TAMPA, Fla. (AP/WMOT) — A large Tennessee delegation will be on hand in Tampa Wednesday night to hear Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the GOP convention.
Rice will reportedly tell the delegates that the voice of the United States in world affairs "has been muted" under President Barack Obama, creating a chaotic and dangerous security environment.
Tennessee Republican Party spokesman Adam Nickas is in Florida with the delegation. He says he was impressed by Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee's Safety Department is creating a new unit to investigate identity theft crimes.
Deputy Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Larry Godwin says that the 14-member unit will be made up of personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the state Office of Homeland Security and the Driver Services division.
Godwin says identity theft and fraud crimes are a growing problem in Tennessee, but many local law enforcement agencies don't have enough resources or manpower to investigate these crimes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has wrapped up a series of meetings that focused on the future of the state’s higher education system.
Beginning in June, the governor held listening sessions in seven cities from Blountville in the far northeast to Memphis in the southwest. Haslam sought comment from educators, business leaders and legislators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A public interest group in Nashville is calling for an investigation into the Davidson County Aug. 2 primary after several prominent Democrats were given Republican ballots.
Mary Mancini, Director of Tennessee Citizen Action, says Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall was among those who was not asked which primary he wanted to vote in. State Sen. Joe Haynes says he was also given a Republican ballot.
Mancini says she doesn’t think the Davidson County Elections Commission is taking the problem seriously.
MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD) -- WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools. University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons, but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.
Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.
Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.
The defense was ranked 27th nationally and helped the team stay competitive in games against Georgia and South Carolina.