Entries by Center Hill Sun

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State Reaches Settlement with TVA Over Gallatin Coal Plant Waste

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, June 13, 2019: TVA must move material from coal ash ponds to a lined landfill or recycle it NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III today announced a settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) […]

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Toddler Drowns at Cummins Falls

The body of a 2-year-old boy was recovered Monday morning from the Blackburn Fork River at Cummins Falls State Park. J.R. Tinch, assistant chief ranger with the Tennessee Park Service, said during a press conference Monday morning that the boy and members of his family were attempting to exit the gorge Sunday afternoon as waters […]

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State Adjusts Rules on TN Hemp Growers

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has announced that updated rules and modified permitting requirements are being applied to the state’s budding hemp-growing industry. In a department press release issued Monday, state ag commissioner Charlie Hatch said hemp regulations have been changing at the federal level, and as a result Tennessee is “updating our program rules […]

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TN Promise Students Can Pick Up Community Service Hours at State Parks

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, June 3, 2019: Most Tennessee Promise Saturday events are on June 22 NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This […]

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Casada Announces Plans to Step Down as House Speaker

Following a no-confidence delivered by the Republican caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives yesterday, Speaker Glen Casada has announced he will no longer serve as the the lower-chamber’s top legislative officer. Casada, R-Franklin, issued a statement Tuesday saying he wants to “facilitate a smooth transition” to a new speaker. Gov. Bill Lee, who said […]

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Bryson Tapped for TDEC Deputy Slot

A former Republican state senator and candidate for governor has been selected to oversee Tennessee’s system of state parks and natural areas. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Monday that Nashville entrepreneur and marketing specialist Jim Bryson, who in 2006 ran an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign against incumbent Democrat Phil Bredesen, will replace Brock […]

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Former Jackson Co. Nonprofit Head Indicted

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson, May 13, 2019: An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, […]

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Cohen: ‘God’ Doesn’t Belong in Congress

Yahweh non grata in Democrat-controlled U.S. House Fresh off his widely-panned fried chicken-noshing schtick contrived to mock the U.S. attorney general for declining to attend a pre-prepped political searing in the House of Representatives, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen has once again cooked up a recipe for national attention and controversy. This time, though, the seven-term […]