Thu June 20, 2013
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Tenn. College Students May See Tuition, Loan Costs Rise

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The cost of attending college in Tennessee is likely to rise in the coming weeks as students prepare to register for fall classes.

The Tennessee Board of Regents will vote Friday on proposed tuition increases. Students attending TBR schools could face increases ranging from 1.4 to 6 percent this fall.

Students at University of Tennessee affiliated schools are also likely to see tuition rise.

In addition, students may see interest rates for some student loans rise dramatically July 1 if Congress doesn’t act.

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Fri June 14, 2013

A Last Chance Budget for Memphis?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State Comptroller Justin Wilson is telling Memphis officials that their next budget may be the last clear chance the city has to determine its own future.

Wilson tells the Commercial Appeal that he’s getting full cooperation from the city administration and what he called "good, fair, hard questions" from the council. He says he believes council members will make good choices themselves to balance the budget.

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Tue June 11, 2013

Judge Derails State Worker Layoffs

Credit tseaonline.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 state employees will get to keep their jobs a little longer thanks to a temporary restraining order issued Monday by a Davidson County judge.

The order comes in response to a lawsuit filed against the state by the Tennessee State Employees Association.

TSEA Executive Director Robert O’Connell says he doesn’t dispute the state’s right to furlough workers, but insists the Haslam Administration must provide the career counseling, job testing and placement services required by law.

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Tue June 11, 2013
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Monday Storms Cause Scattered Damage in the Mid-State

A possible twister photographed by Debra Wilson of Franklin on Hwy 840 in the Triune area Monday afternoon. The Wilsons photographed what they believed to be a second twister on the opposite side of the road moments later.
Credit courtesy Debra Wilson

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Mid-State storms caused scattered, mostly minor damage Monday afternoon, but south-central Kentucky took quite a beating.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Adairville, 35 miles north of Nashville. Meteorologists say the EF2 tornado had sustained winds of 135 mph and plowed a path estimated at five miles long and 300 yards wide.

There were three known injuries in Logan County, Kentucky, none of them life-threatening. One home was demolished and three others were damaged.

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Tue June 11, 2013

Bonnaroo Headliner Postpones Dates Due to Illness

Credit mumfordandsons.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Bonnaroo headliner may not make it to Tennessee this weekend.

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that requires surgery.

The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock group has already postponed concerts scheduled this week in Dallas and New Orleans. A statement on the group’s website says there are no current plans to postpone or cancel any other appearances on the current tour.

Mumford & Sons is scheduled to appear Saturday at Bonnaroo in Manchester.

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