Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials wanting to work Tennessee high school games through the TSSAA will need a background check starting immediately.

The TSSAA Board of Control voted unanimously Thursday to require the background checks for all officials before registering with the association.

Officials registering with the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association must pass a national background check through the organization's online registration system, and the background check will be performed annually.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — There has been a delay in body cameras that Memphis police say were expected to be in use by October.

The Commercial Appeal reports ( officials said Wednesday that neither the body cameras nor the camera systems for squad cars are in use. Memphis police showed off the department's new body cameras in September.

Memphis Police Department spokesman Louis Brownlee says that Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich's office requested the delay.

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Bledsoe county school system has banned the distribution of religious material from its schools, meaning Christian organization Gideons International can no longer give out Bibles on Bledsoe campuses.

Bledsoe County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Terry tells WRCB the decision came after someone made a formal complaint. Terry wouldn't elaborate on the complaint's details. She says the distribution of religious materials in schools violates constitutional provisions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he's uncertain whether he would seek approval from fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly about potential plans to privatize state operations.

The governor told reporters after a Veterans Day event in Nashville on Tuesday that he wants to see what the final form of the outsourcing proposal looks like before deciding whether to bring it before lawmakers. Haslam stresses that no decision has been made on whether to pursue privatization.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee appellate court ruling could revive the Coffee County Board of Education's lawsuit against the city of Tullahoma over liquor-by-the-drink taxes owed to county schools going back to the 1980s.

The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports the ruling was released this week.

Coffee County was among several Tennessee county school systems seeking the liquor-by-the-drink tax money owed by municipalities where liquor is sold. Court records show the county's suit filed on May 30, 2014, sought $387,000 from Tullahoma and $134,000 from Manchester.