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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- Bonnaroo released a new economic impact study Monday indicating the annual music festival contributes more than $50 million dollars to Middle Tennessee’s economy each year.
Greyhill Associates of New York conducted the study, which says festival goers directly spend about $36 million annually, while also generating indirect expenditures amounting to $15 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Many of the recently released case files of children who died or nearly died after being under the supervision of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services were not filled out until months after a child's death.
The Tennessean has now reviewed 36 of the 42 records of cases released at a hearing on Friday by a Davidson County judge. The newspaper also found that many of the records lacked legally required information.