Local News & Sports


  • Award given to state ”pollinator” roadside practices
    Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded the Pollinator Roadside Management Award for 2023 by the North American Pollinator Partnership Campaign. The award is given to agencies leading the field in pollinator-friendly roadside […]
  • Work crews fixing potholes round-the-clock
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews are working around the clock repairing potholes along interstates and state routes caused by last month’s record winter storm which dumped more snow in 24 hours than we normally see in an entire winter. […]
  • Newport man charged with TennCare fraud
    COCKE COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Newport man. In September 2023, TBI received information from the Department of Intellectual […]
  • Girl Scouts, TDOT announce patch partnership
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee litter prevention campaign has expanded its Youth Group patch program to include Girl Scouts Heart of the South and Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians. The patch program […]
  • Hundreds of new TN officers trained at no cost to law enforcement agencies
    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) proudly announces the graduation of more than 600 cadets from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (“TLETA”) at no cost to local law enforcement agencies through a cost-sharing grant.   […]
  • FAFSA processing delay to continue until mid-March
    Nashville, TN – February 12, 2024 – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) reports that students considering college can expect a delay in FAFSA processing. The U.S. Department of Education has informed stakeholders that records for the 2024-25 Free Application […]
  • Funding available for ag and forestry businesses
    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the third round of funding for the Tennessee Forestry, Agriculture, and Rural Markets (FARM) cost share program. FARM will provide financial assistance to agricultural, food, forestry, and nonprofit […]