Tennessee News

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

Tennessee Counties Reported $563,000 in Unrecovered Cash Shortages

A Tennessee State Comptroller’s report has found that the amount of money stolen from Tennessee counties outpaced the amount recovered in fiscal year 2013. The Tennessean reports counties began the last fiscal year with more than $563,000 in unrecovered cash …

Tennessee Drunken Driving Law Loophole Angers Some

A newspaper investigation has found that Tennessee has a loophole in its drunken driving law. The Commercial Appeal reported that its analysis found that a person could potentially spend more time in jail for driving drunk and getting pulled over …

New Incident Management Training Facility to be Created in Tennessee

Two Tennessee agencies are partnering to create the nation’s first incident management training facility. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are scheduled to break ground for the new facility on Wednesday. The …

Tennessee Gets Presidential Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster designation for Tennessee and ordered federal aid to assist recovery efforts after a severe winter storm in eight counties in March. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and local governments …

Tennessee Candle Fires Caused $14M in Property Damage Between 2008-2012

The state fire marshal’s office is urging Tennessee residents to be careful when using decorative and fragranced candles. Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says from 2008 to 2012 Tennessee fire departments responded to more than 500 home structure fires started by …

Tennessee Escapes Brunt of Artic Freeze

Preparations for power outages and stranded travelers were largely unneeded as Tennessee made it through the worst of the arctic freeze without major incidents. Many people stayed home as bitter cold and sub-zero wind chills forced the closure of everything …

Tennessee Recorded 36 Tornadoes in 2013

Tennessee had 36 tornadoes in 2013 with no fatalities. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd, in the Nashville office, 25 of the state’s tornadoes took place in January. March and June saw four tornadoes each, and November had …

Lawsuit Against Tennessee Drug Rehab Center Settled

A lawsuit filed over a death at New Life Lodge rehabilitation center has been settled. The Tennessean reports terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The lawsuit was filed in August 2011 and sought $32 million in compensatory and punitive …

Tennessee Provides Online Access to Crash Reports

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is providing an online option to access traffic crash reports. Through a partnership with Appriss Inc., the public can now retrieve the reports through the website 24 hours a day, seven days …