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Story by Emily Graham/ Contributing writer Bill Steber went to the Mississippi Delta and fell in love. . . with the place, with the music, and especially the musicians. “My first trip through the Delta as an adult was on an assignment for the Tennessean, it was in August of 1992 when I was a full-time staff …

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April 29, 2020 Story by Zoe Haggard / Contributing writer and data analyst The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee is 10,366 today after rising by 314. Davidson County reported 71 of the new cases. It continues to have the most number of cases–at 2,454–followed by Shelby County, which reported 56 new cases, …

A new Tennessee Department of Health report states that Tennessee’s infant mortality rate dropped in 2018, but still exceeds the national rate by 17 percent. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state, as according to …

After news broke last week that the state of Tennessee has over $700 million in a reserve fund not being distributed to the poor families for which it was intended,  a Tennessean investigation revealed a second financial bombshell: Tennessee has failed to spend about $300 million from a federal Child Care and Development Fund, who’s purpose …

Originally published in the Hickman County Times by the same author Starting July 1, 2019, it will be illegal for Tennesseans to use their cellphones while driving, thanks to new law Public Chapter No. 412. Dubbed the “Hands Free Law,” which was passed 53-38, with four present and not voting, this law comes on the …

Story by Andrew Wigdor, Editor-in-Chief Photo courtesy of Dana Smith Across the state of Tennessee, educators and activists are rallying behind increased compensation for some of higher education’s most unsung heroes: adjunct professors. Adjunct professors are not eligible for tenure, teach on limited-term contracts, generally receive no retirement or health benefits and, many say, far …