KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two administrators at the University of Tennessee say they can’t support health insurance benefits for same-sex partners of UT employees.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, a letter from university Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington was read to a UT Faculty Senate meeting yesterday. In it, Cheek and Arrington stated that offering benefits to unmarried gay partners would violate state statute.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Teens from across Middle Tennessee gathered in Rutherford County this weekend for a unique opportunity.
Eighteen young people converged on a youth camp in LaVergne for a grief counseling session sponsored by Alive Hospice.
The organization provides palliative care for Tennesseans facing their last days, and also provides counseling to those left behind. Alive used a rock climbing wall to challenge the teens, all of whom have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.
Pam Quaintance is one of Alive’s grief counselors.
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder
Credit State of Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder have declared this week as Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Week.
Commissioner Grinder is a military veteran herself, having served most recently in Afghanistan. She says she recently had opportunity to attend a luncheon meeting of Tennesseans who are former POWs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Seven students from Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication will make up the inaugural staff of the Seigenthaler News Service.
The initiative is named after John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former editor and publisher of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler convinced editors to allow the students to work out of the Tennesean's newsroom.