership between Metro Nashville and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
During remarks announcing the new initiative yesterday, Mayor Karl Dean noted that Nashville has one of the nation’s fastest growing immigrant populations, rising from 2.5 percent a decade ago to nearly 12 percent today.
LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Police have charged two more men in connection with the 2011 disappearance and slaying of a Tennessee nursing student.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine told media outlets that two brothers, Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy and Mark Pearcy, face charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in the Holly Bobo case.
DeVine declined to release more details, but an affidavit in Henderson County court says investigators believe Jeffrey Pearcy has possession or knowledge about a video that would benefit prosecutors.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Manchester man is accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse.
Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that 37-year-old Gregory S. Hale was arrested at his home late Sunday and is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.
Layne says a neighbor told police he'd had a conversation with Hale and had reason to believe a homicide had been committed.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The number of women issued handgun carry permits in Tennessee is on the rise.
According to the Daily News Journal, the number of permits issued to women by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security more than doubled between 2011 and 2013.
Rutherford County firearm safety instructor Amy Davis says she has noticed an increase in women interested in learning about guns. Local resident Kelli Beam received her handgun carry permit last year. She says she decided to obtain it for protection.