MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- The four day Bonnaroo Music Festival kicks off Thursday afternoon and the event is completely sold out.
Fans began entering the 700 acre Coffee County festival site Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells WMOT there’s been very little congestion on Interstate 24 as a result of the Bonnaroo traffic, but the THP’s Lieutenant Skip Burnette says motorists should still be cautious when passing through the area.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 state employees will get to keep their jobs a little longer thanks to a temporary restraining order issued Monday by a Davidson County judge.
The order comes in response to a lawsuit filed against the state by the Tennessee State Employees Association.
TSEA Executive Director Robert O’Connell says he doesn’t dispute the state’s right to furlough workers, but insists the Haslam Administration must provide the career counseling, job testing and placement services required by law.
A possible twister photographed by Debra Wilson of Franklin on Hwy 840 in the Triune area Monday afternoon. The Wilsons photographed what they believed to be a second twister on the opposite side of the road moments later.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Mid-State storms caused scattered, mostly minor damage Monday afternoon, but south-central Kentucky took quite a beating.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Adairville, 35 miles north of Nashville. Meteorologists say the EF2 tornado had sustained winds of 135 mph and plowed a path estimated at five miles long and 300 yards wide.
There were three known injuries in Logan County, Kentucky, none of them life-threatening. One home was demolished and three others were damaged.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Bonnaroo headliner may not make it to Tennessee this weekend.
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that requires surgery.
The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock group has already postponed concerts scheduled this week in Dallas and New Orleans. A statement on the group’s website says there are no current plans to postpone or cancel any other appearances on the current tour.
Mumford & Sons is scheduled to appear Saturday at Bonnaroo in Manchester.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is officially seeking bidders who want to drill natural gas wells on land it owns on the Cumberland Plateau. The Tennessean reports UT released its request for bids on Friday.
The proposal has generated controversy because it will involve a process known as fracking to extract the gas. Energy companies use the procedure to remove gas or oil from rock formations by forcing liquids underground at high pressure. Those opposed to the effort cite concerns that the process could pose to the environment.
Senator Dolores R. Gresham, R-Somerville, District 26 — Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy, and Henderson Counties
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairwoman of the state Senate Education Committee says the panel will hold meetings during the summer or fall to discuss a new set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading.The common core state standards are being adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- It’s been said that it is better to debate an issue and not have it settled, than to settle an issue with no debate. And that’s precisely where we are with the latest revelations about the National Security Agency and our personal phone and Internet records.
Unfortunately, there are so many issues involved, it’s hard to know where to begin.
Now celebrating its fourth year, Arts & Flowers has blossomed into one of Nashville's most successful and best attended cultural events. Benefiting GRAMMY nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, this sizzling arts party is coming Saturday, July 20, to the W.O. Smith Music School.