NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A report on the well-being of children in Tennessee shows the state has improved in key areas despite a drop in its ranking.
The annual Kid’s Count report is produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with assistance from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.
Tennessee now ranks 39th when it comes to overall child well-being, a drop from last year's ranking of 36th. However, foundation spokesperson Laura Speers says Tennessee did show marked improvement in the area of children’s health.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — A leader in the mid-state agricultural community says Tennessee farmers are deeply disappointed in yesterday’s defeat of a massive federal farm bill.
Dr. Warren Gill leads the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Gill was giving a presentation to a farm group in Marshall County yesterday when word came down that a half-trillion dollar farm appropriations bill had been soundly defeated in the House of Representatives.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom says students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.