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Is mental health pretty low on your list of priorities for managing diabetes? This may change your mind. Mental health affects so many aspects of daily life—how you think and feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. You can see how having a mental health problem could make…

CLARKSVILLE: Fun violence. That’s what three Clarksville High School students are being questioned about after threats were allegedly made on Instagram. All are juveniles whose identities are protected by law. No charges have been filed. The threat prompted a quick response by Montgomery County Sheriffs, who immediately ramped up security at Clarksville High…

TENNESSEE: Schools are about to open for the 2018-19 year and police across the state are reminding their communities about laws regarding school zones and school buses. Police will be watching for drivers passing school buses, speeding and other violations that could endanger students. Drivers need to be alert for…

NASHVILLE: All public housing units across Tennessee and the U.S. will now smoke free starting today. The smoke-free rule is intended to decrease building maintenance and smoke-related damage costs, decrease the risk of accidental fires and create healthier environments by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, according to a news release from the TN Department…

NASHVILLE: The Tennessee Department of Transportation today awarded the contract for the I-440 Reconstruction Project. The low bid was submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. at $152.9 million. The project will not include total closure of segments of I-440. Rather, the winning design-build proposal will complete design and construction of the project in…

  UPDATE — NASHVILLE: A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of Tennessee until 2 a.m. for the following counties: BEDFORD, BENTON, CANNON, CARROLL, CHEATHAM, CHESTER, CLAY, COFFEE, CROCKETT, CUMBERLAND, DAVIDSON, DECATUR, DE KALB, DICKSON, DYER, FAYETTE, FENTRESS, FRANKLIN, GIBSON, GILES, GRUNDY, HARDEMAN, HARDIN, HAYWOOD, HENDERSON, HENRY, HICKMAN, HOUSTON,…

Looking back on the PEW Charitable Trust’s analysis of the 2014 midterm elections,  Tennessee was 50th  — dead last — in voter turnout at just 28.5 percent in November, 2014. It hasn’t changed a lot since then. One can argue all manner of reasons for this depressing statistic, but given that…

CHATTANOOGA: Tennessee’s biggest health insurers are cutting the premiums for individual plans under the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchange market for the first time. Filings with state regulators on Wednesday indicates BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee plans to reduce its average rate by 10.9 percent next year, while Cigna plans…

NASHVILLE: Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a small section of Interstate 65 North and one lane of Interstate 40 East along the south loop of downtown Nashville for bridge repairs. The closure is scheduled as follows. Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, July 16 at 6 a.m….

CLARKSVILLE: Train 36ixty offers Middle Tennessee’s first ever-elite basketball combine! Basketball players from eighth through 12th grade in Montgomery County, Clarksville, Dickson, Erin, Cumberland City, Springfield, Dover, Nashville Counties, Murfreesboro, Hopkinsville, Kentucky counties, Murfreesboro and surrounding areas are invited to join Train 36ixty at Austin Peay’s Foy Recreation Center, 451 Marion Street,…

UPDATE: HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM CDT this evening. Expect highs in the middle 90s with heat…

NASHVILLE: The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to provide details on the upcoming I-440 Reconstruction project in Davidson County. The proposed project will address deteriorating pavement along the entire I-440 corridor. The project also includes removal of the grass median to increase safety,…

NASHVILLE: Two new laws concerning recreational boating will become effective July 1 are aimed at increased safety on Tennessee waterways. The law will affect state residents and visiting non-residents alike. Beginning today, boaters must slow to no wake speed within 100 feet of a law enforcement vessel that is displaying flashing blue lights….

NASHVILLE: Tennessee will implement 150 new laws effective today (July 1) including requirements targeting the state’s opioid epidemic, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s “TN Together” opioid plan is now one of the toughest laws in the country. Tennessee will now limit initial opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply, excluding scripts for major surgical procedures, cancer…

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