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Department of Children's Services free from federal oversight

NASHVILLE – After more than 16 years of system-wide reform and a massive turnaround, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is now free of federal court oversight. The announcement was made yesterday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich.
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State Dept. redacts big chunks of $22.8 mil contract to resettle Muslim refugees
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range of services for the new arrivals.
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Family of two children severely injured in Tennessee County Fair ferris wheel ride file lawsuit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two young girls severely injured on a Ferris wheel last summer at the Greene County (Tennessee) Fair filed suit here today in the federal court in the Eastern District of Tennessee.
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Smoky Mountain park rangers need volunteers
WBIR’s Russell Biven hosts Clayfest Tournament
corbin cornbread convocation
Corbin Cornbread Convocation
set for August 15
grainger county tomato festival
Grainger County Tomato Festival
set for July 28-30
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Fall 50k and 25k races on Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness trails
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2017-18 Fulbright-National Geographic
Digital Storytellers
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Harold Crye listed among Top 200 Leaders

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Summit Strategic Solutions names Dawn Zito as VP
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Art Market Gallery’s July featured artist exhibit

Three receive Tennessee Bar Journal's Joe Henry Award
NASHVILLE — Three Tennessee lawyers were honored recently with Justice Joseph W. Henry Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual Convention in Kingsport.
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Only licensed professionals can operate sky lanterns in Tennessee
NASHVILLE – Sky lanterns are frequently seen lighting up the night skies during outdoor music festivals. As Tennessee’s summer festival season gets underway, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans that sky lanterns — which are unmanned airborne paper lanterns fueled by flame — can only be operated in the Volunteer State by licensed fireworks professionals.
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Tennessee sees gains for kids, ranking 35th in the nation for overall child well-being
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s improvements for children in education, health and economic well-being placed the state at 35th, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released.
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KCDC seeks to award Project-Based Vouchers to developers of affordable housing
KNOXVILLE -- Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has issued a request for proposals to award up to 300 Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers to developers for existing, new or rehabilitated housing units.
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South College student earns degree while being treated for cancer
KNOXVILLE -- Jordan Lee walked across the stage Friday, June 23, at the South College School of Pharmacy commencement ceremony held at the Tennessee Theatre, earning his doctorate degree and celebrating one year of being cancer free.
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TDCI shares insurer filings for Tennessee consumers
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna, and Oscar Health notified the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) of their intent to offer individual health insurance coverage on and off the Federally Facilitated Marketplace when Open Enrollment begins for 2018.
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