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Nonstop flight from Nashville, San Francisco added

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville International Airport says United Airlines plans new nonstop service from Nashville to San Francisco International Airport, starting May 5. It is Nashville’s only nonstop flight to San Francisco. The flight leaves Nashville daily at 5 p.m. Central time and arrives at 8:07 p.m. Pacific time. Return service leaves San Francisco at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time…

TN to spend millions on new DUI campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – After nixing an anti-DUI ad campaign that garnered criticism, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is paying millions on another attempt to educate the public about highway safety. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1ITPkwh) the state last week hired Tuerff-Davis Environmedia Inc., which won the $11.5 million contract to oversee the Governor’s Highway Safety Office media campaign. Earlier this…

Grundy Co. teacher arrested on rape charges

ALTAMONT, Tenn. (AP) – A Grundy County teacher has been arrested on rape charges involving a 14-year-old girl. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum tells media outlets that 41-year-old Tommy Andrews was arrested Sunday. Andrews is charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of aggravated statutory rape by an authority figure. Shrum says the victim was not…

NOLA considers removing Confederate monuments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans is poised to make a sweeping break with its past as it considers removing prominent Confederate monuments from some of its busiest streets. Passionate voices have weighed in on both sides of a City Council measure that goes to a vote Thursday. A majority of council members and the mayor support removing four major…

‘Options’ discussed with Rep. Jeremy Durham

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham says he won’t step down from his Republican leadership position in the Tennessee House following revelations of a drug task force investigation and a letter the lawmaker wrote on behalf of a pastor convicted of child porn possession. House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada confirmed Wednesday that he had a…

Jackson-Madison Co. Library celebrates with open house

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Library hosted dozens Wednesday for its holiday open house. Impromptu caroling was only part of the festivities for the community as the library purchased and gave away four Kindle e-readers during the party. Library staff say the gifts will allow bookworms to access even more reads through the e-library. Director Dinah Harris says she wanted the…

Hardin Co. truck crash near Pickwick Dam

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