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State Monitoring of Dead Parolees Draws Lawmakers’ Ire

by Andrea Zelinski | Oct. 4, 2012

Legislators hammered corrections and parole officials Wednesday for running a system that allowed officers to waste time and tax dollars “monitoring” 82 dead criminal offenders. The revelation raises many questions, among them is how closely tabs are being kept on former inmates who’re actually still among the living, they said. “Its troubling enough to find […]

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October 4 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 4, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Report suggests ‘structural’ workers’ comp changes in Tennessee (N. Biz Journal) Gov. Bill Haslam is gearing up for workers’ compensation reform, saying he plans to propose legislation on the issue while drawing on a new report […]

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TBI Arrests Former Lafayette Chief of Police for Prisoner Assault

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 3, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; October 2, 2012:   Nashville, TN– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested Ray Amalfitano, the former Chief of Police of Lafayette, after an investigation involving an assault on a prisoner. Amalfitano, age 38, of 501 Hanna Drive, Lafayette, TN, resigned his position as Chief of Police […]

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TFA: Kingsport Officials Flirting with Flouting Constitution

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 3, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; October 3, 2012:  Local Government Officials still working to infringe 2nd Amendment Rights of Tennesseans and the capacity of citizens to provide their own self defense. The news report starts: “KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen was expected to consider a change to city code […]

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October 3 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 3, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. Haslam says DCS acted appropriately in child death cases (Tennessean/Wadhwani) Deaths found ‘distressing’ A review of the deaths of 31 Tennessee children this year who had come to the attention of the Department of Children’s Services […]

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‘Easily Avoidable’ Errors Cost 3K Shelby Co. Residents Their Votes: State Review

by Andrea Zelinski | Oct. 2, 2012

Some 3,000 Memphis area voters’ ballots in the Aug. 2 primary were not counted because of “poor judgement and mistakes” by the Shelby County Election Commission, the state Comptroller’s office concluded in a report released today. The review found that those Memphis voters were given the wrong ballots because election officials were slow to redraw […]

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If HCA Falls Short, Taxpayers Could Get Money Back

by Andrea Zelinski | Oct. 2, 2012

A $7.5 million state economic development deal with HCA is one of the first such pacts with a provision for recouping taxpayer money if the company falls short of its promise of 1,000 new jobs. The deal with Hospital Corporation of America will cost state taxpayers through so-called Fast Track grants and an undisclosed amount […]

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8 Driver Centers to Open Statewide on 1st Saturday in Oct., Nov. to Issue Voter IDs

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 2, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that it will open eight of its driver service centers on the first Saturday of October and November to give citizens additional opportunities to obtain photo identification […]

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Guv’s Highway Safety Office Launches New Website

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 2, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN– The Governor’s Highway Safety Office in partnership with the Tennessee Tech University College of Business, Business Media Center launched its new website today. The greatly enhanced website will be the communication hub for news and information relating to Tennessee highway safety. “Our […]

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Former Cop, Sex Offender on TBI Top 10 Fugitive List Turns Self In

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 2, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; October 1, 2012:   Nashville, TN– Michael Shane Baker, a former Lafollette Police officer and TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive turned himself in to authorities earlier today on numerous sexually related charges. Baker, age 39, of 802 W. Jacksboro Road in New Tazewell, TN, was charged […]

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October 2 TN News Digest

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 2, 2012

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.  Hemlock Semiconductor changing Clarksville landscape (Gannett) Transforming the Buck Teeter family’s northeast Montgomery County farm fields into one of the southeastern United States’ most impressive industrial complexes is a process that has already consumed close to […]

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TN Health Dept., CDC Investigating ‘Meningitis Outbreak’ Responsible for 2 Deaths

by TN Press Release Center | Oct. 1, 2012

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center/pain management clinic in Nashville and one patient treated at a facility in another […]

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