STATE GRANTS WAIVERS TO DROP TCAP SCORES FROM FINAL GRADES

Friday, May 23, 2014TCAP scores have been delayed and that’s caused some concern for teachers since students are out for the summer now. Without the TCAP scores, teachers were not able to finalize students grades which has 20 percent factored from the TCAP results.  Now 101 school districts have been granted waivers to avoid calculating…

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MASSIVE BEEF RECALL FOR E. COLI NOW EXPANDED TO INCLUDE RESTAURANTS NATIONWIDE

Thursday, May 22, 2014A recall of nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef potentially tainted with dangerous E. coli bacteria has expanded to include distributors to restaurants nationwide — but don’t expect to know which ones. Federal officials aren’t required to say which restaurants served the tainted hamburger linked to the largest recall of its…

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TN MAN GETS ONLY 90 DAYS IN JAIL FOR VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DUI CASE

Thursday, May 22, 2014A Brentwood man will only have to spend three months in jail for hitting and killing a taxi driver in a DUI crash, and prosecutors said this plea agreement was the best they could do. The attorney for 27-year-old Evan Childress said even though the state couldn’t use the evidence of his…

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THE ELECTRIC CHAIR MAKES A COME BACK IN TENNESSEE

Thursday, May 22, 2014 Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to send death row inmates to the electric chair if the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections. A Haslam spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday evening that the governor had signed the measure, but offered…

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