MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- State fire crews have worked more than two-dozen wildfires in Middle Tennessee in the last five days.
Highland Rim Fire Resource Coordinator James Phillips says his crews have worked 27 fires in the Mid-State since July 1. He says local fire departments ask for state assistance on all but the smallest wild fires.
Phillips says the fires his teams have responded to ranged up to about 25 acres in size, and most had a human cause.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam will begin his review of the state's college and university systems next week.
The Commercial Appeal reports Haslam will assemble business, legislative and higher education leaders for a meeting at the governor's residence on July 10.
An invitation sent from the governor's office to members of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, Board of Regents and others says the meeting will also feature presentations by three leading higher education policy experts and that Haslam will moderate discussions after each presentation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — More than 750,000 Tennesseans will be on the roadways over the holiday period, according to AAA estimates.
To help ease Fourth of July congestion, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes from noon today through 6 a.m. Friday.
Tennessee law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving during this week with the state's first-ever "no refusal" campaign.