Tennessee students increased their average ACT scores by a tenth of a point this year to 19.9 out of 36, but only a fifth of those who took the test were deemed ready for college in all four subject areas. Knox County Schools saw a slight decrease this year, to a 20.5, with 24 percent of students hitting college-ready scores.
The Tennessee attorney general has ruled cities can use photo-enforcement companies to issue traffic citations, clarifying an earlier opinion. Herbert Slatery, in his opinion Monday, said the state's statute that requires a certified police officer determine whether laws were broken does not mean that others cannot examine video images.
A felony conviction Monday for state Rep. Joe Armstrong has left state and local Democratic leaders searching for a candidate to replace him on the ballot in the November election. Armstrong, who was convicted of filing a false income tax return, ran unopposed in his primary election last week and faced perennial candidate Pete Drew in the general election.
By Megan Boehnke of the Knoxville News Sentinel No one recognizes Valeria Tanco anymore. No one recognizes her wife, either. A year after the Knoxville couple won a landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court, when the justices ruled 5-4 that Tennessee and every other state must respect their marriage, the veterinarians now live in coastal South Carolina.
KNOXVILLE - The blood tests had come back abnormal, and the doctors wanted to follow up with an MRI. So, Jon Coffee sat in a hospital waiting room in October, filling out paperwork. Emergency Contact: "Keith Swafford," he wrote. Relationship: "Husband."
Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the high court's decision legalizing gay marriage across the United States. No one recognizes Valeria Tanco anymore. No one recognizes her wife, either. A year to the day after the Knoxville couple won a landmark case at the U.S.
The University of Tennessee has disbanded its Office of Diversity, including eliminating four staff positions and a $131,365 operating budget. The $445,000 cut comes after Gov. Bill Haslam allowed a bill passed by the General Assembly that defunded the office to become law without his signature Friday.
By Megan Boehnke, email@example.com Knoxville officials will move forward with overhauling the city's outdated zoning ordinances after Mayor Madeline Rogero agreed to find the roughly $300,000 needed to hire a consultant for the job. The funding will come from savings in the current budget cycle and an amendment will likely go before City Council in the coming weeks, Rogero said Friday.
PIGEON FORGE - A newlywed who recently moved to East Tennessee and her two grown children visiting from North Carolina were among the five people killed Monday when their helicopter crashed into a wooded ridge during a 12-minute sightseeing tour of the Smoky Mountains.
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