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Rise & Shine: Memphis student to participate in Michelle Obama's Beating the Odds Summit - Chalkbeat Tennessee

West TN News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:06

Rise & Shine: Memphis student to participate in Michelle Obama's Beating the Odds Summit
Chalkbeat Tennessee
WELDING PROGRAM A federal grant will fund a new program to teach welding at Lake County High School to address a shortage of certified welders in West Tennessee. Dyersburg State Gazette. MURFREESBORO CANDIDATES Here are profiles of five ...

Northeast TN cattle producers travel to Montana - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

West TN News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 05:01

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Northeast TN cattle producers travel to Montana
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Genex Hawkeye West was a great stop where the group learned about collecting bulls, evaluating, processing and storing semen to be used in artificial insemination. The group toured Vermilion Ranch, Gateway Simmental Ranch, Hinman Angus, Bruce ...

Growing Powerball jackpot promises big payday for TN education system - WBIR.com

West TN News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 22:28

WBIR.com

Growing Powerball jackpot promises big payday for TN education system
WBIR.com
NASHVILLE - Tennessee school systems could see a much-needed boost in lottery proceeds on the heels of a $361 million Powerball jackpot. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation said it expects to set new records for educational proceeds when it ...

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Kingsport church preparing to send cleaning supplies, bottled water to West Virginia - WJHL

West TN News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 19:30

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Kingsport church preparing to send cleaning supplies, bottled water to West Virginia
WJHL
KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- A group of churches called the Elm Tree Parishes in Sullivan County have been collecting donations to send to West Virginia over the past few weeks. Sunday morning we met with Rob Ferguson outside of St.Luke United Methodist ...

West End Avenue Reopens After Being Blocked By Justice March - NewsChannel5.com

West TN News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 02:37

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West End Avenue Reopens After Being Blocked By Justice March
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Sheriff's Dept. arrests 3 Arkansas men on drug charges

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:34
On Wednesday, July 13, the officials of the Dyer County Sheriff's Department arrested three Blytheville men on charges of possession of Schedule II drugs with the intent to sell, as well as charges...

Fowlkes community remembers the lives of Bella Bates and Abby Enochs

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:15
On Sunday, July 10, at roughly 11 in the morning, numerous lives were left in utter shambles, as the sudden outbreak of a massive house fire occurring on 74 East Main St., in the Fowlkes community,...

Rainbows over Dyer County

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:12
Rainbows appeared in the sky over Dyer County as storms passed through the area Friday afternoon. A double rainbow is slightly visible in the top photo.

County school system announces early registration

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:10
All Dyer County Schools: Fifth Consolidated Elementary, Finley Elementary, Holice Powell Elementary, Newbern Elementary, Trimble Elementary, Northview Middle, Three Oaks Middle, and Dyer County will...

DSCC receives positive report from accreditation board

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:08
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) board of trustees met June 16 and continued accreditation of Dyersburg State Community College after reviewing its...

Veterans to be honored at Milan 'No-Till' field day

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:07
Tennessee AgrAbility is planning a special event to honor veterans and farmers. The Tennessee Farmer Veteran Picnic will be held in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Institute of...

PARIS, TN: Republican candidates for Congress try to stand out from crowd - Paris Post Intelligencer

West TN News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:04

PARIS, TN: Republican candidates for Congress try to stand out from crowd
Paris Post Intelligencer
They're all seeking to replace Stephen Fincher in the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Tennessee's 8th District, which contains Henry County as well as the rest of rural West Tennessee. Fincher is not seeking re-election. The district also ...

Costa Mesa growth-control advocate files court challenge to ballot argument opposing initiative - Los Angeles Times

West TN News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 19:28

Costa Mesa growth-control advocate files court challenge to ballot argument opposing initiative
Los Angeles Times
It also would include a fee applying to new development north of the 405 Freeway and west of Fairview Road, with fee money being used to increase recreation, open space and public park facilities. Egan said she "did a lot of work circulating" the Costa ...

Early voting starts today in Tennessee - Chattanooga Times Free Press

West TN News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 04:31

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Early voting starts today in Tennessee
Chattanooga Times Free Press
And the 8th Congressional District in rural West Tennessee is open, drawing a multicandidate GOP field. "Those races will draw people out," said Kent Syler, an assistant professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University who used to ...

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District 80: Councilman Brooks takes on Shaw - Jackson Sun

West TN News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:54

District 80: Councilman Brooks takes on Shaw
Jackson Sun
Democrats in rural West Tennessee have become a rare sort of politician. Only two of the lawmakers who represent The Jackson Sun's coverage area in Nashville are Democrats, House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh and Rep. Johnny Shaw. That rarity ...

City planners approve new developments

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:37
The City of Dyersburg Planning Commission met on July 14 in the Municipal Courtroom at 10 a.m. to discuss agenda items including Stonecreek Subdivision lots and the Fairfield Inn and Suites site...

Trimble board OKs budget

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:35
The Trimble Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved the budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The town's General Fund balance reflects estimated available funds of $573,526 for the 2016 fiscal year, with...

Lake County High School to receive grant for welding program

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:31
NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) and Rep. Bill Sanderson (R-Concord) announced Thursday that Lake County High School will receive a $35,900 Perkins Reserve Grant for a new program to...

Baptist Collegiate Ministry presents 'Submerged' at Highlands

Dyersburg State Gazzette - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:26
Recently, residents of the Highlands were treated to a visit from members of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), a fellowship program and organization of Dyersburg State Community College, whose...

Here are four technology issues facing Tennessee classrooms - Chalkbeat Tennessee

West TN News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:05

Chalkbeat Tennessee

Here are four technology issues facing Tennessee classrooms
Chalkbeat Tennessee
In rural districts such as West Carroll in West Tennessee, for instance, many teachers must make sure their students have time in class to complete assignments, since many don't even have cell phone service at home, said technology director Sheila Brawner.

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