NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The 108th Tennessee General Assembly will resume deliberations this week and the state’s prosecutors are weighing in with their recommendations for changes to the Tennessee criminal code.
Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference spokesman Guy Jones says prosecutors are recommending that individuals convicted of aggravated child neglect be required to serve more of the original sentence.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association says the state’s school systems will feel little impact from new federal guidelines requiring equal access for students with disabilities.
The Education Department announced Friday that students with disabilities must be given a chance to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis City Council member says he wants to honor a local civil rights champion by adding her name to a park currently named for the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
The park is the gravesite of Confederate cavalry officer Nathan Bedford Forrest and features an equestrian statue of him. A city official recently had a granite marker bearing the park name removed, saying it had not been approved by the city.
A local Sons of the Confederacy chapter paid for and placed the marker and say they did have city approval.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a southern Kentucky evangelical preacher's request to overturn the University of Tennessee's requirement that speakers on campus have sponsorship and get the approval of school administrators.