Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Only one in four students participating in a college scholarship program have completed the volunteer work needed to remain eligible.

If students in the Tennessee Promise program don't complete and submit their hours by Aug. 1, they will no longer be eligible for the scholarship program. It offers new high school graduates a tuition-free ticket to community and technical colleges.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Dunlap mayor wants to create what could be the largest image of the Confederate battle flag in the South to preserve what he says is an important part of American history and his own heritage.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports ( that Carson Camp wants to use the side of Fredonia Mountain in the pastoral Sequatchie Valley to paint the flag, which would be as large as two football fields.

Camp's family owns several hundred acres on the Cumberland Plateau.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports ( ) Rep. Martin Daniel made the request in a letter sent last week to executives of GS&F, the Nashville advertising firm that developed the logo, with copies to Gov. Bill Haslam and state General Services Commissioner Bob Oglesby, whose department oversaw the firm's contract with the state.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Organizers say some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take stage at this year's Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music and Dance Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports ( the event is set for July 10-12 at the historic Cannonsburgh Village.

The legendary Ralph Stanley will be honored Friday evening as the Heritage Award winner, which spotlights individuals who have dedicated careers to preserving old-time music and dance.

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Decatur County officials say three employees in the clerk's office have resigned because of their opposition to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned bans on same-sex marriage.

County Commissioner David Boroughs told The Jackson Sun ( that county clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler have resigned.

County Mayor Mike Creasy says the resignations will not be effective until July 14.

Clerks are legally allowed to refuse to perform the marriages, but must issue the licenses.