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.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence have drawn strong reaction here in Tennessee.
The president made his sweeping proposals Wednesday, a month after the Connecticut school shooting that left six teachers and 20 students dead. The president called for universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.
With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.
Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.