One of three early versions of the Tennessee Constitution that will be on display this weekend at the Supreme Court building in Nashville.
Credit State Archives and Museum
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution were carefully moved to the Tennessee Supreme Court building Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming public display.
The documents were removed from a vault at the State Library and Archives building and carried by hand in archival boxes to the Supreme Court building. This is the first time that all three documents — handwritten in 1796, 1834 and 1870 — will be on display together.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee legislators are getting a pay raise.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the increase of more than 6 percent took effect Nov. 6 — the day of the general election. The new salary for lawmakers is $20,203 and it will remain fixed until the 108th Tennessee General Assembly ends in November 2014.
A 2005 statute requires automatic increases in lawmakers' pay every two years, based on raises given to state employees during that time.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An East Tennessee organization is holding a "Toy Tech" party Monday to adapt Christmas toys for children with handicaps.
The East Tennessee Technology Access center will adapt the toys for children with disabilities that prevent them from using their hands to play in the typical way. Center director Lois Symington says the Center is getting a lot of request to adapt a Tigger toy that’s popular this year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority over a Freedom of Information Act request for documents.
The environmental organization is trying to learn more about the utility's plan to spend nearly $1 billion to reduce emissions at its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin.
Louise Gorenflo with the Tennessee chapter of the Sierra Club notes that the Gallatin plant is nearly 60 years old. She says the group believes the cost of updating its environmental controls will exceed the value of the plant.