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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 21, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 15, 2022. Editorial: Legislators should get their facts straight U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger of Kingsport, along with six other members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation, has sent a letter to the Veterans Administration complaining...

Gray Fossil Site and Museum looking for summer volunteers

Apr. 21, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The Gray Fossil Site and Museum in East Tennessee is looking for help as paleontologists excavate and preserve fossils this summer. People interested in volunteering can attend a session at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon April 30. The site...

Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley dies at 74

Apr. 15, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley has died, the newspaper reported Friday. Worley, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Wednesday, according to the newspaper. He was 74. Worley, who retired in 2014, spent 27 years...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 11, 2022. Editorial: Bentley’s Law will make drunk drivers pay child support With Gov. Bill Lee’s expected signature, Bentley’s Law will require that a drunk driver who kills a parent pay child support. The new law will hold drunk...

Former Congressman Phil Roe appointed to university board

Mar. 17, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee legislative panels have approved appointing former U.S. Rep. Phil Roe to serve on the Austin Peay State University board of trustees. The 76-year-old Roe retired from Congress in 2020 after serving six terms representing East Tennesseans in...

Grassroots effort helps grandparent caregivers in Tennessee

Mar. 12, 2022 00:06 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — It’s a small space for a store, and with items stacked floor to ceiling, it feels even smaller. Nestled between multiple buildings in a relatively nondescript area a couple miles from downtown Mountain City off of U.S. Highway 421, the building is one...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 10, 2022 14:36 PM EST

Johnson City Press. March 9, 2022. Editorial: Give grandparent caregivers the help they need Earlier this week, Press Staff Writer Jonathan Roberts offered some informative reporting on a group often overlooked — grandparents serving as primary caregivers for their...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EST

Johnson City Press. March 2, 2022. Editorial: Get passenger rail on track in Tennessee Lawmakers should get a bill under consideration in Nashville this week chugging along toward a high-speed passage. The proposed bill would task the Tennessee Advisory...